Relationships

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

Killer Titz | September 17, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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 - 5:30 pm

“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… More »


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

Robyn Pennacchia | September 16, 2015 - 1:20 pm

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 - 10:20 am

 

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 receivedMore »


My House: An Incomplete Search For Home

Julia Weiss | September 16, 2015 - 9:00 am

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 teachers… More »


Dater X: Winter Is Coming

Dater X 3.0 | September 15, 2015 - 12:30 pm

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 »


On Donald Trump & Fathers Who Sexualize Their Daughters

Tiffanie Drayton | September 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Late one summer night, I received a message on Facebook.

“You looked so sexy,” it read. More »


Make It Stop: “I Met A Great, Funny, Smart Guy Online — But I’m Not Attracted To Him”

Anna Goldfarb | September 11, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Is it wrong for her to continue getting to know him if she’s not sure it’ll lead anywhere? More »


13 Questionable Relationship Lessons From ‘Bachelor In Paradise’

Lauren Vinopal | September 10, 2015 - 10:30 am

There are a lot of strange lessons to be learned from Bachelor In Paradise. More »


Tinder Is Rolling Out A New Super-Like Feature For Users With No Chill

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Let’s talk about online dating for a second, OK? I have active accounts on Tinder, OK Cupid, Hinge and Coffee Meet Bagel (ugh, I hate this last one and its stupid name, so much I’m deleting it from my phone as soon as I’m done writing this post), but these days I mostly stick to… More »


Cheat Sheet: 10 Responses For When Someone Asks You If You’re Pregnant (And You’re Not)

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 9, 2015 - 3:00 pm

I would not consider myself any great expert in etiquette, but one thing I know never to do is to ask a woman if she is pregnant. There is literally no reason to ever do this. For starters, it’s none of your business what is going on with anyone else’s womb. If they want you to… More »


Dater X: Life Support

Dater X 3.0 | September 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm

It’s been a hell of a week. More »


True Story: My Tweet About An OKCupid Creep Went Viral (And The Internet Thinks I Should Date Him)

Maggie Serota | September 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Burn everything. More »


Make It Stop: “My Just-Dumped Friend Needs More Of My Time Than I Can Give”

Anna Goldfarb | September 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Ah, the recently dumped. Yes, they need lots of love. Yes, they need lots of attention. No, the heartbroken person can’t dominate your schedule for the foreseeable future. More »


Emily Postmodern: How To Behave When Meeting The Parents Of Someone You Maybe-Might Love

Julianna Rose Dow | September 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Just be polite. You know how to do that, right? More »


Dater X: The First Big Fight

Dater X 3.0 | September 1, 2015 - 12:00 pm

It was bound to happen. More »


Ashley Madison Had 70,000 Bots Enticing Men With Messages Like “Hi”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

Last week, data journalist Annalee Newitz analyzed the original data dump from cheating site Ashley Madison for Gizmodo and proposed that there were almost no real women who were active on the site. Newitz discovered that’s not exactly true, thanks to a second data dump of Ashley Madison’s source code. There were real,More »


10 Tips For Being A Better Girl Friend And Ally

Tiffanie Drayton | August 31, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Last week, in an interview with The New York Times, Miley Cyrus dismissed Nicki Minaj’s criticism of racism in the music industry – exemplified by MTV, which denied “Anaconda” a VMA Video of the Year nomination – claiming that Nicki is “not too kind” or “polite” and too “angry.” And then, as I’m sure you’ve watched over and over again… More »


Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

Claire Hannum | August 31, 2015 - 1:10 pm

 

For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in my life, and while I have lots of ideas of small internal conflicts or things that just aren’t working, none of them are… More »


Make It Stop: “I’m Afraid My Parents Will Hate My New Boyfriend”

Anna Goldfarb | August 28, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Introducing a new relationship to the folks is nervewracking as it is, but especially so when they didn’t like the last guy you brought home… More »


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