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


dating excuses
November 10, 2016

The Top 5 Excuses for Being Too Busy to Date

There’s no question that there are some circumstances in life that make a person too busy to have the time to date. For example, being a single parent with two jobs can make dating difficult or even impossible. There are also times when a person is working full-time and attending school, and these circumstances can […]

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happytobedating
November 7, 2016

Are You Happy Enough in These 3 Areas to Attract Good Dates?

As a rule, people like happy people. Men and women are attracted to happy people because they believe that they will feel better if they are around that type of person. Yes, a handful of men and women are drawn to depressive or antisocial types, but the majority of people are looking for someone with whom they […]

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rejection
November 3, 2016

‘I’m Tired of Being Rejected’

Dear Sara: I am a 29-year-old single male with social awkwardness, and I’m depressed because I’m getting nowhere with women. I have met some women online, and I’m lucky to get a second date with just one of them. I take it personally, like it’s me, and have had a psychic tell me it’s because I […]

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finding love during new years
November 3, 2016

60 Days ‘Til Love: Get Ready for the New Year’s Rush

The arrival of November marks the start of the holiday season. It’s also the time when singles like to complain about how terrible it is to be unattached during these weeks of holiday cheer. Here’s a better idea: Use the next two months to get ready for the time when it’s actually great to be […]

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poker concept
October 31, 2016

Should You Stay or Go? Lessons From a Poker Player

In Smarter Faster Better, Charles Duhigg’s best-selling book on productivity, a world-champion poker player discusses the advice she received from her brother, also a world-class player: “Most players are obsessed with finding the certainty on the table, and it colors their choices. Being a great player means embracing uncertainty. As long as you’re okay with […]

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loneliness
October 20, 2016

Write Your Break-Up Recovery Story

When you’re dealing with the pain and trauma of a breakup, there are few phrases more annoying than “look on the bright side” or “it’s probably for the best.” Your heart has been shattered. Your life, upheaved. Who will get the friends? What will I do with my weekends? Will I ever see my blue […]

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whatdowomenwant
October 20, 2016

What Do Women Want: Looks or Character?

Would you rather be with a handsome man or an altruistic man? A British study recently published in Evolutionary Psychology examined how much a man’s level of altruism influences his attractiveness to women. In the study, led by University of Worcester psychologist Daniel Farrelly, 202 heterosexual women looked at photographs of pairs of men. In […]

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dating tips
October 17, 2016

Want a Treat? Give One to Someone Else

People often tell singles they can’t be happy as a couple until they’ve learned to be happy on their own. I disagree—there are plenty of people in loving relationships who have never mastered the art of being completely fulfilled as a single person. But the ability to find lasting happiness, regardless of life circumstances, is still […]

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online dating tips
October 12, 2016

How Online Dating Makes You a Better Person

For most people, the main goal of online dating is finding romantic love. Yet there are other benefits of online dating that we tend to overlook, such as helping you become a better human being. Okay, I know that taking stock of your personal growth provides little comfort when you were hoping for a second […]

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dating advice
October 11, 2016

How to Say No to Anything – Including Your Dates

Dating situations are tricky, in part, because they sometimes require you to say no or reject someone when you have no interest in hurting anyone’s feelings or looking like a bad person. The good news is that there are ways you can say no that still manage to show respect and kindness. I’ll show you […]

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