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Monica Mandell, Ph.D.
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Monica Mandell earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University. Professionally Monica's focus has been as a matchmaker, dating coach and noted relationship expert in the Northeast. She is a regularly featured guest on the Philadelphia affiliate stations for FOX, CBS and ABC as well as talk show programming around the country.

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Dreams of Finding Love Can Come True

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 11:12 AM

We have all imagined Prince or Princess Charming stepping into our lives and sweeping us off of our feet. Passionate romance then ensues and the future is filled with happily ever afters. The recently released movie, Cinderella, has singles across the country dreaming of a suitor slipping the appropriately sized...

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Embrace The Madness

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 9:29 AM

When sports lovers think of March, they envision the Madness, that being a month filled with nonstop, all encompassing weeks jammed watching the best that college hoops has to offer as teams knock each other off game by game. Many view this college basketball playoff season as a time when...

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Tips for Singles This Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 10:42 AM

The true spirit of Valentine's Day is to be around people that you love, whether they be friends, family or a significant other. For the singles crowd hoping to be in a relationship, there is no reason to be intimidated by the day and feel blue if you are unattached....

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Relationship Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 8:24 AM

The New Year brings a fresh opportunity for us to keep the resolutions made as the confetti flew over Times Square. These goals typically include losing weight, spending less money, working harder and, for the single people out there, improving your love life. If, romantically speaking, 2014 didn't go as...

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Tips for First Date Success

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 11:11 AM

A first date falls into two categories: following up on an introduction, or pursuing personal instincts when asking out someone of your choosing. No matter which approach is taken, first dates can be stressful for both parties. It is normal to be a little nervous as one always wants to...

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Should You Bring a Date to Thanksgiving Dinner?

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Get togethers with extended family members around the holidays usually involves a balancing act, as these gatherings are notoriously challenging given all of the personalities and dynamics in play. Relatives love to poke and prod, especially if there is a newcomer in town. On one end of the table you...

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How to Maintain Political Peace Within Your Union

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 4:42 PM

Not all people allow politics to blend into their personal lives.There are those who are low key in expressing their beliefs, while others are fiercely passionate about politics and make this a major force within their universe. When in a relationship and on different sides of the aisle, many feel...

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The Joys of Empty Nesting

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Having the last child leave the nest is a major adjustment for a couple. When first starting a family, being alone again, is a milestone that seems unreachable. Here is the reality of parenting: One minute the doctor is slapping your baby's back encouraging their first breaths and then, in...

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Is There a Formula for Finding Love?

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 11:19 AM

Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a match. Oh, if it was only so easy. With our modern, overbooked, overwrought way of life, it has become harder and harder to meet the one. The traditional route of ending up at the altar with your high school or college sweetheart is less common...

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Is It a Summer Fling or the Real Thing?

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 10:01 AM

The weather lately has been bordering on autumnal, easing the transition from summer to the cooler days ahead. Although it is not hot and steamy outside, dating is certainly on the minds of singles since August is known as Romance Awareness month.

An important question for those who are...

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Tips on How to Successfully Vacation With Your Spouse

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 2:57 PM

Everyone looks forward to getting away, whether it be to a beach, a historic city, or a quiet bed and breakfast. Couples dream of finally spending quality down time together away from the daily grind of work, bills and kids. One thought to consider that usually does not make the...

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Date Your Spouse

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 10:56 AM

A recent study, conducted by, polled over one thousand married couples from a representative group and what they found will put a smile on the faces of those who have tied the knot. Married people are happy! The reason for this is that they are in love. 81...

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Weddings Are One of the Best Places for Singles to Connect

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 1:53 PM

When the month of June comes to mind, people typically think of getaways, barbecues, Father's Day and, naturally, weddings. June is renowned for being the most popular month for nuptials. For singles with a wedding invitation in-hand who are looking for a relationship, know that this life cycle event is...

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7 Ways That Ordinary Routines Can Bring You and Your Spouse Closer

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 3:37 PM

In the dating world, sparks of attraction fly from every direction. It begins with the lust phase, characterized by not being able to keep your hands off of each other. This is of course coupled with a constant barrage of texting and calling. Each moment is filled with spontaneous adventure as every...

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8 Ways to Renew Your Love Life This Spring

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 3:43 PM

As the winter blues are receding and spring's equinox has finally arrived, the timing is perfect for singles to embrace this season of renewal. For those looking for a significant relationship, now is the prime opportunity to refresh the outlook for your love life and start a new. Take advantage...

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Ten Valentine's Day Ideas to Keep the Spark in Your Marriage

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 2:18 PM

Valentine's Day is typically thought of as an occasion for exchanging flowers, cards and chocolates. For some it is a night spent enjoying romantic dinners, all in order to capture the hearts of one's intended. The essence of the holiday lies in the hopes that this will be the year...

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