Relationships

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 »


You Can’t Take It With You: My Obsession With Moments Is Ruining Moments

You’ll find yourself exchanging false hope with every person you have a “moment” with, aggressively collecting phone numbers, and emails and FB profiles, explaining to the people who are constants in your life that so-and-so met you on the bus once four years ago, but now you chat on Twitter and you’re still trying to… More »


22 Benefits Of Living With Your Significant Other

Some people say that living together before marriage leads to failed relationships or divorce down the line, and others think that it should be a kind of audition or test run for marriage.

I think both of these are way off! When you move in together for the right reasons — love, commitment… More »


Maybe I’m Not “Meant” To Be A Mother (And That’s Okay)

Having never even considered what lay beyond the point of imaginary motherhood, my ticking biological clock took on a more foreboding sound, a countdown slog towards, well, death. More »


Dater X: The Queen Mother

It’s February, I’m in…love? More »


Guys On Reddit Reveal Pickup Lines That Actually Work

Pickup lines can be kind of cheesy, but sometimes it’s all you’ve got to bridge the gap between you and a woman you’re dying to talk to. As long as you’re not using a creepy or groan-inducing pick up line, a clever/cute/punny line can be a refreshing break from the usual “I saw you across… More »


Make It Stop: Help, I Think I Like Like My Friend With Benefits

Help, I think I love my friend with benefits More »


Breaking Up Is A Lot Less Hard To Do With Divorce Cake

Your booed-up friends mean well and want to be great hangs. Divorced people dominate when it comes to knowing how to have a good time. More »


Emily Postmodern: How To Break Up With Someone Without Being A Jerk

Breakups are already a special hell, but breaking up in the internet age is much, much worse. More »


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