Formerly a relationships editor for Verily, Maria is thankful for all the epic dating fails of her past, as they propelled her to consume all the relationship books in reach. She currently lives in an artsy old river town called Cincinnati with her husband and two small boys.
Reach out to her on Instagram at @mariawalleywrites or Twitter @mariacwalley. She loves talking about the human heart, tech startups, content strategy, bourbon, and that one book she's writing.
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Making sense of the lingering feelings
These Love Letters by Famous Women Will Make Your Heart Flutter
These women could write.
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Sixteen different ways to help summon the Sandman...stat.
I Committed These 3 Dating Fails, But Somehow I Didn’t Scare Him Away
When you meet a guy who’s right for you, he’s probably not going to judge you on every tiny detail.
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Want to strengthen your bond as you travel? Listen to these specific episodes.
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We asked 12 of our readers to describe their perfect match, and then take this test based on neuroscience.
These Tips from a Divorce Lawyer Will Help You Find Your Most Compatible Match
After years of seeing couples split, this lawyer has figured out what makes marriage stick.
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You shouldn’t be in shock.
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Reveal the Secret to Their Happiness: ‘We Like Each Other’
In a world of ephemeral, short-term celebrity marriages, this happy couple seems to get it.
Getting This One (Free) Massage for a Week Saved Me from a Lot More Than Stress
You needn’t splurge to get the benefits of a good massage.
My On-Again, Off-Again Boyfriend Nearly Kept Me from Meeting the Guy I’d Marry
When I met my husband, I wasn’t even wearing makeup.
Mastering This One Skill May Reveal Your Man's Inner Hero
Bestselling author Laura Doyle shows us that learning how to 'replenish your spirit' can transform your marriage.
New Data Shows That Halloween Weekend Is the Perfect Time to Meet Guys
But our great-great-great grandmothers already knew this.
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These last-minute date ideas are a sweet tooth’s dream.
Why I’m So Glad I Got Over My Boyfriend Seeing Me Gross and Sweaty
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If Your Partner’s Love Language Is Physical Touch, You’ll Want to Read This
Physical touch means much more than sex.
5 Signs a Guy Is Being Manipulative, Not Chivalrous
He might not be the gentleman he pretends to be.
Think Before You Drink This 'Healthy' New Beverage
Don't (water)fall for the latest nutrition trend that has us raising our eyebrows.
These 5 Hassle-Free Workouts Will Get You Outside and Exercising in 20 Minutes or Less
It’s time for some old-fashioned, physical activity that won’t take up very much time.
3 Times We Confuse Being Feminine with Bad Dating Habits
When it comes to love, do you feel like it’s better to be seen and not heard?
New Research Shows He's Probably Not Just Acting Like a Big Baby When He's Sick
Hint: It’s because he might actually be miserable.
Taylor Swift Chose Revenge Instead of Humility, and We’re All Losing Because of It
When she followed a huge sexual assault victory with a petty brand revamp, Taylor lost what makes her great.
Here’s Why Lack of Compatibility Won’t Be the Reason Your Marriage Fails
This matters more than having everything in common.
Cute and Clever Ways Happy Couples Stay Connected Throughout the Day
Make your love zoom through the 9 to 5.