Erica Gordon

Erica Majored in Psychology at UBC has worked in the dating industry for over 6 years. She is the author of the popular dating advice book, "Aren't You Glad You Read This?" available on Amazon. See more of her articles on her advice column www.TheBabeReport.com for millenials. She's also obsessed with Bucket List travel. Want proof? Follow her on instagram@ericaleighgordon

Weed Weddings Are The Latest Trend, And They're Everything You Could Wish For And More

By Erica Gordon
Some singles survive wedding season better than others, but one thing is for sure: It's a lot easier to attend a wedding dateless with marijuana involved. In fact, it's a lot more fun for all wedding guests if marijuana is involved. That's why weed…

6 Reasons Why Every Broke Fashion Lover Needs To Start Thrift Shopping

By Erica Gordon
If you don't shop at thrift stores, you're missing out on something incredibly rewarding. Not only is thrift store shopping a great way to shop for one-of-a-kind vintage fashion, but it's also a smart way to save money and make money. The thrill of…

6 Benefits Of A Vegan Diet That Make All The Sacrifices Worth It

By Erica Gordon
Not too long ago, veganism was thought to be a practice upheld mostly by food-deprived tree huggers who have an unyielding passion for animal rights. Nowadays, the rest of the world is catching on, and it's not just because more awareness has been…

Here's Why Getting Friend-Zoned Will Actually Do Wonders For Your Dating Life

By Erica Gordon
So, you were put in the friend zone, huh? Did you ever stop to think maybe that could be a good thing? You just landed a new friend of the opposite sex. Take that friend zone, and turn it into a friendship, because friendships with the opposite sex…

Why You Should Spend All Your Cash On A Solo Trip If You're Stuck In A Rut

By Erica Gordon
The beginning of a new year always triggers change and eye-opening self-reflection. It's normal if within these first couple months of 2017, you're questioning whether or not you feel fulfilled. If you feel like your life is at a standstill, you…

10 Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Gifts For Your BFF That Won't Break The Bank

By Erica Gordon
Though I may be single, I love any holiday that gives me an excuse to buy cute, heart-shaped things for my friends (and maybe for myself, too). So, ladies, if the love of your life is your bestie, you're going to want to get her a cute Valentine's…

6 Ways To Successfully Stay Sober During Dry January 2017

By Erica Gordon
There are plenty of reasons so many people choose to participate in 'dry January' and willingly stay sober for an entire month. For one thing, staying sober for that symbolic first month of the year represents your sincere intention to make positive…

Why Starting Over In The New Year Is Actually Proven To Work

By Erica Gordon
If you're one of those people who thinks New Year's resolutions are totally cliche and you're convinced they don't actually work, think again. Psychological studies have proven the significant influence of the “fresh start effect” which, in essence,…

7 Perfect Gifts For Your GF You Can Order Without Leaving Your House

By Erica Gordon
Any men in relationships reading this probably aren't looking forward to Christmas shopping for their girlfriend. I know it's not because you don't want to get her something special. You do. You just hate shopping. You hate malls, crowds, lines,…

The Truth Behind Why All Birth Control Methods Totally Suck

By Erica Gordon
Young women are very fertile, so it's obvious why birth control is so important; population control and the ability to choose when (and if) we procreate are huge. The problem is that all birth control methods totally suck. It messes with our body…

5 Reasons Free Dating Apps Will Always Be Better Than Paid Sites

By Erica Gordon
Being single for the holidays isn't exactly ideal. If you're single you'll be fine, I promise, but there's a reason why dating apps notice a huge spike in their metrics when the holidays roll around. It's nice to have someone to go on dates with…

5 Reasons Finding A Workout BFF Is The Best Way To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

By Erica Gordon
The one thing I wish I figured out a lot sooner in my fitness journey is the power of accountability when it comes to achieving weight-loss goals, especially when it involves avoiding those otherwise inevitable holiday pounds. Between festive…

How I Picked Up A Guy At A Restaurant Without Even Talking To Him

By Erica Gordon
I've been single for a long ass time. But I don't seem to mind.  I mean, I don't ever really try to pick up men. I often go out to eat with a girlfriend or two, where we'll point out the cute guy sitting at the table across from us, wishing we had…

16 Places To Meet Single Guys For The Women Sick Of Online Dating

By Erica Gordon
Although we're pretty lucky to have access to hundreds of singles on all of these dating apps out there, it's important to take a break from online dating from time to time. Why? Well, you need to give yourself a chance to meet someone…

Why 'Mooning' Isn't Any Better Than Getting Benched Or Ghosted

By Erica Gordon
Ladies, let's put ourselves in a guy's shoes for a minute. More specifically, put yourself in the shoes of a guy who just isn't that into you. He's probably playing the field, texting lots of different options and is more stoked when he hears from…

Procrastination Is Probably The Root Of All Your Stress, Not Just In College

By Erica Gordon
Procrastination is one of life's greatest paradoxes because it involves the incomprehensible choice to avoid doing something that we would certainly be better off doing. Procrastinating is something we're often guilty of, despite its harmful…

How To Get A Tree Planted For You Every Time You Have Sex

By Erica Gordon
Let me start off by saying there are plenty of good reasons to use condoms, in addition to birth control pills. Condoms prevent against STDs and the pill does not. The pill used in combination with condoms is an extremely effective, extra-safe birth…

7 Reasons Why The Summer Is The Best Time Of Year To Date

By Erica Gordon
The summer months bring out the best in us, and that's one of the reasons dating is so much better in the heat. We often lose our sense of community when we hibernate in the winter. Many of us don't know our neighbors, we stay indoors, hide behind…

11 Reasons You Should Plan A Last-Minute Summer Trip To Los Angeles

By Erica Gordon
Summer will be over before you know it, and if you're anything like me, you're not very good at planning vacations in advance. I tend to book last-minute trips, which isn't ideal since last-minute flights are usually pretty expensive. There's one…

Here's Why You Might Want To Lay Off The Booze A Bit This Summer

By Erica Gordon
Now that the sun is out, there's significantly more opportunities to socialize. Restaurant patios are packed, someone's always hosting a beach barbecue and rooftop parties are everywhere. All of these events seem to share one thing in common: lots…