Dater X: Bruised & Confused

Dater X 3.0 / October 6, 2015

There are definitely some times when I wish I had a still had a boyfriend… More »

Make It Stop: “My Friend’s Facebook Posts About Her Kid Are Totally TMI”

Anna Goldfarb / October 2, 2015

When I’m scrolling my feed in public, I don’t want to see half-naked babies popping up on my screen.”More »

This Bride And Groom Billed Guests Who Didn’t Show Up To Their Wedding

Lauren Vinopal / September 30, 2015

I’m all for banning kids from places (especially airlines), but if you’re going to have a wedding without children it understandably presents some challenges for any parents invited to attend your nuptials. Take, for example, Jessica Baker, who was planning to attend a pal’s wedding when her babysitter had an emergency and canceled at the last minute. Baker and her husband were left with only two optio… More »

Dater X: [ne]X[t]

Dater X 3.0 / September 29, 2015

This past Wednesday found me crying at 1 a.m. outside of The Big Easy’s place of employment.
Relax; it’s not what you think.
For one thing, I wasn’t there because it was The Big Easy’s place of employment.  He just happens to work in a massive landmark located across the street from a fancy-pants restaurant… More »

Make It Stop: “Why Do Dudes Keep Flaking On Me?”

Anna Goldfarb / September 28, 2015

Being blown off, well, BLOWS. More »

10 Signs You’re Dating A Fitz

Lauren Vinopal / September 28, 2015

He may be President on “Scandal,” but he’s also a drip to date on screen AND off. More »

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Make Friends Like A Grown-Up

Claire Hannum / September 28, 2015

Remember when you were in middle school and your new future BFF sort of just appeared next to you in your third period science class, and you were suddenly joined at the hip for the next five years without even realizing what was happening? Weren’t those days easy? Once we’re older and out in the… More »

Girl On Girl: Tinder, Modern Love & Watery Maybes

Morgan Cohn / September 25, 2015

There’s an important point to be made about how easy it is to ghost people or cancel plans now. We now say no at a lower emotional cost. That means we can say yes more. More »

On Loving Men Who Can’t Love Back

Julia Weiss / September 23, 2015

Lusting after images of men, of copies of them, seems to be a safe way for a girl to figure out her body. But it’s a terrible way for a woman to figure out her heart. More »

Dater X: Free Fall

Dater X 3.0 / September 22, 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot about falling, and not just because I’m absurdly accident prone.
For one thing, fall is here and there’s no denying it; it’s dark by 7 p.m. and there are already a surprising number of crackly leaves underfoot in the parks. But I’ve also been thinking about the act of falling:… More »

Check Your Vibes: Is Being Loyal Ever A Bad Thing?

Claire Hannum / September 22, 2015

I was on the phone with my mom the other day, pondering aloud whether switching dentists was a regrettable thing to do, when I mentioned that in a way, I’d feel a bit guilty about making the change. After all, when you trust someone enough to get up in your business and clean your teeth… More »

9 Reasons Bald Boyfriends Are The Best

Pop Sugar / September 21, 2015

I like bald guys. It’s not just that I don’t mind if a guy is losing his hair. I think it’s hot. While I recognize that not every 16-year-old girl has a crush on her balding biology teacher, I think women should give bald men another look. In my well-informed opinion, they make the best… More »

Make It Stop: “Did My OKCupid Date Stick Me In The Friendzone?”

Anna Goldfarb / September 18, 2015

They messaged online and texted for weeks, but when they met up in person, he didn’t seem as interested. What’s up with that? More »

Grown Ass Lady Posts A Love Note Left For Her Boyfriend By Their 12-Year-Old Neighbor

Lauren Vinopal / September 18, 2015

C’mon, 12-year-old girls have it hard enough. … More »

One Day Less: I’m Dying, What’s Your Excuse For Being An Asshole?

Killer Titz / September 17, 2015

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately for more than 70,000 women (and men) in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39, they will add cancer to that list too, more specifically breast cancer. It’s a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages. In fact, every day, three womenMore »

There’s A New Dating App About Bacon If You’re Hungry For Love

Lauren Vinopal / September 16, 2015

“Liking bacon is not a personality,” Joe Robinow tweeted on August 28th. Well Joe, it seems Oscar Mayer (one of the leading authorities on bacon) disagrees and thinks it can help you find love. Enter Sizzl, a new real, free iOS app made for helping bacon lovers find love with each other.
This app appears to be a promotional… More »

Is There Such A Thing As “Ethics” In Public Confessional Writing?

Robyn Pennacchia / September 16, 2015

What are the rules for when your own personal confessions involve other people? More »

Check Your Vibes: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Grief To Help Get You Through

Claire Hannum / September 16, 2015

A little over a year ago, my dad died very unexpectedly, something I’ve written about a lot on this site. As time has gone on, the nature of my grief has evolved (it still is), and I feel that so much has changed since that day in August since I first received a slewMore »

My House: An Incomplete Search For Home

Julia Weiss / September 16, 2015

I grew up in a rural town in west central Illinois called Monmouth. Monmouth was rough. My dad taught at Monmouth College, which made my brother, sister and me nerds or snobs depending on the day and the hater. Our schools were among the lowest performing in the state: for the most part our teacher… More »

Dater X: Winter Is Coming

Dater X 3.0 / September 15, 2015

Fall showed up this week like something out of an Alice Hoffman novel, landing flatly and without prelude on my thermostat as the sun set on Labor Day. The humidity dissipated like perfume when someone leaves the room; the lush August greenery was suddenly edged with brown, blowing in a breeze that pricked goosebumps onto… More »

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