Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett is a writer, speaker, and dating/relationship expert. He's helped millions through his articles, speaking, consulting, and coaching. He's appeared in over 500 major publications, including Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today.

Posts by Jonathan Bennett

Want To Find True Love? Ditch Online Dating And Get In The Real World

Imagine a new world of dating where: -People can’t lie about height, weight, and other aspects of physical appearance -You can actually tell if a person is real or a catfish -You can know if you’re compatible with someone before you go on the first date -You can experience important aspects of dating like scent,

Get Noticed: Writing A Successful Online Dating Profile

Dating profiles run the gamut from amazing to painful. The amazing ones are the people you’d like to date, while the painful ones can elicit a left swipe and hopefully a good laugh (unless, of course, you’re the one with a painfully bad profile). But, most of the profiles are in what could be called

Online Dating Can Bring Out Your Worst: Here’s How To Be The Best Instead

A friend of mine recently showed me his interaction with several women on Bumble that went nowhere. He asked what he did wrong and wanted help reviving the convsersations. The reality was that he was funny, engaging, and showed genuine curiosity. But, I’d summarize the conversation of his matches as “boring, bordering on rude.” One

Want to Find True Love? Have Fewer Standards!

I enjoy telling the story of a woman who gave her list of requirements to local matchmakers who are my friends. He had to own a new car (last two years only), couldn’t be under six feet tall, and had to make at least six figures. Most ridiculously of all, he must never have urinated

Survival Mode In Relationships: Don’t Survive, Thrive

Her jaw was clenched and she started to fidget in her chair. She was furiously typing on her phone, ignoring my attempts at conversation. She told me that we had to cancel our plans later in the evening because she “was a mess.” I knew her drill: she’d go back, get drunk, and stalk his

Setting Healthy Boundaries with an Ex: 3 Ways To Find Freedom

A guy I used to work with recently broke up with his girlfriend. He spends most of his days practically in tears. He can’t stop thinking about her and can’t hide the sadness. He constantly stalks her social media and sends her numerous text messages (to which she never replies). Setting healthy boundaries with an

Why A Limiting Mindset Is Sabotaging Your Love Life

“I can’t date younger people” “What would my best friend think if I dated him? She wouldn’t approve!” “He’s so amazing and hot, but he’s not as tall as I’m used to.” “I really like her, but her family isn’t middle class and I’m not sure I can live with that.” These are all indirect

How To Get A Guy To Text You Back: A Guide For Women

When I first tried online dating, I met a girl who was cute and seemed interesting. After a few days of text message conversation, I felt like I was going to die…of boredom. Her good looks weren’t enough. Quality men (those with solid careers, good bodies, and incredible personalities) want more than than a pretty

How To Get Over A Toxic Relationship- 4 Tips To Find Your Freedom

During my time as a teacher and addiction counselor, I saw more than my fair share of toxic relationships. As an outside observer, the evidence was clear. However, those in the relationship were blinded by “love” and couldn’t see (or want to see) the truth. If you love a toxic man or woman, it doesn’t