About Duana Welch

Dr. Duana Welch is known for applying social science to people’s real-life relationship issues. She is the author of internationally acclaimed blog LoveScience and book Love Factually, the first book that uses science rather than opinion to take men and women through every stage of dating, from before they meet until they commit. Love Factually is available globally in English and Spanish, and is soon to release Polish, Japanese, and Vietnamese. Duana has been a professor at universities in Florida, California, and Texas, and she has contributed to NPR, PBS, LA Talk Radio, Redbook, Time, Maria Shriver, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, XO Jane, Psychology Today, Psych Alive, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, redOrbit and numerous other outlets, podcasts and videos. She enjoys embracing her inner nerd, hiking with her dog, and sampling dark chocolate. 

She coaches men and women who want more love in their lives, globally via Skype, FaceTime, and phone.  

To learn more about Duana and her book, visit www.LoveFactually.co

To request information about getting coaching with Duana, or to ask a question, please email her at Duana@LoveScienceMedia.com.


About LoveScience: 

Although many relationship advice columns exist, LoveScience is the only one that presents not only what to do and how to do it—but the science behind the advice. Now a best-seller in the relationship and behavioral science categories at Amazon.com, LoveScience is also available at www.LoveScienceMedia.com.


All information at LoveScienceMedia.com is sole property of and is copyrighted by Duana C. Welch. The opinions expressed are hers, based on her interpretation of the existing relationship research. Duana C. Welch and LoveScience Media shall be held harmless and are not liable for the results of using the advice in LoveScience; science gives odds of an event occurring, but even the most rigorous research cannot predict exactly what will happen in your life.

If you want Duana to respond to a question, email her at duana@lovesciencemedia.com.  If your letter is chosen for use in her blog or book(s), identifying information will be removed/altered, and the letter will be edited for length and to protect your anonymity prior to publication.   Please note that all letters may be used at any time on-site or in any of LoveScience Media’s books, but that whatever form they appear in, they will always be anonymized first.  If your letter is not chosen for publication, you will still receive a personal response from Duana.

More About Duana Welch

Duana C. Welch, Ph.D. (pronounced DWAY-nuh; born Nov. 14, 1968) is the relationship advice author known for applying social science research to reader questions about a variety of romantic-relationship issues.  Her blog, “LoveScience: Research-based relationship advice for everyone” became a best-seller in the relationship and behavioral science categories at Amazon.com, and is also available free at www.LoveScienceMedia.com.   Duana launched LoveScience in 2009.  She’s also a regular contributor at Psychology Today and eHarmony, where she muses about relationship science.  Duana’s book, Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do, released worldwide in English in January, 2015; it is the first science-based book to take readers from before they meet until they commit to The One. The book has enjoyed global acclaim in English and is now published worldwide in Spanish (Planeta); additionally, it is to be released in Japanese (Shasta), Vietnamese (AZ Vietnam), and Polish (Helion).

Duana Welch earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1998.  Her prior psychology degrees included a master’s from the University of Florida in 1995, and a bachelor’s from Southwestern University at Georgetown, TX, in 1991.  Upon attaining her doctorate, Welch served as an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton from 1998-2004, where she taught and conducted research that resulted in numerous peer-reviewed scientific psychology articles.  While there, Welch was twice voted Professor Of The Year by CSUF psychology students, in 2001 and 2003.  A family illness resulted in her return to her home state of Texas, where she became an adjunct professor of psychology at Austin-area colleges and universities prior to launching LoveScience in 2009.  She taught psychology for seven years at Austin Community College, where she received the NISOD Teaching Excellence award in 2012.  Additionally, Welch has more than a decade of experience in private consultations with clients who want to find, date or commit to a long-term partner. She currently sees clients nationally and internationally via Skype, phone, and FaceTime. 

When not responding to reader queries, Duana Welch enjoys living in Eugene, Oregon, where she resides with her husband, daughter, and assorted critters.  Her hobbies include hiking with her dog, embracing her inner nerd, and sampling dark chocolate.