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Laura Schreffler is a former New York Daily News columnist who left the world of celebrity behind to focus on what makes her happiest — love and travel. She is the creator of LoveTrekker.com — a website devoted to these two passions that she fondly calls “looking for love in all the right places.” In her spare time she likes to play matchmaker for her friends, dream about her next vacation and gaze at photographs of Taylor Kitsch. For more advice on love, relationships, and happiness, check out http://lovetrekker.com & her book "Internet Dating 101". And follow her here at Happiness Series with her weekly blog about finding love.

Brad and Angelina wedding is a lovely fantasy

Brad and Angelina wedding is a lovely fantasy

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt marry. Brangelina ties the knot… The wedding of the century? Isn’t that supposed to be YOUR wedding? OK, I know very few of us are as genetically blessed as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and it isn’t likely that anyone reading this is an Academy Award-winning movie star (though I never say never)…but come on. For […]

Is It In Our DNA To Cheat?

Is It In Our DNA To Cheat?

7 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT CHEATING Are we genetically predisposed to stray? Infidelity is a subject that fascinates me. As I’ve aged, the thought of it—of cheating on the person you’re meant to love and honor—makes me sick. If your relationship isn’t working, why not either put some effort in, or else end it before you’ve hurt the […]

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE, FATHER DOES KNOW BEST! Father Knows Best  isn’t just an iconic, Emmy winning sitcom of 1950′s and 1960′s, but it’s also, in my case, a fact. My dad does know all (or most): especially when it comes to my boyfriends. When I was 14, he simply shook his head when […]

The Casual Sex Project

The Casual Sex Project

The Casual Sex Project’s Discovery What one NYU  professor is discovering about casual sex What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “casual sex?” Is it your sordid college past (or present), strangers passing in the night or a steamy one-off encounter on a business trip? These scenarios, and more, are at the heart […]

Bad Moves in Dating: Admitting You're a Murderer

Bad Moves in Dating: Admitting You’re a Murderer

How NOT To Date: Admit You’re A Murderer A dating show contestant confessed to killing his ex-wife and a mistress….on air Modern-day dating is slightly terrifying to me. Meeting men online and through Tinder is the norm, but how can you ever really know who you’re meeting? Case in (very) extreme point: a man looking […]

George Clooney Hit the Jackpot - Lucky George Engaged to a Brilliant Woman

George Clooney Hit the Jackpot – Lucky George Engaged to a Brilliant Woman

George Clooney is Off the Market! Finally!!!!  For all of you who are in love with a man who seems like he’ll forever be a perpetual bachelor, this news should give you teeniest bit of hope: the bachelor to end all bachelors, Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney, is finally taking himself off the market. Georgie Boy has […]

Want a Perfect Boyfriend? Knit One!

Want a Perfect Boyfriend? Knit One!

ONE WAY OF CREATING THE PERFECT MAN: ARTIST KNITS HER OWN BOYFRIEND  One woman has found the answer to today’s desolate wasteland of a dating scene: she’s created her own boyfriend. I don’t mean that she’s actually thought up the perfect man – she actually knit him, with fabric and yarn. And if you think this takes the idea […]

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin & a Conscious Uncoupling

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin & a Conscious Uncoupling

Gwyneth Paltrow + Chris Martin Call It Quits: Can ANYTHING Last Forever? I totally didn’t see this one coming. I – and many others – have been blindsided by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin‘s announcement that, after 11 years o f marriage, they’re separating. Seriously, can anything last forever? Now, I know the Gwynnie haters, […]

Lena Dunham's Love Advice

Lena Dunham’s Love Advice

I should probably be talking about The Bachelor and Juan Pablo whatever-his-last-name-is and whether he’ll make it with whatever-her-name-is, but I refuse to indulge in such nonsense. Finding true love on The Bachelor? Meh. The reality is that they’re chances are slim to none. I also won’t write about something I genuinely love and can […]

What Is It With Bad Boys? First Mila, Now Lupita

What Is It With Bad Boys? First Mila, Now Lupita

THE BAD BOY: BAD IDEA Typically I don’t indulge in celebrity nonsense, but I heard two such upsetting celebrity stories this week that I literally wanted to bang my head against a wall. Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto were dating? Mila Kunis was dumb enough to actually get engaged to the cheating Ashton […]

A New Marriage App?

A New Marriage App?

TIME’S MARRIAGE APP The clock’s a-ticking! I’m sure you’ve all heard about TIME magazine’s “Marriage app” for Facebook by now, and if you haven’t, then please, let me explain. Based on scientific algorithms, Facebook rifles through the friends listed as “married” on your account, and constructs an algorithm to tell you when you should be […]

8 Unique Ways to Commemorate Valentine’s Day

8 Unique Ways to Commemorate Valentine’s Day

I can be cynical about Valentine’s Daywhile still secretly enjoying in a very hypocritical way, so I shall. But considering that the day of love started off as a weird and masochistic way for women to get fertile — no joke, the women of Rome lined up for men to hit them during the feast […]

Single Ladies, Cameron Diaz is Your Champion

Single Ladies, Cameron Diaz is Your Champion

Cameron Diaz is single and proud of it — and she wants you to feel the same. Even if you don’t, it doesn’t matter — she’s championing singletons ’round the world regardless. In the February issue of Self magazine, the 41-year-old actress and author rallies against the chauvinistic and archaic belief that women who are single […]

I Can't Imagine Owning One of These... Can You?

I Can’t Imagine Owning One of These… Can You?

The True Love Tester Bra: Pass! If you’ve ever had the “should I or shouldn’t I sleep with him?” quagmire, there’s a new over the shoulder boulder holder on the market with your name on it. May we present, with great fanfare, the True Love Tester Bra. Now, as you know, love and sex are […]

HowAboutWe.com

HowAboutWe.com for Couples

HowAboutWe for Couples Launches in LA While writing my book on Internet dating, I became a huge fan of HowAboutWe, an online dating community for people who like to do things (besides bone, that is). It’s a site that matches people up not only by shared interests, but the desire to try new things — […]

Man Lasts 2 Hours as a Woman on OKCupid

Man Lasts 2 Hours as a Woman on OKCupid

MAN COULDN’T LAST TWO HOURS PRETENDING TO BE A WOMAN ON OKCUPID What happens when a man tries a social experiment online and pretends to be a woman? Hilarity, of course, but also understanding of what it is we have to deal with should we try to find love on the Internet. Redditor OKCThrowaway22221wanted to […]

New Year's LOVE Resolutions

New Year’s LOVE Resolutions

Happy New Year! I hope you all started your year off with a big, fat kiss underneath the mistletoe. If you didn’t, well,you still have some 300+ odd days to make amends.So let’s talk resolutions. I’m sure you all made one. As to whether or not you actually stick to your guns, that remains to […]

Love, Job, or Can We Have Both?

Love, Job, or Can We Have Both?

The Love Vs. Career Conundrum: Ann Dvorak Could Have Been A Star I recently came upon the story of Ann Dvorak, a Hollywood starlet of the 1930′s who was primed to become the next big thing on the silver screen, and who could have risen to the level of Joan Crawford or Ginger Roger‘s level […]

eHarmony's New Service Based on Movie Plotline

eHarmony’s New Service Based on Movie Plotline

EHarmony Launches Service Based On Walter Mitty Movie Plotline There you go life, imitating art again! eHarmony has strategically come up with an innovative new marketing tool after a character in the new Fox film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, utilized the services of a personal phone counselor from said site. Ben Stiller‘s dreamy wanderer […]

The Art of Airing Dirty Laundry on Twitter

The Art of Airing Dirty Laundry on Twitter

Claire Meyer and Alan Linic are a relatively new couple. They started dating in March, and a mere five months later, they took a very, very big step together: they started a Twitter account. But in case you’re about to barf at the sheer cuteness of such a move, let me set your mind at […]