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Go with your gut.

7 unavoidable questions to ask your partner before it’s too late

You will never get to know your partner perfectly — but there are some basic things you probably should know before establishing a life with someone.
Miami-based matchmaker Claudia Duran.

A day in the life of a Miami matchmaker, who charges $15,000 for 6 months and takes meetings at a private beach club

Miami-based matchmaker Claudia Duran shares photos of a typical day in her life, which involves meditation, meeting with clients, and relaxing on their yachts.
Dating is hard in your 30s, especially when you're living at home with your parents.

8 people share hilarious stories about their dating lives as 30-somethings living with their parents

Dating in your 30s can be hard enough — nevermind when you live with your parents. The keys to maintaining a love life while living with your parents are communication and boundaries. Here, eight people living at home share hilarious stories about their dating lives.

A matchmaker says the right sentence at the wrong time can put the kibosh on a budding romance

One of the most common dating mistakes that matchmaker Claudia Duran sees is telling someone you're looking for a serious commitment the second you meet them. It's a huge turnoff, Duran says.

Here’s our first look at Facebook’s dating feature, now being tested by its employees

Facebook wants to get into the dating game. We just got a look at the Facebook feature that could challenge Tinder's dating app dominance.
How do you split chores?

8 signs you’re in a strong relationship — even if it doesn’t feel like it

Signs your relationship is on solid footing include the fact that you and your partner split chores evenly and that you have a similar sense of humor.
Enough with the games, says Claudia Duran, pictured.

I asked a matchmaker about the 3 biggest mistakes people make when dating — and you’re probably guilty of at least one

The biggest mistakes people make when dating include texting instead of talking and playing games instead of being upfront with their feelings. That's according to Claudia Duran, a matchmaker to Miami's affluent singles.
Dating apps make us think there are infinite fish in the sea.

Relationship experts agree that dating apps can be useful — but not necessarily for finding love

Dating apps aren't so helpful if you're looking for a serious relationship, says Miami-based matchmaker Claudia Duran. Instead, they give you an ego boost and allow you to hide behind a screen. Other experts disagree.
TGI Fridays was for singles who were ready to mingle.

When TGI Fridays opened, it was such a huge singles scene that cops had to close the streets nearby

TGI Fridays started out as a place for young singles to meet when it opened on New York City's Upper East Side in 1965. The fact that women could venture out unaccompanied and find men to date was unprecedented.
Dating can be hard — even when people are honest about what they want.

A matchmaker says one of the best things you can do for a relationship takes almost no time — but a lot of courage

A successful relationship requires vulnerability, especially in the early stages. That means working up the nerve to tell someone you like them, says Miami-based matchmaker Claudia Duran.