eHarmony Blog

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


thankful reasons
November 14, 2017

The Practice of Thankfulness

For many of us, Thanksgiving kicks off a season of celebration which doesn’t really seem to stop until sometime in January. I probably don’t have to tell you that large gatherings of people, festive parties, and times when everyone is supposed to be part of a happy family can be especially hard if you’re single […]

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signs of addiction
November 13, 2017

The Main Types of Addiction to Watch Out for in Dating

When you think about addiction, you probably conjure up an instant picture. Perhaps alcohol comes to mind, or you may picture something darker. The truth, however, is that there are many different types of addiction from which men and women suffer every day.  These addictions are experienced by the entire breadth of society, from the […]

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complacency
November 9, 2017

The Cost of Complacency

Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight. ~ Jack Nicklaus You know how you sometimes (perhaps frequently) have that experience of something bumping up against you repeatedly and you feel the nudge to listen. It’s like the universe is trying to tell you something, or to teach you a lesson, or […]

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get-fit
November 7, 2017

Why You Should Prioritize Your Health Before You Meet Someone

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards  You want to look your best when you’re dating new people. For most of us, that means dropping a few pounds. In your head, you just have to buckle down on your calorie count for a few weeks or months, and you’ll look great in your tightest jeans or fitted leather […]

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dinner with friends
October 24, 2017

Emily Nunn’s Comfort Food Diaries: Lessons in Life and Love

Emily Nunn’s new book The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart is a memoir about a woman in the midst of grief. In the wake of her brother’s death, her fiancé breaks up with her and her life falls apart. What does she do? First, she moves […]

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meditation
October 23, 2017

Meditation Improves Your Dating Life: We’ve got the Proof

Dating can be exciting, exhilarating, and, naturally, nerve-wracking! While there are many things you can do to relieve stress, one aspect that you may not have considered is how creating a mindset of mindfulness may help to navigate the difficulties that all of us inevitably encounter along the way. Eharmony partnered with Stop, Breathe & […]

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October 9, 2017

‘It Was Only Three Dates, But I’m Devastated’

Dear Sara: After a year of going on dozens of so-so dates, I finally met a guy I really liked. Our dates were lively and fun, and he was really cute. It had been ages since I’d felt that way about anyone, and I was so happy and relieved. I was sure he felt the […]

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October 9, 2017

5 Signs of Good Self-Esteem (and Why You Should Date These People)

What is self-esteem? Your self-esteem reflects the core beliefs you have about yourself. In dating, the smartest thing you can do is to find a partner who has good self-esteem. That individual likes himself; she isn’t too critical of herself; and he accepts himself as-is and works on the parts of his personality or his […]

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hopeful in dating
September 28, 2017

A Letter to Those Who Hope

Hi there, If this is the fall where you can’t quite seem to get excited about the idea of new beginnings, I’m writing this to you. You’re here, I know, because you’re holding onto hope by a tiny little thread. I get it—it seems like an impossibility that you will meet the right person, someone […]

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alexa
September 25, 2017

‘Alexa, Show Me My Matches!’

It all started when an eharmony engineer named Greg Petroski thought to himself, wouldn’t it be cool if there was an eharmony skill for Amazon Alexa, where you could check out your matches, listen to messages, and get updated without lifting a finger? Not even a year later, that thought has become a reality. eharmony […]

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