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Being Single

Being single is a great chance for personal growth and development. Enjoy the single life and prepare yourself for a relationship with advice on eHarmony.

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How to Tell If You Are Really Ready to Be Friends with the Ex

Ever broken up, only to realize you really missed the friendship you and your ex shared? A common reaction is to try to maintain the friendship during or right after the breakup. As ‘Vanessa’ wrote, “I ended it with the guy I was seeing. I did it because I started thinking about what you said about […]

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About You, Being Single, Communication, Dating Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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The 5 Worst Pieces of Dating Advice We’ve Ever Heard

If you’re single, you’ve likely heard it all: every bad piece of dating advice out there. Here’s my list of the worst advice. Sadly, it’s also pretty common dating advice. Use at your own peril. 1. Play hard to get. Related: Don’t be too available; keep her waiting; never accept a last-minute date; and play mind games […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
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Why I’ve Given up on the Fairytale

My sophomore year of college, I walked into the newspaper office where I served as an editor, and my phone lit up with a call. Those were the days when we made our ringtones songs, and in the 19-year-old naivety that thought frat boys could turn into gentlemen, I selected ‘Someday My Prince Will Come’ […]

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About You, Being Single
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15 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Love Life

Dating is complicated enough without encountering an unexpected complication: You! On the road to love, some people put obstacles in their own way, usually without knowing it. Psychologists define self-sabotaging behavior as anything that creates problems or interferes with long-standing goals. These actions or attitudes may seem helpful in the moment, but ultimately undermine you, especially when […]

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About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice
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15 Ways to Be the Kind of Person Other People Want to Date

You may want more dates … or you may want better dates. You probably want dates with people who have the potential to be the love of your life. Whatever the case, it’s wise to pause and ask if you’re doing all you can to attract the best. To be sure you’re the kind of person other […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Advice
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5 Ways to Bring More Luck to Your Love Life

You’ve been there: after a not-so-great date, you’re venting to one of your coupled-up friends, expressing your frustration and practically begging for an answer to when your luck in love will turn around. After some calm words of reassurance and promises of a happily-ever-after that’s frankly a little difficult for you to imagine, you snap […]

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About You, Being Single, Date Tips, Dating Advice
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Protecting Your Heart: Balancing Control with Surrender

There are many things in our lives over which we have no control. We can try to protect ourselves all day long, but in the end we are still powerless to prevent the setbacks we all suffer as a part of life. So we must learn to surrender to that which is bigger than us. […]

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About You, Being Single, Important Questions About You, Mind, Body And Spirit
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Why the Time for Pleasure is Now

Pessimism can be a bad habit. So can negative thinking or self-talk. And trust me, that’s all they are—habits of thought that can be broken. You may have grown up in a family that had a propensity toward depression and chose to identify with it, saying, “That’s just how we are in this family.” I […]

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About You, Being Single, Mind, Body And Spirit
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No Partner? How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with romantic love, often making February 14th a difficult day for those who are unpartnered. Unfortunately, for some the holiday is a reminder of past hurts, grief, and rejection. It’s time to focus on the present and take a new perspective on Valentine’s Day. Here are some tips for […]

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About You, Being Single, Expert Advice
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If You Believe These 5 Things, You’re Ready for Love

It’s all about letting go of the past … 1. You are no longer afraid of getting your heart broken. You have reached a stage in your life where finding or going after true love is far more valuable than the obstacles (read heart breaks) on the way. Your focus is clear and straight – […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Tips, Expert Advice