eHarmony Blog

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


ready for relationship
August 31, 2017

6 Signs You’re Ready For a Real Relationship

During a recent conversation with an acquaintance, the topic turned to how she had met her husband. “I can’t explain it,” she said. “I just woke up one morning and decided I wanted to be married.” So a friend set her up. She and her date hit it off. And suddenly after decades of near-misses […]

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laboroflovebook
August 22, 2017

Moira Weigel Talks Love and The Invention of Dating

If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of dating, Moira Weigel’s book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating is for you. She goes into the history (hint: dating hasn’t been around that long) and shares insights along the way (for example: people have always been skeptical about the ways men and women meet and […]

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romance august
August 22, 2017

Men or Women: Who Needs Romance More? (2 Million People Have Spoken)

Anyone in a relationship knows (or should know) that romance and romantic gestures are key to keeping their partners feeling connected and happy. In the spirit of Romance Awareness month, I asked the all-knowing research scientists at eharmony to look into the importance of being romantic. Who cares about romantic gestures the most? The team […]

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should i stay or go
August 17, 2017

‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’

Dear Sara, I am a young family/divorce lawyer and despite seeing hundreds of cases of couples who don’t work out, I am still trying to find the recipe for what I should look for in finding the right guy or what will make a marriage last. I am 32 years old and recently started dating […]

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movies info
August 11, 2017

The Sexiest Movies, According to eHarmony Users

Can movies be a subtle turn-on, or a total turn-off? The answer is yes. I had eHarmony Research Scientist Jonathan Beber take a look over the last year at the most popular movies mentioned in eHarmony subscriber profiles, and the impact mentioning a particular film could have on communication and interest. I am happy to […]

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Eharmony-phone-7
August 7, 2017

So, What is the Science Behind eHarmony?

Does eHarmony really use science to match people, or is that just marketing speak? This is not the first time we have heard this question, so we asked our Chief Scientist  Dr.Steve Carter to educate, and set the record straight. His detailed response is below. But for those interested in the short answer about whether eHarmony […]

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awkward dating moments
August 2, 2017

3 Super Awkward Dating Moments (and How to Handle Them!)

Awkward moments aren’t so awkward if you expect them, or decide in advance how to handle them. Life is all about being prepared! There are a few situations you may incur in dating that can make for extremely uncomfortable moments. First, however, let’s discuss the reasons why awkward moments are so awkward. Awkward situations in […]

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attractiveness
July 26, 2017

Checklist: Appearance Aside, How Attractive Are You?

When you hear the word “attractive,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is physical attractiveness. While how a person looks is important to some, it is not the most important characteristics for many others. Having counseled countless couples and single men and women over the years, I have created a list of characteristics […]

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sabotage dates
July 24, 2017

9 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Dating Life

If you’re not thrilled about your dating prospects lately, it’s easy to blame everyone and everything else: You’re not meeting enough people. Or the people you’re meeting are liars, losers, and flakes. Or perhaps you’re disgusted with the state of modern dating. Or maybe it’s the Internet’s fault. The good news is that you might […]

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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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