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Mara Opperman
Mara Opperman is a relationship etiquette expert, consulting both engaged and married couples, counseling with breakups and advising men on how to propose -- from purchasing the ring, to popping the question and what to do if she says “no.” To date, Mara has made appearances on Good Morning America, NY1, Cosmo Radio on Sirius XM and Fox Business, to name a few. Mara is also the Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing for I Do Now I Don't (, an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of previously owned jewelry, mainly diamond engagement rings. She launched the company with her brother, Josh Opperman, who came up with the idea after his own broken engagement and being left with a ring he no longer needed or wanted. Mara was born and raised in New York. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Communications specializing in Radio, TV and film.

Entries by Mara Opperman

The Superficiality of Online Dating Apps

(6) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 5:13 PM


To Swipe Left or Right...That is the Question

Let me start by openly admitting this, I have a love/hate relationship with Tinder (which I'm on), Hinge (which I'm on), JSwipe (which I'm on) and the list continues. I've basically dabbled in almost every...

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Happy Valentine's Day? Roses, Hearts, and Breaking Apart

(3) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 6:13 PM


Valentine's Day is the dreaded Hallmark holiday for those who are reminded they are single, the day that accentuates thoughts of being alone forever. This day can be quite depressing. Single or not though, this holiday can be challenging.


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Divorcing The Ring: How To Let Go And What To Make Of Your Naked Finger

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 1:15 PM

When a celebrity makes their first public appearance without their wedding ring, it's breaking news -- cameras flash, speculations are made and gossip magazines flood the newsstands. And, no different than the land of glitz and glamour, the same rings true for very woman who makes her first debut with......

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Earth Day 2012: Reuse, Recycle, Resell... Your Diamonds?

(6) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 6:42 PM

This year, April 22nd marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for our environment. This is the day to acknowledge your own eco-friendly nature and become more eco-conscious by remembering to recycle and give back to the environment in any way you...

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Secondhand Engagement Rings: Second Best Or First Rate?

(49) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 3:30 PM

Once upon a time, a man proposed to his girlfriend and she said yes! But then, a few months later, the fairy tale came to an end. Just like Cinderella and her glass slipper, his "fiancée" vanished, leaving only the engagement ring behind. Back in reality, he was stuck with...

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Right Guy, Wrong Ring?

(980) Comments | Posted February 18, 2012 | 11:25 AM

You've waited all your life for this moment -- the man you love gets down on one knee, takes out a small box, opens it and lets out the magic words, "Will you marry me?" As you're about to shout out, "Yes!" you take one look at that ring and...

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