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

Recent Articles

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

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 w…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 …
By Erica Gordon

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

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 cr…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 a…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 feel…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 Da…
By Erica Gordon

6 Ways To Successfully Stay Sober During Dry January 2017

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 …
By Erica Gordon

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

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, …
By Erica Gordon

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

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, loud…
By Erica Gordon

The Truth Behind Why All Birth Control Methods Totally Suck

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 and…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 duri…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 baking,…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 th…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 organically. N…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 so…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 conseque…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 …
By Erica Gordon

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

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 ou…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 awe…
By Erica Gordon

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

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 of…
By Erica Gordon