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.

how to talk politics on a date
May 19, 2017

How to Talk Politics Without Scaring Off Your Date

We all know never to discuss politics on the first date. The reason is a good one: It’s hard to find that soft spot in your heart when you feel you have to defend your basic beliefs about who you are and how you see the world. Of course, the advice is even more relevant […]

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mothers day is hard for some
May 11, 2017

When Mother’s Day is Painful

There’s a dating adage out there that you should judge a man by how he treats his mother. And Mother’s Day is the biggest test of them all. Did your date take his mother to brunch? Send her flowers? At least call or text? Actually, a better measure of a man’s character is how he […]

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onlinedatinghighseason
December 19, 2016

What ‘Online Dating High Season’ Means For You

If Christmas morning is the best day of the year for children, then the day after might be the best day of the year for adults. That is, adults who are online dating. At eHarmony, we receive a record number of new signups on December 26, followed by New Year’s Day. You’ve opened gifts, put […]

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finding love during new years
November 3, 2016

60 Days ‘Til Love: Get Ready for the New Year’s Rush

The arrival of November marks the start of the holiday season. It’s also the time when singles like to complain about how terrible it is to be unattached during these weeks of holiday cheer. Here’s a better idea: Use the next two months to get ready for the time when it’s actually great to be […]

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online dating tips
October 12, 2016

How Online Dating Makes You a Better Person

For most people, the main goal of online dating is finding romantic love. Yet there are other benefits of online dating that we tend to overlook, such as helping you become a better human being. Okay, I know that taking stock of your personal growth provides little comfort when you were hoping for a second […]

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what's your dating story?
September 20, 2016

‘What’s Your Story?’ Here’s What They Really Want to Know!

“So what’s your story?” your date innocently asks. The question seems so simple, so delightfully inquisitive even. I’ve been asked it on dates, at networking events and family reunions. Yet I happen to find the question infuriating! I feel as if I’m being asked to neatly summarize the events of my life, including my professional […]

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Young girl with outspread hands standing on haystack (intentional sun glare and lens flares)
September 13, 2016

Feel Out of Place With Your Peers? Why That’s Good For Dating

“I don’t know where I’m supposed to go,” my date confessed across the table several years ago. “I don’t know where my tribe is anymore.” He was in his mid-40s without kids and newly single after a long relationship and tumultuous breakup. He didn’t know where he would have the best chance to meet new […]

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september dating and romance
September 7, 2016

Why September is the Best Month to Date

Summer is suddenly over, and your Facebook feed is flooded with “Back to School” photos. Although no one posts “Continuing to Work” photos when you’re an adult, the beginning of September brings a fresh energy of renewal and focus that’s perfect to apply to dating. Why not start a “Back to Dating” tradition by posting […]

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ditchyourdatingtype
August 30, 2016

Why You Should Ditch Your ‘Type’

If you ask someone what they’re looking for in a romantic partner, you’ll receive dramatically different answers. One person will have a vague notion of “I’ll know it when I see it.” Another will have a typed list of strict criteria they consult in the bathroom during dates. Yet another will try to find a […]

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burnt out on online dating
August 10, 2016

Are You a Lazy Dater?

Recently I was chatting with a circle of women I met at a charity event when the conversation inevitably turned to relationships and dating. When the topic of online dating came up, a contest broke out among several women about who could be the most apathetic dater. “I don’t really feel like dealing with it […]

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