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how to break up kindly

15 Ways to Exit a Relationship with Dignity

In 1962, Neil Sedaka released the song “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” which went to number one on the Billboard charts, was translated into many languages, and eventually was covered by dozens of artists over the years. The title of that song is a phrase...

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life lessons

10 Lessons About Life and Love

Learning about life is one thing, but it's how you actually live your life that matters. Philosophers throughout history have offered guidance and theories about the importance of living a joyful and meaningful life. And after recently hearing yet another...

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first date tips

Reducing the Pressure of the First Date

Whether you’re 25 and fancy free or 65 with grown children, first dates for the majority of people are pressure moments—a situation in which you have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on your performance. When pressure is your chaperone,...

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Book Up Your Summer to Boost Your Chances of Finding Love

Think being single is difficult around the holidays? The summer can feel a bit worse. While it’s acceptable to lay low during the winter months, it’s harder to justify just hanging out when the rest of the world seems to be enjoying every last UV ray of sunshine....

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Feeling Left Out? You’re Probably More Likable

“Am I the only single person left?” That’s a question that often strikes unattached people, especially during wedding season. While the bridal showers and bachelor weekends are often fun, watching close pals disappear into relationships can leave...

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dating advice singles

Get Happier by Banishing This One Word From Your Vocabulary

I should get my car washed. I should pay my bills. I should eat less. I shouldn't sleep so late on the weekend. We fill our lives with "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts." Shoulds keep us on the straight and narrow path to goodness, but do they send us on the path...

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dating stress

Do You Have Dating PTSD?

When I matched with a tall, seemingly-charismatic man with a big smile online, I’ll be the first to admit I was a little skeptical. He looked almost too good to be true, and when he made reservations for our first date instead of leading it up to the happy...

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How Your Partner’s Personality Affects Your Workplace Success

Imagining the perfect relationship partner, it’s easy to list off desired traits, whether you are looking for a film buff who will discuss the latest Cannes nominees or a fitness enthusiast who will run a half-marathon with you. You may think about...

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Want First Date Success? Share a Few Laughs

When it comes to dating and relationships, we all know that a sense of humor and shared laughter is extremely important. According to our eHarmony members, a sense of humor is the overall number one thing that a match must have. In a previous blog,...

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Matters of the Heart: Being Flexible Versus Settling

In 2009, Internet entrepreneur Kevin Systrom created a mobile app called Burbn, (get it?) which let users check in at a location, make plans for future check-ins, earn points by checking in friends, and post photos of the get together. It was complicated,...

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