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Our dating experts bring you advice for a range of dating problems. Figure out the dating scene with help from the eHarmony relationship experts.

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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 the decision is far more significant: “Should I accept this marriage proposal?” Along the way, partners […]

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Why Men are More Distant in Relationships

Women immerse themselves in their romantic relationships, while men place their romantic partners on an equal but distant footing, according to research from Oxford University. The study shows that, generally, women are more invested in their relationships than men and that their happiness and well-being is more dependent upon how things are going in their intimate relationships. Is this a surprise to […]

Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Women, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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5 First Date Conversation Rules You Should Totally Break

We’ve all heard of first date rules. They forbid talk of taboo subjects like religion or politics, they instruct you to be polite, and to play it cool because god forbid we actually talk about what we want out of life and our relationships. Most of these rules were designed to keep your first date […]

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Chemistry: You Know You Want It, but What Is It?

Chemistry is definitely a requirement for a fulfilling relationship, but it doesn’t always transpire in the way we would like to think. Most of us have visions of being swept off of our feet by Mr./Ms. Right. We imagine there will be that initial, magical moment where our eyes lock and we lose ourselves in each […]

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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, you become overly self-conscious, anxious, a poor listener, and abrupt speaker, and poor […]

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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
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Love is Closer Than You Think

After a long drought, it’s tempting to think it will never rain again. Here’s why you should keep looking up.

Dating, Dating Tips

15 Reasons to Date a Middle Child

When it comes to the topic of birth order, our stereotypes of the middle-born child are validated by TV shows like “The Brady Brunch”. A “mid kid” seems to get overlooked and compared unfavorably to their overachieving older siblings and their cute younger siblings. (Think “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!“) But before you let any preconceived notions color your […]

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15 Reasons to Date a Cowboy

  Tired of dating city slickers? Maybe it’s time for some fresh country air. Here are 15 reasons to date a cowboy: 1. Not a vegan? Neither is he. 2. You can finally justify buying those cowboy boots. 3. “Save a horse, ride a cowboy.” Country music fan? You’ll be living the dream. 4. Cowboys have that sexy rugged […]

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15 reasons to date a tennis player

15 Reasons to Date a Tennis Player

A popular T-shirt worn by tennis players says, “You’ve Met Your Match.” This is definitely true, as this particular athlete could be a great fit for you. That’s because they have certain skills and qualities that make for exceptional romantic partners. 1. Tennis players know it takes both skills and passion to win. That’s a winning combination for romance. […]

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