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 »

On Donald Trump & Fathers Who Sexualize Their Daughters

Tiffanie Drayton / September 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burn everything. More »

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

Anna Goldfarb / September 4, 2015

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

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

Dater X: The First Big Fight

Dater X 3.0 / September 1, 2015

It was bound to happen. More »

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

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

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 agai… More »

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

Claire Hannum / August 31, 2015

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 major, which… More »

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

Anna Goldfarb / August 28, 2015

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 »

Hey, Maybe Look Out For People Who Are Super, Super Polite, Because They’re Actually Mean

Megan Reynolds / August 27, 2015

If Becky from HR tells you your hair looks A-MAY-ZING every day when you are sure it doesn’t, watch your back. … More »

Frisky Rant: Sorry For Being Polite, You Weirdo

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Don’t ban the question, “How are you?” – just answer it honestly. More »

Dater X: A Matter Of Trust

Dater X 3.0 / August 25, 2015

Who knew that the Internetz had so many opinions about whose dicks I do or do not put in my mouth??
Last week’s “Blowjobs Are for Boyfriends” pronouncement was unexpectedly controversial – at least, unexpectedly to me – and it got me thinking about why I “withhold” (if you can call it that) fellatio from… More »

Cheating Isn’t That Bad

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 25, 2015

Two people might have killed themselves over being exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. More »

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