After more than 30 years of my own dating and relationship experiences —

fun, but also dysfunctional, frustrating, or heartbreaking —

my knowledge derives from more than just academics.

I have now created a happy, healthy, loving relationship and

I know I was meant to help others do the same.

Find answers here or if you want personal coaching

my hours are flexible and I'm easy to talk to.

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After more than 30 years of my own dating

and relationship experiences — fun, but also dysfunctional, frustrating, or heartbreaking —

my knowledge derives from more than just academics.

I have now created a happy, healthy, loving relationship and I know I was meant to help others do the same.

Find answers here or if you want personal coaching

my hours are flexible and I'm easy to talk to.

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By Donna Barnes

Donna Barnes is Good Morning America's Relationship Expert Donna Barnes is the Relationship Expert for ABC News Nightline
Donna Barnes was an expert for 3 seasons of ABC News What Would You Do?
Donna Barnes as seen on VH-1

After more than 30 years of my own dating

and relationship experiences — fun, but also dysfunctional, frustrating, or heartbreaking —

my knowledge derives from more than just academics. I have now created a happy, healthy, loving relationship and I know I was meant to help others do the same. Find answers here or if you want personal coaching my hours are flexible

and I'm easy to talk to.

Donna Barnes is Good Morning America's Relationship Expert Donna Barnes is the Relationship Expert for ABC News Nightline
Donna Barnes was an expert for 3 seasons of ABC News What Would You Do?
Donna Barnes as seen on VH-1
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    Do You Keep Falling for Lovers Who Are Unavailable?
  • Do You Keep Falling for Lovers Who Are Unavailable?
    Do You Keep Falling for Lovers Who Are Unavailable?
    Has everyone you've dated been unavailable in one way or another?
    WATCH / READ NOW
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    Are You High Maintenance on Dates?
  • Are You High Maintenance on Dates?
    Are You High Maintenance on Dates?
    Are you feeling insecure or expecting too much on dates?
    WATCH / READ NOW
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  • Want Your Ex Back? Be Careful What You Wish For
    Want Your Ex Back? Be Careful What You Wish For
    Getting your ex back may not make you as happy as you think.
    WATCH / READ NOW
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    Signs Your Single-Self Is Too Picky
    "Why are you still single?" is a commonly asked question that implies "Wow, you're great, why doesn't anybody want you?"
    WATCH / READ NOW
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  • How to Be a Desirable Nice Guy
    How to Be a Desirable Nice Guy
    Are you a nice guy who feels like you always finish last? Tired of getting stuck in the "friend zone"?
    WATCH / READ NOW
  • Handling First Date Nerves
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  • Handling First Date Nerves
    Handling First Date Nerves
    Do you get nervous on dates? Be careful, you may be sending the wrong message to your date.
    WATCH / READ NOW
  • Red Flags You Need to Heed
    Red Flags You Need to Heed
  • Red Flags You Need to Heed
    Red Flags You Need to Heed
    If you know what red flags to look for in the beginning of a relationship then you can make a better decision about who is a keeper and who is just fun for right now.
    WATCH / READ NOW
  • Bad Boys Are Overrated
    Bad Boys Are Overrated
  • Bad Boys Are Overrated
    Bad Boys Are Overrated
    If bad boys are more attractive to you than nice guys then your self-esteem needs a boost.
    WATCH / READ NOW
  • How to Respond to
    How to Respond to "Why are you still single?"
  • How to Respond to
    How to Respond to "Why are you still single?"
    The question, "Why are you still single?" is highly inappropriate because it implies, "What's wrong with you?"
    WATCH / READ NOW

After more than 30 years of my own dating

and relationship experiences — fun, but also dysfunctional, frustrating, or heartbreaking —

my knowledge derives from more than just academics. I have now created a happy, healthy, loving relationship and I know I was meant to help others do the same. Find answers here or if you want personal coaching my hours are flexible

and I'm easy to talk to.

Donna Barnes is Good Morning America's Relationship Expert Donna Barnes is the Relationship Expert for ABC News Nightline
Donna Barnes was an expert for 3 seasons of ABC News What Would You Do?
Donna Barnes as seen on VH-1
ADVANCED SCAM-PREVENTION SOFTWARE<BR/><BR/>24/7 HIGHLY TRAINED HUMAN MODERATION
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24/7 HIGHLY TRAINED HUMAN MODERATION
GENUINE MEMBERS<BR/>All Profiles Checked for Authenticity
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All Profiles Checked for Authenticity
STAR SIGN COMPATIBILITY REPORTS
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MAKE A VIDEO PROFILE
MAKE A VIDEO PROFILE
REPORT QUESTIONABLE PROFILES<BR/>Reviewed within the hour
REPORT QUESTIONABLE PROFILES
Reviewed within the hour
THE KEY TO FINDING YOUR RIGHT MATCH
THE KEY TO FINDING YOUR RIGHT MATCH

After more than 30 years of my own dating and relationship experiences — fun, but also dysfunctional, frustrating, or heartbreaking — my knowledge derives from more than just academics.

I have now created a happy, healthy, loving relationship and I know I was meant to help others do the same.

Find answers here or if you want personal coaching my hours are flexible and I'm easy to talk to.

Life, Relationship, & Heartbreak Coach

Donna Barnes is Good Morning America's Relationship Expert Donna Barnes is the Relationship Expert for ABC News Nightline
Donna Barnes was an expert for 3 seasons of ABC News What Would You Do?
Donna Barnes as seen on VH-1

Dating, Relationship, & Heartbreak Coach

After more than 30 years of my own dating and relationship experiences — fun, but also dysfunctional, frustrating, or heartbreaking —

my knowledge derives from more than just academics.

I have now created a happy,

healthy, loving relationship and

I know I was meant to help others do the same! Find answers here or if you want personal coaching my hours are flexible and I'm easy to talk to.