Caroline Colvin

Bio

Caroline Colvin is a sex and dating writer at Elite Daily. She loves to do service journalism on relationship issues, as well as sexual pleasure and health. She also can't resist a deep-dive on astrology, celebrity couples, or the songs you need in your daily rotation. Caroline also writes for and runs Cherry Magazine, a digital LGBTQIA+ mag on fashion, beauty, and wellness. She cut her teeth at Syracuse University — majoring in magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and working as a columnist and editor at The Daily Orange. When Caroline isn't writing, you can probs find her gushing over (historically questionable) period dramas, attending concerts, or eating her way through any city she travels to. For hot takes on film, music, and social justice, you can follow @petitangebrun on Twitter. For indulgent aesthetics, feminist discourse, and good ol' thirst traps, you can follow @petitangebrun on Instagram. For a little bit of everything, you can learn more about Caroline at petitangebrun.com/about/.

Think Twice Before Googling Your Date, Experts Say

By Caroline Colvin
Technology is the lifeblood of so many millennial romances. Your right-swipe on a dating app blossoms into a match. Your chit-chat on one app moves to another, more intimate one, like iMessage, WhatsApp, Insta DMs or Snapchat. And while you're…

Psst! Bringing Up The Future To Your Partner Doesn't Have To Be Scary

By Caroline Colvin
Undefined relationships or "just seeing where things go" can be all fun and games until you're a few months in, wondering, "What is this?" or "What are we doing?" Even if you're enjoying each other's company, there's still a chance you might…

Here’s How To Take Sex With An Air Sign To The Next Level

By Caroline Colvin
If you have been, or will be, hooking up with an air sign, then you know how sensual the experience can be. And while astrology isn't the only factor that determines personality, chances are, your Libra, Gemini, or Aquarius partner is talkative,…

9 Pretty Sex Toys That Are Both Fun To Look At & Play With

By Caroline Colvin
Multifunctional items are one of life's greatest joys. This is especially true when one of those functions involves an orgasm. When a sex toy is as pretty as it is powerful, you've hit the jackpot. Plus, masturbating is a dope way to show yourself…

21 TV Show Quotes About Love That’ll Make Your Heart Burst

By Caroline Colvin
One of the very best parts of watching TV is all the "shipping" that comes with your favorite on-screen couples. Nothing beats the satisfaction of watching the "ship" to come to fruition, especially when you've been waiting for it for years. Whether…

5 Date Ideas For The Air Sign Lover In Your Life

By Caroline Colvin
If your partner is an air sign, chances are this Libra, Aquarius, or Gemini hit you up at a friend's party, on a trip to the museum, or at your favorite local bar, and you haven't been the same since. Air signs are known for being intellectual. They…

Halsey Deleted A Tweet About Breakups That Might’ve Been About Yungblud

By Caroline Colvin
ICYMI: Halsey and Evan Peters began sparking dating rumors when they were spotted flirting and holding hands at Six Flags Magic Mountain in September 2019. On Oct. 25 and 26, they made their relationship Instagram- and red carpet-official with…

If Your SO Lives In A College Dorm, Here’s How Often You Should Crash

By Caroline Colvin
Ah, yes, college hookups: A wonderfully explorative, messy-but-educational era in many people's sexual development. While sex in college can feel like lots of trial-and-error, some of the messiness is within your control. Consent, safety, effective…

Noah Centineo & Alexis Ren's Body Language At The UNICEF Ball Was Awkward

By Caroline Colvin
After months of speculation, America's boyfriend Noah Centineo and Instagram baddie Alexis Ren finally made their relationship public at the UNICEF Masquerade Ball on Oct. 26, and they did not disappoint. The couple looked gorgeous on the red…

These Astrologically Compatible Celeb Couples Are Matches Made In Heaven

By Caroline Colvin
Even if you don't totally buy into the whole "horoscopes" thing, the most astrologically skeptical person might still be able to recognize that some couples seem like they were made for each other. There's a reason Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds…

Here’s How To Respond If Your Ex’s Mom Texts You, So It’s Not Super Awk

By Caroline Colvin
If you feel anything from warmth, to sadness, to sheer panic at the thought of your ex's mom texting you, it's understandable. Breakups are already painful enough as it is, but they can be even sadder if you developed a close bond with your ex's…

Here's Why Couples Aren't "Supposed" To See Each Other Before Their Wedding

By Caroline Colvin
Something old, new, borrowed and blue, a white wedding dress, and a bouquet toss. There are plenty of traditional wedding customs Americans hold close to their hearts. But where do these customs stem from? If you've ever wondered why couples can't…

5 Things To Know About Sex With Air Signs That'll Get You Hot & Bothered

By Caroline Colvin
If you're dating an air sign (Libra, Aquarius, or Gemini), you're probably no stranger to their quick wit, knack for knowledge, and glowing popularity. Whether you're just flirting or still in the "talking phase," there are several things to know…

These 14 Songs Will Remind You Why Being Single Can Be So Fun

By Caroline Colvin
Love songs are cool and all, but it's time we give songs about being single their kudos. Maybe it's because I'm a Libra, but I love verses about making eyes at someone from across the club as much as I love the power-ballads about loving your…

4 Dating Behaviors That Might Mean Someone Wants A Life-Long Partner

By Caroline Colvin
When you first start dating someone new, it could take anywhere from a few dates to a few years to know if they're the person you want to spend your life with. Compatibility can take time to suss out, and a desire for commitment isn't always easy to…

20 Questions To Ask Your Match About What They’re Looking For In A Partner

By Caroline Colvin
When vague dating app bios and sparsely-answered profile prompts leave your match a mystery (beyond their cute, beaming face, of course), you might want to have some questions to ask your match about what they’re looking for on hand. Half of your…

If You’re Not Sexually Compatible With Your Partner, Here's How To Work On It

By Caroline Colvin
A couple's compatibility doesn't hinge on just one thing. Compatibility takes into account a couple's habits, interests, attraction, and the effort both partners are willing to put into their relationship (among so many other factors). Sex is one…

23 Sweet Texts To Send Your Air Sign Partner That'll Blow Them Away

By Caroline Colvin
No zodiac sign appreciates a heartfelt text like an air sign. Libras, Aquarians, and Geminis love reading, writing, speaking, or anything that combines those three activities with sentimentality. Water signs (Scorpios, Pisceans, and Cancers) also…

3 Signs Your Casual Hookup Is Fizzling Out, & How To Rekindle It

By Caroline Colvin
While "situationships" do have their benefits, they can be pretty messy when communication isn't clear from the get-go. A no-strings-attached hookup might be perfect when you're looking for something casual, but it can get tricky when the…

Here’s How To Argue With An Air Sign Partner Calmly & Productively

By Caroline Colvin
When tensions run high between you and your partner, your first instinct might not always be compassion. It might be something more like, "Yell! Be mad! Let your partner know what they've done is sh*tty and hurtful!" Anger is a totally normal…