Iman Hariri-Kia

Bio

Iman Hariri-Kia is an Associate Sex & Dating Editor at Elite Daily, where she oversees coverage ranging from sex, dating, relationships, and singledom, to sexuality, gender identity, sexual health, and consent. Additionally, she frequently writes about her personal life on the internet — much to her parents’ dismay. Her work has been published in Teen Vogue, Man Repeller, Bustle, Huffington Post, and more. She’s a born and bred New Yorker, proud Persian, and moonlights as a musician. You’ll often find her performing songs about those who wronged her in Middle School. You can follow her inner musings on Instagram @ImanHaririKia and pitch her at Iman.Haririkia@bustle.com.

TikTok's #NoNutNovember Challenge Is No Joke

By Iman Hariri-Kia
November acts as the marker of many things: the tail end of fall, the crux of cuffing season, and a time to eat turkey while dodging invasive questions from distant family members. But for users of the popular viral video app TikTok, the last month…

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?…

This *Spooky* Halloween Hookup Still Haunts Me

By Iman Hariri-Kia
What do a bottle of wine, a sexy pilot, and the history of smallpox have in common? Not much, apparently. Safe for one spooky night of mischief that left me with a Halloween hookup story that continues to haunt me to this day. The year was 2014,…

I Take Naked Pictures Of Myself, For Myself — Here's Why

By Iman Hariri-Kia
When I first received my brand spanking new MacBook Pro, I would turn the Photo Booth camera on and carefully dissect my body. I would lock my bedroom door, strip down to my skivvies, and click the red circular button. Then I'd quickly run backwards…

OMG, Justin Timberlake Left The Flirtiest Comment On Jessica Biel's IG

By Iman Hariri-Kia
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are stars, but they're just like us: They support one another's careers, tease each other (on live talk shows, no less), and leave thirsty messages on each other's Instagrams. These two make marriage look so fun…

Uh Oh, Pete Davidson & Margaret Qualley Have Reportedly Called It Quits

By Iman Hariri-Kia
Once upon a time in Hollywood, a prolific comedian and a breakout star reportedly met and began quietly dating. But this story doesn't end in happily ever after, because after a short-lived rumored romance, Pete Davidson and Margaret Qualley…

I Didn't Add My Partner On Finsta — Here's Why

By Iman Hariri-Kia
"Wait, where are you uploading that?" I asked my then-18-year-old sister, as I watched her carelessly capture and caption a selfie on Instagram. The photo she had just taken was a close-up, blurry shot of her making a funny face — not exactly her…

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?…

My Partner Moved In With Me Temporarily To Test If We Should Live Together

By Iman Hariri-Kia
All New York real estate savants know that the two-month stretch from May to June is "peak season." Wide-eyed interns flock to the city, gearing up to spend three sleepless months working in investment banking or plucking away at a start-up. Newly…

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,…

This Couple Matched On Tinder & Moved To A New State Together

By Iman Hariri-Kia, 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?…

I Planned A Creative Birthday Surprise For My Partner & It Was SO Extra

By Iman Hariri-Kia
How do I put this? When it comes to my dating life, I'm more extra than the guacamole at Chipotle. Truly, I can never give an anniversary gift or plan a creative birthday surprise for my partner halfheartedly. If I've committed, I'm going all the…

Is Being “Chill” While Dating Actually Effective? The Answer Isn’t That Surprising

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 An Christian Dating App & Got Married Four Months Later

By Veronica Lopez, Iman Hariri-Kia and Hannah Orenstein
Are you dying to know what a couple's relationship is really like? Elite Daily's new 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…

College Women Say They Are Being Asked For Consent — Because Men Don’t Want To Be “Me Too’d”

By Iman Hariri-Kia
Olivia, 21, was sitting in her living room chatting with her younger brother, a college athlete. The conversation had turned toward their childhood when he mentioned a family friend had recently been "#MeToo'd." In an interview, Olivia recalls the…

Here’s Why It Feels So Hard To Get Past The First Date

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 In NYC Met On JSwipe & DTRed After Just One Week

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 new 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…

I Was Scared To Text First Until One Date Changed Everything

By Iman Hariri-Kia
"How long has it been? Seven minutes? Well, he took 10 minutes to text me back, so I need to wait at least 10 minutes respond. Let's be honest, preferably 12." These are the real life thoughts that used to run through my brain when I first started…

Lachlan Watson On Fighting For Queer Representation — On 'Sabrina' & In Everyday Life — EXCLUSIVE

By Iman Hariri-Kia
I find Lachlan Watson lounging around on one of the black leather couches by the Elite Daily office entryway, nonchalantly sipping on an iced coffee. They're dressed in an oversized blazer, black jeans, and chunky booties, and their platinum hair is…