Love is in the air this week, and it’s time to honor those you care about. While Valentine’s Day is a good time to focus on rewiring your relationships, we’re fans of thinking about how to improve ours year-round—and we’ve found that Twitter is a great resource for finding advice and insights. Here are seven of our favorite relationship experts to follow:
1. Stephanie Coontz (@StephanieCoontz)
The author of several books, including Marriage: A History, Stephanie is frequently interviewed on TV and radio and widely published in magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. Follow Stephanie for her views and recent work on relationships and gender equality.
2. Laurie Davis (@eFlirtExpert)
Founder of the online dating consultancy eFlirt Expert, Laurie is also the author of Love at First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating, one of our favorite books on the ins and outs of successful online dating. Laurie is one of the more relatable relationship experts out there, with a Twitter feed that’s one part dating advice, one part woman about town adventures.
3. Matthew Hussey (@matthewhussey)
Dating guru, New York Times bestselling author, and Today show resident relationship expert, Matthew specializes in helping people find, attract, and keep their ideal partner. Follow the ever-fashionable Mr. Hussey for intelligent, empowering advice to transform your love life!
4. Harriet Lerner (@HarrietLerner)
Author, speaker, and psychologist, Dr. Lerner is best known for her research on the psychology of women and family relationships. She has published 11 books, including the New York Times bestseller Marriage Rules. Follow her for tidbits of relationship wisdom and links to her articles on Psychology Today.
5. Terri Orbuch (@DrTerriLoveDr)
Dr. Terri Orbuch, known to most as “The Love Doctor,” is a professor, therapist, and author of five best-selling relationship books. She blends her expertise with life experience and her own research to offer straightforward advice. Follow her for her thoughts on everything from first date ideas to letting go of an ex.
6. Athena Staik (@DrAthenaStaik)
Dr. Athena Staik studies what makes relationships work and calls the fruits of her labor “Conscious-Love Relationship Therapy.” The therapeutic approach is a blend of neuroscience and conventional and alternative approaches, and it delves into the internal issues that are usually connected to current and past relationships. Follow her for a little life-applicable neuroscience in your daily newsfeed.
7. Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards)
A self-described “recovering boring person,” Vanessa is an author and behavioral investigator who applies academic research to hot-button relationship issues like attraction, dishonesty, and jealousy. Follow Vanessa for her take on life and relationships from a behavioral standpoint.
These are some of our favorite relationship experts, but who are yours? If you know of any modern-day Carrie Bradshaws, tell us in the comments!