Relationships

Here, Have Some Valentine’s Schadenfreude

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 13, 2015
If you’re not a person who loves Valentine’s Day, I have a present for yooooooou! Fail Army has compiled couple-related fails just in time for you to laugh your ass off at coupled people this Valentine’s Day. My favorite clip is the kids with the flowers. I know that feeling well. You’ll see. Thi… More »

Make It Stop: “My Ex Won’t Stop Liking Every Thing I Post On Social Media”

By: Anna Goldfarb / February 13, 2015
My ex, who I’ll call Tom, favorites all my posts, tweets, and Instagrams and it’s driving me crazy! I don’t know if he’s doing it to get my attention or what. I told him we could be friends when we broke up six months ago, but I didn’t mean, “Feel free to inundate my social… More »

10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Hacks

By: Ask Men / February 12, 2015
So it’s the day before Valentine’s Day, and right now you’re killing yourself trying to come up with a last-minute idea. Your favorite restaurants are booked solid, and the hostess laughed you off the phone when you even tried to ask. It’s OK -- take a deep breath, because you can still nail this, and… More »

Hitched 2.0: 10 Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing Your Dress

By: Emma Sarran / February 12, 2015
Wedding dress shopping is undoubtedly exciting, but it can also be a massive undertaking. Aside from navigating everyone’s expectations, sticking to a budget, and oh, finding a dress you love, you have to consider a wealth of other miniscule details. And you thought this would be the easy part… 1. Do I like thi… More »

High There Is Tinder For Potheads

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015
Dating is hard enough, but imagine being a marijuana smoker trying to find love in a country that still, by and large, criminalizes their favorite herbal remedy. All you want is to find a like-toking pothead with a Volcano and a dealer on speed dial, but alas, your OKCupid matches are hit-or-miss. That seemingly cool… More »

Dater X: V-Day & The L-Word

By: Dater X / February 11, 2015
Valentine’s Day is juuuuust around the bend, and in unusual circumstances for me, I can actually celebrate it this year with, GASP,  a man. I’ve always been a fan of Valentine’s Day, even at my most miserably single, because as a person who loves a lot (and always really, really hard), I bask in any… More »

My 9 Favorite Relationships In Pop Culture

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015
There are plenty of really, truly bad relationships in pop culture (Christian and Ana, anyone? Romeo and Juliet?), and even the sort of mediocre relationships in pop culture would be considered totally melodramatic and probably borderline unhealthy if you took them out of fiction and put them in real life. But there are… More »

Loveflutter’s #AntiSelfieDay Is A Shallow, Cynical Branding Campaign

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015
Apparently the people who run the dating app Loveflutter are gluttons for punishment[/members], because they tweeted their new social media campaign at me. I’m sure I’m on their list of people to tweet social media campaigns at because of this post I did about their brown bag speed-dating events (I laughed out loud reading… More »

Make It Work: The 6 Coworkers We All Have

By: Megan Reynolds / February 10, 2015
Work is kind of a slog as is, but if you work with people you hate? Well, start looking for something else, because the people you surround yourself with in the office are almost as important as the actual job itself. We can’t all be blessed with coworkers that are competent facsimiles of our best friends. Instead,… More »

11 Supposedly Romantic/Sexy Things That Are Actually Terrible

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015
Valentine's Day is almost here--and you know what that means! Piles and piles of listicles suggesting romantic tips for couples looking to spice up their love lives. Most of those suggestions will be either awkward or terrible. Then again, so are--I would say--the vast majority of things traditionally considered generically romantic and/or sexy. For example... 1. More »

10 Reasons Most “Bachelor” Relationships Don’t Work Out

By: YourTango.com / February 9, 2015
I've been watching "The Bachelor" since middle school. Yeah, it's been on for that long, and I remember watching the first "Bachelor" couple in history say "I do." Those two were Trista and Ryan. They are still together eight years later, however, "The Bachelor" was a little bit different then. It was much less dramatic and a lot… More »

On Paul Elam, Men’s Rights & Gender Extremism

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015
Paul Elam, the founder of men’s rights website A Voice For Men, has been railing against women, and against preferential treatment for women in custody battles, for decades. Which is funny, because it turns out he voluntarily signed away his parental rights, according to a Buzzfeed feature on Elam, complete with an interview with… More »

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Keeps Sabotaging My Diet!”

By: Anna Goldfarb / February 6, 2015
I’m trying to lose weight, but my boyfriend, who I’ll call Joey, keeps sabotaging me. Like, if I want a side salad, he’ll talk me into ordering the French fries as a reward because I’ve been so good with my diet all week. Or he’ll stock his freezer full of ice cream knowing full well… More »

Mommie Dearest: I’m A Parent With Postpartum Anxiety

By: Avital Norman Nathman / February 6, 2015
When it started, I thought it was just a stomach thing. I had probably unwittingly eaten some dairy, my usual digestive foe. But the mild nausea showed no signs of letting up. Two weeks, then three. I couldn't ignore it anymore. It had gone from a minor inconvenience to an omnipresent feeling, lurking deep dow… More »

Want To Feel Truly Happy? Then Stop Using These 2 Words ASAP

By: YourTango.com / February 5, 2015
These two simple little words steal your joy fast (and, sometimes, steal it forever). When I was a little girl my mother never ate peaches. One day, I asked her why she wouldn't eat those delicious, juicy fruits that tasted like  happiness to me. She explained that in 1935, she ate a peach and it made… More »

Hitched 2.0: 11 Songs I Vow Not To Play At My Wedding

By: Emma Sarran / February 5, 2015
Little known fact: There are other important wedding-related vows to make, aside from the ones said while standing at the altar. Things like “I vow not to be an asshole bridezilla” and “I vow to make it in the photo booth at least three times.” And then there are vows made in the best interest… More »

What You Really Look Like When You’re Flirting With Your Workplace Crush

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 4, 2015
Have you ever been on the receiving end of an awkward office crush? I haven’t, because, as it’s been explained to me repeatedly, I am way too scary to approach even if someone is interested (which is fortunate, because I’m at work to work and wouldn’t receive it kindly, which is what I assume, i… More »

Dater X: Jumping Head First Into Head-Shrinking

By: Dater X / February 4, 2015
I’m happy to report that I went to my first successful therapy session this week. When I walked into Lauren’s cozy New York City office, I felt immediately at home. Her couch was draped with one of those super-soft, faux fur blankets that’s just begging you to get naked and roll around in (I didn’t,… More »

10 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day Is Awesome And You Should Celebrate It

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015
Despite my consistent general mood of cynicism and constant mild frustration with humanity, I happen to be a person who’s enthusiastic about all holidays, even the “Hallmark” holidays. Which means that I love Valentine’s Day, and now that it’s just around the corner, I’m going to try to make an argument for why you should… More »

Make It Work: How To Handle The Office Fight

By: Megan Reynolds / February 2, 2015
Your co-workers are the siblings you never really wanted, but ended up with anyway. You may not know what Andrea from accounting does when she leaves the office, but you know exactly what it looks like when she tries to hide her crippling online shopping habit behind Excel spreadsheets. You can tell when Jonathan i… More »

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