Aaryn Kealty


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5 Tips For Staying Stress-Free When You're In A New, Uncertain Relationship

By Aaryn Kealty
My boyfriend and I are celebrating an anniversary. It isn't a big one — like a year of marriage, or five years of dating — but in a society of casual dating, it is an anniversary nonetheless. Before meeting my boyfriend, I did everything wrong when…

I Hooked Up With My Boyfriend's Best Friend Before We Dated

By Aaryn Kealty
Dating someone who was your friend first is a pretty great thing. Chances are, you've already seen each other at best and at worst. When you're friends first, you get to skip over the awkward “getting to know you” phase and jump right into the good…

10 Things Every Irish Step Dancer Knows To Be True

By Aaryn Kealty
In 1999, my grandma signed me up for my first Irish dance class. To be completely honest, I don't remember that first class in the slightest. I was too young to realize how pivotal it was. Today, I am 22 years old, and I often wonder who I would be…

Why Openly Hating Your BFF's Boyfriend Only Makes You A Bad Friend

By Aaryn Kealty
In my freshman year of college, I did the one thing everyone told me not to do: I roomed with my best friend. She and I Irish danced together for most of our lives. This means we have stayed in hotels together, gone on long-distance road trips…

Why I Don't Regret Losing My Virginity To My Friend Instead Of 'The One'

By Aaryn Kealty
Do you remember watching "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" when it aired in 2008? It was ABC Family's hot new show when I was about to be a freshman in high school, just like the main character, Amy Juergens. In the first episode, we see a…

If You Have To Ask Whether Or Not You're In Love, You're Probably Not

By Aaryn Kealty
I didn't know my roommate before I moved in with her this fall. I had never met her, and I didn't know her name. She is now one of my best friends. When I first moved in with her, she was madly in love with her boyfriend (we'll call him Chad). Chad…