Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask A Potential Band Or DJ

Emma Sarran | March 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Some might argue that the music is the most important part of a wedding reception. After all, the location could be perfect; the venue could be beautiful; and the food could be delicious, but all of that will fade into the background if the dance floor is empty. The right music gets you and your… More »

Pilot Proposes To Flight Attendant Girlfriend In Mid-Air

Claire Hannum | March 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm

I will forever remain a curmudgeon about proposal videos as a general concept, but I have a soft spot for mid-air romance, so I’m going to have to make an exception for Brandy Hollenbeck and Eric Greener, who got engaged on an Alaska Airlines flight after Greener shared their love story over the plane’s PA system. The two are… More »

Girl On Girl: Casual Dating Sucks No Matter What Gender You’re Into

Morgan Cohn | March 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm

There’s a thought process that being a lesbian is easier. Because women understand other women, they communicate better, and they’re exempt from the patriarchy. Yeah, right. More »

Make It Stop: “Smoking Is A Dealbreaker, But My Boyfriend Can’t Seem To Quit”

Anna Goldfarb | March 20, 2015 - 2:10 pm

He’s been promising to quit cigs since they started dating, but even now that they’re talking marriage, his gross habit persists. More »

Girl On Girl: The Social Stigma Of Bisexuality

Morgan Cohn | March 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm

It’s hard out there for a bisexual. More »

Wanderlust: On Failing Plans & Learning To Move On

Tiffanie Drayton | March 17, 2015 - 2:20 pm

I arrived on The Big Island on the night before New Year’s Eve. It was the cheapest day to fly and even though I would’ve preferred to spend the holidays with family and friends, I really wanted to start my travel adventures on a fiscally responsible note. Which also made me decide to get on… More »

12 Ways To Give Your Wedding Personality

Pop Sugar | March 16, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Planning a wedding these days can be overwhelming, with more resources than you know what to do with at your fingertips. And if you’re busy pulling ideas from Pinterest, wedding blogs, and bridal mags, then it can be easy to leave out the most important element of your big day: making it about you and your… More »

Mommie Dearest: Being A Stay-At-Home Mother Is A Job, Not A Hobby, And Nothing Like Doing Heroin

Avital Norman Nathman | March 16, 2015 - 2:15 pm

The newest log to stoke the fires of the hyped-up “Mommy Wars,” is an xoJane essay that got extra legs when it was recently republished over at Liz Pardue Schultz’s piece “Being a Stay-at-Home Mother Is Not a Job,” compares being a stay-at-home mom to a hobby, like camping, throwing a party for a… More »

Girl Talk: If You’re Going To Date All Your Friends, You Have To Save Certain Things For Marriage

Beejoli Shah | March 16, 2015 - 1:00 pm

“A city of a million men, and you only bone out-of staters,” is my friend Meredith’s favorite thing to say to me. She’s not wrong – in a year of living in New York, my dance card has mainly been filled by non-locals. But until this year, my biggest relationship mistake wasn’t a faulty location… More »

I Got My Tubes Tied At 28 Because I Don’t Want Kids — Ever | March 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm

What I want is to be happy. I’m often told that I’d make a good mother. Depending on my relationship with the person making this wildly incorrect statement, I have one of two reactions: either a small, insincere smile and a “mmmm” response that does not invite further discussion or a hearty laugh followed by… More »

The 16 Most Terrifying Dating Profiles Possible

Cracked | March 14, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Online dating, despite all the success stories, can still be a pretty dicey thing. So much so that sometimes you just wish these sites would hire full-time screeners to weed out the nutbags. But until they do, we asked our readers to use the power of image manipulation and show us some profiles that will… More »

10 Math-Inspired Pickup Lines In Honor Of Pi Day!

Today is March 14th, Pi Day, and in honor of this nerdiest of holidays, we thought we’d help you infuse some math swagger into your flirting game. Because come on, what is sexier than math? Nothing. Nothing is sexier than math. Here are 10 pickup lines sure to charm your way into a hot date,… More »

Here’s How Much We Spend To Get Married

Newser | March 14, 2015 - 12:30 pm

In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a US wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation. In its eighth report, the wedding site reveals in a… More »

Hitched 2.0: We Already Got Fake Married

Emma Sarran | March 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Andy’s already seen me in a wedding dress. While he was in a tux. And we posed for happy-couple-getting-married pictures. Let me back up. I didn’t want him to see me in a wedding dress—mine or otherwise—until that whole walking-down-the-aisle moment. When planning our venues and basic wedding day set-up, we went to great pains… More »

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Downright Refuses To Ever Dance With Me!”

Anna Goldfarb | March 13, 2015 - 1:30 pm

She’s a professionally trained dancer who loves to cut a rug, but her boyfriend is content to plant his butt in a chair and never move his feet. Is there anything that can be done? More »

Dealbreaker: He Told Me I Needed To “Be Happier”

Allison McCarthy | March 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

On our last date, we sat next to each other on the floor of an Afghan restaurant, sharing a plate of kaddo bourani and a bottle of wine. He looked at me for long stretches of time without speaking, then he looked at the waitress, at the carpet, at the other diners. We came to the… More »

Girl On Girl: The Lesbian Obsession With Straight Women

Morgan Cohn | March 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm

In a time where female empowerment is so important and so celebrated, it’s absurd to me that women can still objectify other women for their own sexual validation. More »

15 Alternative Uses For Tinder (Besides Hooking Up)

College Candy | March 10, 2015 - 5:45 pm

When 27-year-old Susan needed someone to shovel her car out from the snow, she had a brilliant idea: she turned to Tinder. Her profile simply read, “Looking for someone to shovel out my car. Nothing complicated, no strings attached, just please shovel out my car.” Shockingly, in exchange for some coffee, it totally worked. Which… More »

On The Unhappy Anniversary Of My Rape

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm

At the exact time that I’m writing this (8:30 a.m. ), on this exact day two years ago, I was reporting my rape. It had happened after midnight on March 10, 2013.
I’ve been trying not to write about it too much, anymore, because I feel like I’ve said everything I need to say about… More »

Dating Site For ‘Beautiful People’ Boots Members Who Have ‘Let Themselves Go’

Katrin Higher | March 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

In case you weren’t aware, there is actually a dating site called that only admits members who are only allowed entry if they are good looking enough according to others on the site who get to rate them.
The founders of this site who also happen to be the worst people to have ever… More »

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