Posts by eHarmony

March 19, 2015

Are Men and Women More Threatened by Emotional or Sexual Infidelity?

The green eyed monster — chances are most people have experienced, at least once, the not-so-pleasant feeling of jealousy. In fact, the term “green-eyed monster” was coined as far back as 1603 in the Shakespearian play, The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice: Beware of jealousy, my lord! It’s a green-eyed monster that makes […]

April 19, 2013

Why Women with Low Self-Esteem Try Harder in Relationships

How much effort you put forth in your dating relationships may have more to say about how much you like yourself rather than how much you like your partner. A recent study out of the UK suggests that self-esteem (or the lack thereof) may play a large role in how hard we work to maintain […]

March 29, 2013

Tips for the Easily-Distracted Dater

Mind-wandering is often a regular (and at times disruptive) influence in our everyday lives. We all do it; our attention strays and suddenly we’re thinking about everything but the task at hand. Mind-wandering can be helpful; it has been shown to enhance creativity and problem solving. Plus, when stuck in traffic or in the waiting […]

March 20, 2013

What You Don’t Know About Women and ‘Bad Boys’

Marriage and family therapist Sarah Schmermund is back to reveal some interesting information about the role hormones play in a woman’s attraction to bad boys. Who knew!? It’s long been wondered why women prefer ‘bad boys.’ Sure, they might be sexy, handsome, and rebellious, but their lack of interest in being in a relationship means they […]

March 12, 2013

Why You Should Just Say ‘No’ to Facebook (Sometimes)

I am happy to introduce marriage and family therapist Sarah Schmermund to our blog. She will be writing weekly about all things dating and relationships. I love her first blog about Facebook, which can be a great addition to our lives, but also detrimental if you aren’t careful (and keep things in healthy perspective)! If […]

December 20, 2012

Dating Do: Eye Contact!

You notice an attractive stranger from across the room laughing while reading the paper. You take note of their beautiful smile and thick dark locks. At that moment the stranger looks up from the paper and you make eye contact. You feel sparks begin to fly. The gaze of attraction is no small thing. In […]

November 26, 2012

Seven Ways to Let a Date Down Easy

Letting someone down can be difficult. You want to be clear that you are not interested, but at the same it is important to 1) be respectful to the other person and 2) be consistent with your own personal image of yourself (e.g., that you are a nice or honest person) (Dillard, 1997).  Are there ways […]

November 21, 2012

The Trouble with In-laws…(Holiday Edition!)

There is no escaping the fact that this is the time of year when many are subjected to the scrutiny of others on how we host, cook, plan, decorate, etc. The biggest offender of this scrutiny is quite possibly our in-laws. According to a study in her book, What Do You Want From Me?, psychologist […]

November 12, 2012

Read This Before Saying, ‘I Love You.’

In a relationship, who do you think is more likely to say “I love you” first — men or women?  If you are like most people, you might be tempted to say women.  In a recent study, 64% of participants were likely to think women were the first to say they were in love, and these […]


Security Update From eHarmony

Our members’ privacy and security is of the utmost importance to us. We, therefore, want to keep you informed of a situation that affected certain customer information.   We recently learned that an unauthorized third party illegally accessed some members’ information on our network. This included: member first names, last names (if provided), email addresses, encrypted […]