Iman Hariri-Kia

Iman is a New York City based writer, musician, and Elite Daily's Associate Sex & Dating Editor. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Bustle, and Teen Vogue. You can often find her writing and performing sad songs about those who wronged her in Middle School. @ImanHaririKia

I Totally Lost My Cool On Vacation & It Made My Relationship Even Stronger

ByIman Hariri-Kia
For as long as I can remember, I've avoided confrontation like the plague. Arguments with friends would end in a brisk walk, tiffs with family would result in a locked door and resounding silence (except my mother — now she I can yell at). Why?…

I Thought Going Platinum Blonde Would Change How People Saw Me, But It Mostly Changed How I Saw Myself

ByIman Hariri-Kia
For as long as I can remember, I've had an unhealthy relationship with my hair. Our connection has been codependent: My thick, black locks, which once cascaded down my back and surpassed my behind, grounded me as an individual. When I close my eyes…

I Asked To Define The Relationship & Got Turned Down

ByIman Hariri-Kia
I used to call myself "Mrs. Not Right Now" because I truly felt that I was married to the repetitive and inescapable experience of falling for people who felt that the timing just wasn't right. Perhaps they had just gotten out of a long-term…

My Partner & I Managed Each Other's Money For A Week & I Hated Every Minute

ByIman Hariri-Kia
If you have to spend money to make money, then why aren't I a billionaire? Ever since I can remember, money management has been my greatest weakness. Gifts from the tooth fairy would be spent in minute on a pair of dangly earrings from Claire's.…

I Tracked My Virtual Relationship For A Week & Fell Deeper In Love IRL

ByIman Hariri-Kia
When I first started seeing my partner, our virtual relationship was already off to a rough start. I dropped my phone on the sidewalk and watched it shatter. I was a senior in college, slightly reckless and overly ambitious, new to the whole…

A Study Finds That Female Cheaters Take Charge In Affairs & Here's What That Means

ByIman Hariri-Kia
It's difficult to remember when I was first introduced to the concept of infidelity. Perhaps it was onscreen, a sub-B plot of a Disney Channel Original Movie, or the crux of a classic rom-com. Typically, these narratives would follow a somewhat…

Years Later, I'm Still Haunted By This Awkward Dating Story

ByIman Hariri-Kia
Gather round, kids, I have a spooky story for you! There's nothing more scary than an awkward dating story, and this one will leave you feeling particularly unsettled. It's about a ghost who haunted potential love interests online, but avoided…
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7 Men Share What They Don't Understand About Consent & Experts Answer Their Questions

ByIman Hariri-Kia
On Oct. 5, 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault (which Kavanaugh has denied) following a…

A New Study Says Sexual Assault Is Linked To Long-Term Health Issues For Women

ByIman Hariri-Kia
The news of the Senate Judiciary hearing that included Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to discuss allegations of sexual assault has ignited a global conversation about memory, its meaning, and its impact. In this instance, the…

Karlie Kloss Says She’s Marrying Josh Kushner Despite “Complications” From His Trump Ties & That’s Love

ByIman Hariri-Kia
You know how the saying goes: You can't pick your family! It's been two months since Karlie Kloss publicly announced her engagement to businessman Josh Kushner (AKA White House Innovations Director Jared Kushner's brother), in a romantic Instagram…

Alec Baldwin’s Marriage Advice For Niece Hailey Baldwin & Justin Bieber Is So Important

ByIman Hariri-Kia
Young couples getting engaged after a short period of courting appears to have become the new norm in 2018. First, we witnessed Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande's speedy two-weeks-in proposal, followed by the briefly reunited Hailey Baldwin and…

My Roommate Caught Me Touching Myself & This Is What It Taught Me

ByIman Hariri-Kia
There is nothing more uncomfortable than being caught masturbating — especially by your college roommate. Personally, I've never been one to shy away from the subject of masturbation. I did, however, grow up listening to groups of boys audaciously…

Logic Made A Major Statement About Immigration With His Powerful VMAs Performance

ByIman Hariri-Kia
One year after his stunning performance of the hit single "1-800-273-8255," our ears were once again blessed by another VMAs performance from Logic — except this time, he performed his new song “One Day” with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. When he took…

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Skipped The VMAs, But We Should've Seen That Coming

ByIman Hariri-Kia
He may have been a nominee for the Song of the Summer Award, but even that wasn't enough to draw him into his VMAs seat — yep, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are not at the 2018 VMAs. On one hand, this isn't necessarily surprising information,…

Lil Xan & Noah Cyrus Both Lost This VMA, But They Still Showered The Carpet With PDA

ByIman Hariri-Kia
You know what they say: All is fair in love and war. Luckily, if tonight is indeed a battlefield, these two have both won big. The photos of Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus at the 2018 VMAs prove that despite neither artist taking home a VMA, their love…

This Tiny Detail On Pete Davidson's VMAs Outfit Shows His True Love For Ariana Grande

ByIman Hariri-Kia
A lot of big things are happening on the 2018 VMAs red carpet, but sometimes, it's the little things that count — like Pete Davidson's "AGD" Bracelet at the 2018 VMAs. In this specific instance, wearing Ariana Grande's initials around his wrist is a…

Here's What Mac Miller's Doing Instead Of Attending This Year's VMAs

ByIman Hariri-Kia
While there have been many star-studded appearances on the VMAs red carpet, one notable familiar face is indeed missing: After posting a "morning stroll in LA" picture to Instagram, it's confirmed that Mac Miller isn't at the 2018 VMAs — and I might…

Here's Where Queefs Come From & Why You Should Never Be Ashamed To Let One Rip

ByIman Hariri-Kia
The memory is cemented into my brain. I'm in a dark, candle-lit room that reeks of lavender and sweaty sports bras. My body is contorted into a bridge pose, and I'm surrounded by fellow pseudo-yogis wrapping up their final flows. I close my eyes,…

The Sneaky Way Kristen Bell Impressed Dax Shepard When They Started Dating

ByIman Hariri-Kia
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are one of Hollywood's favorite couples: the two comedians have never shied away from being publicly affectionate, making each other, along with rest of America, literally LOL. But how did Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard…

How To Tell If Your Latest Match Isn't Going To Ask You Out — Despite Swiping Right

ByIman Hariri-Kia
There's nothing quite as thrilling as recognizing that initial spark with a potential match. A hint of charisma, a pinch of sarcasm that doesn't come across cynical, and couple tasteful memes later, a connection has formed. The chemistry is…