Corine Toren

Bio

Corine Toren recently graduated as a Global Studies major from UC Santa Barbara. Besides writing, her passions include eating lots of carbs and playing House Hunters drinking games.

5 Types Of Guys You Should Never Accept A Date From On Tinder

By Corine Toren
Most of us are guilty of indulging in a dating app or two. Gotta raise that self-esteem somehow, right? Well, if you're the one person on the face of the planet who hasn't swiped right, you're probably living under a rock. If you're one of the many…

Why This Dating App Doesn't Want You To Chat Before Meeting Up With Someone

By Corine Toren
In today's world, we are constantly consumed by technology. iPhones have replaced best friends and significant others, and social media lets you see who's having fun without you — a real treat!   Millennials who spend so much time on their phones…

Adopting A Dog Helped Me Deal With My Depression More Than Going To Therapy

By Corine Toren
I never really believed in the potency of pet therapy, and I didn't really like animals much either. I never had a pet growing up, so I wasn't able to understand the bond that people have with their pets is actually powerful. I had been battling…

10 Reasons Your Romance Never Made It Past The First Date

By Corine Toren
Have you ever wondered why you never got that second date, even though you’re sure it was a night to remember (or even a night to try to remember)? We’ve all been on bad or very questionable first dates. Obviously, for women, our interpretation of a…

5 Reasons My Awkward Quirks Are My Best Qualities

By Corine Toren
When most people meet me in person, sexy isn’t usually the first adjective they’d use to describe me. Maybe I’m a bit of an introvert -- selectively social, if you will. Maybe I'm not the sensei of social cues. I also make sarcastic comments no one…

Weed Woes: How Smoking With My Boyfriend Ruined Our Relationship

By Corine Toren
I wanted to impress him, but it wasn’t always like that. We had been together a year before I really allowed myself to try smoking weed. When we first started dating, I felt the need to portray myself as the classic “good girl.” I was 17. I never…

Abroad Vs Home: How The Dating Scene Differs For A Woman On The Prowl

By Corine Toren
Real talk, ladies: We all know the best part about going abroad isn’t the to-die-for taste of homemade gelato, it’s the foreign men. Dating abroad is fun, exciting and it’s new. It’s everything you’re not getting at home — sex, fantasy, being swept…

You Can Have It All: Why Success Comes From Being Proactive

By Corine Toren
To me, motivation can be defined as giving someone or something a meaningful purpose. Motivation also involves encouragement, hope, love, support and, most importantly, acknowledgement. You might wonder what I mean by acknowledgement. Well, what I…

Love Or Lust? How To Determine If Your Feelings Are Real Or Temporary

By Corine Toren
We’ve all had that one person (okay, maybe more than one) who we fell for, hard and fast. Everything seemed perfect, in a too-good-to-be-true type of way. The timing was right, the lighting was on point and when you finally had your first kiss,…

5 Ways To Ease The Effects Of Even The Most Sudden Panic Attacks

By Corine Toren
I’ve been living with anxiety for a long time, but for a while, I didn’t even know it. From a young age, I knew I thought in a different way than most children. Rather than talking about it, I kept everything inside. I strongly believed I didn’t…