Oh My God, There’s A Beard-Oriented Dating App

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 5, 2015
I guess the lumbersexual thing has really taken off, because there’s a “social networking” (read: dating) site/app for people with beards and the people who love them called Bristlr. Yep, Bristlr. They’re really rolling with the beard theme. This is the site’s mission statement (of sorts), which is fabulously to-the-point: There are many people with… More »

Mommie Dearest: Parenting Is A Fear-Based Industry

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 4, 2015
In the latest issue of Porter magazine, actress Emily Blunt discusses motherhood -- she and her husband, John Krasinski, are the parents of 10-month-old Hazel -- stating that raising children “ such a fear-based industry.” She goes on to clarify that “there used to be one book that everyone read, now there’s How to… More »

Photographer Statia Grossman’s “Shit You Left Behind” Is The Perfect Catharsis For Recent Break-Ups

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015
In 2013, photographer Statia Grossman’s boyfriend left her, and he left his stuff in her apartment, too. Needing an outlet for her frustration with these constant reminders of their relationship, Grossman decided to marry her creative skills to her irritation and created the Shit You Left Behind Tumblr. The Tumblr is a photo serie… More »

Dater X: My Relationship Goal For The New Year Is To Be Secure With Me

By: Dater X / January 2, 2015
In my last post, I shared with you a comprehensive list of guys I've dated, slept with, or come in contact with over the last year, and the lessons I learned from each. Some of them were men I'd met only once or twice, and others were guys who I actually had feeling… More »

In 2015, I Will Be More Emotionally Honest

By: Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015
I don't like the concept of New Year's resolutions for the obvious reasons: they make us feel terrible about ourselves, they're unrealistic, they allow fitness/diet/beauty companies to encroach on our insecurity and suck the life out of us, and they imply that the only time you can change your life is when a new year… More »

Here’s Why Humans Are Built To Be Kind

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 31, 2014
When many people think about Darwin’s theory of evolution and survival of the fittest, they assume that the competition to pass on genes is what defines human beings, and that that competitive impulse makes us ruthless at our core. What’s forgotten in that thought process is that humans have to not only pass on our… More »

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Potential Photographers

By: Emma Sarran / December 31, 2014
In my personal opinion, photography is one of the very most important aspects of the wedding (after the actual getting married thing, of course). Flowers will wilt, candles will be extinguished, and the music will stop—but the pictures are forever. They’re one of the few lasting, tangible things you’ll have from your big day, so… More »

It’s Gonna Be Okay: 9 Things I Learned In 2014

By: Claire Hannum / December 29, 2014
This was a year of changes, challenges and questions, and that made it full of unexpected lessons. Some realizations I had this year should probably have already been obvious to me, some I wish I'd never learned at all, and some came as a huge relief. A few of observations from 2014 that I'll kee… More »

Make It Stop: “My Dude Is Having A Rough Time And I Want To Encourage Him — But Without Sounding Like His Mommy”

By: Anna Goldfarb / December 26, 2014
The dude in my life is going through a rough time -- career-wise, financially, etc. -- and I think it's starting to impact his sense of, like, manliness. I'm a super nurturing person and I really want to encourage him to keep at it and basically tell him I'm proud of him, but I know… More »

On My First Christmas Without My Dad

By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014
When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad's death, I didn't expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got here this weekend, my routine hasn't reflected anything he'd normally be a part of - I've been puttering around the house, out with high school… More »

Here’s What Everyone’s Really Thinking When You Bring A New Boyfriend Home For The Holidays

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 25, 2014
Ahh, the holidays. It's a time for extreme awkwardness, forced social interaction and perpetual lies regarding the status of your not-very-exciting life. But perhaps the most uncomfortable encounter of all is when your new boyfriend meets your parents for the first time. Will Mom approve? Will Dad make some kind of unnecessary comment about hi… More »

The Best U.S. City For Singles Will Surprise You

By: Claire Hannum / December 24, 2014
This seems like the absolute worst time of year to weigh these types of statistics, but WalletHub measured some data and put together a nifty list of the best and worst cities in the United States to be single. The list is based on the damage dating does to your wallet in each metropolis and… More »

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014
I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness. The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the car… More »

Dater X: The Men Of 2014 And What They’ve Taught Me

By: Dater X / December 24, 2014
When I tried to recall all the men who've come and gone in my love life over the last year, I wasn't surprised to find myself staring at a list of names and anxiously tapping my pen, knowing there were a couple I'd forgotten. 2014 was most certainly The Year Of The Dudes. With almost… More »

Hitched 2.0: 7 Details I’m Afraid I’ll Forget To Plan

By: Emma Sarran / December 23, 2014
When I started wedding planning, I wasn’t really worried about much. I’ve always been an extremely organized person, one who has a clearly labeled binder for pretty much every aspect of her life—and our wedding is no exception. Shortly after we got engaged, my sister gifted me with a fresh binder and I wasted no… More »

Finally, A Proposal Video Actually Worth Swooning Over!

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014
Molly McGinnis and Kevin Morgan had been together for seven years when Kevin popped the question on their anniversary. Proposals that go viral are usually of the embarrassing, public, overkill variety, so this intimate exchange is such… More »

These Vintage “Ideal Love Mate” Trading Cards From 1941 Are Delightfully Sexist

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2014
There's a guy at the Brooklyn Flea Market who sells an impressive and ever-growing collection of vintage/retro kids toys and collectibles, including action figures, matchbox cars, wind-up toys, Garbage Pail Kids, the random remains of long forgotten rock collections and the like. It's fun to sift through everything he's got, either to get nostalgic about… More »

Woman Pretends To Be A Ghost On Tinder; Tinder Guys Are Not Deterred

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 22, 2014
New York comedian Grace Spelman is a god damned inspiration. She created a Twitter account specifically to pretend that she was a ghost Tinder-ing from beyond the grave... More »

15 Signs Your Man Is Insecure

By: / December 21, 2014
He picks you up, presents you with roses, opens your door, takes you to an elegant restaurant, and endlessly compliments you throughout the night. He repeatedly tells you, his voice laced with incredulous wonder, that he can't believe you actually agreed to go out with him since you are so far out of his league. More »

This Woman’s Solo Christmas Cards Capture The Joy Of Being Single This Holiday Season

By: The Gloss / December 19, 2014
What happens when your parents kick you, their last remaining single daughter, out of their Christmas card? If you’re as mind-blowingly awesome as our friend Bridget here, you create your own Christmas card that celebrates the joy of being single in all its alcohol-soaked glory. More »

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