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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.

15 reasons to date a firstborn

15 Reasons to Date a Firstborn

The study of how birth order affects personality began with the pioneering psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937), who theorized that a person’s temperament and tendencies are significantly shaped by his place in the sibling group. Research over the past century has confirmed just how much birth order influences education, career choice, earning potential, and many other […]

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About You, Dating Tips
Try to be “just friends.”

8 First Date Questions You Just Gotta Ask

The best first dates are relaxed and real, as you get acquainted with someone new. No one wants a first time out to be filled with anxiety. I’ve heard plenty of people complain, “The date felt like a job interview!” Or, “I got the feeling I was being interrogated.” It’s true also that one of the primary goals of […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Tips, First Date Questions
15 reasons to date a surfer

15 Reasons to Date a Surfer

No doubt surfers have a certain mystique. They have a laid-back vibe and a hang-loose approach to life. Plus they look super hip carrying their surfboard down to the water and paddling out to ride the next set of waves. If you date a surfer, you’ll find many more cool qualities besides a casual, carefree […]

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Date Tips, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women
why women like bad boys

Why Women Love Jerks, & Why You Should Be a Nice Guy Anyway

Do women truly prefer jerks — men who treat them rudely, who act like they could take ‘em or leave ‘em, or who actually do take them…then leave them? If it weren’t for the stories and letters, I’d have to wonder; I myself prefer good, true, honest, loving, kind, faithful men—most especially the nice guy […]

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Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Men
first date tips

15 Ways to Send Positive Signals to a Potential Partner

You’ve finally met someone you’re interested in. But maybe you’re feeling shy. Maybe you are reluctant to make a move. Maybe you’re concerned about coming on too strong. Not to worry. Here are subtle yet strategic ways to convey your interest. Read this list before your next date, just as a little reminder! 1. Smile. It sounds so […]

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About You, Dating Tips, First Dates
dating advice re someones past and future

Love’s Crystal Ball: How to Keep Their Past from Ruining Your Future

A central task each of us faces when choosing a partner is loving ourselves. And as science would have it, a crucial aspect of loving ourselves is setting boundaries for whom we’ll let in our lives — and who gets shut out. A big shut-out?  Anyone whose past might ruin your future. I have lost track […]

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Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
emotional health

15 Ways to Assess a Potential Partner’s Emotional Health

Psychologists point out that the relationship between two people can be no healthier than the emotional health of the least healthy person. To put this in a positive context: Fabulous and lasting relationships happen when two emotionally healthy individuals get together and invest the energy to build something wonderful together. Further, researchers have found that […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Mind, Body And Spirit
first impressions

7 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

The first impression you make endures forever. And if you make a poor first impression you may never have a chance to make another one. Whether you are dating, applying for a job, or seeing a new potential customer, you can always improve in this area and make not just a good but a great […]

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About You, Dating Tips, Expert Advice, First Dates
finding love tips

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
winter date ideas

6 Dating Ideas for a Snowstorm

Are you about to be snowbound? People are panicking and filling up their pantries with food and water for a big blizzard. #Snowmageddon is heading to the east coast with record anticipated snowfall from New York to Boston. Before mass transit ceases to a halt, singles that filled their date cards are probably wondering whether […]

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Date Tips, Dating Tips, Expert Advice