Relationships

Microaffections: Using Social Media As A Digital Hug

By: Bronwyn Isaac / July 2, 2015

Harnessing “microaffections” as the small, patient answers to all the trolling and microaggressions bombarding the internet. More »


People Who Ghost Suck, But People Who Ghost And Steal Your Dog Suck Even Harder

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2015

The universe is trying to tell me to take a breather from dating, I think. This week, the New York Times discovered “ghosting,” i.e. when someone you’ve been dating for months or years just DISAPPEARS on you, not bothering to, you know, break up or offer an explanation. This has happened to me a few… More »


Girl On Girl: When Gay Marriage Becomes Marriage

By: Morgan Cohn / July 1, 2015

When huge things happen in our world, we always remember where we were when we heard the news. “Where were you when gay marriage was legalized?” will quickly become the new “Where were you when the Beyonce album dropped?” As for me, I had just gotten off of the subway and was at a crosswalk… More »


Dater X: A Compendium Of What Not To Use As Your Online Dating Opening Line

By: Dater X / June 30, 2015

Yikes. More »


9 Steps That Would Help Reconcile The Relationship Between White And Black America

By: Tiffanie Drayton / June 30, 2015

After both studying and writing about racial inequality in the United States, I have come to learn that, much like our interpersonal or romantic relationships, most of the ongoing strife between African-Americans and the nation stems from the absence of atonement, forgiveness and reconciliation. Personal relationships are often threatened by wrongdoing. That’s because human being… More »


Can We Stop Using The Term “Maiden Name”?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

It’s stupid, it’s gendered, it’s pointless, just stop. More »


Check Your Vibes: 7 Ways To Stay Afloat When You’re Surrounded By Conflict

By: Claire Hannum / June 29, 2015

It’s a moment we all dread: one day, you wake up to find that the tension that’s been slowly building between two or more of your close friends has reached a brutal boiling point, and a conflict erupts with a magnitude that rivals an earthquake. Now you may find yourself in the unenviable position of… More »


Do Something New: Longboard

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2015

Alternative title: “Have Your Partner Teach You Something.”… More »


All Of My Feelings About The SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision Expressed In GIFs

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2015

There are no words to express my feelings, only gifs. More »


Vogue Profile Suggests Cara Delevingne’s Bisexuality Is Just Temporary, No Worries

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 25, 2015

If I had a Vogue profile for every time a bisexual person was told it was “just a phase,” I’d be the most famous queer on Earth. More »


7 Ways To Express Your Distaste For Someone Without Being Mean

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 25, 2015

We’ve all been in situations where we hate the person or people we’re near, but for one reason or another can’t leave. It’s your best friend’s birthday party, for example, and even though he’s just great, his old buddies from high school are dickheads. Or you’re at a work function, and you’re trying not to… More »


Hitched 2.0: The Supreme Feeling Of Letting It Go

By: Emma Sarran / June 25, 2015

Somehow, my extra-long-almost-two-year-engagement has reduced itself to just over two weeks. Sixteen days until “I do.” Seriously, where the hell has the time gone? My current mental state is on rotation, from excitement to anxiety to sheer panic to sadness that this (albeit sometimes stressful) life stage is coming to a close. (Of note: The… More »


Dater X: Don’t Block The Box

By: Dater X / June 23, 2015

Do you ever feel like everyone’s out to get you?  This week has been like that, at least when it comes to my dating life.  The city has been nothing but one big cockblock.  Er, clitblock.

First things first: I haven’t seen Israeli Tinder Guy again.  We exchanged a few friendly texts, mostly… More »


On Defining Boundaries & Voicing Discomfort

By: Sydney Leathers / June 23, 2015

Men: when you are simply going to get food do you expect to be sexually harassed? Probably not. But as a woman, I know this can happen at any time. It’s a sad truth. It’s such a prevalent part of life that when I travel, I almost never wear makeup and I intentionally dress dow… More »


Make It Stop: “How Do I Clear The Air After I Told My Friend I Liked Him And He Rejected Me?”

By: Anna Goldfarb / June 19, 2015

I told my friend I liked him, and now things are….dicey. … More »


Dater X: One and Done

By: Dater X / June 17, 2015

Lest you misinterpret the headline, allow me to reassure you that I am not, in fact, going anywhere.  But neither are my tepid attempts at Tindering.

Backing up a bit: Esquire showed up to our softball game yesterday to claim his glove and was unexpectedly flirty, both beforehand via text (asking for directio… More »


Re-Learning To Say No: Life As A (Formerly Depressed) Cautious Hedonist

By: Rebecca O'Neal / June 16, 2015

I lost my early 20s to depression. The most fun I had during that time was not wearing pants while frying bacon. I went from being a successful event promoter to being a shut in who only left the house for food and books. If you’re wondering how to put on 90lbs in under three… More »


Science Has Discovered What You Need To Say To Make A First Date Successful

By: Ask Men / June 12, 2015

Researchers from Stanford and the University of California have done us all a favor and figured out what to say and what not to say on a first date. Legends. To carry out their study, the researchers ran and recorded free speed-dating events for heterosexual grad students. After the date, the students reported how well… More »


Make It Stop: “Does He Like Me Or Nah?”

By: Anna Goldfarb / June 12, 2015

He loves me, he loves me not. Help. … More »


Dater X: The Un-Dateable Dater X

By: Dater X / June 10, 2015

Ladies and gents, Dater X 3.0! More »


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