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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.


Ten Things to Never Text to Your Ex

Maybe you need to ask your ex something. Maybe she still has your stuff. Maybe his dad is ill and you want to check in. Before you text an ex, try to honor a month-long “no contact rule” first. When you do send that first text, accept that you may not get a response — or […]

Date Tips, Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Relationship Tips
15 reasons to date a martial artist

15 Reasons to Date a Martial Artist

The martial arts have been around for centuries and are thriving more than ever. Some people are drawn to the spectacle of televised mixed martial arts (MMA), with its bone-crushing grudge matches. But the majority of martial arts emphasize self-defense, physical dexterity, mental focus, and the connection between mind, body, and spirit. From taekwondo to […]

About You, Date Tips, Dating Tips
how to know if you are exclusive

17 Ways to Tell if You’re Exclusive

So you’ve been dating one special person for a few months now, but haven’t had the courage to have “the talk” about exclusivity. While some people make their intentions known and agree to becoming exclusive at a certain point, others go with the flow with the hope that they’ll become his or her one and […]

Dating Advice, Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
how to spot a liar

15 Ways to See Through Lies

When it comes to matters of life and love, we all want to believe the best about others. And in fact, most people are genuinely caring and conscientious. But it’s also a fact that plenty of people deceive and lie … and even good people lie sometimes to avoid conflict or embarrassment. Although you don’t need […]

About You, Being Single, Dating Tips
15 reasons to date a fisherman

15 Reasons to Date a Fisherman

The standard joke about fishermen is that they exaggerate the size of their last catch. Sure, there are people eager to brag about their latest angling conquest or complain about the size of the one that got away. But devoted fishermen don’t do it for bragging rights. They take a Zen-like approach, enjoying the serenity, philosophizing […]

About You, Date Tips, Dating Tips
woman who stay with the wrong guys

The Question in Dating You Just Have to Ask — Yourself!

Let’s talk about adventure. Specifically, adventure in dating. Why? Because we all want a relationship that will go the distance, one that will endure. We want someone who will be there for us, year after year. As we wrote in our first post , there are questions you can begin asking now that will help […]

About You, Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Relationship Tips

Josh Turner Talks ‘Man Stuff’ and Marriage

Josh Turner is best known as a double-platinum selling country artist, famous for songs like “Time Is Love,” “Your Man,” and “Firecracker,” and also one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. But along the road to building his career as an MCA Nashville recording artist, the devoted Christian examined his life and how […]

About You, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Men, What I've Learned About Love
mixed signals from men and women

15 Ways to Deal with Mixed Signals

It’s one of the most common complaints in the dating landscape: dealing with mixed signals from a potential partner. Your date was fantastic and he said he’d call soon—but didn’t. Or maybe your growing relationship suddenly went cold when she started acting distant. Or perhaps the other person made an out-of-the-blue comment that caused you […]

About You, Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Dating Tips
dating tips and online dating

Unlocking Dating Myths: ‘Love Only Happens When You’re Not Looking.’

Two days ago on Facebook, I saw this post: “Not looking anymore. If it’s meant to be, love will happen.” It was littered with likes. Folks, there is a word for people over age 25 or so who wait for love to happen to them, and that word is “single.” Yet people keep believing love […]

About You, Being Single, Dating Tips, Expert Advice
first date advice and anxiety

Your Biggest First Date Worries…Solved

Virtually everyone gets nervous before dates. Especially if you’re shy or tend to be anxious, those nerves can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it’s too intense. But your worries about […]

Dating Tips, Expert Advice, First Date Questions, First Dates