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 »

Make It Stop: “My Friends Are Always Late And I Am Over It”

By: Anna Goldfarb / December 19, 2014
I have a few friends who cannot make it anywhere on time. We're all busy and yet, I still manage to make it to places on time. What can I do to make them show up? As someone who was awarded the “most punctual” award in eighth grade, I totally feel your pain. I’m of the… More »

Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women In The U.S. Deserve Access To Midwives

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 19, 2014
Earlier this month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a U.K. organization that provides national health care advice and guidance, released a report on the care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. The report stated that low-risk women would actually be safer delivering with a midwife -- either at… More »

10 Ways To Win Her Back If You’re A Dude In A Rom-Com

By: Huffington Post Women / December 18, 2014
In the sacred tradition of the American rom-com film, the romantic hero can get away with pretty much anything -- so long as he redeems himself with one big, bold romantic gesture five minutes before the movie ends. Touched by his brave display of affection, the leading lady (And, let's be real, it's always a… More »

Girl Talk: What My Mom Taught Me About Motherhood

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014
I was in an online networking group, for a while, in which there coincidentally happened to be many, many children of narcissistic parents, mothers especially. Well, either it was a coincidence, or there are more narcissistic parents in the world than one would imagine. It sounds horrible. Apparently, narcissistic parents rely on their childre… More »

Hitched 2.0: 7 Guests You Encounter At Every Wedding

By: Emma Sarran / December 18, 2014
We still have seven months until our wedding, but I can’t help but wonder about our guests: how they’ll act, what their reactions will be, how they’ll get along. I’ve been to enough weddings to know that there are bound to be certain people who emerge in some pretty standard guest roles, especially when you… More »

8 Iconic Moments In “Friends” Relationships & The Episodes In Which You’ll Find Them

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 18, 2014
This January, every single season and episode of "Friends" will be available on Netflix, giving us all 236 perfect excuses to hibernate in bed and never leave the house. But for those of you who don't have over 7,000 hours to kill binge watching the gang at Central Perk, we've put together a quick list… More »

Comedian Michelle Markowitz Demonstrates What Kind Of Gross Guys You’ll Meet On Tinder

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 17, 2014
Michelle Markowitz apparently had the same experience on Tinder that I had on OKCupid: Eventually, you begin to realize that not only are most of the potential matches exactly the same types of guys with the same types of baggage, they’re usually also incompatible (which is OK!), but often in a way that is borderline-if-not-definitely… More »

Dater X: I’m Going To Have To Say No To “Fuck Yes Or No”

By: Dater X / December 17, 2014
Earlier this week, a friend of mine sent me an article by Mark Manson titled "Fuck Yes or No," with a simple directive: "Read this." Since it had the word 'fuck' in it, I was obviously sold, considering the F-bomb has been my favorite word since I was old enough to pronounce consonants. More »

I Can’t Go To Your Holiday Party Because I’m An Introvert Who Has Better Things To Do

By: John DeVore / December 17, 2014
I can’t go to your holiday because I’m an introvert who has better things to do. You wouldn’t understand because you’re not an introvert. You’re probably an extrovert, or worse, a warm, emotionally-stable person who can relate to other people. I’m an introvert. Ask my life coach. He says I’m an introvert, which is what… More »

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