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.

This Couple Met On Hinge & Went To New Orleans On Their Fifth Date

By Veronica Lopez and Hannah Orenstein
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?…

If You're Not Quarantining With Your Partner, You Shouldn't See Each Other

By Hannah Orenstein
When people in the United States first began to take the coronavirus outbreak seriously earlier this winter, many public health experts advised staying healthy by regularly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Within weeks, however, the World…

There's A Petition Asking Dating Apps To Enforce Social Distancing

By Hannah Orenstein
You'd think that people might shy away from going on dates right now, you know, given the global pandemic that has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend social distancing. But no — activity is spiking on some…

15 College Seniors Share How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Their Love Lives

By Hannah Orenstein
The coronavirus outbreak has quickly changed nearly every facet of American life. As colleges across the country have temporarily closed, moved classes online, and shut dorm doors to residents, many students have been left in a lurch. This…

Here's Why You Should Shoot Your Shot & Text Your Crush Right Now

By Hannah Orenstein
So, you've found a safe place to practice social distancing. You've stocked up on frozen pizzas and called your grandpa to explain how FaceTime works. And then, well... you've mostly just been watching Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron's TikToks and…

Pete Davidson's Exes Kaia & Margaret Are Hanging Out Together In LA

By Hannah Orenstein
If you listen closely, you can hear a rustling of sheets. A racing heart. A panicked gasp. Do you hear that? That's the sound of Pete Davidson learning his two most recent exes, Kaia Gerber and Margaret Qualley, are hanging out together in Los…

This Is The Safest Way To Date During The Coronavirus Outbreak

By Hannah Orenstein
In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are encouraging people to practice "social distancing," a term that refers to making a conscious effort to reduce close contact with others. If that…

Two Students Created A Video-Chat Dating Service Amid The Coronavirus Outbreak

By Hannah Orenstein
As more than 150 universities have closed across the United States in response to the coronavirus outbreak, some college students are dating over video chat. Around midnight on Thursday, March 12, Patrycja Gorska texted her friend Ileana Valdez that…

Peter Wrote The Most Heartbreaking Thing About Breaking Up With Madison

By Hannah Orenstein
You probably knew this was coming. Late on Thursday, March 12, Peter Weber announced his breakup with Madison Prewett on Instagram with an emotional caption about their decision to part ways. He explained they "mutually" decided to split and that…

Hannah Ann's Breakup Speech Deserves An Oscar

By Hannah Orenstein
Clare Crawley might be the next Bachelorette, but Hannah Ann Sluss is the franchise's reigning queen. After Peter Weber ended their engagement one month after leaving Australia, she appeared on The Bachelor's "After the Final Rose" reunion on March…

Hannah Ann's Instagram After Her Breakup Is The Most Iconic Mic Drop

By Candice Jalili and Hannah Orenstein
Good morning to Hannah Ann Sluss and literally nobody else. The first thing I saw when I woke up was Hannah Ann's Instagram after her Bachelor breakup, and it started my day off on a better note than any latte ever could. Her caption might be the…

Here's What We Know About Hannah Ann's Love Life After Her 'Bachelor' Breakup

By Hannah Orenstein and Corinne Sullivan
Hannah Ann Sluss briefly became Peter Weber's co-pilot in love when the Bachelor proposed in Australia — but then, in a shocking twist, Peter broke off his engagement just a month later. So now fans are desperate to know, what's going on with Hannah…

I Have So Much Respect For Nick Viall's Honest AF Take On Finding Love

By Hannah Orenstein
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I invited Nick Viall to Elite Daily’s office for an interview about all things dating and The Bachelor. The reality star has chased love on TV four times and now hosts a popular podcast about dating called The Viall…

Meghan & Harry's Body Language In That Iconic Photo Is Full Of Love

By Hannah Orenstein
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially made their first joint public appearance since their January 2020 announcement that they will be stepping down from senior royal life. They attended the Endeavour Awards on March 5, and their outing was —…

Don't Believe That Rumor About 2 'Bachelor' Contestants Dating Each Other

By Hannah Orenstein
Amid the nonstop drama that is Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor, there was one very brief bright spot: the rumor that contestants Jasmine Nguyen and Alexis Caves became a couple in the wake of their elimination from the show during Week 3. Some…

'The Bachelorette's Clare Crawley Was Actually Engaged Once Before

By Hannah Orenstein
ABC has chosen the next star of The Bachelorette! Clare Crawley's relationship history is filled with plenty of stints on the franchise, so she's more than prepared to find love on-screen — and this time, the spotlight will be on her. Previously,…

This Couple Met On Bumble & Fell In Love 3 Weeks Later

By Hannah Orenstein and Veronica Lopez
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?…

Madelaine Petsch & Travis Mills Reportedly Split After 3 Years Of Dating

By Hannah Orenstein
Your favorite Riverdale star is single again. Madelaine Petsch and Travis Mills reportedly broke up after three years of dating, according to multiple sources' claims to Us Weekly on Feb. 20. E! News confirmed the split the same day. (Elite Daily…

12 Cartoons That Sum Up Every Awkward Thing About Kind Of Dating Someone

By Hannah Orenstein
A few years ago, Arianna Margulis — a self-described "serial dater" working in fashion in New York — felt she had hit the romantic jackpot. For the first time ever, a new boyfriend invited her home to meet his parents. The visit was picturesque and…

Ashley I. Has A Theory About Peter & Madison's Sexual Compatibility

By Hannah Orenstein
If your Monday nights are spent glued to your TV and your Tuesday mornings are reserved for obsessively texting theories about Pilot Pete's love life to your friends, you're probably eager to know how this season of The Bachelor ends. He has strong…