Get our favorite narratives and real life advice on dating online and otherwise in the LGBTQ community, from first dates to first relationships.
Can A Relationship Succeed When One Person Isn’t Out?
I lived a double life.
The Unlikely Relationship That Started With A Tinder Date
We aren’t a couple.
Don’t Ask Me For A Threesome To Make Your Boyfriend Happy
I’m not here to validate your role as the Cool Girlfriend™.
Bi Girls Don’t Have To Pick A Side — But It’s Okay If They Do
Plus, it would be better if there were no sides at all.
What It’s Like To Date While Grieving
Spoiler alert: It’s f*cking hard.
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.
Why PDA Means So Much To Me As A Queer Woman
Visibility is a privilege.
A Straight Guy’s Guide To Dating Queer Women
It’s time to educate yourself.
I’m Not “Gay Enough” For The Lesbians, So Where Do I Fit?
It’s time for us to have a talk, ladies.
I’m Gay And No, That Doesn’t Mean I’m Down For An Open Relationship
It took me a while to figure it out.
My Brief And Failed Attempt At Polyamory
Once a reluctant dater, always a reluctant dater.
What It’s Like Explaining Sexuality And The Gender Of My Partners To My Parents
9 Queer Women Share Their Never-Fail Tinder Opening Message
There is no “hey” from here on out.
For Queer Women, Is There Truth To The U-Hauling Stereotype?
Do we attach more easily, according to science, or is it confirmation bias?
Our Cities Are Destroying Our Love Lives
We are social animals, but we are not meant for this.
Please Don’t Call It ‘Coming Out’
I wasn’t hiding anything.
You’re Ready For Your First Queer Date. Now What?
Lessons from a decade of experience.
How Internalized Biphobia Ruined My First Tinder Date
She deserved better.
Lessons I Learned Hooking Up Abroad in the New Age of HIV
Despite advances against HIV, casual sex while traveling can still be risky. I found out the hard way in Mexico City.
Do You Have Too Many Choices On Dating Apps — Or Is That Not A Thing?
There’s a difference between less likely to settle down and less likely to settle.
3 LGBTQ Women Share What It’s Like To Come Out In Your Mid-20s And Later
Now they're comfortable in their sexual identity and navigating the dating world.