Christy Piña

Bio

Christy is a sex & dating writer at Elite Daily. She spends her days covering everything from your favorite celebrity couples, to the dating, relationship, and sex questions you want answers to but don't know who to ask. Before starting at Elite Daily, Christy wrote for Her Campus, Irving Publications, Orange & Blue Magazine, College Magazine and more. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida, and is pursuing a master's degree at the Columbia Journalism School. She discovered her passion for writing about dating during her senior year of undergrad, when her editor at Her Campus pointed out that all her pitches were about relationships. The rest is history. Born and raised in Miami, she speaks fluent spanglish and drinks way too much iced coffee. When she's not marathon-watching a new show on Netflix, HBO or Hulu, she spends her free time reading, writing, brunching or figuring out what millennial thing to do next with her friends. Follow her on Twitter or Insta @christypina_.

6 Places To Meet Someone Special Other Than A Bar

By Christy Piña
Movies make meeting someone new look too easy. There's no way people run into each other on a jog, take one look at each other, and immediately fall in love, right? More often than not, people meet on dating apps, through friends, or on nights out —…

Here’s How To Encourage Your SO To Talk About Their Feelings More

By Christy Piña
There's no denying that vulnerability comes easier to some people than to others. If you and your partner clash when it comes to opening up about your emotions, it can be difficult to foster healthy relationship habits. And while you may be all for…

Here's How To Talk To Your Partner If You're Not In Love With Them

By Christy Piña
Relationships are a two way street. In order for one to work long-term, all parties need to be on the same page. That means not just having a shared vision for the future, but also being communicative about how your feelings for each other are…

Here’s How To Politely Tell Your Friends You Don't Want To Third-Wheel

By Christy Piña
Nothing is quite as annoying as third-wheeling your friends who are coupled up. You love them, you want the best for them, but you don't want to spend every Friday night sitting in on their romantic dates. I get it! But guess what? You don't have…

Here’s How To Gently Tell Your Partner You're Not Sexually Satisfied

By Christy Piña
For some couples, sex can be a very important factor in a relationship, but that doesn't mean everyone has an instant sexual connection. Let's say you and your partner are getting busy, and they're doing the best they can, but for whatever reason,…

19 Cute “Good Morning” Texts To Send Your Partner Every Day

By Christy Piña
Mornings can be rough, especially for those who live their best life at night. (Hi, me.) But there's something about waking up next to bae or texting them first thing in the morning that can make getting up a little less dreadful. Whether it's just…

Don't Be Fooled, Farm Weddings Can Actually Be Really Expensive

By Christy Piña
Nothing screams "Pinterest!" quite like weddings on farms. You know the ones: twinkly lights, floor-to-ceiling wood panelling, and a rustic vibe some people would pay thousands of dollars for, even if the run-down structure has been standing there…

Can You Stop Being Sexually Attracted To Someone? Here's What Experts Say

By Christy Piña
There's nothing like that first spark of chemistry, when you see someone from across the room and your body shudders. It's almost as if some sort of magic is in the air drawing you toward them. You immediately know that you need to talk to them,…

These Are The Only 2 Times It’s OK To Stand Someone Up, Experts Say

By Christy Piña
Dating can be a lot of fun, but like with most things, there are some downsides to putting yourself out there. One of the crappiest parts is running the risk of getting stood up on a date, which obviously isn't an experience anyone enjoys. Sure,…

15 People Shared The Most Stressful Part Of Their Wedding, & OMG, SOS

By Christy Piña
Anyone who's ever planned a wedding will tell you that while it is a fun and exciting process, it can also be really stressful and expensive. Whether it's your budget, a desire to please everyone, or having to make compromises with your future…

Saying No To Being A Maid Of Honor Is Tricky, But Possible

By Christy Piña
It's all fun and games until you realize how much work actually goes into being a maid of honor. It's a huge, well, honor to be asked, and of course, you want to say yes. But, if logistically speaking, your bank account can't handle all the expenses…

Before Rejecting A Bad First Date, Keep These 5 Things In Mind

By Christy Piña
It's easy to think that a less-than-great first impression will result in a less-than-great relationship, but guess what? That, my friends, isn't always the case. First impressions aren't everything, especially when people are nervous. You know what…

If Dating Apps Aren't Your Thing, Try These Places To Meet People IRL

By Christy Piña
We're living in a digital world where the dating scene changes faster than you can swipe on Tinder. Dating apps have made finding matches so easy that the idea of meeting someone "organically" in real life can feel overwhelming and a little scary.…

Here's How Long You Should Date Someone You Don't See A Future With

By Christy Piña
I've always been a strong advocate for dating someone even if you don't see a future with them right away. If the "future" is in reference to marriage and/or "settling down," depending on where you are in life, that might not necessarily be on your…

Being Friends With Your Ex's Parents Is Possible, But It Takes Work

By Christy Piña
The end of a relationship can be hard enough as it is. You're learning how to do life without someone who probably meant the world to you. If you and your ex were together for a long time, you may have even formed a pretty great relationship with…

7 Tips For Feeling Instantly Comfortable On A First Date

By Christy Piña
There's no denying that first dates can make most people incredibly nervous 98.3% of the time (approximately). Whether you've been on 100 first dates, or you're relatively new to the dating game, meeting someone for the first time can be awkward and…

This Is Why Talking About Feelings In Relationships Can Be So Hard

By Christy Piña
It's the one piece of dating advice you've probably heard time and time again: "Communication is the key to a happy and heathy relationship." Honestly, it's pretty legit advice, but for some, genuinely talking to a partner — from your feelings for…

Fans Think Taylor Swift Might Be Engaged For This Reason

By Christy Piña
There are few fanbases as loyal and investigative as the Swifties. Seriously, the FBI should definitely consider hiring them. From scoping out every single easter egg in the singles she's released from her upcoming seventh album, Lover (out August…

Hannah B. Says She Wishes Tyler Would've Waited A Little Longer To Date Gigi

By Christy Piña
Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette may be over, but because the ending wasn't exactly typical, the hype surrounding her dating life is still very much alive. Although she chose Jed Wyatt over Tyler Cameron, she called off their engagement…

Here Are All The Signs Hannah & Dylan Will Get Engaged On 'BIP'

By Christy Piña
ABC just refuses to give our hearts a break from all the drama that comes with Bachelor Nation. After the heart-stopping finale of Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, fans were almost immediately faced with the premiere of the already…