Kelly Seal

Author Since December 2013

Kelly Seal is a writer, award-winning dating blogger and author of the book Date Expectations: A Guide to Changing Your Dating Life and Finding Real Love.

It all began when she and a friend started hosting speed dating events hoping to meet a ton of men quickly, so they could get to “The One” faster. But they found it wasn’t quite so simple as weeding through all the wrong guys to eventually find the right one. In fact, it made dating a chore.

She knew there had to be a better way. She began piecing together what worked – and what didn’t – to understand how to turn people’s dating lives around. (Including her own.) Eventually she started writing dating advice in her blog Notes From the Dating Trenches, with the goal of helping frustrated single men and women navigate the often fickle world of dating.

Kelly’s passion is helping people move forward into fulfilling relationships, no matter what stage they are in their lives – recent college grads looking to meet more people, women and men with successful careers looking for a committed relationship, or divorced singles looking for a second (or third!) chance at love.

Her writing can be seen on Slate, The Huffington Post, eHarmony Advice, Yahoo! Shine, Cupid’s Pulse and YourTango among many others. She’s a regular contributor to Examiner, Digital Romance, Singles Warehouse and Owning Pink.

Feel free to visit her blog at www.kellyseal.com, email her, or sign up for her newsletter.

40 Articles by Kelly Seal

5 Essential Dating Tips for Women

5 Essential Dating Tips for Women

Dating is tricky, there’s no doubt about it. Following are 5 essential dating tips for women…

The Results Are In: Feminism Is Sexy

The Results Are In: Feminism Is Sexy

Women are standing tall and proud, and are ready to embrace the “f” word like never before. Feminism, that is. But what does this mean in dating…

How Do You Know When to Break Up?

How Do You Know When to Break Up?

If you find yourself wondering if you should stay together, or when to break up, these questions can help you gain clarity…

The Top 5 Dating Goals You Should Have for 2017!

The Top 5 Dating Goals You Should Have for 2017!

Let’s focus on cultivating a healthier approach to love for 2017 through some specific dating goals. Following are 5 dating goals for 2017…

6 Fun Holiday Dating Tips for Busy People

6 Fun Holiday Dating Tips for Busy People

Too much to do this holiday season, and no time for dating? Here are some holiday dating tips to help budget your time and maximize your holiday spirit!

How Gratitude Can Improve Your Dating Life

How Gratitude Can Improve Your Dating Life

When you’re dating, it’s hard to think about being grateful until things go well. More often, you have dates that are bad or just plain boring. It’s part of…

5 Break-Up Lessons We Learned from Taylor Swift

5 Break-Up Lessons We Learned from Taylor Swift

Break-ups: Taylor Swift’s love life has been the center of media attention. But she’s got the same relationship challenges as the rest of us. Here’s what we can learn…

The Ghosting Problem… And What to Do About It!

The Ghosting Problem… And What to Do About It!

If you’ve been online dating for any period of time, you’ve probably come across the term “ghosting,” or experienced it yourself. Ghosting is…

What We Can Learn From Heartbreak

What We Can Learn From Heartbreak

If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve had your share of heartbreak and experienced the high points as well as the ending of a romantic relationship…

Dating and Politics: Can They Mix?

Dating and Politics: Can They Mix?

This is a big year for those of us in the U.S. You might have heard we’re voting on our next President. Dating and politics…

Should You Take a Closer Look at Your Dating Deal-Breakers?

Should You Take a Closer Look at Your Dating Deal-Breakers?

Deal-breakers play a role in dating. Some of your deal-breakers focus on living a happy, healthy lifestyle with someone who shares your values.

5 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

5 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

We all like to stay put in our comfort zone to some degree. Here are five things you can do to break out of that comfort zone and bring on new experiences…

Why Dating Apps Might Be Working Against You…

Why Dating Apps Might Be Working Against You…

Swipe left, swipe right. Dating apps can be addictive with all the potential possibilities in front of you – but what is the reality? Do most people using dating apps…

A Guide to Post-Valentine’s Dating

A Guide to Post-Valentine’s Dating

What happens to online dating once Valentine’s Day is over? Do people quit their dating sites, or delete their Tinder accounts? Should we pack it up until…

5 Dating Habits to Drop in the New Year

5 Dating Habits to Drop in the New Year

I would like to offer some tips on what you can do WITHOUT in the New Year – as far as your dating habits go. Following are some dating habits to…

Your Must-Have Guide to Holiday Dating!

Your Must-Have Guide to Holiday Dating!

Tired of Tinder? The holidays are the perfect time to meet new people face to face. Here’s your guide to holiday dating.