Dr. Seth Meyers

Posts by Dr. Seth Meyers

Dr. Seth Meyers is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, Psychology Today blogger, and TV guest expert. He practices in Los Angeles and treats a wide range of issues and disorders and specializes in relationships, parenting, and addiction. He has had extensive training in conducting couples therapy and is the author of Dr. Seth's Love Prescription: Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve.

awkward dating moments
August 2, 2017

3 Super Awkward Dating Moments (and How to Handle Them!)

Awkward moments aren’t so awkward if you expect them, or decide in advance how to handle them. Life is all about being prepared! There are a few situations you may incur in dating that can make for extremely uncomfortable moments. First, however, let’s discuss the reasons why awkward moments are so awkward. Awkward situations in […]

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attractiveness
July 26, 2017

Checklist: Appearance Aside, How Attractive Are You?

When you hear the word “attractive,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is physical attractiveness. While how a person looks is important to some, it is not the most important characteristics for many others. Having counseled countless couples and single men and women over the years, I have created a list of characteristics […]

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intense person
July 20, 2017

3 Signs Your Date is too Intense (to Start a Good Relationship Now, at Least)

There is a definite spectrum of normal behavior when it comes to dating. If you get lucky, you will find yourself on a date with someone who is polite, reliable, and overall good company. It’s the other end of the spectrum that you have to worry about. One of the patterns of behaviors that is […]

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short men and dating
July 7, 2017

Guys: If You’re Short, Say it in Your Dating Profile

In an ideal world, people would naturally get along and no one would care too much about appearance or fitting in. One of the realities about dating that will never change is that physical appearance matters. While we all agree that appearance matters more than it should – and that people should look for romantic […]

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dating with insecurities
June 30, 2017

When Dating Brings Out Major Insecurities (and How to Get Over Them)

Insecurity is an interesting personality trait when it comes to dating. Perhaps you’d imagine that a therapist like myself would say that insecurity is a trait that repels men and women alike – that it will prevent anyone from being attracted to you or wanting to start a relationship with you. The (paradoxical) truth is […]

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opposites in dating
June 16, 2017

11 Signs You Have Nothing in Common with Your Date

What first comes to mind as I write about this issue is the old trope about yin and yang, or the expression that opposes attract. While there is some truth to these concepts – because none of us wants to be with someone exactly like us in every way – two people will need to […]

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hard to get dos
June 1, 2017

Never Be Attracted Again to Someone Who Plays ‘Hard to Get’

The term “hard to get” needs no explanation. We all know what it means because each one of us has probably experienced it firsthand. Men and women who play hard to get may engage in any of the following behaviors: they express interest but never commit to an actual date; they break plans at the […]

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high
May 22, 2017

Dating a High-Maintenance Man: Prepared for the Challenge?

Quick word association game: Picture someone high-maintenance. Got it? When many people conjure thoughts of someone who fits this definition, they often picture a woman. Specifically, they picture a Kim Kardashian-type who demands the finest materialistic possessions and who treats herself like a total queen. And while such women do exist, don’t think for a […]

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issues in dating
May 18, 2017

3 Signs You Are in Denial About Your “Issues” (and How it Impacts Dating)

The genesis of this article came from my watching the recent Casey Anthony three-episode special on television (HLN), in which Ms. Anthony – someone I have not evaluated myself – sounds like a woman who was desperately in denial. Entitled, self-absorbed, and perhaps even psychopathic, she was someone who personified denial. After watching, I started […]

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fast food
May 15, 2017

When Your Date Eats Horribly (and Why You Should Care)

It’s fair to say that a person doesn’t need to be an all-out fitness nut or organic eater to have a good romantic relationship. At the same time, it means something — something negative — if a man or woman has consistently horrible eating habits. When you start dating someone, there is value in thinking […]

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