Elana Rubin

Elana is a lifestyle writer who's often seen wearing athleisure and drinking Diet Coke. No matter how hard you try, you'll never find the Jonas Brothers fan fiction she wrote in 2009.

Here's The Truth About Whether Cuffing Season Exists In Warmer Climates

ByElana Rubin
As someone who grew up in South Florida, and lacked a dating life really until I went to college in New York, I don't think I even heard of the term "cuffing" until my university years. Cuffing season wasn't on my radar, which later led me to…

5 Perfectly Valid Reasons Not To Get Married, Because It Isn't For Everyone

ByElana Rubin
While Disney movies and royal weddings will have us believe that happily-ever-afters include standing next to someone at an altar, the truth is that's just not in the cards for everyone. Despite being a societal norm that was once solely a religious…

Where You'll Meet Your Cuffing Season Bae This Fall, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

ByElana Rubin
Now that we are well into the months of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Halloween parties, and cozy bonfires, you may be thinking about where to meet people during the fall season. Even though you may think of fall activities under one umbrella in and of…

10 Hilarious Tweets About Crushes That'll Make You Blush & Feel All Mushy Inside

ByElana Rubin
You know when you develop a new crush and all you do is think about that person? You text your friends about the latest thing your crush said to you, scream for days about one "I miss you" text they sent, and you scroll through Twitter to read…

5 Signs You’re More Emotionally Intelligent Than Your Partner & How To Deal

ByElana Rubin
You may remember a of couple seasons back on The Bachelor when contestant Taylor Nolan talked about emotional intelligence, and whether or not Corinne Olympios had enough of it for lead Nick Viall. Now, while it wasn't necessarily Nolan's place to…

5 Brutally Honest Phases Of Breaking Up When Your Ex Is Your Best Friend

ByElana Rubin
You're dating your best friend. It starts off amazingly well: You don't feel like you have to impress them, you have fun doing any and every activity, and everything feels right. But then the relationship has to end for one reason or another and you…

Finally, Here's The Official Answer On Who Should Text First After A Date

ByElana Rubin
I remember reading all of these old dating rules in teen magazines about what you should and shouldn't do. They made me nervous — I was clueless about how to flirt the "right" way. These magazines served as my holy grails for how to approach dating.…

A Relationship Expert Reveals If Wanting To DTR Really Quickly Is A Red Flag

ByElana Rubin
Say you're on a dating app with the sole purpose of finding a relationship. You're up front and honest that you want something serious with your matches, and you hit it off with someone IRL after chatting online. It turns out, they want to make it…

It's Not Weird To Bring A Small Gift On A First Date & Here Are 5 Clever Ideas

ByElana Rubin
If you're going on a first date, there probably are a lot of nerves you're wrestling with beforehand. You might wonder what to say, how to behave, how much of yourself to actually reveal, and what impressive traits to play up. If you met on a dating…

21 Tweets About National Coming Out Day That Are So Full Of Joy & Pride

ByElana Rubin
Thursday, Oct. 11, is National Coming Out Day. All around the world, people are sharing their stories, where they're currently at in their queer journeys, and posting support for others who cannot be visibly out, for whatever reason. There are a ton…

6 LGBTQIA+ People Reveal The 1 Thing They Want Allies To Know About Coming Out

ByElana Rubin
National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, is a time to celebrate and honor queer people's diverse coming-out stories. There's no one "right" way to come out, and no two people will have the exact same experiences. If you're LGBTQIA+ but not ready to share…

6 LGBTQIA+ People Share The Most Rewarding & Most Difficult Parts Of Coming Out

ByElana Rubin
Coming out and sharing your sexuality can be liberating, but also terrifying. You're allowing other people to know the most intimate parts of yourself, which can be rewarding. But you're also opening up in a way that could cause an influx of…

4 Signs Your Partner Didn’t Delete Their Dating Apps Like They Said They Would

ByElana Rubin
Most of us have our phones attached to us basically 24/7. It's likely you keep a lot of your life's details on the little device. You probably don't mind your partner returning your mom's text or checking movie times if you're otherwise occupied,…

7 People Reveal The Reason They Should've Broken Up With Their Ex Sooner

ByElana Rubin
When it comes to ending relationships, the "right" reasons to break up with someone may not always seem so clear-cut. You may be caught up in the positive aspects of the relationship, which is totally understandable. Do you two argue about how often…

5 Couples' Halloween Costumes That Feel So On Point For 2018

ByElana Rubin
This year, we've had some pretty big pop culture moments. From Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's whirlwind romance, to everyone on the internet obsessing over Peter Kavinsky in To All The Boys I've Loved Before, to absolutely everyone falling in…

Here's How To Survive Class If You Stopped Hooking Up With The Person You Sit With

ByElana Rubin
Hooking up with someone in your class can be pretty convenient: You two can do homework and study together, then blow off some steam afterwards. But when that ends, and you're no longer hooking up with someone in class? That can get awkward real…

Halloween Is The Ultimate Night To Make A Move On Your Crush & Here’s Why

ByElana Rubin
I know making a move on someone can be scary. You have to think of something to say, how to show you're interested through your body language, and come up with an escape plan if things don't turn out the way you want. But, dear reader, luckily for…

12 Halloween Instagram Captions For Pics Of You & Your SO, No Matter Your Costumes

ByElana Rubin
If you have a partner in your life, you two may be thinking about going the matching Halloween costume route this Oct. 31. Whether you're stopping by a few different parties, enjoying a quiet night at home, checking out some bars, or even…

'A Star Is Born' Halloween Couples' Costumes Are Easier Than You'd Actually Think

ByElana Rubin
Ever since Lady Gaga discussed her role in the remake A Star Is Born in her Netflix documentary Five Foot Two, I have been super excited to see the actress make the role her own. I've supported the multi-hyphenate since "Just Dance" came out, and am…

This Is What Your Go-To Date With Your Partner Reveals About Your Relationship

ByElana Rubin
When you're in a relationship, it's easy to slip into a routine for date nights. You can have a go-to activity that both of you enjoy and doesn't require you to put in too much effort after a long day of school or work. But what does that mean about…