Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Posts by Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Sarah Elizabeth Richards is a journalist and the author of Motherhood, Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Slate and Salon.

Do you hide behiind the computer?
May 19, 2015

Stop the Endless Emailing and Go on a Date!

You know the feeling: You anxiously open an email from the guy you’ve been corresponding with over the last few weeks. After quickly scanning the content, you see a series of question marks at the end. Oh, the agony! He’s asking you more questions. This time he wants to know: “What kind of music do […]

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falling in love feels scary
May 18, 2015

Why Falling in Love Feels So Terrifying

If falling in love is supposed to be so wonderful, why does it feel so awful sometimes? On one hand, colors seem so much brighter, and you just seem to float throughout your day. However, you can’t eat. You can’t focus. You can’t stop thinking about him or her. And you’re suddenly saddled with uncertainty […]

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wait to be facebook friends with date
April 27, 2015

Why You Should Wait to Become Facebook Friends with Your Match

There comes a time during every budding romance when you look up your potential sweetie on Facebook. You admire his or her profile photos and maybe see if you have any friends in common. Then you hover over the “Add Friend” button? “Why not?” you ask yourself. “I’ve told him some of my innermost secrets. […]

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dating advice
April 13, 2015

You’re Probably Dating All Wrong, and That’s Okay

“I have no idea what I’m doing.” That’s what a guy told me after he sat down across from me at a wine bar on a date several years ago. “I’ve just started dating after my divorce. So please bear with me,” he said. I don’t remember much about the conversation or even the guy. […]

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online dating advice
March 24, 2015

Dating Got You Down? How to Get Out of A Mini-Slump

Did you have high hopes of finding love at the beginning of the year and now are less than impressed with your online options? Perhaps you told yourself, “This is going to be my year!” and dared to dream that you would have fallen madly in love by now. But alas, it’s the end of […]

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talking about the ex on dates
March 16, 2015

The Ex Test: How You Talk about Your Ex Says a Lot about You

You probably agree that it’s a bad idea to bash your ex on a first date. It makes sense that you’re not going to impress your prospective new sweetie with lurid tales of your former boyfriend’s affairs, your ex-wife’s rages or your custody battles during your first hour of face time. But you’re eventually going […]

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online dating tips for women
March 9, 2015

Ladies: Get Your Match to Ask You Out!

One of the biggest complaints I hear from women is that they’re frustrated with engaging in long email exchanges with matches who never seem to get around to asking them out. These women have dutifully answered at least a half dozen thoughtful questions inquiring about their past relationships, favorite hobbies, and professional motivations. Yet instead […]

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questions on eharmony
February 23, 2015

How to ‘Dig Deeper’ to Connect with Your Match

If you participate in eHarmony’s guided communication process, at some point, you’ll be prompted to ask and answer three open-ended questions known as “Dig Deeper.” As the name suggests, they’re intended to give you and your matches a chance to explore a topic near and dear to your hearts more thoroughly. Yet there’s an art […]

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loving yourself how to
January 28, 2015

Self-love 101: What It Really Means to ‘love Yourself’

If you’re looking for romantic love, you’ve probably heard the advice that the key to getting someone to love you is to love yourself first. Yet the phrase is thrown around so casually, it’s assumed we should all know what it means. However, the “how to” isn’t always obvious. At a basic level, it involves […]

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first date tips
January 5, 2015

How to Score More First Dates

You might think that planning a first date is a pretty routine affair these days. That’s because if you’re doing online dating, you’re going to go on a lot of them. Here’s how it should go down: Guy chats with girl. He suggests meeting. They settle on a place and time. They go on the […]

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