Hannah Orenstein

Bio

Hannah Orenstein is the Senior Dating Editor at Elite Daily, where she leads coverage of single life, dating, relationships, breakups, sex, sexuality, and celebrity relationships. She's also the author of Playing with Matches (Touchstone Books, 2018), Love at First Like (Atria Books, 2019), and a forthcoming third novel (Atria Books, 2020). Previously, she worked a writer and editor at Seventeen.com and as a matchmaker for a dating service in New York City. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The Washington Post, The Cut, Refinery29, Us Weekly, and more. She loves books, great cheese plates, and her fat cat, Eloise. She lives in Brooklyn. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @hannahorens.

Maybelline's Black Friday Sale Includes Up To 35% Off Already-Affordable Beauty Faves

By Hannah Orenstein and Bella Gerard
If you have more holiday parties crammed into the next few weeks than you thought humanly possible, you're not alone — but can your current makeup stash see you through all those festivities? Fortunately, the calendar gods have thought of everything…

Here's What To Consider Before Hooking Up With An Ex

By Veronica Lopez, Hannah Orenstein and Iman Hariri-Kia
Dating is more complicated than ever right now: you can be benched, breadcrumbed, and ghosted by your Tinder match... all in the same week. And even when a great first date gives you butterflies, knowing what to do next can be confusing AF. Luckily,…

This Couple Met On HER & Share A First Name

By Veronica Lopez, Hannah Orenstein and Iman Hariri-Kia
Are you dying to know what a couple's relationship is really like? Elite Daily's series, ILYSM, celebrates couples who met on dating apps and dives into the inner workings of their relationships. How did they know they were falling for each other?…

After 30 Days Of Dating, Miley Brought Cody To Her Brother's Wedding

By Hannah Orenstein
Some people, after about a month of dating someone new, might consider engaging in certain intimate behaviors, like sleeping over at their place after a hookup or even sending two texts in a row. If you're Miley Cyrus, however, you might consider…

My Boyfriend & I Recreated Our First Date For Our Anniversary

By Hannah Orenstein
After two years together, my boyfriend and I have had plenty of memorable dates. But one of my very favorite outings with Saul was our first, when we got drinks at a cocktail bar, then picked up slices of pizza. It was a pretty standard itinerary,…

Here's What Your Ex Will Text You, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

By Hannah Orenstein
Is there anything that sends your heart racing more than a text from your ex? I think not. Even if you and your former flame parted in the most respectful way possible, it's safe to bet that seeing their name pop back up on your screen after all…

Here's Exactly How To Ask Someone On Tinder Out On A Real-Life Date

By Annie Foskett and Hannah Orenstein
Being on multiple dating apps does not mean that you are going on multiple dates. It does not even mean that you have gone on one Tinder date IRL. Making a dating app profile can be kind of fun, and swiping is exciting (or at least, it is until your…

5 Things A Pisces Needs From A Relationship To Take It Seriously

By Nicola Mar and Hannah Orenstein
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, and it can sometimes be hard to understand. As water signs, Pisces are prone to traveling and going with the flow, just as water would do in a river. Made up of two fish, the sign represents a deep connection…

Kim & Kanye's Secret Vow Renewal Sounds So Intimate

By Hannah Orenstein
Five years after tying the knot, Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West renewed their vows in a secret ceremony, which the reality star and SKIMS founder revealed in the Sunday, Oct. 20 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The vow renewal…

Here's Why It's So Hard To Get Over Someone You Never Officially Dated

By Hannah Orenstein, Veronica Lopez and Iman Hariri-Kia
Dating is more complicated than ever right now: you can be benched, breadcrumbed, and ghosted by your Tinder match... all in the same week. And even when a great first date gives you butterflies, knowing what to do next can be confusing AF. Luckily,…

This Couple Matched On Bumble & Fell In Love Dancing On New Year's Eve

By Hannah Orenstein, Veronica Lopez and Iman Hariri-Kia
Are you dying to know what a couple's relationship is really like? Elite Daily's series, ILYSM, celebrates couples who met on dating apps and dives into the inner workings of their relationships. How did they know they were falling for each other?…

Cody Simpson's Relationship History Includes Basically Every A-Lister

By Sarah Ellis and Hannah Orenstein
If you’ve been following along with Miley Cyrus’ Instagram stories lately, you’re well aware that she’s newly dating Cody Simpson, and they’re all kinds of cute together. The relationship happened fast, but it seems like it’s the real deal — judging…

Just For The Record, Meeting Online Is Romantic

By Hannah Orenstein
I used to think every great relationship began with a great origin story, like hitting it off with the person who happens to be seated next to you on an airplane or meeting the love of your life when you both reach for the same book at a bookstore.…

James Middleton Proposed With A Ring Nearly Identical To Kate's

By Hannah Orenstein
Congratulations are in order for the royal family! Kate Middleton's brother James Middleton is engaged to Alizee Thevenet, a French financial analyst based in London. The lovebirds announced the happy news via James' Instagram on Sunday, Oct. 6,…

BRB, Melting At The Justin & Hailey Moments In The "10,000 Hours" Music Video

By Hannah Orenstein
Love is in the air! Four days after Justin Bieber got married in a lavish South Carolina wedding on Sept. 30, he dropped the song and music video for his new single, a song called "10,000 Hours" with Dan + Shay. The music video features Justin, Dan…

Justin Bieber’s First Instagram After Marrying Hailey Baldwin Is Perfection

By Corinne Sullivan and Hannah Orenstein
It finally happened, everyone — well, it happened again, I suppose. A little over a year after their New York City courthouse wedding, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin walked down the aisle again on Monday, Sept. 30, though this time it was during a…

College Students Can Face Financial Abuse, Too, Says Serena Williams

By Hannah Orenstein
You might know that one in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. But did you know that 99% of domestic violence survivors experience financial abuse, too? This pattern of abusive behavior is used to manipulate…

Here’s How To Deal If You're Ready To DTR & Your Partner Isn't

By Iman Hariri-Kia, Hannah Orenstein and Veronica Lopez
Dating is more complicated than ever right now: you can be benched, breadcrumbed, and ghosted by your Tinder match... all in the same week. And even when a great first date gives you butterflies, knowing what to do next can be confusing AF. Luckily,…

Demi & Kristian's Engagement Rings Complement Each Other Perfectly

By Hannah Orenstein
Love is in the air! Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty got engaged on the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, airing Tuesday, Sept. 17, making TV history by becoming the first same-sex couple to date and get engaged on any Bachelor franchise.…

Sam Smith Announces Their New Pronouns In A Powerful Instagram Caption

By Hannah Orenstein
After coming out as non-binary earlier this year, singer Sam Smith announced their new pronouns on Friday, Sept. 13. Sam Smith's Instagram caption about using they/them pronouns explains that "after a lifetime of being at war" with their gender,…