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Sep 19, 2017 0

Expert Relationship Advice: The Stages of Soulmates

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher Project Soulmate

We all want to believe in love at first sight and the fairytale ending, but that’s not always the case. Relationships and love can grow and change with time. From your first hello to saying “I do,” here are four stages you will go through to establish if the person you’re dating is your soulmate.
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Aug 21, 2017 0

Dating Advice: When To Say I Love You?

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

One of the biggest and perhaps scariest questions that arise when you begin to date someone new is determining when to say those three big words, “I love you.” But how do you know when it’s the right time to say it? Here are the key pieces of dating advice to keep in mind before putting your heart on the line.

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Jun 12, 2017 0

Dating Advice: Can An Open Relationship Ever Work?

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writers Elizabeth Hamilton and Julia Presten

Relationships, platonic and otherwise, provide us with something important and needed: love. The affection, care and intimacy that love gives is a beautiful part of life. But what happens when one partner wants to start seeing other people? Open relationships can be extremely difficult to handle and can ruin a perfectly good relationship if you’re not careful. Check out NYC’s top matchmakers and relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jenn Zucher’s dating advice on whether or not an open relationship is a good idea for you.

Dating advice on whether you should consider an open relationship.

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Apr 11, 2017 0

Relationship Advice: What To Do If Your Partner’s Family Doesn’t Like You

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writers Elizabeth Hamilton and Alexandra Ciuffo

We’ve all been there: you’re dating the man or woman of your dreams and then all of a sudden they suggest meeting their parents. *gasp* This can either go really well or be something of a disaster. When a loved one’s parents don’t like you dating their son or daughter, well, it can bring a lot of stressful elements into your relationship. Here is some relationship advice from VIP Matchmakers from Project Soulmate on getting through tough times with your “in-laws” – and how you can come out from it even stronger than before!

Relationship Advice That Will Help You Deal With Difficult Parents

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Mar 24, 2017 0

Relationship Advice: From Cheater to Keeper – How to Make Amends

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Hana Gilbert

Cheater – someone who is in a committed relationship and breaks the trust of his or her partner by physically or emotionally involving themselves with another person. We’ve all been there, either in the form of the cheater, or as the cheated. The cheater is generally remorseful, claiming they “made a mistake” and “are willing to go the extra mile to mend what’s broken.” The cheated generally experiences emotional chaos as they decide between swallowing the heartbreak and moving forward, or letting the heartbreak crumble the relationship. Studies have shown that over 50 percent of men and women alike admit to being unfaithful at least once. With this statistic being so high, cheating has become a commonality, or an expectation, for most relationships. Some couples have the maturity to overcome infidelity scandals through in-house methods. However, most of us are guilty of spilling our heartbreak to any and all individuals with ears and time. Here’s where the majority of the problem lie; everyone has their own opinion regarding how to handle a cheater. Most relationship advice includes conducting a dramatic breakup, followed by an overt exit, and finalized by the removal all social media posts hinting at the existence of any form of a relationship. Realizing that at time colleagues, friends, family members, and even complete strangers are quick to give their relationship advice and dating tips before taking into account your thoughts and feelings. Professional matchmakers and relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher, founders of Bravo TV’s Love Brokers and Project Soulmate, are here to provide an outside perspective on the situation, giving you three scenarios that will hopefully allow you to decipher between a cheater and a keeper.

Relationship Advice On Handling Cheating Scandals

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Feb 16, 2017 0

Relationship Advice: How to Handle Your Significant Other’s Family

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Hana Gilbert

So there’s a new someone in your life. They’re the bee’s knees, the cat’s meow, the best thing since sliced bread. You’re so head-over-heels in love with your new partner. You two have gone through almost everything as a couple- the laughs, the tears, the fights. Unfortunately, you have yet to cross off one of the leading causes of breakups: the family. You decide it’s time to mention the forbidden four word phrase, “Mom, I’ve met someone.” You set the day, time, and place for the big reveal. You eat, talk, laugh; all seems to be going well. After several attempts to reunite are turned down due to “last minute obligations,” you begin to question your confidence regarding your family’s approval. So what do you do? Potentially hinder the future of your relationship by molding yourself into the ideal candidate the family wants? Or risk furthering the divide between you, your significant other, and your significant other’s family by remaining true to who you are, making uncomfortable family outings few and far between? Relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher share insightful relationship advice on how to maintain a steady, healthy relationship with the family by understanding and accepting the situation and remaining yourself within your relationship. If you think your significant other’s family aren’t fond of you (or vice versa), take heed of the following dating tips and avoid relationship problems.

Relationship Advice on How to Handle Your Significant Other’s Family

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Jan 12, 2017 0

Celebrity Breakovers: Kardashian Breakups That Have Broken Necks & Other Helpful Relationship Advice

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Hana Gilbert

As healthier lifestyles have become a steady trend across the nation, the next generation grows more comfortable bringing health and fitness into their relationships. The latest craze that is catching fire is the breakover. What on earth is a breakover you may ask? Well, a breakover, otherwise known as the “revenge body,” is a complete reinvention of oneself. By changing one’s image through the transformation of mind and body as they shed both the pounds and people holding them back. If there was an award ceremony for Hollywood breakovers, spots one, two, and three belong to, yep, you guessed it, Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian. Not only did their breakovers that focus on being fit, but also on staying fabulous, and falling back in love. In other words, the Kardashian sisters turned their breakups into breakovers and started breaking necks. Here’s some relationship advice that can help you achieve your own breakover.

Relationship Advice That Will Encourage You To Turn Breakups into Breakovers!

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Nov 10, 2016 0

Relationship Advice: What Your Type Says About You

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Holly Kiffer

Are you constantly striving for the tall, dark, and handsome guy? Or are you the type who goes for the cute guy you met at the bar, but after one night he never responds to your texts? Also known as the “douchebag boy.” Or is your type the genuine nice guy? With the following relationship advice, we will reveal what your type says about you, and provide dating tips on how you can improve your love life.

Relationship Advice That Will Teach You About Your “Type”

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Oct 6, 2016 0

Relationship Advice on What Not to Do: Bad Dating Advice from Romantic Comedies

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Holly Kiffer

Who doesn’t love a great romantic comedy? They’re perfect for date night or spending quality time with your girls and a bottle of wine. Though the plot lines can be entertaining, romantic comedies are unrealistic and offer poor relationship advice. However there are a few dating tips you can learn from romantic comedies about what not to do, according to relationship experts.

Relationship Advice That Goes Against Romantic Comedies

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Sep 1, 2016 0

Relationship Advice: NYC Matchmaker Tips On How to Deal with Jealousy

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Holly Kiffer

We all get jealous from time to time, it’s part of being human. However, how can one overcome it and not let it ruin their relationship? Our relationship experts from NYC matchmakers have come up with three key pieces of relationship advice that will help you overcome your jealousy, and prevent it from ruining your relationship or date night.

Relationship Advice To Help You Deal With Jealousy

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Jul 28, 2016 0

Relationship Advice: From Website to First Sight

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Erin Infelice

Dating in today’s world is complicated since most people choose to make the first move from behind cellphone screens. With dating apps and social media sites that offer personal messaging options, you can reach anyone at any time. But when it comes time to finally meet the man from behind the screen, it can get scary really fast. How can you be so sure that he isn’t faking it? As relationship experts, we understand that this is a nerve-wracking situation, but don’t be too afraid because you might just miss out on a great catch! Follow our relationship advice to make sure you aren’t getting catfished anytime soon.

Relationship Advice For Those Who Want To Meet Their Online Crush

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Jun 23, 2016 0

Relationship Advice: The Pressure To Choose Friends Over Your Significant Other

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Christina Madera

You just won two tickets to see the Broadway play, Hamilton. You know your best friend has been dying to go but your boyfriend is an American history junkie who would really appreciate the production. Who do you choose? You love your best friend and you love your boyfriend, and they both love being around you. So really, why would you even want to choose? We determined the three main reasons women think they have to choose between their BFF and their boy-toy. Follow our relationship advice and dating advice to avoid any relationship problems.

Relationship Advice On How To Balance Time Between Your Best Friend And Boyfriend

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May 19, 2016 0

Relationship Advice: How To Handle Single-Shaming

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Samantha Cohen

For one reason or another, there is an undeniable stigma that is attached to being single. As relationship experts, we know that sometimes your friends and family constantly ask why you’re still single and nagging you to meet someone. During times like those, dating can become more of a chore. Here are 3 dating tips to handling single-shaming. Our relationship advice will help you focus on yourself, surround yourself with single friends, and dress to impress.

Relationship Advice On How To Handle Single-Shaming

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Apr 14, 2016 0

Relationship Advice: When to Share Your Passwords

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Emily Stovall

Is there ever really a right time to share your password? Is there a bad time? Most people don’t know, and that is completely understandable because sharing passwords is kind of an awkward situation. Sometimes people believe sharing a password means taking the next step in a relationship, and allowing oneself to be completely open with their partner. Other times, people feel like they should never have to give out their password because it is an invasion of privacy, and they figure “why does my partner need it anyways?” Both are totally logical, and lead me to the relationship advice that the relationship experts at Project Soulmate have, which is that there is never a right time to share passwords, but there can be a wrong time.

Relationship Advice On Sharing Passwords: How Soon Is Too Soon?

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Mar 10, 2016 0

Relationship Advice: Keep Your Relationship Strong When You Share Home and a Workplace

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Emily Stovall

Starting your own business is hard and it can be even harder when you don’t have the full support of your spouse behind you. But what if you could have them beside you? The most cost effective way to start your own business is to start it at home, rather than renting or buying an outside office space. Not only will you save financially, you’ll also save stress in managing your free time, as you will be able to spend days with your family at home. However, this can be positive or negative. The problem with having your workplace and your living space as one is that sometimes it can be difficult to separate work from play. You can work so much that the hardships from your job start rolling over into your family and personal life and you start taking your frustration out on those you love and having relationship problems. On the other hand, you could focus so much on your family that you fall behind with work. Both scenarios can be damaging to the health of your job and your family. The overall goal is to have a stable job, while maintaining healthy relationships and with a little relationship advice you can accomplish both!

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Feb 4, 2016 0

Expert Dating Advice: Why Using a Matchmaker is Better Than Dating on Your Own

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Emily Stovall

It’s no secret that relationships are not always easy. In some cases, going to a professional matchmaker might be better than dating on your own. Consider our dating advice on how to know when it’s time to get an expert involved and everything they can do for your love life. This love advice may save your troubling love life!

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Nov 26, 2015 0

Relationship Advice: Four Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Partner

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate with contributing writer Nicole Hartley

Leaves are falling and frost is here, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season is here! Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the things in your life that you may not stop to appreciate on a daily basis. But most importantly, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the people in your life. As relationship experts, we know that it can be difficult to take the time to appreciate your significant other as often as you probably should. Aside from birthdays and anniversaries, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show the person you love why you care about them. But before you do, our relationship advice is to realize why you’re thankful for them.

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Oct 22, 2015 0

Dating Advice: First Date Fashion Do’s And Don’ts

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

A first date is just as important as a first impression, so things like introduction and attire really count. The introduction and conversation aspect comes with the territory, but sometimes it’s tough to decide what to wear to the occasion. What do you wear on a date night? It’s important to look good, but it’s also important to not appear like you’re trying to hard. So as relationship experts, here’s our dating advice and tips on do’s and don’ts of fashion when going on a first date.

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Sep 17, 2015 0

Expert Dating Advice: How to Get Over “The Little Things”

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By Project Soulmate matchmakers Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher with contributing writers Nicole Hartley and Samantha Cohen

Is there something about your significant other that bothers you a little too much and a little too often? Relationships and love are often born on “the little things.” It’s the little things that attract you to your significant other, but it can also be the little things that really annoy you about that person too. Is her voice too squeaky? Does he talk too loud in public? Does her taste in music really drive you insane? Partnerships are difficult enough without those small annoyances getting in the way. Finding the perfect person can be a difficult task, but once you do find your match, how do you get over those things they do that bother you? Read on for our expert dating advice!
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Aug 13, 2015 0

Love Advice: What To Do If Your Friends Don’t Love Your Partner Like You Do

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

We have all had a friend that falls head over heels for a guy that you can’t stand to be around. But what happens when that friend is you? There is nothing worse that falling in love with a guy that your best friends hate to be around. As relationship experts, we know that, if the people around you think that you’re making a mistake in your relationship and love, they might be right.

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Jul 2, 2015 0

Relationship Advice: 4 Reasons To Leave The Past In The Past

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

One of the hardest decisions in life is knowing when to walk away from a relationship and love. It’s no secret that romance is hard work, but when your love life becomes more work than it’s worth, you have to realize that, while fighting for love is admirable, you might be fighting for a lost cause. As relationship experts, we know that when the connection begins to unravel, sometimes, there’s no coming back. And while that may be hard to accept, take our relationship advice and stick to your guns when you decide to pull the trigger on an unhealthy relationship.

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May 25, 2015 0

Love Advice: You Love It, He Loves It Not

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

It’s no secret that opposites attract. But what happens when you and your partner have hobbies that clash? As relationship experts, we know that every healthy relationship and love should revolve around compromise. That means that, if your partner loves something that you have no interest in, you need to make an effort to learn about it and show them that you care. Per our love advice, if your partner loves sports and you don’t know what team goes with football or basketball, you can still go to a few games with them. In return, they can see some Broadway shows with you. Don’t forget that compromise is a two-way street!

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Apr 9, 2015 0

Expert Dating Advice: 5 Surefire Signs He’s Into You…or Not

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

If you’re having trouble deciding whether the new guy you’re seeing is into you or not, you may be looking too far into it. In relationships and love, guys are not as complicated as we make them out to be. In fact, it’s relatively easy to tell if he’s into you or not. We often allow our emotions to interfere with the reality of a situation. Consider our expert dating advice: Don’t let your heart block your judgement and lead you to ignore the red flags that your man might be sending you!
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Feb 19, 2015 0

Expert Dating Advice: 5 Signs He’s Mr. Now and Not Mr. Right

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By Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher for Project Soulmate

Everyone dreams of the fairytale ending, but nobody said that finding Prince Charming would be easy. Even when we fall in — what feels like — love, we’re still not always sure that he’s The One. After all, relationships and love are supposed to be work, right? While this may be true to an extent, a romance should not be more work than it’s worth. One of the hardest decisions to make in a partnership is realizing when it’s time to walk away.

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While love may be enough to withstand the test of time in stories, reality is much more complicated than that. Two people could be in love and still not be right for each other. Knowing when you are a good fit for each other can be hard. With that thought in mind, here are five red flags that mean you aren’t dating Mr. Right:

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1. You don’t trust him: If there is no trust, there is no relationship. A relationship is primarily built off trust, so one without trust is like having a phone without service: It’s frustrating, and no matter how hard you try, it will never work. Let’s not beat around the bush: If you don’t trust your guy, there is a reason. Whether you saw a text from another girl pop up on his phone, found out he was cheating, or even just caught him in one too many lies, if you don’t trust your man, it’s over.

You cannot spend all of your time and energy stalking his whereabouts because, let’s face it, it’s exhausting. Instead of spending your time worrying about your guy’s every move, you should be enjoying your life and the people you love!

2. There’s no passion: Love and passion seem to go hand-in-hand. But the truth is that you can love someone without feeling any passion for them. If your relationship is lacking that burning passion that you’ve dreamed about, then you’re probably better off as friends. Passion is the longing for someone that makes you feel complete when you are together. And while the sexual passion is said to fade, the romantic passion should last forever. You should always feel like your partner is your other half and that you complete one another. While it’s true that passion isn’t everything, it is a necessary component to any successful relationship and love.

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3. You don’t feel accepted: Being in love means that you can completely be yourself around the other person. If you feel like you’re constantly walking on egg shells in your relationship or like you’re being judged by your man, then he isn’t right for you. A person that you love should accept you for exactly who you are and whatever baggage you carry. And while relationships require minor sacrifices, they should be mutual and not one-sided.

As relationship experts, we believe that you shouldn’t have to completely change yourself or give up the things that you love for another person. Your partner should accept you for who you are and embrace you with open arms. The truth is, if he really loves you, he should make the effort to learn about your hobbies, your work, and your loved ones. You should never have to give up your life to satisfy your man.

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4. He won’t talk about the future: Every couple has to eventually have “the talk” about the future. And while they may dread the moment that they have to face reality and realize they want different things, it’s a conversation that has to happen in order to move to the next phase in any partnership. It is true that every person has their own unique set of beliefs, but your partner’s goals have to jive with yours in order for a relationship to work. In the beginning stages, many couples don’t feel the need to talk about their these things, but as your relationship progresses, this discussion will become unavoidable. If you’re considering spending the rest of your life with someone, having a conversation about religion, children, and your future in general is crucial.

The sooner you have the conversation, the better. You definitely don’t want to marry someone, only to find out later that you both want different things in life. Even if you’re in love, having different values and wanting different things means that you aren’t right for each other. At the end of the day, you need to face the music and realize that it’s time to move on.

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5. He doesn’t respect you: A relationship and love is all about balance. Your partner should bring out the best in you, and you should bring out the best in him. But the truth is that many times people stay in romances that bring out the worst in them. While arguing is normal in any relationship, there needs to be a healthy line of communication where you can discuss your feelings openly before a full-fledged fight erupts. If your partner doesn’t have enough respect for you to sit down and tell you how they are feeling through a mature discussion, then your relationship will quickly spiral out of control.

Let’s face it: Nobody likes to fight. If you and your partner don’t have open conversations and have a lack communication, then your relationship will quickly take a turn for the worse and you will see each other’s ugliest side.

Relationship experts Lori Zaslow and Jennifer Zucher are BRAVO TV’s Love Brokers and founders of Project Soulmate, a high-end New York-based matchmaking company. For more information about Project Soulmate, click here

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