Arielle Lana LeJarde

Arielle Lana is an editorial writing intern at Elite Daily. She also considers herself a bad bitch who just cries (a lot) while listening to Drake.

Recent Articles

Why You Shouldn't Go Out With A Guy You Don't Have Good 'Text Chemistry' With

Dating apps are definitely my shit, but talking to so many guys at the same time can get really exhausting. Thankfully, I'm now dating someone worth deleting all six of the dating apps I was using, but it was only two weeks ago that I was obsessively…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

How Joining A Sorority Made Me Confident In Dating

Going up and talking to people has never been easy for me, so moving back to New York from California on my own meant that I had NO FRIENDS for a while. So once I started college, in my very first semester of freshman year, I got this brilliant idea …
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Tinder's New Podcast Explores All The WTF Realities Of Being Single Right Now

When Tinder first came out, swiping left and right seemed like a perfectly simple way to rack up mad dates and find love. But I think we've quickly learned that's not always the case. You can go on 100,000 Tinder dates a month and still not have a bo…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Why I'll Choose 'Mild Love' Over A Passionate Relationship Any Day

I've been the girl who's stayed with a guy longer than I should have because I thought I was in love. Looking back at that situation, I actually had never been so unsure of where I stood with a guy. While I had really strong, intensely passionate fee…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

9 Cringe-Worthy OKCupid Messages I Got After Making My Profile More 'Serious'

I like to consider myself the Michael Jordan of dating apps. I'm just really good at selling myself to random dudes online. My best guy friend actually met his current girlfriend because of a Tinder profile I set up for him. I picked his photos, wrot…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

I Was An Ugly Duckling In Middle School, And It Still Affects Me

Nobody knew my name growing up. I was always known as "so-and-so's friend" and that ate me alive. My friends were beautiful, skinny Asian dolls and I felt like a short, fat freak next to them. I can't deny that I was jealous. I wanted to be the one w…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Waiting To Have Sex Is Stupid, But I Need To Do It Anyway

If I could just have sex with guys I like on the first date without having to worry if they'll text me back, I would. But at my age and in our hookup culture, you never know if someone's only looking to have sex or if they want an actual relationship…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

I Reached Out To An Ex I Was Angry With In Order To Move On

Right now, I'm the most single I've ever been. I'm not dating anyone, I'm not trying to date anyone and I recently cut out everybody I was talking to because I want to focus on me. The last ~potential~ relationship I had was a mess. We crashed and bu…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Why Compromising In Your Relationship Doesn't Mean You're 'Settling'

As world-renowned sex and love guru Dan Savage puts it: "If you have a list of deal-breakers that has more than five things on it, you do need to wait around to get a sex robot. There's no settling down without some settling for." Savage calls this t…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Why You Can't Be Racist Or Sexist Anymore If You're Trying To Date, Survey Says

After last Tuesday night, I honestly thought all hope in humanity was lost. How could the people of America actually let a racist, sexist sexual offender become the president of the United States of America? I know it's annoying to hear people contin…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Attention, Men: I’m Not Being 'Dramatic' By Telling You How I Feel About You

I'll never be the chill girl. That's just not who I am. The only way I actually came to this conclusion was after dating a guy for almost a year and pretending that's who I was. In that year, I wore this "DGAF" mask because I thought that was who I w…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

An Open Letter To The Guy Who Said He Wasn't Using Me For Sex

To the guy who said he wasn't using me for sex, burn in hell. I didn't wait 10 months to get over my last breakup just to have sex with some guy who lied straight to my face for weeks. People can like casual sex, and that's fine, but that wasn't what…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

This Retainer-Like Device Was Designed To Help You Give Amazing Blowjobs

Millennials have been asking the age-old question, "What that mouth do?" (And if you don't know what I'm talking about, click that link because you're missing out on the best meme of this century.) The mouth has three main purposes: aesthetics, talki…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Guys Reveal The Insecure Things Girls Do That Are Major Turn-Offs

Confidence is sexy, but trust me, I know it's really hard for girls to feel confident all the time. With time, practice and a little more self-love, I've learned it's OK to feel a little insecure sometimes. What's not OK is to let those insecurities …
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

The Best Way To Get Over Heartbreak Is To Take Your Sweet Time, Science Says

You know when you just can't seem to get over a breakup, and everyone keeps telling you to move on and get over it? Or, you know, when they tell you to immediately get over the fact that THE WORST MAN IN AMERICA WAS JUST ELECTED PRESIDENT?! Like, "Oh…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

The Pros And Cons Of Getting Coffee Vs Planning An Activity For A First Date

I've been on more first dates than anyone I know, and that's definitely not something to brag about. But BECAUSE of my expertise, I do know what makes a great first date — and how it can potentially lead to a second one. For instance, I know that the…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Guys, Here Are 7 Reasons You Never Met That Girl From Tinder Or Bumble IRL

I've been on dating apps since I was 18 years old. With four years of experience under my belt, I don't have time to play games. Looking back, it must have been really frustrating for guys to try and set up dates with me when I was so wishy-washy and…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

Guys Reveal The Clear Warning Signs You're Dating A Fuckboy

We all want to find love, but dating has to be the most frustrating experience. You never truly know whether or not you're dealing with a good guy or a fuckboy until the answer punches you in the face (or sweetly caresses it, but most of the time, it…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

7 Thoughts You Have When You Like His Ex's Really Old Instagram Photo

Yesterday was Halloween, so naturally, all of my friends finally got together. We haven't seen each other in a while, so we were catching up — talking about our recent trips to Europe, shit-talking our school's sororities and, most importantly, shari…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde

You're A Bad Friend If You Tell Me To Stop Seeing Someone I Really Like

I never doubt that my friends have good intentions, but they're not always on point when it comes to giving me dating advice. When I started dating a guy in January of last year, I had no idea what I wanted. But one thing was for sure: I was smitten.…
By Arielle Lana LeJarde