Relationships

Hitched 2.0: Help! I’m Getting Jaded

By: Emma Sarran / April 2, 2015

Three short months ago, I made a list of my bridal resolutions. First on that list: “Enjoy the rest of my planning.” Though I’d been a pretty relaxed bride up until that point, I could predict that would quickly change. With six months to go before the big day, I could feel the stress slowly… More »


Watch Ad-Rock Of The Beastie Boys Give Excellent Advice On Rookie’s “Ask A Grown Man” Series

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2015

While MCA will forever have legend status (RIP), Ad-Rock has always been my favorite Beastie Boy. (No disrespect to Mike D, BTW, who is awesome as well and it’s not like I would ever call him my least favorite Beastie, there’s no such thing.) His rhymes were my favorite, he’s been married or involved with… More »


Girl On Girl: On Tinder & Women Objectifying Other Women

By: Morgan Cohn / April 1, 2015

I have 876 matches on Tinder. I love Tinder. I’ve met some of my favorite people via Tinder, but sometimes, Tinder feels cheap. That feeling creeps up on me when it’s late at night and I’ve just swiped left on 20 people. That feeling also creeps up on me when five people send me the… More »


Here’s Why Free Dating Sites Aren’t Working For You (And What You Can Do About It)

By: Ask Men / March 29, 2015

I’m not going to call it ‘online dating’ on a ‘dating site’ because those term are as outdated as ‘going steady’ or ‘courting.’ Match.com, OkCupid, Bagel Meets Coffee, and, yes, even Tinder are simply technologies that help you date; nothing more, nothing less. So what is this dating with technology idea? Read more on Ask Men… More »


10 Simple Tips For A Stress-Free Destination Wedding

By: Tres Sugar / March 28, 2015

So you want to have a destination wedding. Once your friends and family are over the potential shock, it’s time to get planning. Now! It’s never too early to get the logistical details figured out, and once you do, the work is worth it. A wedding that doubles as a travel adventure will ideally give… More »


Crossfit Couple Does Crossfit Engagement Photo Shoot, Internet Loves It, Writer Pukes

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015

Here’s a story that takes two things I hate and mashes them together: Crossfit and wacky engagement photos! Joe Marttila and Ili Buenrosto, two Crossfit enthusiasts from Florida, decided to do their engagement photos at the gym. Their photographer, Cricket Whitman (HIS FUCKING NAME IS CRICKET) said that they weren’t trying to show off what… More »


Make It Stop: “I’ve Lost All My Ambition”

By: Anna Goldfarb / March 27, 2015

“Where do I start to regain ambition? How do I make the apathy stop?”… More »


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

By: Emma Sarran / March 26, 2015

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

By: Claire Hannum / March 24, 2015

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

By: Morgan Cohn / March 24, 2015

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”

By: Anna Goldfarb / March 20, 2015

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

By: Morgan Cohn / March 18, 2015

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


Wanderlust: On Failing Plans & Learning To Move On

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 17, 2015

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 o… More »


12 Ways To Give Your Wedding Personality

By: Tres Sugar / March 16, 2015

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

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 16, 2015

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 TIME.com. 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

By: Beejoli Shah / March 16, 2015

“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 locatio… More »


I Got My Tubes Tied At 28 Because I Don’t Want Kids — Ever

By: YourTango.com / March 15, 2015

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

By: Cracked / March 14, 2015

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

By: Newser / March 14, 2015

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 »


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