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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.

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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 […]

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About You, Being Single, Mind, Body And Spirit
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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 […]

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About You, Being Single, Communication, Dating Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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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 […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
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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 […]

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About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice
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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 […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
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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 […]

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About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice
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No Partner? How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with romantic love, often making February 14th a difficult day for those who are unpartnered. Unfortunately, for some the holiday is a reminder of past hurts, grief, and rejection. It’s time to focus on the present and take a new perspective on Valentine’s Day. Here are some tips for […]

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About You, Being Single, Expert Advice
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If You Believe These 5 Things, You’re Ready for Love

It’s all about letting go of the past … 1. You are no longer afraid of getting your heart broken. You have reached a stage in your life where finding or going after true love is far more valuable than the obstacles (read heart breaks) on the way. Your focus is clear and straight – […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Tips, Expert Advice
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How to Be (Not Find) the Right Person

My childhood fairy tale was to grow up, fall in love, then get married and live happily ever after.  I believed there was that perfect someone out there just for me, and I just needed to find her to make my fairy tale come true. Alas, as I grew up, I realized that my “happily […]

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About You, Being Single, Expert Advice
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Why It’s Never Too Late for Love

If you’ve been single for a long stretch despite efforts to find love, you’ve probably grown weary of seeing happy, romantic couples at every turn…among your friends and family, featured in internet accounts, described in magazine stories, and on and on. The sense of feeling left out can be especially acute at certain holidays — […]

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About You, Being Single