Relationships

This Couple Turned A Taco Bell Into A Romantic Valentine’s Day Destination

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 »


This Bittersweet Instagram Reveals Break Up Messages On Desserts

Beautiful sadness to feast your eyes (and stomach) on. More »


This New Dating App Matches Partners Based On Body Odor

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 »


Want To Know Who Unfriended You On Facebook? There’s An App For That

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 »


Dater X: Compromising Position

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 »


11 BRUTAL Truths Relationship Experts WISH We Could Write About

If you only knew our secret thoughts while creating so much life-altering advice…

Writing articles about relationships and divorce is one of my absolute favorite things in the world.

One aspect that makes it so special is getting to know the brilliant, sometimes hysterical, minds of other authors and editors. It’s a great… More »


OkCupid Blacklisted Me For Standing Up To Harassment

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 »


Make It Stop: How Do I Stop Feeling Like A Sad Singleton On Valentine’s Day?

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 IMore »


PSA: Valentine’s Day Isn’t Real

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 »


Emily Postmodern: How To Handle Yourself When Your Friends Break Up

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 »


17 Supposedly Romantic Songs That Are Actually Highly Disconcerting

Unfortunately, not all romantic songs are created equal–and some, quite frankly, are pretty damned creepy.  More »


Chill Adult Man Creates Very Strict Boundary In Bed With A Laser Beam

I mean. More »


Dater X: In My Element

After several weeks and one very disruptive snowstorm, The Bartender finally made his way to my city this weekend.

I was, of course, thrilled to host him, but I was also a bit apprehensive: having spent no more than a delirious New Year’s Eve night here together, I had no frame of reference… More »


7 Subtle Ways Shy People Flirt (So Pay Attention!)

Is he smiling at me or is that a grimace? Is she looking at me across the room or she looking at the clock above my head? More »


33 Matching Tattoos For Couples Who Are in It to Win It

Here is some adorable body art that proves love is literally forever–we hope! More »


Are You In Love, Or Just Overly Attached?

Love is a beautiful, complicated thing. True love with another should empower you in new ways as you reach deep levels of connection, understanding, and empathy with another person. But, as we all know, it’s not that easy.

Particularly after a breakup, it’s easy to be confused. Odds are things didn’t end with you… More »


After 16 Years Apart, I Reunited With The Love of My Life

Seven years ago, I turned lemons into digital lemonade when my first book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online was published. The book chronicled my Internet dating stories and provided online dating advice from when I began my cyber journey for love over 20 years ago.

One… More »


Make It Stop: How Do I Get My Mom To Chill?

MoooooOOOOOOmmm. Come on. More »


16 Hilarious Things You Shouldn’t Try On A First Date, Ever

Whether it’s through the insane matching power of Tinder or the even-more-insane matching power of alcohol, people are getting it on all over the damn place.

Despite the high rate of boning, moaning and groaning, though, the chance of offending your new sexual partner is still at an all-time high — shockingly, not… More »


Netflix Study About Relationships And Streaming Shows You Guys Take This Really Seriously

Netflix released a study on Netflix and relationship habits, because Valentine’s Day and Why Not, Right? Anyway, it turns out that you people take Netflix very very very seriously. More »


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