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Being Single

Being single is a great chance for personal growth and development. Enjoy the single life and prepare yourself for a relationship with advice on eHarmony.

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 hour gods, I found that old […]

About You, Being Single, Dating Tips
dating advice

3 Critical Steps to a Healthy Dating Life

Your divorce is final and you are ready, perhaps reluctantly, to get back into dating again. The reluctance sounds something like “I’m scared there is no one out there who is right for me!” After all, you’ve heard it time and again from some of your hopelessly single friends who seem deep down miserable. Hearing this so frequently, […]

About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Expert Advice
how to be more positive

15 Ways to Cultivate an Optimistic Outlook

Researchers have long understood that a person’s attitude largely determines his or her success in a wide range of areas: career, athletics, financial goals, and relationships. Perhaps relationships most of all. This is good news for singles looking for their lifetime partner. If you are a pessimist by nature, you can make changes and form […]

About You, Being Single, Mind, Body And Spirit
letter to future children

Dear Future Children: Here’s What You Need to Know about Dating

Dear Future Children, We haven’t met yet, but I’ve thought about you…my whole life. When I was flying back from Europe for the first time (with your grandma), I wrote you a letter about why I hope you travel, and that you take more advantage of your passport than I did in college. There’s so […]

About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
can i be friends with an ex

How to Tell If You Are Really Ready to Be Friends with the Ex

Ever broken up, only to realize you really missed the friendship you and your ex shared? A common reaction is to try to maintain the friendship during or right after the breakup. As ‘Vanessa’ wrote, “I ended it with the guy I was seeing. I did it because I started thinking about what you said about […]

About You, Being Single, Communication, Dating Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
worst dating advice

The 5 Worst Pieces of Dating Advice We’ve Ever Heard

If you’re single, you’ve likely heard it all: every bad piece of dating advice out there. Here’s my list of the worst advice. Sadly, it’s also pretty common dating advice. Use at your own peril. 1. Play hard to get. Related: Don’t be too available; keep her waiting; never accept a last-minute date; and play mind games […]

About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
fairytales about prince charming

Why I’ve Given up on the Fairytale

My sophomore year of college, I walked into the newspaper office where I served as an editor, and my phone lit up with a call. Those were the days when we made our ringtones songs, and in the 19-year-old naivety that thought frat boys could turn into gentlemen, I selected ‘Someday My Prince Will Come’ […]

About You, Being Single
sabotage love life

15 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Love Life

Dating is complicated enough without encountering an unexpected complication: You! On the road to love, some people put obstacles in their own way, usually without knowing it. Psychologists define self-sabotaging behavior as anything that creates problems or interferes with long-standing goals. These actions or attitudes may seem helpful in the moment, but ultimately undermine you, especially when […]

About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice
ways to be desirable

15 Ways to Be the Kind of Person Other People Want to Date

You may want more dates … or you may want better dates. You probably want dates with people who have the potential to be the love of your life. Whatever the case, it’s wise to pause and ask if you’re doing all you can to attract the best. To be sure you’re the kind of person other […]

About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
how to have luck in love

5 Ways to Bring More Luck to Your Love Life

You’ve been there: after a not-so-great date, you’re venting to one of your coupled-up friends, expressing your frustration and practically begging for an answer to when your luck in love will turn around. After some calm words of reassurance and promises of a happily-ever-after that’s frankly a little difficult for you to imagine, you snap […]

About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice