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.

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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online dating profile tips
April 10, 2017

Creating the Perfect Online Dating Profile: What Would Your Friends Say?

Most people who write their personal statement for their online dating profile do it entirely on their own, without ever asking for help from friends or family. The truth, however, is that asking for feedback from those who know you best is the best way to create a good dating profile. When it comes to […]

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dating types
April 3, 2017

Are You Dating the Wrong Physical Type or the Wrong Emotional Type?

If you have found that your dates aren’t turning into full-blown relationships, the problem may relate to the kinds of people you’re seeking out. Specifically, I’m talking about your “type.” There are two different ways that you could be looking for the wrong types. You could either be going for the wrong physical type or […]

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dating a narscisisst
March 24, 2017

Which is The Most Difficult Personality Type to Date?

Most people encounter a difficult person and call them “crazy” or “awful,” but there are actually clinical terms that therapists use to describe them. If a person demonstrates a pattern of difficult, frustrating behavior over time, there is a good chance that the individual in question has what therapists call a “personality disorder.” Common personality […]

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March 21, 2017

How to Approach Dating Like a Financial Planner: A Winning Formula

One of the best ways to find a successful relationship is to approach dating like a financial planner. I’ll explain the idea in a moment, but the rule of thumb is simple: Don’t be more careful with your money than you are with your feelings. Far too often, men and women are more careful and […]

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Man relaxing in his chair and enjoying the view from office window
March 15, 2017

Men Who Withhold Feelings or Affection: Should Women Boycott Dating Them?

I was at a lunch recently with some friends, where one guy ended up sharing about his dating life. First, he told us he’d never told his girlfriend of five years that he loved her. Then, he said point-blank, “I don’t really show my feelings in a relationship.” It was interesting that he made these […]

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