Dating Dos and Don’ts

The dating arena can be scary. Here’s a little direction to get you through those “Should I” or “Shouldn’t I” moments.

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October 7, 2015

Dating Someone Who Just Got Out of a Relationship: 5 Tips

Picture it: You meet someone you’re interested in, only to find out soon after that he or she just got out of a relationship. If you mention this to your friends, you’ll be hit with comments like these: “It’s not going to work because you are just the rebound relationship;” “Be careful because this new […]

looking for love
October 7, 2015

Is Finding Love Hard? If You Say So!

Love is hard to find – and harder to keep! Even if you happen to enjoy amazing chemistry, the timing probably will be wrong. Or she’ll get bored. Or he’ll give in to his commitment phobias, right? It’s amazing anyone manages to couple up at all. No matter how positive you try to stay, it […]

Girl in white is trying to guess what is under the cups.
September 30, 2015

‘How Can I Trust Myself Again?’

Dear Sara: I recently met a guy on a dating app, and we had an online thing going on for about two months. Despite our distance [we live on different continents], we talked every single day, almost non-stop through text, phone calls, and Skype. I tried (not very hard though, I must admit) to slow […]

communication style
September 24, 2015

What is Your Communication and Reaction Style?

Successful dating requires you to be aware of how you come across to others. Specifically, you need to know the way you express your feelings; what triggers you to feel angry; and how you respond to criticism. As great as any relationship may be, there will inevitably be days down the road where you upset […]

ruin relationships
September 24, 2015

‘How Do I Not Screw Up My New Relationship?’

Dear Sara: A few months back, I was at a friend’s party and met a guy who, it turns out, I met last year at the same friend’s party. We met very briefly and he made a great impression on me but I was feeling totally introverted and sort of scampered away from him. When […]

Green wooden stop sign laying in the rocks at the beach to protect the nature. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 2015.
September 16, 2015

5 Common Signs of Stalking Behavior

If you smell the slightest whiff of stalking after you’ve met or started dating someone, alert your friends about your concerns and proceed with caution. There are several examples of stalking behavior, and each type means that you could find yourself in trouble if you get too close to this person. Who is a stalker? […]

dating online tips
September 8, 2015

Young People Have ALWAYS Been Told They’re Dating Wrong

I recently read about a father who was worried that a new form of communication technology might harm his daughters. The year: 1905. The device: The telephone. “[He] knew how to barricade the front door but couldn’t conceive of how he’d protect his daughters from the strange men who could now come in through the […]

forgiving an ex
September 3, 2015

Yes, Forgiving Your Ex is Necessary to Move On

Every day brings a new raft of breakups as men and women let go of relationships that weren’t right for them. It’s what these men and women tell themselves about their past relationships and their exes that determines how well their next ones will go. Forgiveness is a crucial part of the healing process after a breakup. […]

meeting in person after online dating
August 31, 2015

Guys, Here’s What Your Date Would Love to Hear From You…

Today’s message is a simple one. It’s a set of suggestions to keep you from being a first date disaster. It’s a gentle reminder, gentlemen, to spend more time asking her questions and less time talking about yourself. When we talk to women who use eH+, eHarmony’s personal matchmaking service, about their first dates there […]

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August 24, 2015

How to Start a Conversation — In Real Life

Before internet dating began, it could be extremely tough for single people to meet one another. If you didn’t find your partner in school and weren’t meeting eligible singles in your family or friend circles, then you were at the mercy of chance: you just had to hope that you would walk into the right […]