Iman Hariri-Kia

Bio

Iman Hariri-Kia is the Sex & Relationships Editor of Bustle, 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, Elite Daily, 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.

How To Handle Birth Control Emergencies On Campus & Still Act Chill

By Iman Hariri-Kia
You slept through your alarm and barely planted your butt in a seat by the start of 9 a.m. econ class. You pulled a four-hour shift at the university library’s checkout desk before running across campus to meet up with your intramural soccer team.…

Shakira Showed Off Her Seriously Strong Abs In Her Super Bowl Outfit

By Iman Hariri-Kia
Lady Gaga's bedazzled football suit. Beyoncé's Black Panther tribute. Katy Perry's dancing shark suit-clad minions. These are just a few examples of iconic Super Bowl halftime wardrobe moments, malfunctions, and memories. Joining the ranks of the…

Facebook's Super Bowl Commercial Is Worth All The Likes

By Iman Hariri-Kia
Whether you're a football fanatic or you exclusively watch the game to "poke" fun at the players, I think you can agree that the commercials alone can make the Super Bowl worth watching. For example, Facebook's 2020 Super Bowl Commercial captures…

Do People Actually Want To Commit To Relationships Anymore?

By Veronica Lopez, Hannah Orenstein and Iman Hariri-Kia
Dating is more complicated than ever right now: You can be Gatsbyed, 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.…

This Couple Met On Raya & A Psychic Predicted They’d Fall In Love

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?…

50 People Share Their Best, Worst, & Most Awkward Dating Stories From The 2010s

By Iman Hariri-Kia
When the 2010s began, my most serious relationship to date had been with a boy I'd met at age 12. We had starred in a summer camp production of High School Musical together as Troy and Gabriella. We held hands a couple of times and almost kissed…

50 Ways Dating Has Changed In The 2010s

By Iman Hariri-Kia
When the 2010s began, I was 14, a freshman in high school, and a recent recipient of my very first dance floor makeout (DFMO). My mother had just granted me permission to make a Facebook account, and I immediately friended and poked the guy I liked.…

If Texting Someone You're Dating Makes You Anxious, Here's How To Deal

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 Tinder & Knew It Was Love On The First Date

By Iman Hariri-Kia, 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? Who…

Help, My Spotify Best Of The Decade Makes Me Nostalgic For My Ex

By Iman Hariri-Kia
Today, in unsurprising news, my phone informed me that my Spotify "Best of the Decade" artist was Lana Del Rey. This was in no way shocking intel — I've been following Lana Del Rey since the turn of the decade, back when she was going by her legal…

Relationship Milestones Are Arbitrary, So Why Do We Care So Much?

By Iman Hariri-Kia
My first anniversary celebration was a total bust. I had put a lot of pressure on the arbitrary relationship milestone to be perfect, but here I was: caught in a hail storm without an umbrella, stranded 45 minutes outside Niagara Falls, New York,…

Laverne Cox Wants You To Talk About Your Sex Life

By Iman Hariri-Kia
The first time Laverne Cox became aware of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), she was 10 and living in Alabama. A female friend of her mother's was dying from HIV, but she was just a kid who had barely begun…

Here's Where To Find Birkenstocks On Sale This Black Friday

By Iman Hariri-Kia and Bella Gerard
If gift shopping, cooking, and decorating the house in tinsel and holly have you running around on your feet this season, you know better than most that comfort is key when it comes to enjoying the holidays. But does the perfect blister-free, easy…

Here's What To Consider Before Hooking Up With An Ex

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 Is What Thanksgiving Looks Like In A Cross-Cultural Relationship

By Iman Hariri-Kia
When I asked my British-American partner of three years to spend Thanksgiving with my fully Persian, several-years-off-the-boat extended family, I knew getting through the holiday unscathed would be no small feat. But that's what you do when you're…

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…