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7 Reasons to Date Online

Last time I checked, half of marriages in the US still end in divorce. My own painful experiences strongly support statistical percentages. So where does one go to find lasting romance? And after experiencing the misery of divorce and the sheer terror...

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How to Make Your Online Dating Profile More Attractive

One of the hardest things we have to deal with when deciding to date online is writing our profile. Most of us have a hard time describing ourselves in person, let alone in the written form. Am I bragging too much? Am I not bragging enough? Am I interesting...


‘How Can I Trust Myself Again?’

Dear Sara: I recently met a guy on a dating app, and we had an online thing going on for about two months. Despite our distance [we live on different continents], we talked every single day, almost non-stop through text, phone calls, and Skype. I tried...

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15 Ways to Make Wise Dating Decisions

The most wonderful and long-lasting relationships are the sum of many wise decisions made over months, years, and decades. Sometimes the decision is relatively simple: “Should I accept this person’s invitation to go on a first date?” Other times...


Compatibility: It’s Not What You Think It Is

If you're using eHarmony, it's likely you put some value on compatibility. After all, that's one of the pillars of our matching philosophy. In my conversations with people who use the service and have an interest in compatibility, I'm often amazed by the number...

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15 Ways to Deal With Dishonest People

What a wonderful world it would be if everyone made a collective commitment to be completely truthful and trustworthy with each other. We can all hope that day will one day arrive. But in the meantime, we must resign ourselves to the fact that there are people...


What is Your Communication and Reaction Style?

Successful dating requires you to be aware of how you come across to others. Specifically, you need to know the way you express your feelings; what triggers you to feel angry; and how you respond to criticism. As great as any relationship may be, there...


‘How Do I Not Screw Up My New Relationship?’

Dear Sara: A few months back, I was at a friend's party and met a guy who, it turns out, I met last year at the same friend's party. We met very briefly and he made a great impression on me but I was feeling totally introverted and sort of scampered away...


How to Make New Friends

Most everyone understands that it can be hard to meet people to date, which is of course why there are so many apps, sites, and services to assist singles searching for romantic partners. But when you find yourself in search of platonic friends, it can feel...

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Lonely? 10 Helpful Ways to Deal

Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Have you ever been perfectly content all alone? Me too. And I have also suffered from loneliness. What's up with that? Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion which...