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Surprise Me: An Interview with Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella writes funny, engaging heroines, some single, some married, but all with a lot of heart. I’ve found them to be lovely companions on my journey as a single person. They make me laugh, occasionally cry, and often give me something to think about (plus, since Sophie is British,…

The Happiness Index: What Makes a Couple ‘Perfectly Happy?’

The learnings at eharmony never stop. We commissioned Harris Interactive late last year to do a survey on how happy couples are in America. A lot of interesting findings came out of it, including the breakdown of what makes for a very happy couple, as well as a desperately unhappy…

10 Questions to Ask When It Starts to Get Serious

When Justin and I first started dating, we asked each other a myriad of questions in an effort to really get to know each other. Some were serious. Some were funny. Some were simply asked out of curiosity. Books or movies? Coffee or tea? Cook-in or eat-out? Quinoa or fries?…

‘Tis the Season – To Break Up

Breaking up right before the holidays… A few years ago, I was traveling home after the Thanksgiving holiday when I met a guy who looked exhausted. “Families, right?” I said. He shook his head. His girlfriend had broken up with him the night before he headed home for the holiday.…

6 Signs You’re Truly Compatible (And Why That Matters)

  For many people hoping and seeking lasting love, trying to crack the code of “compatibility” is just as likely to create confusion as clarity. That’s because, for all the tidy checklists and online quizzes meant to gauge a couple’s compatibility, in reality, it’s a complex interplay between psychology, biology, and…

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

Who can you trust? That’s the gamble, and when it comes to choosing a partner, fidelity is a core aspect most of us require. Yet the adage, “once a cheater, always a cheater,” isn’t always true. Here are five guidelines you can use right now to make the wisest choice…

5 Clear Signs He’s in Love With You

Love is a small word with huge implications. When it’s a healthy kind of love, it can help you become your best possible self and enrich your life with a new kind of happiness and meaning. When it’s unhealthy—or just not the right match—it can literally gut you, leaving you feeling…

Read This If Your Partner is a Chronic Flirt

Here’s the problem: You’ve moved past mere dating into a promising new relationship with someone you hope could be the one. Chances are, the two of you met in the first place because of some sizzling — and probably mutual — flirting. It was fun and exciting. Maybe you didn’t…

10 Reasons Your Breakup Just Made Your Life (So Much) Better

  They say you never know a good thing till it’s gone. But when it comes to breakups, there’s another phrase that rings true: hindsight is 20/20. In the aftermath of a messy split, it can be hard to have clarity. So if you need a reminder, here are 10…