Relationships

Could Disney’s Next Princess Have Special Needs?

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 29, 2014
Many little kids, at one point or another, have wanted to be a Disney Princess. We grew up watching Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan and others teach us that it's okay to be brave, strong-willed, vulnerable and fiercely independent, and as the times have changed, the brand's Princesses have adapted to become more culturally diverse. But… More »

My Friends Deserve Better Than Fat Talk

By: Alyson Penn / October 29, 2014
If you’ve read Tiny Beautiful Things, the collection of responses by The Rumpus' self-help columnist "Sugar," aka Wild author Cheryl Strayed, you’ll probably recognize this quote: "Stop worrying about whether you’re fat. You’re not fat. Or rather, you’re sometimes a little bit fat, but who gives a… More »

Dating Don’ts: Are You Keeping A Relationship On The Backburner?

By: Megan Reynolds / October 28, 2014
We all have that one person who lingers. You know, that person you dated for a little while, but never really cut ties with. Maybe you periodically check in with them, just to see how they’re doing, or keep an eye on their Facebook relationship status to see if they’re still available. Maybe they’re the… More »

6 Questions Women Who Date Older Men Are Sick Of Hearing

By: Kristin Collins Jackson / October 28, 2014
Since my dating history only began after college, I never believed I had a specific physical type. I met a guy in high school that remained my boyfriend throughout most of college, which means my dating history didn't start until I will well into my twenties. After a slew of brief flings and a first… More »

This “Little Mermaid” Wedding Is Your Fairy Tale

By: College Candy / October 28, 2014
If you dreamed of having a Disney princess wedding when you were little, this Little Mermaid fairy tale come true is for you. Traci Hines, who has a YouTube series where she plays a hipster Ariel, made her mermaid transformation official when she (pretend) tied the knot on the beach. Unfortunately, this wedding was just… More »

Debate This: Men, Why Is The Pressure To Pursue Women So Painful And Difficult For You?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014
Bye Felipe is an Instagram collection of Tinder creeps curated by Alexandra Tweten, an Los Angeles-based journalist inspired by her own bad experiences on Tinder. The difference between Bye Felipe (the name is inspired by the “Bye, Felicia” meme) and other blogs dedicated to exposing assholes on dating sites is the particular kind… More »

How To Know Your Love Is Real: A Stock Photo Story In 10 Parts

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014
This love story begins at sunset... More »

My Friend Dated My Rapist

By: Huffington Post Women / October 25, 2014
Six days ago, a nicely-dressed man waiting on the platform for the 6 train zipped down his fly and exposed his penis to me. I turned around and hid behind the corner until I saw an officer and reported it. Once the subway arrived and rumbled downtown, my thoughts started to snowball. Though some may… More »

Make It Stop: “An Old (Married!) Friend From High School Is Putting The Moves On Me On Social Media”

By: Anna Goldfarb / October 24, 2014
I'm in a happy, committed relationship. I just reconnected with a friend from high school who has a spouse and a daughter, and although it was fun to hang out, immediately after we did so, he started flirting with me and talking about how he had feelings for me in high school. It's clear that… More »

Girl Talk: Weaving Is The Best Thing To Happen To My ADD Brain Since Adderall

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2014
Lucca is a little bit jealous of my loom. I can’t even start to explain why I love weaving so much without first explaining, as best I can, what it feels like to have an ADD brain. While I think I would still love weaving even if I didn’t have attentio… More »

3 Topics To Discuss Before Moving in Together

By: Rent.com / October 23, 2014
If you and your significant other finally decided to take that giant leap of financial and emotional faith and move in together, know that this is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you eagerly sign the dotted line on your lease, take a look at some things you should sit down and… More »

Frisky Rant: Stop Telling Me Not To Be Rude, Asshole

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 23, 2014
Yesterday, at the farmer’s market, I encountered a man starring at me all googly-eyed and weird, who then sidled up next to me and said, all breathily, “Excuse me, what’s your name?” My instinct was to say “My name is Fuck Off And Die You Fucking Prick,” but I was so caught off-guard by a… More »

Woman Gets Dumped, Spends An Entire Week In KFC To Cope

By: Tres Sugar / October 23, 2014
Everybody needs a little KFC, am I right? A lovesick 26-year-old woman sought comfort in fried food at KFC after breaking up with her boyfriend (we've all been there, girl!). The next step of the grieving process usually involves ice cream, sad movies, and sometimes a bottle or two of wine, but Tan Shen, from… More »

Dater XY: How Long Will This Sexual Hangover Last?

By: Dater XY / October 23, 2014
Last Wednesday, The Chewer called to ask if I’d like to go on another date this weekend. I had been leaning against the “post-sex guilt” date but decided a short walk around the park and coffee wouldn’t kill me on a nice fall day. As we walked around… More »

The Lulu App Now Lets Men Ask Women For Anonymous Dating Advice, Thoughts?

By: Claire Hannum / October 22, 2014
Lulu, the app created last year to form an all-lady network and enable the power of girl talk, has launched a new feature that allows dudes to ask Lulu users dating questions. Lulu is most famous for its feature that enables women to rate men they've dated and leave comments about their… More »

Tinder Is Going To Introduce Paid Premium Features Next Month

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014
Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, announced at the Forbes Under 30 Summit that Tinder is going to start introducing paid features to the app in November. No word as to what exactly those features will be, but Forbes is speculating that it could include breaking open location restrictions and options for platonic or business-related meetups. More »

Dater X: An Ex Returns To Stir The Pot

By: Dater X / October 22, 2014
Update: Baby Face and I are moving full steam ahead, getting together as often as possible and still having amazing sex (with only a brief hiatus during Aunt Flo's visit), which is why it's so typical that one of my exes resurfaced— looking all handsome like he popped right out of a J.Crew catalogue— and… More »

Dealbreaker: He Doesn’t “See Color”

By: Kristin Collins Jackson / October 22, 2014
The saying goes if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere: Dating is too often a joke, the job market is highly competitive, the rent is too high, and a simple task of doing your laundry can end up in a mile walk through snow just to get to… More »

Dating Don’ts: Three Tinder Strategies To Consider

By: Megan Reynolds / October 21, 2014
Tinder is pretty basic, and at this point, everyone knows the drill. Swipe right if you like what you see, swipe left if you don’t. Message people at your leisure, while spending a lot of time dodging dicey messages from dudes you probably don’t want to talk to. Easy enough, but maybe your Tinder strategy… More »

Life After Dating: Sorry, But Sometimes I Just Want A Man To Take Care Of Me

By: Claire Hannum / October 20, 2014
Growing up, I saw singledom as the "default" way to live. My first impression of my (divorced) parents were as singles, and they were carrying on just fine, so I figured that was just the way things were. I managed to remain pretty oblivious to the society-wide pressure to marry longer than most kids, and… More »

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