The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

being single and issues
July 20, 2017

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

Lately I’ve been on a bravery kick. I’ve been taking myself on dates—going to dinner or lunch by myself, or taking myself to the movies alone. Sometimes, I’ll wander around an antique store, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Farmer’s Market. I’ll admit that I enjoy doing these things by myself. I love the […]

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independence day dating tips
June 30, 2017

Celebrating Your Independence Day

“She needed a hero so she decided to become one.” The importance of our Independence Day is that it marks the birth of the United States of America. Remember your US history? The people living in the colonies were tired of living under British domination. They didn’t want to follow the orders from the King […]

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chemistry in a relationship
June 29, 2017

Just Not Feeling it: The Importance of Chemistry

Several years ago, I was in a situation that felt meant to be. After abruptly abandoning the online dating account I’d opened in the wake of a breakup, I was invited to dinner with a couple I knew. Little did I know, it was a set-up. Dinner ended up being at the home of a […]

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how to fall in love with anyone
June 27, 2017

How to Fall in Love With Anyone: An interview with Mandy Len Catron

In 2015, Mandy Len Catron wrote a piece for the New York Times Modern Love column called “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This.” At the time, I was just embarking on a new relationship, hoping to fall in love. One brilliant summer day, I read the essay aloud to my new boyfriend before […]

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mothers and daughters
June 20, 2017

Your Mother’s Impact on Your Relationships

Today’s guest blog is from Dr. Foojan Zeine, who I was lucky enough to meet recently when she visited us in the eHarmony offices. Her new book Life Reset is truly transformational. Below she shares her insight about the parental impact on one’s life. Enjoy. By Dr. Foojan Zeine It’s no secret that our relationship […]

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save the date interview
June 14, 2017

Save the Date: An Interview with Jen Doll

I read Save the Date, mostly on my front porch, in a hammock. It was summer, and my roommate was getting married, as well as many other people I knew, in a short period of time. It seemed fitting to read a book of essays about going to weddings, and having a whole spectrum of […]

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Time Management Concept : Retro alarm clock in bird cage with gray background.. (3D Illustration)
May 30, 2017

Counting Down to Love: Thoughts on ‘Timer’

Recently, I was trying to decide what to watch on Netflix when I came across the movie Timer. A friend had recommended it, so I clicked. It’s an independent film about a society, much like our own, but in this world you can get a timer which counts down until you meet your soulmate. It’s […]

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wedding toasts i will  never give
May 16, 2017

Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give: An Interview with Ada Calhoun

In 2015, I joined many others in reading Ada Calhoun’s Modern Love piece: “The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give.” It was about the challenges and difficulties in marriage, but it was also about why marriage was worthwhile. I loved every word. Sometimes, well-meaning people hear that I’m single and that I’d like to be married […]

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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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mothers day gift guide
May 9, 2017

6 Sweet Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Our own blogger extraordinaire Lindsay Tigar has put together a thoughtful piece about celebrating our moms… in the most creative of ways. I know I can always use some new ideas. So please enjoy, and don’t forget to wish all the moms you know much love. Written by Lindsay Tigar When you were in middle […]

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