Alison Segel

Ali is a writer with bylines at Vice, Refinery 29, XO Jane, Hello Giggles, and Fashion Canada. Follow her on Twitter @OnlineAlison or Instagram @alibaby90.

Recent Articles

6 Super Funny Gifts Your Partner Will Simultaneously Love & Die Laughing At

I kind of hate gifts. They just aren't my love language. Jewelry? Not for me. But you know what I do like? Something thoughtful, something handmade, or something that will make me laugh. A sense of humor is majorly attractive to me, and if you can in…
By Alison Segel

6 Homemade Gifts To Give Your Partner That Are Even More Romantic Than Store-Bought Ones

I recently told a guy that I don't like gifts that cost money, and he was like, "All women do." Then, I was like, 1) ew, that's a gross belief and 2) it's true. I'd rather have something thoughtful and free over a piece of expensive jewelry or someth…
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Do I Have To Bring My Partner To Meet My Family For Thanksgiving?

I've never brought anyone home for Thanksgiving. Does that make me a failure and a societal outcast? Probably! JK. To be honest, I don't think it's completely necessary to bring your partner home for Thanksgiving, especially if you've very recently s…
By Alison Segel

Here's How To Use Your Dating App If You're Looking For A Quick Hookup Tonight

I am an active dating app user. I'm on all the apps! What a cool thing to admit to the world. Anyway, I know how to use your dating app to find a date, but it's a whole other strategy when you're using it to find a hookup... which, for a while, I did…
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10 Drake Quotes You Should Put In Your Tinder Bio To Make That Hotline Bling

Music is the universal language, or so they say. (Someone has said that, right?) So why shouldn't you use it to help you snag the love of your life on a dating app? I used to have Celine Dion lyrics from Titanic on my profile, but somehow, it didn't …
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10 Free Dates You Can Take Your Partner On That Are Actually Super Fun

Living is expensive, and for the most part, a good chunk of us are freelancers who make minimum wage. Additionally, as millennials, we are apparently spending all of our money on avocado toast and will never be able to afford houses. So how can we af…
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7 Memes To Send Your Partner When You Miss Them & You Want To Let Them Know

I love to date unavailable men who travel a lot! It's my favorite hobby! But with that comes a lot of struggles. For example, you never see the person you care about, and you miss them a lot. Also, you're forming a relationship with someone who is ch…
By Alison Segel

11 Funny GIFs To Send Your Tinder Match When Words Don't Do Your Thoughts Justice

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that's true, then how many words is a GIF worth? I'm not good at math, but it's probably a lot. When you're flirting online with the future love of your life and potential soulmate, the perfect GIF can…
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5 Things To Say On A First Date When The Conversation Starts To Die

I've had amazing first dates with seamless conversation and first dates that feel like pulling teeth, where I have to sing and dance around my date in order to entertain them. Obviously, the seamless ones are more fun, but it can be difficult to know…
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This Is The Wrong Way To Argue In A Relationship, According To Experts

No relationship is perfect. No, not even your friend Lisa's, that annoying BFF you have who pretends she and her boyfriend have never been in a single fight. (They have.) Arguing in a relationship is bound to happen — to everyone. However, there is a…
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5 Cheesy Pick-Up Lines To Use On Your Next Tinder Match That Are So Bad, They're Actually Cute

When messaging on dating apps, I usually just go for a plain, old "hello." I once started saying, "We did it!!" but then, guys would respond saying, "Did what?" Then, I would't know what to say, so I'd let the convo fade out. But hey, sometimes, inst…
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5 Nice Texts To Send Someone If You Want To Kindly Reject Their Flirting

You ever have someone flirt with you when they're clearly friend zoned? It's pretty annoying. Or what about a co-worker who is taking things a little bit too far in the work Slack? Yeah, no thanks, hard pass to that. I always want to stop behavior li…
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12 Times To Post A Thirst Trap That Have Nothing To Do With A Guy

I love a good thirst trap. In fact, my Instagram is pretty much full of them. Yet people always question my intentions. "You're trying to find a boyfriend, right?" Umm no. "You know this makes you unemployable?" Really? It shouldn't. Why post a thirs…
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10 Texts To Send Your Tinder Match After They Give You Their Phone Number

Exchanging numbers with a crush — what a rush! It feels like passing notes in high school all over again. It never really happens to me anymore, except for when some dude I'm talking to on Bumble or Tinder slips me his number and tells me he's done m…
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4 Things That Are Only True Of Lustful Relationships, Not Truly Loving Ones

Feelings are confusing, especially when it comes to dating. Is this person my soulmate, or are they a one-night stand? It's really hard to tell, and usually, it just depends on whether they text me again or ghost me after we hang out. Does this whole…
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4 Ways To Prep Your Parents Before They Meet Your New Partner

The last time I introduced a guy to my parents, it was my 30th birthday. I didn't even want to do this (meeting the parents is a huge deal for me), but he insisted, so I figured, why not take the next stage in our relationship if he was so interested…
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Here's The Real Difference Between Needing Space In A Relationship & Breaking Up

Taking a break from a significant other is incredibly awkward. But then, the alternative — breaking up — is one of the greatest pains one can experience in life. Neither is an activity I'd describe as a fun time. So when you and your partner are havi…
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The Best Captions For Your Thirst Traps, Because Words Matter

Ahh, the delicate art of thirst trapping. You know, throwin' up provocative pics on the Internet when you're in desperate need of attention, or, perhaps, just feel good about yourself and want the world to know. However, the thing about thirst traps …
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5 Texts To Send Your Partner Every Single Day To Remind Them You Love Them

Everyone has a different love language. You know, how you give and receive love. There are five to be exact: words of affirmation, acts of service, gift giving, quality time, and physical touch. Mine happens to be words of affirmation, which can, in …
By Alison Segel

9 First Date Questions That'll Keep You & Your Date Talking All Night

First dates can either be incredibly natural or frustratingly awkward. It all comes down to chemistry and the nature of the conversation between you and your crush. But what are some first date questions that'll actually help you to get you know some…
By Alison Segel