Alexia LaFata

Alexia LaFata is a Senior Editor. She's a proud New Jersey native and Boston College graduate. When she's not writing, she's watching documentaries, practicing her Cher impression, or eating pasta. Stalk her at alexialafata.com.
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Here's What To Do Before Your Partner Meets Your Parents For The First Time

By Alexia LaFata
So, you're finally at that point in your relationship where you feel ready for your partner to meet your parents for the first time. This is a huge step! Involving other people in your relationship is a sign you're serious about this person, but…

Today Is Drake’s Birthday, Which Means Cuffing Season Has Officially Begun

By Alexia LaFata
Unless you live in New York and are experiencing a fall that is averaging 1,000 degrees (global warming, amirite?), summer has been over for awhile. Gone are the days of margaritas on rooftops, whimsical beach days, and sweaty hookups, for they have…
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5 Stories Of People Getting Breadcrumbed That Will Make You Want To Swear Off Dating

By Alexia LaFata
Unless every single first date or hookup you've ever had has turned into a long-term relationship, chances are, you've experienced breadcrumbing to some degree. If you've never heard of the term, breadcrumbing is when someone leads you on just…
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Guys Reveal How They Really Feel About Going Apple Picking With You

By Alexia LaFata
If the season is fall and you don't go apple picking with your boyfriend, are you even in a relationship? Some might argue no, and I would probably agree with them. Now that the weather is finally showing signs of fall, couples everywhere are…

This Documentary Sheds Light On How Sexual Harassment Became An Important Cultural Issue

By Alexia LaFata
The recent allegations of sexual misconduct against movie producer Harvey Weinstein have sparked intense conversations in part about sexual harassment in the workplace, most notably through women using the hashtag #MeToo to tell stories about their…

#ItWasMe Is The Hashtag For Men Who Are Taking Responsibility For Rape Culture

By Alexia LaFata
In the past few days, women on social media have been using the hashtag #MeToo to indicate that they have been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. Actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women to use the hashtag to share their stories…

My #MeToo Story Wasn't Textbook Sexual Assault, But It Still Matters

By Alexia LaFata
If you have been on social media in the past day or so, you might have seen women posting "Me too" onto their social media statuses. These women are survivors of rape, sexual assault, or sexual harassment, and because of the dozens of women who have…

6 Hilarious Stories Of Having Sex On Halloween That Might Make You Rethink Your Costume

By Alexia LaFata
Halloween is a time for dressing up in a crazy costume, watching scary movies, and eating copious amounts of candy. If you're an adult, it's also a time to go to a party, hook up with someone, and leave red and blue streaks of makeup from your…

Dean Wouldn’t “Change Anything” About What Happened On ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ — EXCLUSIVE

By Alexia LaFata
On Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette, Dean Unglert was America's favorite boyfriend. We all fell in love with his honest and mature demeanor, the way he opened up about his family dynamic, and his blindingly white, boyish smile. But on…

Who Is Sonny Melton? The Las Vegas Shooting Victim Died Saving His Wife

By Alexia LaFata
At about 10 p.m. on Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire onto concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing at least 58 people and injuring 515 more. One of the victims was Sonny Melton. But who is Sonny Melton? Here's what you…

The Las Vegas Shooting Is Already Starting A Debate On Twitter

By Alexia LaFata
Sunday night's mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada left 50 people dead and over 400 injured. Not even a day after the Las Vegas shooting, responses about politics show the internet is divided about what should…

What Is The Route 91 Harvest Festival? Everything We Know About The Las Vegas Shooting Site

By Alexia LaFata
On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 1, there was a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 50 people died, making this one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history. But what is the Route 91 Harvest Festival? UPDATE:…

If You’re Guilty Of Feeling These 4 Things While Using Dating Apps, You’re Sabotaging Yourself

By Alexia LaFata
If you want a relationship, but you aren't on dating apps (or you are and you hate them), let me ask you a question: Why? Would you rather meet someone the "old-fashioned way"? Do you think meeting someone on a dating app is not romantic enough of a…

Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Have Known Each Other For Longer Than We Thought

By Alexia LaFata
Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant with Travis Scott's baby. (Elite Daily reached out to Kylie Jenner's and Travis Scott's teams for confirmation and comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.) "Shook" does not even come close to…

Uh, Apparently Ian Somerhalder Threw Out Nikki Reed’s Birth Control Pills To Get Her Pregnant

By Alexia LaFata
Having a child has got to be one of the most rewarding experiences ever. Combining the power of love and some good, ol' fashioned sexual intercourse to bring a human being into the world? That's for sure at the top of the list of the coolest things…

How To Make Sure Insecurities From Past Relationships Don't Ruin Your Current Relationship

By Alexia LaFata
My college boyfriend made me feel bad about myself for the most random things. According to him, my favorite movies weren't "weird" enough (because I like rom-coms, I guess), my music taste wasn't "alternative" enough (I un-ironically like Top 40),…

This Documentary Sheds Light On The Guy Who Gives Women His Sperm To Help Them Get Pregnant

By Alexia LaFata
A couple of years ago, the world was introduced to the Sperminator, Ari Nagel, a 6-foot-2 math professor from Brooklyn, New York, who jerks off into cups inside Target bathrooms and gives women his sperm for free so they can get pregnant. The…

7 Creative Ways To Be A “Ghost” This Halloween, Inspired By The Guy Who Didn’t Text You Back

By Alexia LaFata
Fall is officially upon us, which means so is Halloween. Whether you've been obsessing over finding the perfect costume or given it a very fleeting thought, let me point you in the direction of your best idea yet: ghost costumes for Halloween. And…

The iPhone X Is Coming, Proving To All Of Us That The Future Is Literally Now

By Alexia LaFata
Apple has officially introduced the iPhone X, or the iPhone 10. It's the most recent member of the iPhone family, with an all-glass front and a 5.8-inch super retina screen. There's no home button, which means the future really is now, and there's a…

RAINN Is Stepping In To Help Colleges Create The Best Sexual Assault Prevention Program Possible

By Alexia LaFata
College campuses have been notoriously bad at creating sexual assault prevention programs for their students. Recently, one college told students to masturbate as a way to prevent sexual assault, which, needless to say, is a pretty batsh*t solution.…