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. READ MORE »
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 I… READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
Unfortunately, not all romantic songs are created equal–and some, quite frankly, are pretty damned creepy. READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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? READ MORE »
Here is some adorable body art that proves love is literally forever–we hope! READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »