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Dating Rules: Selling Yourself vs. Being Yourself

Dating guides frequently give strict rules about how to behave around prospective partners. There are dictates about who should pick the restaurant and pay the check, how far in advance the date should be requested, and how long to wait before sending the follow-up text. We’re advised to be open, but also mysterious. To wear […]

How to Convey Confidence – Even When You Don’t Feel It

Therapists often talk about the importance of being “authentic,” or true to yourself and how you really feel. As a psychologist who specializes in relationships, I completely agree – except when we’re talking about confidence. If you’re not a confident person by circumstance or nature, there are simple behaviors you can practice to become more […]

How to Stay Hopeful, Even When it’s Really, Really Hard

We all know dating can be disappointing. Yet there’s a big difference between feeling bummed about a great first date who never contacts you again and taking that short mental taxi ride to hopelessness territory. One reaction passes within a few hours, and the other can last days, generating overwhelming feelings and defeating thoughts that […]

Let it Come Naturally or Treat it Like a Job? How Hard You Should Work for Love

Last month, I attended an event where I read from It’s Not You, my book about navigating life as a single adult, when an audience member asked an interesting question. I had said I didn’t think a romantic relationship was something you could pointedly go after, the way you might a promotion or a master’s […]

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Introducing Sarah, the eH+ Matchmaker

eHarmony’s new service, eH+ gives you the benefit of a personal matchmaker who picks your matches and guides you to success. What exactly is eH+, you ask? It’s eHarmony’s matching + premium professional matchmaking. We’re taking the best of what eHarmony does – huge pool of quality singles, scientifically based matching, a track record for creating great […]

How to Present Your Best Self, Insights from Sarah, the eH+ Matchmaker

The wise and wonderful Sarah is the matchmaker for eHarmony’s new service, eH+ , which combines eHarmony’s matching + premium professional matchmaking. Priced at $5,000 a year, eH+ is a fraction of the cost of most high-end matchmaking services. Read on as Sarah offers her latest learnings! As the eH+ matchmaker, I have the unique opportunity of […]

It’s Mobile Madness as eHarmony Launches Datebook & Windows Phone App

The amount of people using mobile for their online dating needs has increased dramatically. It’s mentioned in almost every meeting I’ve been in lately: “Did you know that 45% of people are registering for eHarmony on mobile devices?” That is pretty astounding! I guess it shouldn’t surprise me, since my iPhone is literally in my hands […]

Gary Zukav: How to Find ‘The One’ by Connecting with Your Own Soul

Some days I really love my job — like days when I get to spend time on the phone with spiritual teachers like Gary Zukav. The New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Seat of the Soul’ is celebrating the 25th anniversary edition of his book in fitting fashion, appearing on “Super Soul Sunday” with his […]

Are You an Introverted or Extroverted Dater?

In a word, what does your personality have to do with dating? Everything! In particular, whether you are an introvert or extrovert makes an enormous difference in your dating experience. Quick refresher: It’s a myth that introverted is the same thing as being shy, and that extroverted is the same thing as being outgoing. The […]

Four Must-Ask First Date Questions

What questions should you ask someone on a first date? The four questions below provide a nice springboard, designed to motivate further conversation without making your date feel interviewed or cross-examined. Ask these questions and you can potentially get gobs of good information to mentally feast on later! 1. What kind of relationship are you looking […]