Sara Eckel

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Girl Talk: Why Valentine’s Day Gets To Us, Even Though We Know It’s Pointless

We all know that Valentine’s Day is a contrivance of greeting card companies and florists. We all know that even those who have nice relationships aren’t really enjoying February 14th, as there is nothing particularly romantic about eating overpriced heart-shaped ravioli in a restaurant full of unhappy couples on the coldest night of the year.

By: Sara Eckel / February 14, 2014

3 Things You Don’t Need To Fix About Yourself To Find Love (From Someone Who Tried)

When I was in my early 30s, I started examining the data: Many years of unrequited crushes, mediocre dates and jittery mini-relationships that started off great but soured fast. I just seemed to suck at love.

I figured it must be me—after all, plenty of other women managed to find guys who they…

By: Sara Eckel / January 17, 2014