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Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hitched (, a service and lifestyle online magazine for married couples. Steve hosts a weekly podcast with experts covering all topics on married life, from sex and money to in-laws and date nights.

Steve grew up in a stable and loving family with two working parents and saw a need for a marriage magazine while in college; surrounded by new friends who all seemed to come from families of divorced parents. Steve graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in journalism and spent over six years at Entrepreneur where he moved from intern to managing editor of—all the while researching and developing Hitched. While still working at Entrepreneur, Steve launched with the help of life-long friend and co-founder Gabriel Lefrancois. Steve soon quit Entrepreneur to combine his love of journalism and passion to help promote healthy and happy marriages through Hitched.

Today, Hitched publishes new articles daily and offers newsletters, a service and products directory, a bookstore, a social network, a marriage expert blog network, and more.

As a freelance journalist, Steve has written and/or edited for BusinessWeek Small Business,,, Small Business Success magazine, ANG newspapers, and others.

Steve currently resides in Southern California with his smart, beautiful, funny, passionate, goofy, sexy and talented wife Jessica. You can follow Steve on twitter @hitchedmedia.

Blog Entries by Steve Cooper

Finding Harmony Between Marriage and Technology

Posted April 24, 2011 | 12:55:00 (EST)

The relationship of technology and marriage has a long history. I'm sure at some point during the Stone Age a woman was frustrated because her mate wouldn't step away from the fire and come to bed. More recently, televisions became places of congregation for couples and families. Today, our unions...

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Why Married Couples Should Celebrate Valentine's Day

Posted February 8, 2011 | 03:03:00 (EST)

I'll be the first to admit that not long ago I would have been quick to declare that Valentine's Day is nothing more than a Hallmark holiday. You know, "It's just a reason for greeting card companies to push more product." While they certainly capitalize on the holiday, I had...

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In Search of a New Word for 'Married'

Posted September 30, 2010 | 13:27:00 (EST)

Who wants to be married? Dying sounds more proactive than being married. The word married, whether used as a noun, verb or adjective, sounds past tense and settled. Married comes across as boring and evokes no excitement. Dating, on the other hand, is an action word. Dating sounds like things...

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We Need a Marriage Attitude Check

Posted July 7, 2010 | 12:50:00 (EST)

On my parent's refrigerator growing up there was a poem that read, "Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."

I believe that. So you can...

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Stopping a Spill in Your Marriage

Posted May 27, 2010 | 13:27:47 (EST)

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, it was a sad occasion with immediately evident casualties. What wasn't clear at the time was a leak about one mile below the surface that would last much longer and cause much greater overall damage than the initial explosion. In...

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This Summer Take a 'Marriage Vacation'

Posted May 14, 2010 | 15:33:00 (EST)

Have you ever taken a "marriage vacation?" Which is to say, a vacation with just you and your spouse -- no kids -- where the purpose is to reconnect, rejuvenate and enjoy each other's company. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never heard of it.


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Protect the Blindside of Your Marriage from Small Hits

Posted April 28, 2010 | 12:13:00 (EST)

Two days before Sam Bradford was made the number one pick in this year's NFL draft, the league gave a $1 million gift to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine. This money is to support the research of long-term effects of repetitive...

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Why Married Couples Should Have Date Nights

Posted April 12, 2010 | 11:51:42 (EST)

Remember when you couldn't wait for date night? For too many, unfortunately, that question conjures up thoughts of courting, not a fun night out epitomizing married life. Fortunately, Steve Carell and Tina Fey reminded us this past weekend of how exciting going out on a date can be in their...

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