Relationships

Science Says Family Secrets Can Literally Make You Sick

By: Claire Hannum / March 3, 2015
Back in the '80s, Dr. Vincent Felitti was looking for ways to help obese patients lose weight when he stumbled upon a troubling correlation: most of his patients who quit treatment and gained significant amounts of weight back after losing hundreds of pounds had experienced sexual abuse as children. When he began regularly… More »

Decoding Your Dude Based On His First Date Suggestion

By: College Candy / March 2, 2015
First dates are a little bit amazing. The excitement! The butterflies! The fun of getting all dressed up! But they’re also a little bit stressful… The uncertainty, the awkward silences, the hassle of getting all dressed up. I would wager that a large major of the anxiety associated with a first date comes from how many questio… More »

The Paid Version Of Tinder Is Rumored To Launch Today

By: Beejoli Shah / March 2, 2015
It's been rumored for months now that Tinder would transition to a freemium model, with its basic app still being free to anyone with a smartphone, and TechCrunch is now reporting that the paid upgrade to the app, officially dubbed Tinder Plus, will be rolling out today. Tinder Plus will cost $9.99 a month… More »

Wanderlust: I May Be Smitten, But I Will Not Be Your Educator

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 2, 2015
I've written before about "distancing myself From white people" to avoid being constantly subjected to racial and cultural insensitivity. After years of dealing with well-meaning, but often ill-informed or inexperienced Whites, the emotional turmoil had taken its toll and I simply wanted to avoid feelings of discomfort, disappointment and even anger. I concluded… More »

‘World’s First’ Gay Married ‘Throuple’ Are Everything

By: Katrin Higher / February 28, 2015
IF you couldn't really understand that sentence, basically the world's first male "threesome couple" or "throuple" got married on Valentine's Day in Thailand. Even better than the fact that this happened is that their names are Bell, Art, and Joke which makes me want to fly to Thailand immediately and hang out with them (if… More »

Make It Stop: “Everyone Flaked On The Surprise Party I Threw, And I’m Pissed”

By: Anna Goldfarb / February 27, 2015
Let this be an example of why Facebook invitations SUCK. More »

Hitched 2.0: Do I Want Babies At My Wedding?

By: Emma Sarran / February 26, 2015
Babies are cool and all, but do I really want a crying baby as the soundtrack to our ceremony? More »

Texts With My Straight Single Dude BFF: On Fuck Buddies & Being Ready

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2015
A rambling workday exchange about when it's the right time to end things with a fuck buddy, especially if they're more into you than you're into them. More »

Don’t Take Out Your Rage On The Wrong Person

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015
We all know that projecting isn't good -- nobody wins when you scream at your husband or mom for no reason when you're actually mad about an office squabble -- but what's scary is just how likely we are to take this to an extreme. A study from the Philipp University of Marburg in Germany found that "displaced revenge,"… More »

33 Annoying Things I Learned Planning My Own Wedding

By: Tres Sugar / February 23, 2015
I got married last summer on a beautiful, emotional, love-filled day — one which I planned myself, eschewing a wedding planner. I nixed the idea early on, thinking it wasn't something I wanted to spend money on, and I also thought I'd enjoy doing all the planning myself. I love research! I love being organized! More »

Make It Work: 3 Simple Ways To Be A Better Coworker

By: Megan Reynolds / February 23, 2015
You're probably kind of good at your job, but are you a good coworker? You might think you're a good coworker, because no one's ever said otherwise and everyone seems to like you, but here's the thing: it's hard to tell someone that they're a bad coworker, because it feels like a personal indictment of character. More »

Wanderlust: Finding Community While Traveling Alone

By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 23, 2015
I was casually strolling down a sunny Hawaiian street in the small town of Captain Cook alongside a new girlfriend I hadmade a few weeks earlier, when a man pulled his truck over just behind us and tried to get our attention. My immediate response was to ignore him and continue walking, immersed in our… More »

7 Rules For Fighting Fair With Your Partner, According To Science

By: YourTango.com / February 22, 2015
Nighttime is the right time for drama. Remember that time your partner spilled wine all over your white sofa, and you thought, for sure, you were going to smother him in his sleep after an argument about it? Remember the time and energy wasted on the argument that followed, and the days of letting it… More »

Man Creates Dating Website For Only Himself

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 21, 2015
Finding love online can be difficult when you are just one of millions actively seeking a partner. So Brandon Scott Wolf has found a way to increase the odds in his favor. He's created Date Brandon Scott Wolf, a dating site where he is the only dating option. The website claims to be “America’… More »

Relive Your Messy Past At The Museum Of Broken Relationships

By: Claire Hannum / February 21, 2015
Want all the objects that remind your of a tumultuous past relationship preserved for all to see? It's not like you want to keep that stuff around to torture you, right? The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia will gladly take it off your hands for you. Founded by two exes, artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, the museum… More »

Make It Stop: “My Sister Totally Ignores Me On Social Media”

By: Anna Goldfarb / February 20, 2015
Just toss me a like! Is that so hard? More »

We’re Looking For The Next Dater X!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 19, 2015
The original Dater X is happily married to the Young One, while Dater X 2.0 just ended her run after making things official with Tim -- so who will be Dater X 3.0? Hopefully one of you! We're officially looking… More »

Hitched 2.0: I’m Caving On The One Splurge I Swore I Wouldn’t Make — A Wedding Planner

By: Emma Sarran / February 19, 2015
“Who would waste money on a wedding planner? That’s a luxury I don’t need.” – Me, before and shortly after I got engaged. Ugh, I hate to eat my words. More »

Frisky Rant: An Atheist’s Take On Lent

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 2015
I wasn’t always an atheist. There was a period in my life in which I was Catholic, and I humbled myself by giving things up for Lent. Or, well, I ostensibly gave things up for Lent, just like every other Catholic. Because let’s be honest, Lent is pretty much just New Year’s Resolution Mulligan, and… More »

Dater X: Over And Out

By: Dater X / February 18, 2015
Laying in bed watching "Grey’s Anatomy" last week, I started wondering, as I have during nearly every episode recently, why the show has continued for so many seasons. All of the characters we originally knew and loved (big shoutout to the "Grey’s" OG, George O’Malley) have come and gone, the plot has become so farfetched… More »

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