Dating Advice & Relationship Advice

eH Advice is your one-stop-shop for the latest expert dating and relationship advice. Are you new to eHarmony? Wondering if you’re ready to get back into the dating game? Confused about the next step in your relationship? Lacking the confidence to find love? Our team of experts is here to help you navigate the online dating world and be happier in your relationships.

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Take a note – being musical can enhance your appeal

I’ve known this to be true for a long time … the guys in the band always get more girls than those of us who are musically challenged. This eternal truth was first revealed to me at my 18th birthday party. Being 18, I had a crush on just about every girl there. I was […]

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Date Guide, Dating
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Don’t Be A Catfish

If you are serious about finding romance, don’t be a catfish. The rules about online dating are no different to any other form of dating. Don’t be ungracious, treat others as you want to be treated, act naturally. All common-sense stuff. But because it’s online, you get an opportunity to fine-tune your marketing before you […]

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Blog, Date Guide, Love & Dating, Trust & Safety
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The ultimate eharmony profile guide

From choosing a photo, to writing your ‘about me’ and filling out your profile sections, we understand that getting started on eharmony can be a little overwhelming, so we put together this easy step-by-step guide to setting up a killer profile and maximising your dating success. Complete the Relationship Questionnaire The first step is to […]

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Blog, Using eHarmony
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Online Dating – A Force For Good

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Using the internet to find the person of your dreams is, for the majority of people, an effective, fulfilling and fun experience. If you are thinking about giving it a go but aren’t sure it’s for you, consider this: no other method of finding The One gives you so much […]

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Date Guide, Love & Dating, Using eHarmony
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Flirting With Emojis: A User’s Guide

People seeking romance have always adapted whatever tools are available to them in the hunt for love. For our prehistoric ancestors it was a stout club and a warm cave (Stop it! They’re not euphemisms) that guaranteed a surge of affection. Over the ages other seduction aids have been deployed with great success, such as […]

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Blog, Date Guide, Love & Dating
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Does Your Heart Sing With Love?

There’s something quaint about the word “serenade“. It’s a bit Shakespearean, a bit Romeo and Juliet. These days however standing under your one true love’s bedroom window singing Up Where We Belong is more likely to have you arrested than get a kiss these days. But why has this been allowed to happen? Surely singing […]

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6 Couples who found love on eharmony

Hear from these 6 couples how eharmony changed their lives forever… Ruthie and Stu Ruthie and Stuart were both happy with their lives but felt like there was something missing. Little did they know that joining eharmony would lead them to meeting someone so close to home. Ruthie: “No one really interested me for the […]

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Blog, Meet our members, Success couple profiles, Using eHarmony
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Single? Save The Date!

Are you single and over the disappointing dates, endless swiping and search for someone to connect with on your level? Well, we just might be able to help… We are excited to announce that eHarmony LIVE is happening again! Mark your diaries, this exclusive singles evening is taking place on Thursday 31st of August, in a famed, quirky, inner- […]

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Dating, Using eHarmony
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10 Signs You’ve Found Your Soulmate

It’s a highly represented concept in today’s culture. We grow up with fairy-tale stories of finding ‘the one’ and living ‘happily ever after,’ and made to believe that once we find our ‘soulmate’ we’ll live the rest of our lives in eternal bliss. Well as someone who has done a lot of thinking and reading […]

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Blog, Love & Dating
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How To Tell He’s Just Not That Into You

It’s usually easy to tell whether a guy is into you or not, but in the world of online dating it can be a little trickier. Add to that the chemical make-up of women compared with men – i.e. women generally feel a strong sense of attachment when falling in love due to the extra […]

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State Against State: Blues Fans Outshine Maroons Supporters

A study of the profiles of eharmony members reveals that rugby league fans from NSW are more athletic, adventurous and physically confident than their rivals north of the border. While the Maroons tend to dominate the Blues on the field in State of Origin football, recent research shows that NSW supporters have more winning appeal. […]

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There’s a lot to love about kissing

Pucker up people. July is the month that hosts International Kissing Day. So, let’s pay a lip service to some of history’s great smooches. I’ll never forget my first romantic kiss. Few people do. It’s one of those significant signposts in life that signal one’s evolution. You can’t mistake your first proper kiss. There may […]

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Blog, Love & Dating
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Free Communication Weekend FAQ

Take advantage of our Free Communication Weekend this year. It runs during September 28 -October 3. This is a great opportunity to see if the eharmony process is right for you. Why should you get involved? Our Free Communication weekend gives you a chance to talk to your matches for free. In fact, some of our success couples […]

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Blog, Using eHarmony
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5 Ways To Spot Scams Online

As a proud supporter of the ACCC’s annual National Consumer Fraud Week campaign, eharmony is reminding users how to stay safe online by knowing how to identify and avoid scams. With this year’s focus on social media and dating and romance scams, we’ve collaborated with our Trust & Safety team and the ACCC to identify […]

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Advice, Blog, Date Guide, Safety tips, Trust & Safety
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Create The Ultimate Date With Mum This Mother’s Day

As the experts in love and relationships and with Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d lend a helping hand for those that need a creative kick-start for planning the perfect day for mum. And luckily, you don’t need to burn a hole in your wallet to put together a thoughtful and memorable […]

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Date Guide, Dating
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5 Pick Up Lines That Actually Work

Traditionally, pick-up lines are seen as sleazy and ineffective. But let’s face it – whether you’re online dating or out in the physical world, you need an icebreaker. And this doesn’t have to mean using a generic, clichéd question or joke to initiate conversation. A genuine, friendly opening line can go a long way, so here […]

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Can Long Distance Relationships Work?

The long distance relationship – or LDR – is a contentious issue in the dating world. People seem to be divided as to whether they are worth investing in. On one hand, the LDR can be like setting yourself up for frustration, pain and heartache. Why would you knowingly enter into a relationship that may […]

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Single And Dating? Here Are Our Top Tips To Make The Most Of The Easter Break!

Our research shows that long weekends are a prime time for dating, with many of us taking time off work to relax and reconnect. With the Easter long weekend fast approaching, we thought we’d share our top four tips for making the most of the break to meet that special someone. Let it go What […]

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The Secret Formula To Getting Dressed In Under A Minute

For a lot of us, getting dressed can be a serious chore. In fact, it can be a complete time-waster: did you know that on average, we could be spending a year of our lives deciding what to wear? It usually goes a little something like this: jump out of shower, stare blankly at wardrobe, […]

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Dating
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How to Get a Boyfriend: Strategies for Shy Women

Single and shy? Here are some strategies to help even the shyest of girls get boyfriends. (Hint: Use your friends. And always smile through the awkwardness.) Recruit Help Let your closest friends and trusted family members know that you’re looking to date. Be open to setups — at least you’ll be going on a date […]

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Can Age Gap Relationships Work?

When it comes to age gaps and love, can the two work together? One woman, Briony, shares her story… There are many ideals around love – mostly finding someone who is kind, makes you laugh and deeply cares for you. Oh and if he’s good looking, that’s a nice bonus. I’ve found all of that, […]

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Relationships
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Are You Sacrificing Yourself For The Sake Of A Relationship?

Relationships and self-esteem may seem like two completely unrelated things, but the fact is, the health of your relationships can clearly affect the state of your self-esteem. Relationships can colour the way how you see and perceive yourself and the reality around you. It’s not just your intimate relationships that do this, but relationships with […]

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What Does A “Good Man” Look Like?

A little bit of guidance and advice on love can go a long way, but when your Facebook feed becomes inundated with memes and pictures of a billion qualities that a ‘good man’ should have , it becomes all very overwhelming and confusing! Attracting the right man into your life isn’t about having a 10 […]

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Love & Dating
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How to Get Over Your Ex: Ten Basic Tips

If your relationship went kaput weeks ago and you’re stuck in that emotional post-breakup rut, here are ten reminders to help you move forward. Yes, they’re common sense and fairly simple — but not always so easy to follow. 1. Cry Denial doesn’t solve anything. If you need to cry it out, do so. Or maybe you […]

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Relationships
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The Body Language of Kissing- 13 Signs They Want To Kiss You Right Now

There’s nothing quite like those delicious moments before that first kiss. Waves of desire bounce invisibly between you as you inch ever so slightly closer. Your eyes lock, lips part, and your first kiss hangs in the air like an unspoken promise. Time stands still and everything else begins to fade away. At that moment, […]

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Dating
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Debunking the Biggest Myth of Dating Over 40

(Original article by Bobbi Palmer, Dating Coach) Dating can be a real pain in the butt, right? I know. I did it for about 30 years and I experienced all the hurt, confusion, frustration, hopelessness, boredom, and exhaustion that comes with it. So what’s the thing about dating that bothers you most? As a dating […]

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How to Spot a Good Man

So you’ve read his profile, and he seems like a great catch…but how can you be sure?  I’m sure you’ve heard that in order to find love, you should throw out your “checklist” – you know, that laundry list of items in the back of your mind that describe your ideal man. Maybe you’ve also heard […]

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Dating
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15 Great First Date Questions

There they sit—you could spot them a mile away. A man and woman face each other across a table at a downtown bistro, looking nervous and awkward. No doubt about it, they’re on their first date. How do we know it’s their first time out together? All the observable and obvious clues: They are nicely […]

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Your best date ever: 12 hours as a singleton on Valentine’s Day

Did you know almost a third of us haven’t received a Valentine’s Day card in 10 years. 10 years! It wasn’t always this way though. Once upon a time, February 14 was all about anonymously telling your crush how you felt, or better yet, speaking to them face to face! That was until this day of […]

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5 Online Dating Profile Mistakes Made by Women Over 40

Is your profile withering away online? Is it attracting the interest of couch potatoes, the chronically ill or the guys just looking for a little action? If so, you are likely making at least one of the mistakes commonly made by women over 40 who are using online dating as their new discos. (Really…where do […]

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What Exactly Is Compatibility?

How can you work out if two strangers would make a good couple? Perhaps you’ve played this game on the train or bus, or even tried to match-make single friends. Well, at eharmony we’ve gone one step (or should that be 18 steps?) further, with our dimensions of compatibility. By asking you a whole bunch of […]

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Dating, eH Unplugged, Relationships, Using eHarmony
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Sparks Flew! Hearts raced! – world’s first eHarmony Live event

Last week we hosted eHarmony’s first ever speed dating event. It wasn’t just any speed dating though as we set our digital algorithm loose into the wild to test it IRL. Nearly 40 Sydney singles descended on Riley Street Garage to meet the people that eHarmony had matched them with, 5 minutes at a time. […]

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Dating
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Christmas survival guide for singles

Christmas – a magical time of the year when you are showered in gifts, treated to endless banquets of festive food and… are surrounded by loved-up couples and irritating family members who take every opportunity to quiz you on your love life! Here’s our guide to surviving Christmas as a singleton.

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Holiday Dating Tips Guide

We’ve spent years studying what makes people happy in relationships but unlike your partner, you can’t choose your family. Which can make Christmas family get-togethers as scary as they can be joyous. Our families have the ability to press our buttons unlike any other people in our lives. We can revert into our child/teenage self […]

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Dating, Love & Dating
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New Year resolutions!

The end of the year is a natural time to reflect on how your year has been and what you’d like the following year to look like, and for some they are reminded of the things they don’t have. This can be exacerbated sometimes by well-meaning family and friends saying things like “why are you […]

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Dating, Love & Dating
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Share the Spark – Win a $1000 mystery date!

Win an amazing $1,000 mystery date including a fine dining experience. Everyone who enters receives a 14 day free trial at eHarmony, plus 10 runners up will receive a $100 Edible Blooms voucher! eHarmony wants you or a friend to feel the spark! Enter your details to enter yourself, or nominate a friend who deserves a great date. Enter at: http://www.sharethespark.com.au

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Love & Dating

6 reasons why you might not be getting a second date

Here’s a common scenario: you went on a first date and felt like you two really hit it off. You made each other laugh, had heaps in common, had good chat and talked about doing it again soon. And then… radio silence. So what happened?

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Love & Dating

Speed dating: does it work?

Speed dating is a popular way to meet lots of other singles in one night. But does it work? It can, if you follow these tips.

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Love & Dating

Ghosts not just for Halloween: majority of Aussies admit to ‘ghosting’ their dates

Ghosts are fun at Halloween, but our latest research into Aussie relationships shows that ‘ghosting’ is a major issue of modern dating – and it’s taking a toll on singles.

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Date Guide, Love & Dating

Decoding men: What he really means when he says…

Why do men seem to have this whole other language that we women just can’t quite understand? Australian dating blogger Renee Slansky schools us on ‘manslation’ by decoding the common things men say and what they really men.

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Love & Dating

You’re invited: eHarmony LIVE speed dating event

Attention Sydneysiders! Are you sick of dating the wrong people? Then join us for an exclusive night of speed dating with a twist on Tuesday, 29 November as we put our matching system to the test for the first time ever!

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Love & Dating
Don't fall for the players

6 signs he’s a player, not a keeper

If players walked around with neon signs above their heads, there would be less heartache in the world. Until that happens, here’s how to tell the keepers from the players.

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Love & Dating
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The five biggest online dating profile mistakes, according to a professional profile writer

We asked a professional online dating profile writer for her tips on how to avoid the five biggest online dating profile mistakes.

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Love & Dating
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Little Acts Of Romance Happy Couples Do For Each Other

In celebration of Romance Awareness Month, we asked eHarmony couples to share their tips for keeping the romance alive.

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Love & Dating
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Want A Date? Better Get Active!

The Olympics might be on hiatus until 2020, but seeing the best athletes from all over the world compete for gold in Rio inspired our team of researchers to look at the impact that sports has on attractiveness in the dating arena. The results might surprise you!

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Love & Dating
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Australia’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Spice up your next date with this collection of the country’s most romantic restaurants!

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Date Guide, Love & Dating
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Why We’re Failing At Romance

Psychologist and relationship expert Jacqui Manning explains why our idea of romance is skewed and how we can fix it.

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Love & Dating
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Romance In The Modern World – Am I doing It Right?

We live in a world of bigger, better, faster, more and often think this is the right way to do romance and create long lasting love – but is it?

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Love & Dating

7 couples share their tips for keeping the romance alive

We know our success couples are the experts when it comes to romance, so to celebrate Romance Awareness Month we asked for their best advice for keeping the romance alive.

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eHarmony 31-Day Romance Challenge

Can you be romantic for a whole month?

August is Romance Awareness Month and we’ve created a free 31-Day Romance Challenge to dial up the romance in your relationship and bring you and your partner closer together. Get started today and tell us the difference it makes to your relationship!

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Love & Dating
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Low Key Date Night Locations

With a great match comes great date expectation. We’ve once again sought advice from the food gurus at Zomato, the largest food discovery platform in the world to let us know where you can beat the date heat.

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10 Most Epic On Screen Kisses Of All Time

The most epic, spine-shivering and romantic kisses of all time!

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Love & Dating
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The Science Behind Kissing

A kiss is not just a kiss. A kiss can be a hello or a goodbye, a symbol of parental love and affection, a gesture that soothes and reassures, or a passionate expression of love and desire. But why do we kiss and what does it reveal about our relationship? A kissing expert explains.

But why do we kiss and what does it really reveal about our partner and the state of our relationship? Katia Loisel, Body Language and Kissing Expert explains.

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Love & Dating
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What’s The Secret To A Healthy Relationship? It’s All In The Kiss.

What’s the secret to a healthy relationship? A daily dose passionate kissing is the ultimate relationship and attraction booster, explains a kissing expert.

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Love & Dating
How to improve your kissing skills

How to improve your kissing skills

A kiss can stop time, make you fall in love and quite literally touch your heart and soul. But what makes a kiss unforgettable? Body Language and Kissing Expert Katia Loisel explains.

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Love & Dating
Australian kissing habits revealed

Australian kissing habits revealed

What makes someone a good kisser? Should you give a date a second chance if the first kiss was bad? How often do couples really kiss? We surveyed over 1,000 Australians on their kissing habits and create this infographic to illustrate the results.

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5 Great Reasons To Try eHarmony

Wondering if eHarmony is right for you? Here are 5 great reasons to give it a go!

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Using eHarmony
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What the federal election can teach us about dating

What lessons can we take from the election and apply to our dating lives?

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Love & Dating

eHarmony member spotlight: Belinda Reid

Former Farmer Wants a Wife contestant Belinda Reid turns to eHarmony to continue her dating journey!

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Dating, Meet our members, Single

QUIZ: Are you a good kisser?

Find out if your technique is up to scratch!

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Love & Dating
Avoid first date jitters with a coffee date

Where to take your date for the first time

You’ve found your perfect match now all you need is the ideal first date location. We’ve enlisted in the help of the world’s leading restaurant search and discovery app, Zomato, to guide you through first date bliss.

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Date Guide

Are you an eHarmony success story? Looking to propose soon?

Met your partner on eHarmony and planning to propose soon? We’d love to help make your engagement awesome!

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Love & Dating

10 signs you secretly love someone

You might not have said “I love you” yet, but these signs point to you being in this… deep.

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Love & Dating

The one thing a therapist thinks is missing from your relationship

We asked the experts from around the world for their advice, and here it is for you (for free!)

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Love & Dating

5 dangers of an on-off relationship

Caught in an on-off relationship? Dating and relationship blogger Renee Slansky explains the telltale signs and dangers

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Love & Dating

eHarmony member spotlight: Stacy Santoso

Meet our newest member Stacy, a Sydney-based food and lifestyle blogger at ‘The girls who ate the world’

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Meet our members, Single

7 things to do in between dates

Online dating blogger Miss Wooable shares her favourite activities for when things go quiet on the dating front

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Love & Dating

The truth about your fights

If you’re already squabbling and you’ve only been dating for a few months, relax! It might even be a good thing

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Love & Dating

6 mistakes even smart daters make

You’ve been dating a while and just not clicking with people like you’d hoped. Could you be doing something wrong?

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Dating, Love & Dating

How do you know if you’re in the right relationship?

When life isn’t a Hollywood movie, how can you tell if your leading man is fit for the job?

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Love & Dating

8 ways to have a great love life post kids

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we asked new and veteran mums how they work at having a great love life after kids. Turns out it’s is all about the little things.

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Love & Dating

9 Signs Your Dating Profile Needs Some Work

You want to give yourself the best chance at finding love. That means avoiding the following at all costs…

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Love & Dating

eHarmony partners with local creatives for Vivid Sydney

eHarmony is excited to announce that we are partnering with Vaupel Design for an exciting creative project as part of VIVID 2016.

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15 things dogs can teach you about love

Dogs give and receive love in a way that can teach their human counterparts plenty.

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Dating, Love & Dating
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7 Signs You’re Falling In Love

And other surprising things your body does when you fall in love.

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Dating, Love & Dating, Relationships
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5 Steps To Dealing With Ghosting

Why it happens and how to prevent your date from just disappearing…

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Dear Mel… Can you still find love in your senior years?

eHarmony’s Dating and Relationship Expert, Melanie Schilling, answers a reader’s question about finding love later in life and the importance of creating a positive dating mindset.

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Dating, Love & Dating
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10 Essential Dating Tips

If you’re trying to up the ante in the love stakes, don’t think you have to go to drastic measures to meet someone. Here are 10 free and simple ways to increase your chances of finding love.

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Date Guide, Dating
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Your Cover Photo – How To Make The Best First Impression

Find out how to make a lasting first impression with your brand-new, personalised cover photo.

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Using eHarmony
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How to deal with commitment issues

For some people dating is a bit more complicated than just finding someone they connect with. To really build a lasting relationship they have to overcome a fear of commitment – a fear you may not even be aware that you have.

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5 Signs you’re ready to date again

It’s hard to get over a broken heart but time is a great healer. Here are five signs that show you are ready to start dating again.

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Sign Up Today And Get 6 Months Free!

When you purchase a six-month subscription from August 31- September 5 you’ll receive an additional six months free! Take advantage of this special offer while enjoying these benefits of an eharmony subscription. Here are 6 great reasons to consider subscribing to eharmony: Communicate with your matches While a free membership allows you to receive compatible matches, […]

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