We've all been there. These first person stories are emotional, funny, and relatable accounts about love and dating on Tinder and IRL.
Dating & Race
A Letter To The White Men I Date — Past, Present, And Future
Your commentary and assumptions about my culture are unnecessary and unappreciated.
This Is What It’s Like Being With Someone Who’s Asexual
Attraction takes many forms.
Why You Should Never Try To Win Someone Back
I learned the hard way.
A Message From Employee Resource Group, Black @ Tinder
Check your privilege. Be an ally.
No One Ever Thinks I’m Bi, And Damn, It’s Frustrating
It’s taken years, but I’ve finally learned how to deal.
This Is What It’s Like To Be A 25-Year-Old Asexual Woman
I don’t need fixing, thank you very much.
What It’s Like To Date A Ridiculously Hot Person
Great for the ego, or not so much?
Caution, Body Work Ahead: My Dating Journey As A Trans Man
I had to open up without scaring people off.
Dating As A Black Woman Means Dealing With Colorism
But I refuse to settle.
How I Used Tinder To Help Ease My Social Anxiety
RIP lonely Friday nights.
An Open Letter To Straight Men: My Bisexuality Is NOT A Fetish
I like girls, too. No, I don’t want to have a threesome.
How COVID-19 Made Me Question My Dating Patterns
Thanks to coronavirus, I’m forced to be alone for the first time.
To The People We Loved Before Coming Out As Queer
The love we experience in the closet is just as meaningful as the love we experience out of it.
What You Need To Know About Dating Someone With OCD
The more you reassure us that we’re OK, the worse our OCD can become.
What I Need My Thin Partner To Know About My Fat Body
I know how I should be treated, and I make sure she knows it, too.
Can I Breathe Away My Ex?
Going, going, gone?
In Defense Of Sex On The First Date
Because knowledge is power.
Yes, I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve, And No, I’m Not Going To Apologize
Here’s my heart. Please be gentle.
I Went On A Date With Someone I Ghosted For Seven Years
Sometimes, it works out.
What I Learned About Myself From Skipping Pre-Date Primping
Two minutes later, I was ready.
I’m Fat, But I Still Believe in Playing Hard to Get
It isn’t just about wanting to be chased. It’s knowing that, despite my weight, I am still worthy of being chased.
5 Trans Men Get Real About Their Experience
“There are aspects of me that may seem feminine, but I am male.”
What Being A Trans Woman Is Like, According To 4 Trans Women
“Know that we are people…and yeah, you should get to know us.”
Writing A Book About Dating Apps Made Me Fall In Like With Dating Again
Maybe even with first dates.
I Asked 6 People I Dated Where I Went Wrong And You Should Try It, TBH
Tinder Travels: What It’s Like Dating In Barcelona
It’s a hub for people from all over the world.
It’s OK To Date Me For My Looks
If you’re not, I question your taste.
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.
What Bisexuality Is, According To 5 Bisexual People
"There aren't rules. It's all about you."
Consider This A Formal Request To Stay Out Of My Dating Life
Thanks for your cooperation.
Health & Wellness
We Both Have Mental Illness: Do We Get Each Other Or Are We Doomed for Disaster?
It’s not quite that simple.
There’s a Difference Between Casual Dating And Not Giving A F*ck
Fuckboys around the world, listen up.
Introducing My White Boyfriend To My Asian Parents Changed My Outlook On Love And Expectations
But I was terrified.
ICYMI, This Is Why I Don’t Want To Be Your Girlfriend
It’s not you, it’s… wait, actually it’s you.
How A Series Of Toxic Relationships Made Me Realize I Was The Toxic One (Kind Of)
Sometimes you need to hold up the mirror.
I’ve Got News For You: Your Crush Is Attainable
It’s time to be bold.
What “Non-Binary” Means To 5 Non-Binary People
There is power in acknowledging a wider range of experience.
Tinder Diaries: A Single Guy Invests Recklessly In Almost Everyone
Everyone is different, and that is why dating is hard.
A Foolproof Guide To Living Your Best Single Life
We’re all in this alone... together.
The $wipe: What A 25-Year-Old Single Woman In Savannah Spends On Dating
Two guys, three dates, and one home improvement project.
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?
Tinder Diaries: Is There Karma On This Thing?
I’m a little worried my bad behavior will come back to haunt me.
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.
What It’s Like To Date While Grieving
Spoiler alert: It’s f*cking hard.
Tinder Diaries: A Reluctant Dater Gets Back In The Game
For once, I’m prioritizing my love life.
Where Are All The Queer Women In My Hometown?
Trying to find a date in rural Oklahoma is like searching for an invisible woman.
To My Missed Connection: I Met You At A Queer Brooklyn Party And Hope You Read This Open Letter
When I got home that at 4 a.m. that night, your lipstick was still on my face.
I Went Out Partying On Valentine’s Day And Found Love In New Places
What are friends for?
Why PDA Means So Much To Me As A Queer Woman
Visibility is a privilege.
Tinder Diaries: Can A Cynic Find Love On The Internet?
Classic. Modern. Heartache.
Tinder Diaries: My Mutual Connections Are Sabotaging My Love Life
Is there such thing as a perfect stranger anymore?
Confronting The Angry Black Woman Stereotype While Dating
It can’t last much longer.
This Is What It’s Like To Date In Thailand
Let me tell you, it’s not easy.
All The Venmo Requests I’d Send To My Exes If I Could
*Transfers to bank*
I’m Not “Gay Enough” For The Lesbians, So Where Do I Fit?
It’s time for us to have a talk, ladies.
I Applied 5 Work Lessons To My Dating Life and Actually Got Results
“Ask for what you want,” has always been my guiding principle at the office. I finally became bold enough to see if it worked on dates.