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.

Gabourey Sidibe's Engagement Sounds Like A Pet Lover's Cutest Dream

By Hannah Orenstein
Love is in the air! Gabourey Sidibe announced her engagement to Brandon Frankel with a joyous Instagram post on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Alongside a video and a photo showing off her new sparkler, the actor posted a beautiful tribute to the man she calls…

Here's How To Politely Decline Your Partner's Parents' Thanksgiving Invitation

By Corinne Sullivan and Hannah Orenstein
Joining your significant other's family for Thanksgiving dinner is a huge relationship milestone, but it may be one you're not ready or able to take this year. Luckily, there are ways to say no to your partner's parents' Thanksgiving invite without…

Ew, Max Ehrich Called Out Demi Lovato For "Exploiting" Their Breakup

By Hannah Orenstein
As if 2020 was not stressful enough already, Max Ehrich is out here leaving the messiest comments on Demi Lovato's Instagram. On Nov. 19, she posted a series of photos of herself rocking a pink sequined suit and a 🔥 new haircut, which somehow…

4 Ways To Get More Bumble Matches During Cuffing Season 2020

By Hannah Orenstein
Dating is going to look a little different this winter. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you probably won't be able to canoodle with your crush under the mistletoe, or ring in the new year with a kiss at a party. This is going to be a long,…

This Couple Met On Hinge & Fell In Love Before They Even Met IRL

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?…

'Bachelor In Paradise's Derek Peth Is Engaged & His Fiancée's Ring Is Stunning

By Hannah Orenstein
The former Bachelor in Paradise contestant should start prepping for his bachelor party. Derek Peth and Saffron Vadher are engaged! The couple announced the major news on Instagram on Sunday, Nov. 8. In a video posted on his account, he happily…

Clare & Dale's Body Language During The Proposal Reveals So Much

By Hannah Orenstein
Somebody seriously needs to give Chris Harrison a raise, because Bachelor Nation has another engagement in the books! Anyone with eyes could tell the Bachelorette and her boo were joyously happy during the Nov. 5 episode, but I asked an expert to…

Clare Crawley's Massive Engagement Ring Literally Features 148 Diamonds

By Rebecca Strong and Hannah Orenstein
By now, you're well aware Clare Crawley "blew up" The Bachelorette we get it, Chris Harrison) — and that she did so by choosing who'd get her final rose well before the season ended. Just as she's no ordinary Bachelorette, neither is the bling on…

Becca Seemed To Shade Garrett & His Rumored New Girlfriend For Going IG Official

By Hannah Orenstein
Is he moving on with someone new? On Oct. 31, Garrett Yrigoyen posted an Instagram with Alex Farrar, a yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner, that looks an awful lot like the start of a new relationship. Becca Kufrin, appeared to react by posting a…

Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost Revealed They Got Married In A Unique Way

By Hannah Orenstein
Congratulations to the happy couple! Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost got married, and their wedding announcement couldn't be more unique. Meals on Wheels America, the nonprofit dedicated to fighting hunger and isolation among senior citizens by…

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton Are Engaged! The Ring Is Stunning

By Hannah Orenstein
Congratulations are in order for the music industry's cutest couple! Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are engaged, and her Instagram announcement on Oct. 27 couldn't be any cuter. In the romantic snap, Stefani and Shelton kiss while she holds up her…

Charles Melton Is On Bumble & Here's What He's Looking For

By Hannah Orenstein
Thanks to the pandemic, everyone is dating virtually these days — even Riverdale stars. Charles Melton is actually on Bumble and very down to get to know his matches over video chats. On Oct. 24, Bumble released a video of Charles on a virtual date…

Bumble's New Feature Makes Talking To Your Matches Waaay Easier

By Hannah Orenstein
I've always loved Bumble's "women message first" premise. As I learned during my eighth-grade winter formal, when I lingered in the corner of the school cafeteria for literal eons while my "boyfriend" worked up the courage to ask me to slow dance,…

This Couple Met On Hinge During The Pandemic & Do Virtual Karaoke Together

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?…

A Body Language Expert Analyzed Clare & Dale's First Moments Together

By Candice Jalili and Hannah Orenstein
After the Bachelorette met one very special contestant, she blurted out, "I definitely feel like I just met my husband." But does Clare Crawley and Dale Moss' first encounter body language mirror her perception of their first meeting? Well,…

Matt James Reportedly Dated One Of His 'Bachelor' Contestants For Months

By Hannah Orenstein
The next season of The Bachelor just got way more interesting. After ABC released the names and photos of 42 women who may be cast on Season 25, Reality Steve did some sleuthing... and you're going to want to hear what he found. Matt James…

I Listened To A Meditation Designed For Dating & It Was Actually Helpful

By Hannah Orenstein
I have a pretty solid routine to get myself ready for a first date: I listen to a playlist of pop divas while I do my makeup (@ me for my Ariana Grande recs), spritz on perfume, and look over my date's dating app profile and Instagram to make sure…

Here's How Ally Brooke Navigates Dating While Waiting Until Marriage To Have Sex

By Hannah Orenstein
A former Fifth Harmony star is opening up about her personal life. In her forthcoming memoir, Ally Brooke revealed she's waiting until marriage to have sex. The singer opened up about the revelations in the book — titled Dream Big, Have Faith, and…

Zayn Reportedly Made The Most Epic Promise To Gigi & Their Baby

By Hannah Orenstein
Is 2020 hitting you hard? Need a piece of uplifting news? I got you. After Zayn announced the birth of his and Gigi Hadid's baby girl on Sept. 23, he got all up in his feels, and he seems to be seriously moved by the newest addition to his family.…

Karamo Brown Ended His Engagement To Ian Jordan For A Heartbreaking Reason

By Hannah Orenstein
Your favorite Queer Eye star is single again. During a Friday, Sept. 25 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Karamo Brown revealed he and his fiancé Ian Jordan broke up in June. (Elite Daily reached out to Jordan for comment on the split and did…