Relationships Niche Expansion

Announcing: “Relationships” now has a main category of its own plus 16 sub-categories.

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ~Wayne W. Dyer

Here are the new EzineArticles Relationships main categories:

Note: Categories in BOLD are new Relationship sub-categories.

The question that always is immediately asked by our members/expert authors after new categories are introduced is… “Will I or should I move my articles into a better or more appropriate category?” The answer is no, that is not necessary because we do this for you and we’re pretty accurate (not perfect), but here’s an example of the moves we made for this round of changes:

Affairs …………… 192 article moved
Commitment ………… 61 article moved
Communication ……… 100 article moved
Conflict ………….. 41 article moved
Dating ……………. (imported from News-and-Society:Dating)
Dating-for-Boomers …. 3 article moved
Divorce …………… (imported from News-and-Society:Divorce)
Enhancement ……….. 9 article moved
Friendship ………… 111 article moved
Gay-Lesbian ……….. 44 article moved
Love ……………… (imported from News-and-Society:Love)
Marriage-Wedding …… (imported from
Post-Divorce ………. 46 article moved
Readiness …………. 27 article moved
Sexuality …………. (imported from News-and-Society:Sexuality)
Singles …………… 544 article moved

If you are a Relationships expert of almost any kind, we welcome your expert article submissions.

Special note on the Sexuality related categories: We’re looking for sexual health and sexual education; not porn or sexually provocative works.

Thanks to relationship expert Jeff Herring for assisting with the sub-category expansion motivation.

Do you like the new sub-categories?


Thad writes:

Some of them I like and some of them I dont understand but I just wont write in those catagories and if you move an article or two into them that is okay.
I was just curous as to why Online Dating and Break Ups dont have their own catagories as well,
although I understand that the different catagories dont make a difference traffic whys I have noticed that they make a difference Article Submission wise. As there have been the same amount of new articles being submitted to the Dating catagory as before and several of the new catagories have been having a lot of new submissions as well, at leas that is what my naked eye has noticed which can be easily tricked I wonder if you can Chris look at the amount of articles that have been submitted and approved before and after the addition of these new catagories and see a big difference or is it the same with more articles getting Prime Location spots

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 10:49 AM


Milos writes:

Traveling is missing!

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 11:57 AM




I can see expanding the Dating category further in the coming year…

There is always a rush of new submissions when we add new categories because some experts falsely believe that it will make a difference to have their articles be in the right categories… and they would rather not submit them in the broader general category and wait for the more niche specific category that more closely matches their expertise.

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 12:05 PM





What does Travelhave to do with Relationships?

Are you talking about Long-Distance relationships?

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 12:16 PM


Alyssa Johnson writes:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

I’ve been waiting for this since I began posting at EzineArticles. My niche is working with people Post-Divorce through remarriage and the creation of a step-family. None of the other categories were real appropriate. I was always stuck in this dilemma of Divorce? Marriage? or Dating?

Now, the Post Divorce category covers ALL of that!

Thank you again!

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 1:48 PM



Request For Article:

I find this topic rather timely today, and may I be so bold as to Request an Article. I scouted around in the existing articles that Chris provided links to, but I don’t see any. This article I speak of should be “really good.”

I would like some grounded perspective covering love, lust, commitment, loyalty, trust, sexual compatibility, fantasy, friendship, all of this crashing about in one and all of us, and what the heck it all means. Perhaps a bit of wisdom, is what I am asking for. On another day, maybe I would play Teacher and write the article. But not today. :)

I do not feel like writing the article, nor do I want to talk about writing the article further. I just want to read it, written by someone who has “been there.” Maybe I’m being so bold as to ask, because this blog community feels like a comfy old shoe to me. I don’t typically make such requests.

Anyone? Anyone? Write this article for me please, then post your link on this blog.


Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 2:29 PM


Bj Moorer writes:


I cannot thank you enough for making these changes to the Relationship category more expansive. Great move!

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 2:40 PM


Pat Hubbard writes:

Thanks Chris for the changes to the Relationshio categories. I feel it will cause more hits.
With 52% of the American population being single, a large segment of your audience was being ignored. This doesn’t mean everyone who is single is divorced or widowed, but they are SINGLE.
Another option to open up.
It would be nice to see Religion and Spirituality explored, also.

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 4:01 PM


Pat Hubbard writes:

correction: Relationship

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 4:04 PM


Jane Nelsen writes:

Where is “Parenting in?”

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 4:06 PM


Nathalie writes:

That’ really cool.

Question: What happens if an article belongs to 2 categories? Can you post it in both?


Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 4:28 PM




Religion and Spirituality already exist as categories.

…or am I missing your point?

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 7:08 PM




Parenting is located in Home & Family.


I know 407 categories is a lot to keep track of, but if you don’t see your favorite category, do what I do:

1) Go to the home page.

2) Click on the EXPAND ALL near the upper right corner.

3) Use your browsers search function to search the page for the keyword relating to the category you’re seeking.

4) If you don’t find the category you seek, fear not as it’s not as important as you may think it is. :-)


We currently don’t offer the ability to list an article in more than one category but we are busy creating that feature right now as part of a premium service level that we planned on offering, but no ETA yet when that will happen.

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 7:19 PM



Thanks for the attention to detail in the relationship articles. As I write about the Sandwich Generation, can I look forward to writing articles about Baby Boomers that get separated into teenagers, college kids, kidults, boomerang kids and daughters/sons-in-law categories?

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 7:59 PM


Pat Hubbard writes:

Shame on me, I didn’t look hard enough for the Spirituality and Religion categories.
My point was that the media in general is not looking at the fact that most of the population is single… Single categries are potential money makers.

Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 8:20 PM


Jan writes:

Earlier today, I was reading this and my son had just finished a class on creative writing (I took the liberty of teaching from one of Jeff Herring’s ebooks about Article Marketing) and asked what his assignment was for the day.

I rather flipantly said, “find a niche in there (pointing to the screen) and write it.” When he brought me his work to ‘edit and post’ a few hours later, I was rather impressed. Other than the fact that his writing sounds remarkably like mine (surprise, surprise) I think his work is incredibly good. I edited it for format and style – added some sub-headings, changed a few words around, and added an author box (he doesn’t write that part yet), and posted it this evening.

It’s also on his blog (

If Jeff’s Article and Marketing ebook can teach a 12 year old how to write like that, what could it do for a copywriter, who has already learned the basics?

I think my next ebook may be about how kids can post on – so he can post more of his articles on here.


Comment provided May 8, 2007 at 9:33 PM




We already cover Baby Boomers in Home & Family:

And Kids/Teens are in this main category:

And College issues are here:

(perhaps Kids-Teens no longer deserves to have a main category any longer…and could become 2 sub-categories under Home & Family…)

Comment provided May 9, 2007 at 3:53 AM



Thanks much Chris!

And thanks to all your staff for the work in moving all the articles.

You da man & you da staff!

Comment provided May 9, 2007 at 6:16 AM


Shel Taylor writes:

Thank you Chris for revising the relationship category. I have articles that have been sitting in my pending files that did not fit well with the old categories like I would want them to. I would recommend a remedying that would separate Marriage and Weddings. I, who work in the Marriage field, would like to specifically talk to those who are married or wish to be, or those who are in trouble in their marriage. I would like the key word Marriage, vs Marriage/Wedding, as there are some serious subjects that are lost in the mix of articles about wedding cakes, finding caterers, honeymoon plans and taking the woes out of finding dresses for the bridesmaids. They are important, but my wish is to filter articles into their separate sections. I expect there are more marriage articles out there that used relationship as a heading when what they really wanted to say was marriage.

Shel Healthy Marriage Group of Pa

Comment provided May 23, 2007 at 6:44 PM




Thanks to your thoughts and blog comment, we’ve listened to what you had to say and made it so:


They are separate now:

Comment provided May 29, 2007 at 11:01 AM


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