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.

5 Romantic Holiday Date Ideas That Are Straight Out of 'Love Actually'

ByElana Rubin
Fifteen years ago, the Christmas-themed movie Love Actually stole our hearts. With its all-star cast, the intertwined love stories of several couples and characters go on adventures in England, as well as the United States. If you're feeling…

It's 100 Percent Normal To Celebrate Multiple Anniversaries A Year & Here's Why

ByElana Rubin
In the past, anniversaries may have usually referred to yearly celebrations of getting married to your partner, but what about couples who aren't married? Or even so, what about couples who are married who want to recognize the first time they met,…

5 Ways To Get The Relationship You Deserve In 2019, Because You're Worth It

ByElana Rubin
Whether you feel ready to jump back into the dating world after a breakup, or you're gearing up for another year of dating, you may be considering how to get a relationship in 2019 as we approach the new year. You see other people in relationships,…

10 Sweet Things To Do For Your SO To Light Up Their Smile As Bright As The Tree

ByElana Rubin
Snow is falling, streets are lit up with sparkling lights, and people are generally pretty happy around this time of year. If you're in a relationship, you probably want to extend that festive cheer to your relationship as well, and bring some…

This Is How Long You Should Think About Breaking Up Before Pulling The Plug

ByElana Rubin
Things aren't working out anymore with the person you're dating. For whatever reason, be it you're not into them anymore, they cheated, or you want to date other people, you need to break up with them. You've come to that conclusion, but you don't…

9 Funny Texts To Stay On Your Date's Radar If You've Just Started Going Out

ByElana Rubin
Making the first move is hard. Even digitally, even after you've met them. It's hard. You have to think about what to say, how you want to come across, and determine the point of it. Do you want to just chat with that person if you're texting them?…

Here's The Holiday Gift Your Partner Secretly Wants, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

ByElana Rubin
Since we're in the midst of Hanukkah, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are approaching, you're probably thinking about what to get your partner for the holidays if you're in a relationship. If you're a tad stuck on brainstorming gifts they'll enjoy, why…

6 Holiday Lingerie Pieces That Prove You Can Look Festive & Frisky All Night Long

ByElana Rubin
Lingerie is fun any time of year, and doesn' have to be reserved just for spending Valentine's Day with a significant other. While you're off getting presents for everyone else this holiday season, why not get a little special something for…

9 Holiday Gifts That'll Get Your Artsy Significant Other's Creative Juices Flowing

ByElana Rubin
If you're dating someone creative, you know that they're often off in their own world, making art from scratch. Because they're so talented in their artistic endeavors, you want to give them a gift this year for the holidays they can use toward…

16 Tweets About Dating & Relationships During The Holidays That Are So Relatable

ByElana Rubin
One of the best things about the holiday season is when you have someone to share it with. While I am single this year, some of my best holiday memories include the ones I spent Christmas with my then-boyfriend and his family. Since I am Jewish, it…

If Your Significant Other Is A Bookworm, These 12 Holiday Gift Ideas Are Amazing

ByElana Rubin
If you have someone in your life who loves to read, you may be unsure what to get them for the holidays. It can be hard to keep track of what they've read, what they haven't, and what's next in their mind. They read so often that you don't even know…

7 Most Adorably Romantic Holiday Cards To Give To The Love Of Your Life

ByElana Rubin
If you're already found the perfect gift for your partner, you may be wondering if you even need a card to add in there, too. Well, I'm here to tell you that yes of course you need a card! Where else are you going to write up your inside jokes, talk…

11 Holiday Gifts Under $100 That Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Would Really Love

ByElana Rubin
Whether your relationship is a new thing, or you've been together for awhile, you're probably thinking about what to get your significant other for the holidays this year. I know that when I was in a relationship, it was a big source of stress to…

10 Date Ideas That Are Straight Out Of Your Favorite Rom-Coms

ByElana Rubin
If you haven't heard, rom-coms are back in style again. These movies, which show two people coming together in a hilarious way, are usually filled with meet-cutes, ridiculous circumstances, and adorable dates. If you feel like you and your partner…

13 Women Reveal The Most Thoughtful Thing They've Done For A Partner & You'll Cry

ByElana Rubin
In the spirit of it being cuffing season and me being (not-so) wonderfully single (I self-sabotage, it's fine), I decided to get emo and talk to a bunch of coupled-up folks about the most thoughtful things to do for a boyfriend or girlfriend. Little…

Life Coaches Explain How To Reduce Tension With Your Partner's Roommate

ByElana Rubin
One of the fun parts of having a significant other is all of the slumber parties you get to have together. You probably stay at their place a lot, and vice versa, and you may become practically another roommate at their place. Unfortunately, if you…

Jade Roper & Tanner Tolbert's Body Language Basically Looks Like A Rollercoaster

ByElana Rubin
Fans of The Bachelor will know that one of the franchise's success stories is Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert. The couple met on Bachelor in Paradise season two, and quickly became a serious couple on the show. At the end of the season, the two got…

5 Signs Your Unhealthy Texting Habits Are Shutting Down Romance Before It Begins

ByElana Rubin
When you've got a new person in your life that you're texting, it can be easy to get lost in your conversations, eagerly wait by your phone for that notification, and accidentally give them your whole life story. Whether it's a new match on Tinder…

4 Women Reveal The Biggest Difference They Have With Their Partner & It's Intense

ByElana Rubin
When I was in my last relationship, one of the things that was a big difference between my partner and I was that I am a big planner and he is not. And one important lesson I learned from that relationship is if you're really different than your…

Here's How To Know Once & For All If It's Really The Right Time To Get Engaged

ByElana Rubin
With celebrity engagements happening at a lightning-fast rate (hello Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas! Hailey Baldwin Bieber and Justin Bieber!), you may be wondering if it's the right time to get engaged to your partner. Many of these celebrity…