Posts by Ian Prior

International Multimedia Editorial Manager, eharmony London

gaslighting

Gaslighting: what it means, how to recognise it and how to make it stop

Do conversations with your partner make you question your own sanity or perception of reality? Do you often find yourself apologising or making excuses for them? You may be experiencing gaslighting David and Jane have been partners for three years and live together. Both have good jobs and recently they set up a joint bank […]

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Relationship advice
right questions

So what are the right questions to ask on a first date?

The quickest way to end a first date? How about asking your potential partner about Brexit. It might seem like a sure-fire passion-killer, but in a new study commissioned by eharmony, behavioural psychologists have named it one of the top five questions to ask on a first date. Dr Eric Robinson and Dr Michelle Tornquist […]

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Dating
Mother's Day

Mother’s Day: do men go for women who remind them of their mums?

New research from eharmony suggests that 64% of men choose partners who share significant personality traits and values with their mother, even if few of them would openly admit to it It might, on the face of it, be the least sexy concept in the history of straight relationships. Nonetheless, a staggering two thirds of […]

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Dating
broken heart

10 steps to mend a broken heart

I beg of you don’t say goodbye  Can’t we give our love another try?  Come on, baby, let’s start anew  ‘Cause breaking up is hard to do…  Neil Sedaka may have been guilty of understatement. Breaking up is not just hard to do; it can be a life trauma on a par with the death […]

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Relationship advice
free date ideas, free dates

Free dates: 20 ideas you might actually consider

Broke again? Or just sick of shelling out eye-watering sums at distincly average restaurants in pursuit of love. Successful dating needs imagination and what better way to demonstrate it than coming up with dates that cost nothing? To get you started here’s eharmony’s best ideas for free dating  1. Head for the hills. Or woods […]

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Dating