Dating and Mating
Here are our favorite stories and best advice about dating and mating. For dating app questions to sexting FAQs, this is the ultimate guide to modern love.
10 Pros And Cons Of Serial Monogamy
Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly.
How We’re Screwing Ourselves Over When It Comes To Love
Clearly, we’re getting in our own way.
8 Ways To Pump Yourself Up To Make A First Move
Say it with me: deep breaths.
Are Secret Relationships Ever A Good Idea?
It depends on what you’re looking for.
8 Ways Pets Make Your Dating Life Better
As if you needed another reason to get a dog.
10 Reasons to DTR Early And 10 Reasons Not To
You define how soon is too soon.
Why Aren’t More Women Asking Guys Out?
Survey says, men like assertive women. So what’s going on?
Why You Sometimes Realize You Don’t Like Someone AFTER You Get Physical
You’re not crazy for losing interest.
Wake Up: You Can’t Date Me Without Acknowledging My Race
Please check your privilege at the door.
What You Think Of 7 New Dating Terms
Are you an iPhoney?
Everyone Is Equally Confused About These 6 Dating Terms
WTF does "hanging out" even mean?
We’re Coming To Your AirPods, So Listen Up
Juicy dating stories, coming right up.
Dear Kadeejah: I’m A Black Woman And This Is What Dating Is Like For Me
“Pretty for a black girl” is not a compliment.
How To Prioritize Dating When You Think You Don’t Have Time, According To Relationship Experts
It’s totally possible.
What It’s Like To Date As A Demisexual
I can’t sleep with you if I don’t feel for you.
Tinder Employees Reveal Their 11 Highly Specific Dating Deal Breakers
Sometimes a blue checkmark works against you.
When Is The Right Time To Have Sex With Someone New?
Surprise, surprise: It’s complicated.
The White Lies We All Tell While Dating
Of course I'm committed to eating healthy and love the outdoors.
The $wipe: What A 31-Year-Old Single In Portland, Oregon Spends On Dating
Am I possibly falling for the first guy I’ve gone out with since my breakup?
All The (Innocent) Lies We Tell Our Friends
This may look and sound familiar.
Health & Wellness
Dating In Eating Disorder Recovery Is Really Hard (But Occasionally Amazing)
It can be difficult to focus on new romantic relationships when you’re struggling with your relationship with food.
Dating As a Black Woman Means Dealing With Colorism
But I refuse to settle.
I Owe The Date I Bailed On An Apology So I Wrote Him This Open Letter
You did nothing wrong until I handled things poorly.
Health & Wellness
How Not to Make an Ass of Yourself When Dating Someone with Anxiety
Treat others' mental health and emotional wellbeing with care.
What It’s Like To Date While Grieving
Spoiler alert: It’s f*cking hard.
Don’t Take Me To These Places On A First Date. Please And Thank You.
You’ve been warned.
I Went On A Date On Valentine’s Day And It Made Me Happy To Be Single
My apologies to Hallmark’s favorite holiday.
‘Hooking Up’ Is A Mystery And These 10 People Agree
Honestly, I’m so confused.
All The Venmo Requests I’d Send To My Exes If I Could
*Transfers to bank*
These Four People Took Breaks From Dating. Here’s What They Learned.
It’s a refreshing way to really examine what you want.
We’re Coining These Fresh Dating Terms
Not all heroes wear capes.
Why The Idea Women Shouldn’t Date Younger Guys Is Bullshit
It’s 2019. Can we get past this already?
What It’s Like Dating Someone Who Lives With Their Parents
“It’s like being back in high school.”
6 People Share The Pros And Cons List Of Everyone They’re Dating
Decisions are hard.
For Queer Women, Is There Truth To The U-Hauling Stereotype?
Do we attach more easily, according to science, or is it confirmation bias?
5 New Relationship Tips You Should Throw Out The Window
I will text anytime I want, thank you very much.
Health & Wellness
Acupuncture Cured My Broken Heart
Can tiny needles bring heartache relief?
Why I Always Talk About My Ex On First Dates
Honesty is the best policy, right?
Our Cities Are Destroying Our Love Lives
We are social animals, but we are not meant for this.
This Is What Happened On Tinder In 2018
From queso to "Game Of Thrones."
Dear Cis Hetero Men: Here Are 7 Ways To Be A More Respectful Date
Please read this before your next date. Love, women and female-identifying human beings everywhere.
28 Single Women Reveal Their No-Fail First Date Move
These will have them coming back for more.
Here’s Why An Early Travel Date Is An Excellent Idea
There’s no better way to get to know someone than to head somewhere new.
I’m An Asian Woman And I Refuse To Be Fetishized
It’s happened enough times that I know what to avoid in a partner.
My Year-Long Love With An Undocumented Immigrant
Dating someone undocumented taught me hard lessons about American life and love.
Health & Wellness
I Was My Partner’s Therapist And I Didn’t Know It
Part GF, part Psy.D.
Why I’m A Hard No On Following People I’m Dating
Let’s keep our worlds separate for now, shall we?
This Is Why People Are So Obsessed With Their Dating Zodiacs
To the astrology-is-bullshit people, I get it. But I’ve always been a believer.
This Is What Your First Week On Tinder Looks Like
Liking, noping, and messaging, oh my.
5 Highly Specific Ways To Come Back From A Sexting Fail
Your dignity is calling.
I Confessed To Being A Cyber Stalker On The First Date
I’m a journalist, so I like to verify someone is who they say they are.
Don’t Want Your Date And Bartender To Hate You? Cool, Let’s Talk.
Don’t live your life as the Long Island iced tea of bar patrons.
8 First Date Rules That Have No Place In My Single Life — Or Yours
Peace out, dinosaurs.
These 7 Animals Have Some…Questionable Mating Rituals
And you thought your dating life was weird.