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.

Fishing Is The Latest Dating Behavior To Watch Out For & Here’s What It Means

By Elana Rubin
You've heard of ghosting, zombieing, and breadcrumbing. Well, it's time to add a new entry to the dating dictionary: fishing, a situation in which someone will reach out to multiple people to see who's down to hook up, wait for responses, ignore…

5 Signs Your Date Isn't Going As Well As You Think, According To A Dating Coach

By Elana Rubin
When you're on your first couple of dates with someone, it's not always easy to tell if your connection is progressing, at a stand-still, or if your date is even into you at all. Wondering if your date is going well is a completely normal line of…

This Theory About Why Becca Chose Garrett Over Blake Will Blow Your Mind

By Elana Rubin
From the minute Becca Kufrin met Blake Horstmann, they seemed like a strong match. They first met on "After the Final Rose," the night she was crowned the new star of the series, and their chemistry was instant. During their first one-on-one — also…

5 Important Things You Need To Know About Someone Before You Meet Up For A Date

By Elana Rubin
There's nothing quite like going on first dates and experiencing that rush of excitement that hey, maybe this could actually be something. But going into the first meeting, you should carefully consider what to know about someone before you date…

11 Women Reveal The Honest Truth About Whether They Care About Their Date's Height

By Elana Rubin
You've probably heard at least one woman say they only like to date people who are taller than they are. There are plenty of reasons a person might feel that way: to feel protected, to have someone around to reach items on high shelves, to sit on…

You'll Blush At This List Of 6 People Revealing The Sexiest Things About Their Partners

By Elana Rubin
There are surely things that are generally universally agreed upon to be sexy, like a passionate kiss. But I wondered if there are unique characteristics that make a person sexy that vary from person to person. For me, one of the sexiest things…

Becca Kufrin & Rachel Lindsay's Zodiac Signs Say So Much About Their Relationship Styles

By Elana Rubin
I can't believe it, but we're almost completely done with this season of The Bachelorette. Another "love journey" is almost complete, and this time, we got to witness Becca Kufrin go from being heartbroken over... ahem, last season's lead to being…

Need Dating App Inspiration? 5 People Reveal Their Go-To Opening Lines

By Elana Rubin
If you're stuck on coming up with opening lines for dating apps, yeah, I've been there. Racking your brain for something clever that makes you stand out and not seem to desperate is a difficult task! Especially if you're on the shyer side. The…

Therapists Explain Why TF You Feel The Urge To Get Back Together With Your Ex

By Elana Rubin
Once you've been in a relationship with someone for awhile, you might start to take for granted how well they know your quirks: How they can tell so much from a simple look, how they know exactly what snack will uplift your spirits after a bad day,…

8 Most Infamous On-Again/Off-Again Celebrity Relationships That'll Give You Feels

By Elana Rubin
Just like your average, normal citizens, celebrity couples break up and get back together, too. I mean, it makes sense — they usually have plenty in common, including their outrageously good looks, loads of money, and experience facing intense…

Therapists Explain How To Get Over 5 Insecurities That Can Affect Your Relationship

By Elana Rubin
Unfortunately, we aren't at a point yet when humans can mind-read each other's insecurities and automatically help each other handle them. That'd be nice, huh? If you're dating someone, there's a chance that your insecurities may at some point…

3 Women Share What It's Like To Date When You're Pregnant In Your 20s

By Elana Rubin
There are plenty of reasons a woman would want to date while pregnant. She may no longer be romantically involved with the person she conceived the child with, she could have chosen a sperm donor while single, or she could be a queer single woman…

This Is The One Crucial Question To Ask On A Date Before You Fall For Someone

By Elana Rubin
One of the most simultaneously wonderful and frustrating parts of dating is that you never really know where things can go with someone. You have to start every date with an open mind to the possibility of... whatever things can become. But, down…

7 Hottest Musical Festival Hookup Stories That'll Completely Blow Your Mind

By Elana Rubin
As a self-identified introvert, claustrophobe, and someone who can generally be described as an "indoors" kind of gal, I haven't really had my fair share of summer festival experiences. The only one I've been to is the Billboard Hot 100 Festival in…

3 Women Explain How Dating Women Has Made Them Fall In Love With Their Own Bodies

By Elana Rubin
When you're a queer woman dating other women, it's much easier to compare yourself to the body of the person you're dating or hooking up with. You may feel uncomfortable sizing up your curves versus your girlfriend's athletic frame. Or you could…

A Dating Coach Reveals What To Do When Your Crush Starts Dating Someone Else

By Elana Rubin
It can be absolutely devastating to be super into someone when they start to date another person. You can have moments of self-doubt, insecurity, jealousy, and heartbreak. If the person you like is dating someone else, there are a few options you…

A Matchmaker Reveals Her Tips For Setting Up Your Friends On An Amazing Date

By Elana Rubin
Setting friends up sounds like a blast: You bring two people together who may not have found each other, and if they get married, you get all the credit. (And in Judaism, if you set up three married couples, you allegedly go to heaven.) And for…

A Therapist Breaks Down What It Really Means If Your Ex & Your Friend Hook Up

By Elana Rubin
Sometimes, people hook up with those in their inner circle. Occasionally, those hookups can lead to dating, breakups, and new pairings within that group. And overlaps between people can happen. If your friend hooks up with your ex, you may have…

5 Things To Avoid In Order To Get More Matches & Better Conversations On Tinder

By Elana Rubin
There's no doubt that there are plenty of people on Tinder swiping all the time. In fact, 26 million Tinder matches are made every day. If you are looking for something to transition from online to IRL, there are plenty of ways to optimize your…

A Matchmaker Analyzes Miley & Liam's Compatibility & TBH, It Explains Everything

By Elana Rubin
Due to Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's on-and-off relationship status over the span of nine years, you might have begun to wonder: are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth compatible? Even though I'll always have a special place in my heart for Miley…