Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Posts by Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Sarah Elizabeth Richards is a journalist and the author of Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Slate and Salon.

online dating advice
August 27, 2015

Did a Match Blow Off Your Email? The Truth Behind the Fade

The email exchange had taken place more than a year ago, but my friend was still nursing the wound. “She just dropped me,” he recalled of a conversation with an online dating match. “We were in the middle of this long back and forth, and I never heard back from her. What’s up with that?” […]

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first date tips
August 18, 2015

Too Many Disappointing First Dates? How to Get Back Those Butterflies

How’s this for an unfair investment of time? You can spend weeks getting to know someone over email, text, and phone. You might let yourself get a little excited about meeting him or her in person for the first time. Maybe you’ve checked out his profile in the meantime and admired his Alaskan vacation photos […]

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bad reasons to become exclusive
August 12, 2015

4 Bad Reasons to Become Exclusive

How’s this for romantic? She says: “I really like you and would like to see where this relationship could go. Do you want to be exclusive?” He says: “Why not? I don’t really have time to date anyone else.” Now there’s a way to make a person feel special! There’s so much advice floating around […]

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optimism
July 31, 2015

Stop Expecting to Be Rejected

When you’re dating and putting your heart on the line, you can expect a certain amount of rejection at every level of the process. In most cases, it’s obvious: He doesn’t return an email, or she dodges an end-of-the-evening kiss. But there are cases when it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. We expect to be rejected, and […]

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dating horror stories
July 9, 2015

Stop with the Dating Horror Stories … Your Date is Not Impressed

Have you encountered this favorite pastime of online daters? As soon as you order your drink, your date leans in with the bait. “So, how do you like online dating?” he asks. Before you can even answer, “I’ve met some nice people,” he exclaims, “Well, I’ve got a story for you!” Thus begins a so-called […]

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couple travel tips
June 29, 2015

Planning a First Trip Together? Here’s How to Make Sure There’s a Second

Travel can bring a couple closer, but it can also stress out a new relationship and make you wonder if you’re really compatible in the long run. With every couple sunset selfie and delightful discovery of some amazing café that makes the best Nutella and banana crepes you’ve ever had, comes a lot of opportunities […]

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dating in summer
June 18, 2015

Book Up Your Summer to Boost Your Chances of Finding Love

Think being single is difficult around the holidays? The summer can feel a bit worse. While it’s acceptable to lay low during the winter months, it’s harder to justify just hanging out when the rest of the world seems to be enjoying every last UV ray of sunshine. This is especially the case if you lived […]

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dating and friendship
June 1, 2015

Why You Should Be Happy When Your Match Just Wants to Be Friends

A few years ago, I went on a boring brunch date that ended up being one of the best decisions of my life. I met a guy I’ll call Kevin at a Mexican restaurant in the West Village of Manhattan. We ate mediocre huevos rancheros, chatted about what it was like to have moved to […]

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Do you hide behiind the computer?
May 19, 2015

Stop the Endless Emailing and Go on a Date!

You know the feeling: You anxiously open an email from the guy you’ve been corresponding with over the last few weeks. After quickly scanning the content, you see a series of question marks at the end. Oh, the agony! He’s asking you more questions. This time he wants to know: “What kind of music do […]

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falling in love feels scary
May 18, 2015

Why Falling in Love Feels So Terrifying

If falling in love is supposed to be so wonderful, why does it feel so awful sometimes? On one hand, colors seem so much brighter, and you just seem to float throughout your day. However, you can’t eat. You can’t focus. You can’t stop thinking about him or her. And you’re suddenly saddled with uncertainty […]

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