Tinder is a science. You could be the most interesting guy or gal in the world, but if your photos aren’t flattering and your bio is some d-bag pick-up line, you’re going to waste a lot of time swiping.
So once you’ve gotten your pictures in order and actually come up with a… More »
It happens when you least expect it. You’re with someone you love with every fiber of your being, and you go about your life normally.
Then someone new comes into your life. It could be a new person at work, someone you meet when you’re traveling, or some random situation, but you feel… More »
The only thing easy about living in the 1800s was not having to swipe right to find love.
When sociology professor Eric Klinenberg co-wrote the book Modern Love with Aziz Ansari, he also unearthed some real truths about how hard it is to find love and then put them in these handy charts. Having… More »
There’s someone out there for everyone! More »
Passwords mean trust, or at least they do in 2016. More »
One of the realities of dating in 2016 is we all end up with phone contacts for old flames that we never get around to deleting. Katia, who gave you her number without you even asking in 2014. Emily, who went on one ill-fated date with you to a fancy bar in 2015. Annie, who… More »
My husband and I spent countless hours deciding whether or not we should be done having kids. The reasons for deciding that it was time for my husband to get a vasectomy were many: financial stress, previous miscarriages, my experience with postpartum depression. They were also deeply personal.
But that didn’t stop my mother-in-law from… More »
She may rule with an iron gavel, but her advice is solid.
Judge Judy Sheindlin’s show, Judge Judy, has been on the air for nearly 20 years, and she’s been a family court judge for even longer than that. She’s known for her swift justice and for her “Judyisms” sayings, such as “Do I have… More »
While you were wining and dining yourself into being broke for the rest of the month, Sacramento couple Daniel and Cassie were busy crushing Valentine’s Day. After five-years together, they couldn’t figure out how to celebrate. Out of frustration, Cassie suggested they just go to Taco Bell. More shocking, he didn’t propose right then and there. More »
Beautiful sadness to feast your eyes (and stomach) on. More »
The site is currently composed of only 100 people and limited to New York, so users have a greater possibility of actually meeting (and smelling each other). More »
Who Deleted Me will show you who’s missing from your friends list since your last login, but do we really want to know? More »
As things continue to progress with The Bartender, I find myself thinking a lot about compromise.
More specifically: I’m a person who has been on her own, for better or for worse, for most of my life. That’s not to say that I don’t have a strong support system, but rather, that I’m… More »
I’ve been doing the online dating thing for a few years now, and after having suffered through one inappropriate message that did nothing other than objectify me too many, I started explaining to men why “Holy fuck, you’re sexy” or “You’re hot” were not appropriate ways to approach strangers, be it in person or online. More »
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but with Valentine’s Day looming around the corner, I’m getting depressed about not being in a relationship. I know I shouldn’t care and I’ve been giving myself constant pep talks—I’m nice, smart and funny!—but I’m the only single person in my group of friends and it stings. What can I… More »
Valentine’s Day, a creation of the Hallmark industrial complex, is not real. Conversation hearts and boxes of waxy chocolate that serve as placeholders for the actual work of a relationship are what they look like at face value — a panacea for loneliness, a salve against the supposed void left in a life spent unattached. More »
I stole one of my favorite people in the world from an ex. They were friends first, but when we met, I knew that she was it. We immediately bonded over a love of whiskey, the United States Postal Service, and indie pop — reinforcing my idea that if this fella had such a great… More »
Unfortunately, not all romantic songs are created equal–and some, quite frankly, are pretty damned creepy. More »