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


12 Warning Signs Your Online Prince Charming is a Fraud
December 15, 2014

12 Warning Signs Your Online Prince Charming is a Fraud

We have posted many articles about being careful as you meet people online. While online dating is an amazing avenue to meet your match, you should be smart in this relatively newer way of finding love. I thought this post from author Sharon Lynn Wyeth was very thorough – and wanted to share it. Written by Sharon […]

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4 Things Savvy Daters Do During the Holidays
December 12, 2014

4 Things Savvy Daters Do During the Holidays

There’s something about the most wonderful time of the year that brings out the best and worst in single people. One day you’re feeling festive and bright at your colleague’s cookie exchange. Then you’re seized with deep longing as you stroll past the fake Christmas trees at your local big box store. “This year was […]

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It’s a Winter Date for Franny Agnes Lee
December 11, 2014

It’s a Winter Date for Franny Agnes Lee

She’s braved a date in her bathing suit, hung out with an IRS auditor, and those are just two of her milder adventures. Our girl doesn’t quit — and I am convinced that she will absolutely find love. Some day. Maybe not this time out, as she engages in a snowball fight that goes south quickly. […]

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Thoughts on Spending the Holidays Alone
December 9, 2014

Thoughts on Spending the Holidays Alone

“I am 30 years old, and I’ve spent every holiday as
 a single person. Being single is difficult anytime, but it feels worse 
during the holidays. All of my friends are married with children, so it’s 
difficult to socialize with them in general, because people usually spend
 more time with their partners and children. It […]

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How to Put Your Date at Ease (and Remove the Awkward Tension)
December 8, 2014

How to Put Your Date at Ease (and Remove the Awkward Tension)

In five words, here’s how you make your date feel comfortable: games, compliments, stories, humor, and touch. The key to putting your date at ease is to distract the two of you from thinking too much about what the other is thinking. Try using each one of the elements below and your dating life will […]

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5 Signs You Are Headed for Dating Disaster
December 8, 2014

5 Signs You Are Headed for Dating Disaster

We post a lot of these types of blogs – red flags and potential warning signs in a partner – because when you are attracted to someone it is so easy to focus on the amazing feelings only. ‘He has no relationship with his mother? Well, that’s ok because he is so adorable.’ ‘She doesn’t […]

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New Relationship Jitters: Why It’s Okay to Be Wrong
December 4, 2014

New Relationship Jitters: Why It’s Okay to Be Wrong

I once met a couple whose relationship began with a false start. The pair, let’s call them Kate and Jake, went on a first date. Jake said he’d be in touch, and then proceeded to be silent for two weeks. When he finally did reach out, an irritated Kate said, “Let’s just end this before […]

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Things Shy People Do When Dating (But Shouldn’t)
December 3, 2014

Things Shy People Do When Dating (But Shouldn’t)

Every personality comes with its own strengths and weaknesses. With dating, shy men and women come to the table with a minor disadvantage because dating is a social activity, and shy people have a hard time putting their best foot forward with people brand new to them. The good news is that these behaviors, while […]

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Nine Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving
November 21, 2014

Nine Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Start a new tradition by actually having a peaceful Thanksgiving (the way it should be!). Today’s guest blog is from relationship expert Debra Smouse, who recognizes the holiday isn’t always as easy as it should be and offers tips to manage any difficult situations. We’re grateful for the advice, Debra! When it comes to Thanksgiving, we […]

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November 20, 2014

A Word about ‘Sexy Talk': Treading the Line Between Flirtatious and Creepy

I recently had an enlightening discussion with a male friend about a recent video that went viral in which a woman recorded the male attention she received while strolling the streets of New York City. During the 10 straight hours she walked around with a hidden camera, she received a barrage of comments mostly about […]

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