Just two days before Valentine’s Day, Redditor Nate (aka BigBags), a single dude who was so tired of being force fed “warped and unrealistic expectations of love” that he quit his job to travel around the country to interview 100 of the most amazing couples, surfaced to answer questions about his findings. (If you’re wondering, like I was, how a person can make this sort of thing happen financially, Nate explains in the comment thread that he used his life savings and raised money through Kickstarter.)
“I got really sick of being force fed these warped and unrealistic expectations of love. I didn’t think Chris Brown, Athony Weiner, or Tiger Woods deserved to be the spokespeople for relationships… but they seemed to be the only ones getting any relationship-related air time,” said Nate in his “about me.” “So, rather than complain about it, I figured I’d hunt down the most amazing couples I could find and give them the microphone.” Keep reading »
College Humor recently launched a video titled “Tinderella,” an animated fairytale parody depicting Cinderella if she and her prince met on Tinder. The video ends with the two hooking up and never speaking again. Honestly, I envy anyone who made it to the fleshy phase using the dating app. You are stronger than me.
I’d been single for 32 years, the same amount of time I’d been alive, when I joined Tinder. Unrequited love was all I knew of romance. So, I was determined to learn how to online date. Friends told me it was silly to use the app to find a relationship because it was intended for impromptu coitus. I argued that people use online dating sites to find life partners AND to fulfill their foot fetishes. It’s all what you make of it — plus, I liked having the power of the swipe. Sadly, I didn’t last long on this courtship gizmo. The profile pics alone were more than I could handle. Here’s a brief review of the many photos that made me swipe left: Keep reading »
So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our weekly column, Life After Dating, women discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom.
When you’re alone, a bad mood is like an angry wave that takes you down. No matter how awful it feels in the moment, the damage it can do is limited because, for most part, you’re the only person in its path. When there’s another person around, a bad mood has the potential to pull both of you under water, and anyone who’s ever been sucked into a spiral of grumpiness with their partner knows that once you’ve been caught in the riptide, it’s nearly impossible to make your way back to shore. Luckily, there are some effective ways to deal with your partner’s moods. Hopefully, these emotional life rafts will let you maintain your sunny disposition, no matter how crabby your partner may be. In ideal cases, you might even be able to cheer them up. But don’t count on it — sometimes people just want to be mad, and that’s OK. As long as it’s only sometimes… Keep reading »
You know the basic first-date don’ts by now: checking your phone, talking about politics, bringing up your ex, etc. But a new survey from Match.com revealed that these aren’t even the rudest things you can do on a date. The number one first-date killer? Lighting up a cigarette.
According to the survey, 51 percent of single men and women said that smoking on a first date was the ultimate dealbreaker. And, it’s not just non-smokers that don’t want you taking a puff. Turns out, 60 percent of smokers don’t even want to date someone with the same habit. Read all seven dating mistakes on Your Tango…
Learning to recognize a guy’s body language cues sooner rather than later can be one of the most important skills in your dating arsenal. On a good date, you’ll have surefire proof he’s into you, and on a less-than-great date, you’ll be saved from potential embarrassment (he’s clearly bored by your “that time I got drunk with my boss” story)—or even clued into the fact that he’s not worth a second drink (he barely makes eye contact, staring at everyone else in the room). Learn how to read his body language on Your Tango…
Often overlooked, being selflessly kind, is incredibly crucial in relationships. In fact, it’s one of the top three indicators of a happy marriage, along with sexual satisfaction and commitment. According to a study by the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project, couples who reported a high amount of generosity in their relationship were five times more likely to say their marriage was “very happy.” Learn how to be more generous in Your Tango…