Elana Rubin

Elana is a lifestyle writer who'd like to think she lives in San Junipero. She'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.

Recent Articles

Gisele Bündchen Revealed How Tom Brady Proposed To Her & The Story Is So Intense

It seems like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have been together forever, at least in terms of Hollywood celebrity relationships. The superstar Brazilian model took part in Vogue's "73 Questions" series, where she shared how her husband proposed to her…
By Elana Rubin

The Term "Daddy Issues" Is So Problematic & It's Time We Stopped Using It

We've all heard the phrase "daddy issues." It's a seemingly innocuous phrase, but actually perpetuates stereotypes that women who have poor relationships with their father, or no relationship with them at all, are so-called damaged goods. It's gross.…
By Elana Rubin

This Theory About Why Becca Let Colton Stay After Dating Tia Makes So Much Sense

We witnessed one of the most awkward group dates in history Monday night. The Bachelorette Becca Kufrin invited her friends from her stint on The Bachelor to tag along on a spa-themed group date with several of her suitors. One of the women who joine…
By Elana Rubin

8 Celebrity Couples That Got Engaged After Mere Weeks Like Ariana & Pete Did

When it comes to celebrity couples, I sometimes feel like I can't keep up. Pairs spring up often, and it seems like celebrities have some magical ability to move superhero-fast in relationships. They date, make it Instagram-official, break up, and th…
By Elana Rubin

12 Celebrity LGBTQ+ Couples That’ll Fill Your Heart With Love & Inspiration

While there aren't a huge number of gay couples in mainstream film and television stories just yet, there are plenty of celebrity LGBTQ+ couples that give us #RelationshipGoals. From lesbian royalty Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to Orange is th…
By Elana Rubin

24 Tweets About Pride Month That Beautifully Celebrate LGBTQ+ Culture

All June long, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month. June is the official month for Pride because the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City began during June 1969. This month honors the history of queer people and the enduring fight for equalit…
By Elana Rubin

7 Things That Should Be Mandatory To Include In Your Dating App Profile

Dating is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. That's what Forrest Gump said, right? Regardless if that's the exact line or not, it's true. Swiping and chatting with potential dates on dating apps can be a way of getting…
By Elana Rubin

30 Instagram Captions To Use For Your Gorgeous Photos From The Pride Parade

If you've never been to a Pride parade before, here's what you can expect: rainbows everywhere, people smiling and laughing, and a hell of a good time. People in general also show up to Pride parades with a not-so-teensy bit of alcohol in their syste…
By Elana Rubin

Yes, You Can Celebrate Pride Even If You're Not Out — Here's How To Join In

Pride Month, known to some as "June," is a glorious celebration of all things queer. It's a monthlong remembrance of LGBTQ+ history, as well as a month to be visible, loud, and proud. And while not everyone can be loud –due to maybe living in an area…
By Elana Rubin

If You Just Moved To A New City, Here Are 5 Ways To Make Dating Easier

Moving to a different place provides many transitions in your life all at once: you might be changing jobs, starting school, or simply looking for a change. And if you're newly single while simultaneously dating in a new city, that's just another adj…
By Elana Rubin

7 Chill Summer Date Ideas That'll Keep You Cool When You're Sweating Buckets

You may prefer a specific season over another for your dating – and it's true, the four seasons have something special to offer in the dating department. Fall, you get pumpkin picking and apple cider drinking; winter, you can make spiked hot chocolat…
By Elana Rubin

4 Subtle Signs You're Not Ready To Be Exclusive With The Person You're Dating

As someone who doesn't fully get how casually dating multiple people is a thing – I'm pretty much all in or all out and have basically zero sense of chill and need a good amount of alone time on top of going out – I know that there are real benefits …
By Elana Rubin

Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon Are Compatible AF, According To An Astrologer

When news hit that Bachelor "royalty" Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are now an official couple after years of will-they-won't-they tension, I know what you're probably thinking: finally. While the pair wasn't ever an official item until now, thei…
By Elana Rubin

5 Intensely Emotional Facts About Ashley Iaconetti & Jared Haibon's Relationship

In true Bachelor contestant fashion, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon's relationship is being talked about all over on social media and discussion boards. The couple announced that they're together in a number of ways: in a 44-minute YouTube video a…
By Elana Rubin

Here's The Truth About Whether Ashley I. Cheated On Kevin Wendt With Jared Haibon

Last night, #BachelorNation was rocked by the announcement that Jared Haibon and Ashley Iaconetti are officially in a relationship, but it leaves The Bachelor Winter Games viewers wondering – did Ashley Iaconetti cheat on Kevin Wendt with Jared Haibo…
By Elana Rubin

I Don't Drink That Much & I Wish My Dates Weren't So Uncomfortable With It

When I was 16, I got drunk for the first time. I sipped on Manischewitz wine at my family's Passover seder (it's customary to refill your glass four times), and threw up during the meal. Ever since then – I'm now 24 – whenever I have more than one gl…
By Elana Rubin

This Is The Scientific Reason Why It's So Fun To Have A Crush On Someone

Butterflies in your stomach, anxiousness over how long it takes for someone to text you back, obsessing about when you'll see them again, sweaty palms, etc. Crushes — we've all been there, and they're not just for those middle school days, seriously.…
By Elana Rubin

The Unexpected Ways Your Mental Health Changes When You're In A Relationship

When you're in a relationship, you're sure to go through physical and mental changes. Physical, in that, well, you're probably getting more exercise than you would if you weren't in a relationship, if you know what I mean. And mental, in that you hav…
By Elana Rubin

17 Signs You've Found The Love Of Your Life & Will Live Happily Ever After

For a lot of people, finding love is one of the most coveted goals in life. Some say that "when you know, you know" — but falling in love isn't like acing a math test. There's no one right or wrong way to know if you're in love. Sometimes, it's just …
By Elana Rubin

I Took The Ultimate Single Girl's Self-Care Staycation & This Is What Happened

When I was given the chance to take a staycation at a hotel in New York before my sister's graduation week, I jumped at the opportunity. First, because I'm not-so-secretly a huge fan of being bougie as hell, and second, the rest of the week was sure …
By Elana Rubin