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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.
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky's first date turned into a double date with her parents.

Inside the relationship of former ‘bad boy’ pro golfer Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky, who used to eat breakfast and dinner with her h...

Dustin Johnson, a professional golfer with the PGA, and Paulina Gretzky's relationship kicked off when her famous dad Wayne Gretzky introduced them.
The author, Kristie Kam, as a toddler.

7 reasons the way my parents raised me just won’t work for my kids

Living in Hong Kong, my parents followed a Chinese style of parenting, which tends to emphasize control and obedience. After moving to New York at 15, I realized that the parenting style practiced by my parents limited self-expression and creativity. Here's how I plan to raise my kids differently.
Take your hands off your face.

7 awkward situations people didn’t have to worry about 30 years ago

Awkward moments are a given if you're a human being who works, dates, and has friends. But some of the most awkward situations possible have to do with digital technology and would have been unimaginable to previous generations.

Here are 13 signs your friendship with someone is toxic

If someone you know is behaving in a lot of these ways, you don't want that so-called 'friend' in your life. Toxic people are always competing with you, are obsessive, and tell bare-faced lies.

I asked two relationship experts how to keep young kids from eroding your marriage

Marriage is hard — but it typically gets even harder after you have kids. Marriage therapists Hal Runkel and Rachel Sussman shared their best strategies for new parents to stay close with their spouse.

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.
Saying "thanks" can be surprisingly helpful for you and your relationships.

Thank-you notes aren’t a relic of the past — research suggests even a quick email of thanks can pay off in spades

According to new research, we shy away from writing thank-you notes because we believe they won't be received as positively as they actually are.
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.