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.

The secret to stopping negative thoughts

Are you your own biggest critic? Here, a couple of expert techniques that will help you to stop negative thoughts before they sabotage you (and your love life). “I’m not good enough.” “He/she won’t like me.” “I’ve been hurt before. Will it happen again?” “How do I know I’m even lovable?” “I can’t do this.” […]

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Sharon Draper- eharmony’s psychologist, dating and relationship expert

We’re excited to announce our collaboration with psychologist and relationship expert Sharon Draper. Originally from South Africa, Sharon is a highly-credentialed psychologist with 10 years’ experience. During this time, she’s helped countless people navigate the, often stressful, journey of looking for a partner. Based in Sydney, Sharon uses multiple therapies to help people learn to […]

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A walk in the park

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Twenty-seven-year old Sam Wade works as an account manager/tour guide for a company that organises adventure travel experiences for school students. […]

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Are you addicted to love … or social media?

Think it’s acceptable to tag a friend on Instagram during a date? Think again. There are lots of things you can learn about your date from their social media. And while no-one is disputing it’s a very handy crib sheet for a first date – and let’s face it, any date is a test of […]

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A dating guide for shy guys

If you are a shy bloke, meeting people online may seem like an ideal dating solution. You don’t have to summon up the nerve to walk up to a perfect stranger. You can carefully construct your profile to present yourself in the best possible light. When you do connect with someone, you can think up […]

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Why a date at the beach worked a treat

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Cooke is a 52-year-old editor working in the content sector. She is divorced, and the mother of two teenagers and two […]

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Wear something tried and tested on a first date

It’s tempting to buy something new for a first date, but wearing something you know works well means you’ll have one less thing to worry about. So, you’ve got a hot first date coming up. Naturally, you’re thinking about a new outfit, new shoes, maybe even new underwear… but hold on a second, let’s not […]

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The Aussie love economy

When The Beatles had a hit with “Can’t Buy Me Love” back in the 60s, they weren’t to know the song would make a perfect anthem for singles today. People looking for a great relationship are spending up big on dates, not just in terms of money but in time too. For many though, the […]

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How to build your resilience in the dating world

No-one said that the dating process was easy. Sometimes you have a great run. Then a series of bad dates. Staying emotionally resilient throughout is key to navigating the world of dating. You’ve probably heard about emotional resilience and how being resilient can be beneficial to your mental health. Well, in the dating world, you […]

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Meeting the man who could be your next best mate

In our Dating Diaries, real people talk about real dates … what went right, what went wrong, what they learnt from the experience. And the biggest question of all: was there a second date? Cassandra Jones, 35, is a marketing executive who used to hate dating but now loves the chance to meet new people. Who […]

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How to turn a bad kiss into a great one

There are many types of bad kissers. The overzealous teeth-gnasher. The sloppy face smoocher. The darting tongue bandit. Bad breath, wrong atmosphere, stiff body language … it’s a miracle there’s such a thing as a good kiss. In her book The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us, Sheril Kirshenbaum notes that 59 per […]

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Orbiting – the new dating phenomenon you need to know about

It’s the latest dating trend breaking the internet and a story that is sadly all too familiar for today’s average online dater. You know the one – you meet online, have a few amazing dates, and next thing you know they have stopped responding to your messages and calls with no explanation at all. Meanwhile […]

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Dating expectations

You know what they say about expectations… if you don’t have any you won’t be disappointed. It is as true for dating as any other activity. But really, there should be a few standard expectations, for both parties. Common courtesy, essentially. If you agree to meet someone, turn up on time, make sure you are well-groomed […]

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Commitment myth

So, my boss at eharmony said, “Can you write an article about why some men find it hard to commit?” And I said, “Maybe, I’m not sure. Do I have to? I’m not ready for that kind of effort yet. Why are you so needy?” OK, I didn’t say that, but I wish I had […]

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Multicultural compatibility

It had never occurred to me that the dating scene in Australia could appear peculiar to people from other cultures. Then I came across a guide on dating designed for international students. Who knew you needed a guide? I thought it was pretty straight forward. You arrange to meet, have a few laughs and … […]

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2018 Scams Awareness Week

Eharmony is a proud partner of Scams Awareness Week – an annual initiative by the ACCC to raise awareness of and prevent online scams in Australia. This year the focus is on threat-based impersonation scams with the slogan ‘Stop and check: is this for real?’ In these scams, scammers pretend to be from a government […]

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The evolution of the eharmony logo

Eharmony has come a long way as a company and as a brand. Using new data and research to keep its matching algorithm and technology on the cutting edge, our teams have been committed to evolving the service right from its humble beginnings seventeen years ago as one of the first online dating services to […]

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3 Steps to build your dating confidence

The dating world can be a daunting place, with many of us suffering from low self-confidence and being held back by our fears. Whether you’ve had bad dating experiences in the past, suffer from low self-esteem or have a fear of rejection, just remember that you’re not alone in feeling insecure about dating and that […]

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How to be committed to love & dating

The dating scene is ever so changing with so many options of dating platforms to choose from. Where do we start? Online dating? Mobile apps? Speed dating? Match making? The possibility of meeting someone is endless that it is just easier to stay at home alone! Watching our favourite movie in our PJs whilst eating […]

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Pour choice

Meeting someone for the first time? Waiter! It’s your first date. You’re a bundle of nerves. Will we hit it off? What will we talk about? Who’s going to pay? To help you relax, order yourself a stiff drink – then comfort yourself with the knowledge that that’s what most singles do too. eharmony has […]

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Oscars prove to be dating gold

March is Oscars time, meaning everyone’s talking movies. It presents a perfect opportunity to organise a date. Going to see a film has always been a popular dating activity, and talking about your favourite movies is a great way to break the ice with someone you are interested in. But in the world of romance […]

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3 Tips to make dating fun

Do you avoid dating simply because you’re afraid of catfishing or ghosting? Some of us may see dating as a chore or believe that there are too many commitment-phobes out there. We can choose to see dating differently. The secret to making dating fun is that it is actually fun! As Mahatma Gandhi says, “You […]

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8 Things we love about the eharmony app

While many of our users still love the website version, the eharmony team is constantly updating the app with new features, matching the seamless experience that other dating apps offer while still providing eharmony’s unique advantage of compatibility matching. Available on iOS and Android, here are 8 things we love about the eharmony app: Convenience […]

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Does your date tick all your boxes?

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, our new research reveals that Aussie singles are a very picky bunch and could be sabotaging their chances of finding love, by dismissing potential partners based on superficial checklists. The survey of over 1,000 Australians reveals age, height, body type, whether they have good teeth and even how often they mention […]

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5 Ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day as a single

It’s that time of the year again, where all the couples come out of hiding to parade their love for one another in way of inconveniently sized teddy bears and overpriced flowers. Whilst you may be conflicted with both loving and hating Valentine’s Day, your relationship status shouldn’t hold you back from still being able […]

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6 Unique tips for writing the perfect profile

Self-promotion is one of the most difficult forms of writing there is, and dating profiles are no exception. But there are a few tips and tricks you may not have come across before that can help: Decide the story you want to tell Believe it or not, your profile actually tells a story to your […]

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Love is the answer

Why is it hard to find love? The question should be, why is it we find it hard to self-love? We seek great pleasure in comfort food, alcohol and that ‘special someone’ to feel good about ourselves. Sounds like an addiction, right? It sure is…That love buzz distracts us from what we really want. Love. We […]

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Personality vs Looks

I’ve got a friend who is blessed with a keen intelligence but by his own admission would never win a beauty contest. In the pre-online dating world his romantic life had its limitations, because he was always judged on his looks first. His opportunities to deploy his wit and wisdom in the game of seduction […]

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7 Signs you’re dating a player

Life’s too short to be dating players. If you’re serious about meeting someone special, look out for these red flags so that you end up with a catch and not a broken heart! They say one thing and do another Actions really do speak louder than words. If someone is genuinely interested in getting to […]

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5 Confidence tips to attract new love in 2018

The start of a new year is always an exciting time to set yourself up for a new focus. And if finding a soulmate and compatible relationship is on your radar, then now is the time to start doing the groundwork. It’s no secret that our past experiences of being ghosted, catfished or dating someone […]

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New year, fresh approach

BEAR with me while I offer up a fishing analogy. The best anglers, the ones who catch the most fish consistently, have several things in common: some knowledge of their quarry, energetic application to the task and a willingness to change tactics if a bait or location isn’t producing the results they are after. It […]

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Dating, Using eHarmony

Last minute Christmas gift guide

Whether you’re single, dating or paired up, we’re here to help with our top picks for Christmas gifts from the heart, in our last minute gift guide special. For mum Mums love sentimental gifts, so anything that captures memories like photo albums or even personalised jewellery are a great gift idea. Stores like Officeworks and […]

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Why Christmas is a splendid time to find love

There’s a good reason the film Love Actually is trotted out every year at Christmas so we can all watch it for the 15th time. It’s not because the film is set in the lead up to Christmas … there are hundreds of perfectly sweet movies that fit that criterion. No, the reason we all […]

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3 Easy ways to get your groove back instantly

Times have changed. We’re overworked, we’re stressed, we’re stressed in our relationships or not having one! We even struggle to get 8 hours of sleep and spend less time doing the things we love. We lose ourselves in this fast-paced and demanding world. How do we even find the time to read this blog and […]

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The surprising influence of hobbies and crafts in dating profiles

Here’s some things you might not know about knitting. A man called Bill Lee invented a knitting machine in 1589, turning what to that point had been a thriving cottage industry stretching back centuries into a mere hobby. It nevertheless flourished as a pastime, so much so that a book was published in 1611 containing […]

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How your movie preferences can help you find love

Movies and love go hand in hand … literally. From the moment cinemas started showing silent flicks at the turn of last century, people realised their potential for aiding and abetting romance. In the darkened cocoon of the movie theatre couples not yet wed could stoke their ardour with a surreptitious holding of hands, the […]

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A simple guide to writing your profile sections

If you’re like most people, you’ll find writing about yourself really hard! And that becomes particularly evident when faced with the task of writing responses for your eharmony profile. Our user data analysis revealed that people who fill out all of their profile sections are more successful than members who leave them blank. So, our […]

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The Algorithm method

Match-making is not a new phenomenon. It has been going on ever since humans realised that teaming up with someone they like would make running the cave a whole lot easier. The process of selection is largely unchanged too: you gather information about a prospective partner, as do they, and if there’s a high level […]

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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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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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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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Sign up today and get 3 months FREE!

When you purchase a 3-month subscription from August 23- August 29 2018 and apply JOIN3AU promo code, you’ll receive an additional 3 months free! Take advantage of this special offer, while enjoying all the benefits of an eharmony subscription. Here are 6 great reasons to consider subscribing to eharmony: Communicate with your matches While a free […]

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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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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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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 Stu 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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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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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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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 is 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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Free Communication Week FAQ

Take advantage of our Free Communication Week this year, this is a great opportunity to see if the eharmony process is right for you. It runs from April 24th- April 30th 2018. Why should you get involved?  Our Free Communication Week gives you a chance to talk to your matches for free. In fact, some of […]

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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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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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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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Dating, Safe Dating Tips

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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Top tips to make the most of the Easter break this year

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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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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Love yourself first

Healthy relationships flourish when both parties have robust self-esteem. Unfortunately, some people endure a relationship that gives their self-esteem a battering. You can end up feeling bad about yourself and constantly questioning your self-worth. In the worst cases, your relationships with not only your partner but family and friends can be affected, as you become […]

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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

How to get over your ex

If you 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 need to head to the gym […]

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The body language of kissing

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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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?  You have probably 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 […]

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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 makes two people compatible

I remember when I first got with my ex and thinking how great we were together. We had good chemistry, plenty of similar interests and a shared sense of humour, yet it wasn’t enough to keep us together. I won’t go into all the reasons but looking back with the understanding I have now, there […]

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Dating, Using eHarmony

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 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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New Year’s 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

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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Decoding men: What he says Vs. what he really means

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

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

5 Biggest online dating profile mistakes

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

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

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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Australia’s most romantic restaurants

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

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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

Romance in the modern world

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

How 7 eharmony couples keep 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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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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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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Date Guide

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

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

What is 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

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

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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Love & Dating

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

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

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

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 are 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

Anxiety and dating

Could anxiety be sabotaging your chances of finding love?

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Dating, Love & Dating

Conquer your online dating fears

The hard part of online dating is deciding what you want in a relationship. The rest is simple.

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Dating, Start with you

7 Mindful dating practices

We often talk about incorporating mindfulness into our day-to-day lives, but have you considered applying it to your dating life? Online dating blogger Miss Wooable shares her top tips for mindful dating and keeping a positive mindset.

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Dating, Start with you

Why SPOOKY is the new SEXY

The science behind why we love being scared

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Dating, Love & Dating

Compatibility – it’s not what you think it is

Grant Langston, eHarmony’s Vice President, Brand Marketing explains the true meaning of compatibility and its common misconceptions.

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Dating, Love & Dating, Using eHarmony

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

Are you dating a commitment-phobe?

Worried your date has a genuine fear of commitment? eHarmony Dating and Relationship expert Melanie Schilling explains the causes and how to handle someone with commitment phobia.

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Dating, Relationships

10 Things to never write in your dating profile

Maybe you’ve decided to finally give online dating a try, or perhaps you’re just wondering why your matches aren’t responding to your profile. There are a few profile-writing strategies to optimise the likelihood of interest from potential matches.

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Start with you, Using eHarmony

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

15 Positive signs you’re exclusive

So you’ve been dating one special person for a few months now, but haven’t had the courage to have “the talk” about exclusivity. While some people make their intentions known and agree to becoming exclusive at a certain point, others go with the flow with the hope that they’ll become his or her one and only, even before becoming Facebook official.

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Blog, Date Guide

5 Steps to dealing with ghosting

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

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Date Guide, Dating

Do you need ‘the spark’ for a relationship to work?

In her latest post, Harriet Farkash explores the mystery of ‘the spark’. What is it? Do you need to instantly feel it or can it grow throughout a relationship? With the help of eHarmony Psychologist and Dating Expert, Melanie Schilling, Harriet investigates the spark phenomenon.

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Blog, Date Guide

6 Signs he’s a keeper

There are some basic behaviours that any good man should engage in to keep you. Take a look at the list below by Dr Seth Meyers, clinical psychologist and author of Dr. Seth’s Love Prescription: Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find The Love You Deserve and see if any bells (or sonic booms) go off for you!

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Blog, Relationships

Online dating rules: tips for success in the digital age

Today, blogger and eHarmony success story Anastasia Amour talks about dating and relationship rules redefined for the digital age. Social media has allowed us to connect with people in a whole new way, but has also brought with it a lot of questions and potential issues when it comes to the early stages of a relationship. Is Facebook stalking okay? When should you make your relationship ‘Facebook-official’? Anastasia answers all in these six social media do’s and don’ts!

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Date Guide, Dating

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

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

4 Tips for introvert- extrovert relationships

With personalities so different, introverts and extroverts may sometimes feel that they’re worlds apart from each other. But what happens when an introvert and extrovert fall in love?

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Blog, Love & Dating

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

Mistakes to avoid when compiling your online dating profile

Your profile is the first impression a match gets of you so it’s important that you get it just right, but there are common mistakes people make.

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Using eHarmony

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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Start with you

Love vs Lust

Heart pumping, cheeks flushed, pupils dilated and knees shaking – if this is how your date makes you feel it would be easy to think you are falling in love, or is it lust?

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Start with you

From dating to commitment

Emotional honesty is essential for a healthy relationship to develop so it is important that you learn to say if things are moving too quickly for you.

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Dating

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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Dating, Love & Dating

What men think

Few things are as frustrating as hitting it off with a great guy and then never hearing from him again. Christian Carter reveals the real reasons why he didn’t follow up with you…and the simple shift that spells big changes in how a man responds to you.

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Dating