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eHarmony experts' take on dating, relationships and the science of love.


How to Score More First Dates
January 5, 2015

How to Score More First Dates

You might think that planning a first date is a pretty routine affair these days. That’s because if you’re doing online dating, you’re going to go on a lot of them. Here’s how it should go down: Guy chats with girl. He suggests meeting. They settle on a place and time. They go on the […]

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3 Crazy-Important Dating Resolutions
January 5, 2015

3 Crazy-Important Dating Resolutions

Okay, here’s my take on new year’s resolutions: I recommend them as long as they are realistic and sensible. I also find that coming up with two or three resolutions makes a lot more sense than, say, five or ten. When it comes to dating, you can never be too good at it because it […]

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3 Dating Resolutions to Skip
December 30, 2014

3 Dating Resolutions to Skip

I’ve always loved New Year’s, because I love making lists. There’s so much promise in that sheet of resolutions to step up my career, become a vegetarian, or start doing Pilates. But the chipper “New Year, New You” mantra has a dark side: It suggests that something is wrong with the “old” you. Single people […]

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3 Questions You Should Always Ask on a First Date
December 30, 2014

3 Questions You Should Always Ask on a First Date

First dates can be exciting, but also overwhelming. Just in case you are the slightly anxious type, I thought these three questions posed by author and relationship expert Nancy Nichols were good places to start — and I think they should be asked by both men and women in the very early stage of getting to […]

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Looking for Love During the Holidays? You’re Not Alone.
December 26, 2014

Looking for Love During the Holidays? You’re Not Alone.

Recently, I asked readers to tell me how they experienced the holidays, and I received a wide range of answers. Many wrote about the fun they had spending time with friends and family, or just lounging around in their pajamas watching movies and doing jigsaw puzzles. But many singles also said they feel very lonely […]

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The Stress of Dating During the Holidays
December 23, 2014

The Stress of Dating During the Holidays

After Darren invited his new girlfriend to come to his parents’ house for the holidays, he immediately regretted it. “It was a disaster. My family is a little crazy, and she was not ready for it. It chased her away in a hurry,” said Darren, an author. So the next year, when he was dating […]

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7 Family Dynamics that May Keep You Single
December 17, 2014

7 Family Dynamics that May Keep You Single

If we don’t understand where our emotional baggage comes from, and what it is, it’s almost impossible to break or change old patterns. Relationship expert Natalie Berthold joins us today with a guest blog about this exact area. Awareness is key, everyone. At least it can open the door to a different ending. Written by […]

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He Wants Fun and You Want Commitment: Can It Ever Work?
December 16, 2014

He Wants Fun and You Want Commitment: Can It Ever Work?

It can be very hard to let go of someone you have feelings for when you realize your ultimate desires differ. Relationship expert Janet Ong Zimmerman does a brilliant job of breaking this situation down. As usual, she doesn’t mince words and you have to love that!  Written by Janet Ong Zimmerman, YourTango Sure, he’s nice. […]

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The Impact of ‘Virtual’ Relationships
December 16, 2014

The Impact of ‘Virtual’ Relationships

We’re all so used to being tied to our iPhones these days, I think it’s important to be aware of the need for actual human connection. Too many of my friends are texting — and never calling anymore. I’m guilty of this as well. This guest blog from FOX News magazine’s Ashley Papa serves as a little […]

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Why Singles Aren’t Harming Marriage. They’re Actually Helping It!
December 15, 2014

Why Singles Aren’t Harming Marriage. They’re Actually Helping It!

“In our day, marriage and the family are in crisis. We now live in a culture of the temporary, in which more and more people are simply giving up on marriage as a public commitment. This revolution in manners and morals has often flown the flag of freedom, but in fact it has brought spiritual […]

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