About Duana Welch and her work

Dr. Duana Welch (pronounced DWAY-nah) is known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues. She has been a professor at universities in Florida, California, and Texas across 20 years, and she has contributed to NPR, PBS, LA Talk Radio, Redbook, Time, Maria Shriver, The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, XO Jane, Psychology Today, DatingNews.com, Psych Alive, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, redOrbit and numerous other outlets, podcasts and videosHer first book, Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do, is now out globally in five languages. Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them] is the second book in the series, specifically geared for finding the right partner not only for readers, but their families. Both books rely on science rather than opinion to help men and women find and keep the right partner. Her client practice is global, via Skype and other technologies. Thanks to science and Vic Hariton, she is happily married. For more information and free content, see www.LoveFactually.co. 


About Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do: 

Tired of doing what you’ve heard and read again and again, and not getting the results you want? We don’t trust our health to opinion alone, and now you don’t have to do that when it comes to love, either!  Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do (January, 2015) is 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 in paperback, e-book, and audiobook; in paperback in Spanish, worldwide; and is soon to release in Polish, Japanese, and Vietnamese.


About Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them]: 

Marriages may come and go, but parenthood is forever. But what if you could have both—a great family life, and a happy lifetime love? The fact is, you can—by relying on what’s known about relationships all around the world. If you’re parenting solo, you may have seen that most dating books sound as if the world is child-free, and as though opinion is all that’s available. Enter Love Factually For Single Parents [& Those Dating Them]—the  first guide that relies on science to help this large and growing group of men and women find the right partner not only for themselves, but their families. From getting over your ex to finding time to date, and from finding your partner to blending families, the Single Parents edition of this popular book paves the way so you win at lifetime love. 


About LoveScience: 

Dr. Welch launched LoveScience: Research-based relationship advice for everyone, in February of 2009. 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 be anonymized first.  If your letter is not chosen for publication, you will still receive a personal response from Duana.


Still more information (longer bio): 

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, and DatingNews.com, 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). Her second book, Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them] released in paperback, e-book, and audio on January 7, 2019 and is the first book to guide those audiences to the best partner for themselves and their families. 

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.