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.

These 8 Secrets About Meghan & Harry Revealed In 'Finding Freedom' Are Juicy

By Rebecca Strong and Hannah Orenstein
Christmas came early for Sussex stans — the highly anticipated book Finding Freedom has finally released, and it's packed with juicy claims about a pair of beloved ex-royals. Without a doubt, one of the most exciting aspects of the biography is the…

Becca Slammed Reports She & Garrett Broke Up — But Didn't Deny Them

By Hannah Orenstein
After weeks of speculation that the couple was on the rocks, E! News reported that Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen broke up. Only one problem — according to the former Bachelorette, that might not be true. Becca Kufrin's response to reports she…

Watch This Aries Date Her 3 Most Astrologically Compatible Matches

By Hannah Orenstein
Do you believe in astrological compatibility? If so, you won't want to miss Episode 4 of Star-Crossed, Elite Daily's astrology dating show that sets up singles on blind dates based on their zodiac signs. The July 28 episode follows Sydney, an Aries…

30 Pandemic-Safe First Date Ideas That Help You Find Love In A Hopeless Place

By Hannah Orenstein and Veronica Lopez
Leave it to a global pandemic to make you wistfully long for dates consisting of overpriced cocktails at a noisy bar before awkwardly making out on a street corner and getting ghosted. Sigh. While your go-to date activities from the Before Times…

Princess Beatrice Had The Most Low-Key Wedding In Royal History

By Hannah Orenstein
Surprise! While you were sleeping, a royal wedding was taking place across the pond — and it was reportedly conducted as safely as possible. Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's wedding took place at 11 a.m. on July 17 at The Royal Chapel…

Watch These Four Astrologically Compatible Dates & Try Not To Swoon

By Hannah Orenstein
Does astrology hold the key to a sizzling first date? That's the premise behind Starcrossed, Elite Daily's dating astrology show. Each episode follows a dater as they meet up with four astrologically compatible matches and watch sparks fly — or not.…

Cole & Lili Deny The Sexual Assault Allegations Against Them

By Hannah Orenstein
After sexual assault allegations against Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa, and Vanessa Morgan circulated on Twitter on June 21, Sprouse and Reinhart denied the sexual assault rumors in a series of tweets published that same day.…

Matt James' Zodiac Sign Means His 'Bachelor' Season Will Be Dramatic AF

By Hannah Orenstein
Chris Harrison always promises that the current installment of The Bachelor will be the most dramatic season ever, but thanks to astrology, he might actually be right about Season 25. Born on December 5, 1991, Matt James' zodiac sign is Sagittarius,…

23 Amazing Books By Black Female Authors You'll Love To Read In 2020

By Corinne Sullivan and Hannah Orenstein
One way to celebrate Black voices is to read work by Black women authors. These books can help Black readers feel seen, and show white and non-Black people of color additional perspectives within the Black experience. While many non-Black people are…

22 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Order From Online

By Hannah Orenstein and Rebecca Strong
There are countless ways you can show up for the Black community, including protesting police brutality; donating to bail funds and mutual aid funds; signing petitions to get justice for the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many…

Nicole Byer Can't Wait To Go On Sub-Par Dates Again

By Hannah Orenstein
You know who would be really fun to quarantine with? Nicole Byer. While you marathon 30 Rock, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Transparent every night, you can spot her making guest appearances in each one. When your baking aspirations…

You Can Literally Recreate Harry & Meghan's Anniversary Plans At Home

By Rebecca Strong and Hannah Orenstein
On May 19, 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said "I do" at Windsor Castle with fans around the globe tuning into their happily-ever-after. Fast-forward two years, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second anniversary plans have decidedly less…

Cara Begged Fans To Stop Hating On Ashley For Reportedly Kissing G-Eazy

By Hannah Orenstein
Cara Delevingne wants you to think twice before bashing Ashley Benson. She defended her rumored ex in an Instagram Story on Thursday, May 14, writing, "It's more important now than ever to spread love, not hate. To everyone hating on @ashleybenson…

Hannah Brown Admitted She "Faked A Smile" While Jed Wyatt Proposed

By Hannah Orenstein
While Bachelor Nation proposals usually look straight out of a fairytale, a former star remembers her season finale differently. On the first anniversary of their engagement, Hannah Brown opened up about why Jed Wyatt's proposal felt completely…

OMG, Hannah Brown's Mom Said The Shadiest Thing About Jed Wyatt

By Hannah Orenstein
Hear that sound? It's Hannah Brown cringing. Her mom posted an Instagram on May 8 celebrating her son Patrick's health and sobriety ahead of Mother's Day, and managed to sneak in a few choice words about her daughter's ex-fiancé. Susanne Brown's…

The 'Girls Gotta Eat' Podcast Hosts Are So Grateful To Be Single

By Hannah Orenstein
If you would give up your Netflix password, Co-Star notifications, and beloved tie-dye sweatsuit in exchange for a single perfect afternoon trading ridiculous dating horror stories with your best friend in person, I feel you. That might not be…

Ben Higgins' Fiancée Jessica Clarke Reveals What It's Really Like To Date A 'Bachelor'

By Hannah Orenstein
It turns out that dating a Bachelor star isn't all rose ceremonies and televised cocktail parties — especially after the cameras stop rolling. Season 20 star Ben Higgins' fiancée Jessica Clarke opened up to Elite Daily about what it's really like to…

Nick Viall Slammed Madison Prewett For Being "Vain" & A "Liar"

By Hannah Orenstein
The Bachelorette production may be on hold, but the Bachelor Nation drama keeps coming in hot. During the Monday, April 27 episode of The Viall Files, Nick Viall slammed Madison Prewett for being “vain” and a “liar,” thanks to some shady Instagram…

Cole Sprouse Went Off On Instagram After Those Kaia Gerber & Lili Reinhart Rumors

By Hannah Orenstein
Days after Betty and Jughead fought on Riverdale, it seems as if there's real-life drama between the actors who play them. Cole Sprouse posted Instagram Stories on April 19 that slammed "rumors and slander" about his personal life amid speculation…

Here's How Each Zodiac Sign Acts On A FaceTime Date

By Hannah Orenstein
Even for the most seasoned daters out there, a virtual date means all bets are off. Is anyone wearing pants? Without a check to sign at the end of the night, how can you tell when the date ends? Is your heart racing from actual chemistry, or are you…