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.

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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lust after someone
May 9, 2017

Feeling Too Much Lust for Someone: 4 Warning Signs

It goes without saying that sexual attraction is a part of what draws two people together in romantic relationships, but sometimes the lust that you feel for someone is too much. Put simply, sometimes the lust you feel for someone is unhealthy and will lead you to heartbreak if you’re not careful. Lusting after someone […]

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raise self esteem
May 3, 2017

How to Become More Self-Confident: 4 Principles

In order to date successfully and find a good relationship, you have to feel good (enough) about yourself. While everyone has insecurities or flaws they wish they could change, you have to feel okay about yourself from the start for it to be a positive, lasting relationship. Of course, many men and women don’t feel […]

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dating a smart person
April 25, 2017

Dating Someone More or Less Intellectual Than You: Can it Work?

While your mom or dad may have lectured you about the birds and the bees, they may not have given you such a clear directive on the types of emotional or personality characteristics to look for as you try to find a partner. Among the traits that matter most are the degree to which a […]

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social
April 17, 2017

The Case for Pausing Social Media Early in Dating

Social media has become one of those facts of life, like Mondays being hard and chicken soup soothing the soul. Everyone from grade schoolers to the elderly have social media accounts, which begs the question of whether that’s a good thing. Most men and women I talk to have settled into a sort of rhythm […]

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phones on dates
April 13, 2017

Phone Etiquette on Dates: 6 Tips

Typically, I’m not someone who thinks a lot about etiquette. For instance, you’ll never find me reading a copy of Emily Post’s famous book. While I believe it is important to be polite and kind, I personally don’t care whether I’m using, say, the right fork when I’m having a fancy dinner. At the same […]

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