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Laura Seldon
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Laura Seldon is a former TV news reporter who has written for publications from XOJane and theKNOW to Rock the Vote and Guess Inc. She is also the Managing Editor of Spark Networks.

Entries by Laura Seldon

Could the Way We Think About Divorce Be All Wrong?

(3) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 2:10 PM

It's easy to understand why no one likes to talk about divorce. It's an emotionally charged word that begets resentment, grief, and memories of heartbreak. It's such an affected word that nearly anyone - single, married, or divorced - could understand why a divorcée would say, "I never want to...

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Your Mom Picked Your Name... Can She Pick Your Mate?

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 7:18 PM

If you're like most children, you totally forgot to buy your mom a present for Mother's Day. Now you're scrambling to think of something different than the bouquet of carnations and $.99 card you picked up at a gas station on the way to her house last year. Sound familiar?...

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Should You Give up on Dating?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 6:14 PM

We have the best intentions in January. Motivated by the New Year and the fresh sense of optimism, we vow to lose weight, pledge to save more money, and maybe even dedicate ourselves to one of life's greatest adventures -- the pursuit of love. Six weeks later, however, the scale...

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10 Thanksgivukkah Pick-Up Lines

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2013 | 3:42 PM

It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's the top 10 Thanksgivukkah pick-up lines!

By now, you've likely heard all about Thanksgivukkah, the rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. This unique holiday mashup is creating a frenzy of Talmudic proportions and it's easy to see why. Due to the funky mathematics...

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10 Dating Lessons From the Government Shutdown

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 4:40 PM

After 16 days of chaos, exhaustion, and bitter fighting, President Obama signed a bill last week officially ending the partial government shutdown. While we here at JDate.com, the premier online community for Jewish singles, were happy to see the eleventh-hour deal come through, we also noticed an opportunity...

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What Not to Put in Your Online Profile

(5) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 5:54 PM

Deciding what to include in your online dating profile is not easy. First, you have to figure out what you want to say about yourself, and then you need to figure out how to say it in a unique and engaging way. Talk about pressure! As the Managing Editor for...

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10 Real-Life Dating Tips From Real-Life Couples

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 12:35 PM

Despite what your favorite rom-com would have you believe, finding love isn't as easy as looking at your "platonic" best friend with a fresh set of romantic eyes (Made of Honor, Someone Like You, When Harry Met Sally, you get the idea). However, finding love doesn't have to be that...

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Dating After Divorce: 5 Need-to-Know Tips for Reentering the Dating World

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 12:11 PM

After waking up next to the same person for years, finding yourself alone in the mornings can be a tough wake-up call for those recently divorced. And if you're adding the pressure of dating again, it's no wonder you feel more than just a little panicked! However, reentering the dating...

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