The Heart Beat

Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

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November 9, 2015

The Breakup Test: 5 Questions

Imagine if we knew the precise number of men and women who were considering a breakup at this very moment. It would be astronomical, right? Every day, millions of men and women take inventory of their relationships and ask themselves whether it makes sense to end it or keep it going. If you are in […]

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November 2, 2015

Oh, No! I Feel More Attracted to My Date’s Friend!

Meeting someone you’re attracted to is always exciting, but it can get complicated when the person you’re attracted to is your date’s friend. There are a few factors you should keep in mind if you find yourself in this situation, and following these tips will help you make sure that you’re being cautious in making […]

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October 26, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee’s Halloween Horror

It’s a sneak peek at Franny Agnes Lee’s Halloween night. No blind dates. No mysterious strangers. Just an evening in with her cat, some candy, and an ironic message. Don’t give up on love Franny! We are rooting for you. Until then, turn the TV off!   See More Franny Dates!

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how to love yourself
October 15, 2015

Don’t Love Yourself? Try Just Being Friends.

Whenever people ask Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler to talk about love and romance, he asks them a simple question: “When you go on a date, do you bring your most authentic self?” “Ninety percent of the time, the answer is ‘Hell, no,’” Rinzler writes in How To Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People): Spiritual Advice […]

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October 13, 2015

Engaged Forever: When Your Fiancé Won’t Set the Wedding Date

Without question, long engagements can be incredibly anxiety-provoking and frustrating. Everyone you know will ask, “Why haven’t you set a date?” It’s always interesting to me that people ask others incredibly personal questions on the spot, as if you’re supposed to tell that random guy from work or an acquaintance you see on the street […]

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dating advice relationships travel
October 9, 2015

I Want a Relationship But…I Won’t Live Anywhere Else!

A continuing series on the ways people prevent themselves from finding the loving relationships they say they want. The world of online dating gives you the opportunity to rise above the local pool of single people, and to zoom around the globe.  The common side effect of this process is that you’re introduced to a […]

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Two Female Friends Enjoying Cupcakes At Outdoor Summer Event
September 23, 2015

How to Make New Friends

Most everyone understands that it can be hard to meet people to date, which is of course why there are so many apps, sites, and services to assist singles searching for romantic partners. But when you find yourself in search of platonic friends, it can feel a bit embarrassing. Isn’t this supposed to be effortless? […]

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warning signs not to get married
September 22, 2015

‘I want a relationship but…I HAVE to Maintain Friendships With My Exes.’

I’m starting a series here on the eHarmony blog called, “I want to have a relationship, but…”. We’ll be looking at the ways people hurt their chances for finding a new love by insisting on behavior which is either unhealthy or counterproductive to a serious relationship. I know a woman, Madison, who has indicated in her […]

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relationship tips
September 21, 2015

Microwave or Crock Pot?

“Don’t you hate it when you are hoping for microwave timing and God seems to have your situation in the crock pot?” This one hits close to home! And goodness, I can certainly relate. It drives me crazy when I’m ready for something to be “over and done” and it’s still simmering away, taking it’s […]

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cheating issues
September 16, 2015

‘Don’t Worry … I Was Only Looking.’

“Cheating doesn’t mean you have to kiss, or meet up with someone else … Once you find yourself deleting messages or hiding your internet activity so your partner will not see it, then you are already there.” I was in bed the other night, surfing the web, and, as is not unusual for me, I […]

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