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eHarmony experts' take on dating, relationships and the science of love.


holidays being single
December 21, 2015

A Field Guide to Awkward Holiday Situations

“Why are you still single?” “When are you going to settle down?” “What’s the deal with you, anyway?” During the holidays, singles often brace themselves for a lot of annoying questions and comments from relatives, family friends, high school acquaintances. And during this time, writers like me offer snappy retorts to such irritating queries—and sometimes […]

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great new years resolutions
December 21, 2015

Hate New Year’s Eve? Find a Better Reason for the Season

It’s not you. It’s the holiday. Many people aren’t a fan of the evening’s overpriced dinners and silver glittery parties. Yet being single on the most scripted of nights brings a special kind of agony. At midnight, when sweethearts start smooching, it can feel as if the DJ just announced, “Hands up if you do […]

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nosy relatives
December 15, 2015

Annoyed by Nosy Relatives? Here’s How to Take Back Your Holiday

What’s worse than random strangers at a holiday party grilling you about your love life? It’s your family inquiring: “Are you dating anyone?” Never mind that these are presumably some of the most important people in your life who genuinely care about you. Even the most secure singles can feel as if they’re attending an […]

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Woman with brown shoes standing on a wooden bridge floor, covered with fresh snow with handwritten miss you words. Point of view of womanstanding on a wooden bridge with miss you message.
December 14, 2015

Tis the Season…To Break Up

If you’ve recently experienced a breakup, you’re in good company. The two weeks before Christmas see one of the year’s biggest breakup spikes, as family gatherings, office parties, and gift-giving pressures unhinge many couples. A few things to consider: 1) You Don’t Have to Be Merry–Yet If you want to be relatively cheerful at Aunt […]

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how to say no
December 9, 2015

When to Say ‘No’ to Holiday Events

The office holiday drinks meet was going along just fine; then everyone began swapping marriage-proposal stories. “Of course, no one asked for mine, haha,” said Gina, the only single person in her office. “It was painful to sit through, but I survived.” After that, Gina gave herself permission to decline invitations that she thought would […]

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learn to trust
December 8, 2015

Learning to Trust Again: 4 Things You Need to Know

We all know how important trust is in developing great relationships. We also know that once trust is violated, it is extremely hard to get it back. No one recognizes the value of trust more than legendary life coach and New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant, who explores this subject in her new book […]

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eharmony espanol
December 3, 2015

Understanding Relationships Cross-Culturally

At eHarmony, we have a dedicated team of psychologists who study romantic relationships to determine what creates a compatible couple. In preparation for our Spanish-language site that recently launched (www.eharmony.com/espanol), we conducted a new marriage research project, comparing couples in the US and several Spanish-speaking countries to better understand what aspects are most important to happy […]

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dating and friendship
November 30, 2015

Why Friendship Matters to Your Health

We spend a lot of time and energy pursuing and maintaining romantic relationships, but what about our other social ties? While finding a compatible partner is a very important endeavor, psychological research shows that there are huge benefits to having a larger social network that includes close friends. What kind of benefits? Friends can fulfill […]

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November 25, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee’s Family Thanksgiving

Franny Agnes Lee is no exception when it comes to having a well-intentioned yet slightly delusional mama. Here’s a snapshot of her holiday — one that I am sure many people can relate to!  On behalf of Franny, have a great holiday week and enjoy all of the great things in your life.

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Autumn leaves in girl hands, instagram toned
November 25, 2015

Thankful…

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.  Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss Philosopher It’s Thanksgiving. It’s that time of year when we put a bit more focus and attention on what we are thankful for in our lives. I love […]

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