Kim Christina

Bio

Christina is a contributor based in Palm Springs, LA, and Starbucks. She graduated from UCLA in English and Film studies, and she hopes to be the next Carrie Bradshaw with better hair. You can see her writings at www.kimtinachris.carbonmade.com

Dateable: 6 Ways To Become The Kind Of Person You'd Want To Be With

By Kim Christina
I was texting a friend one night, and as our conversation was coming to an end, I habitually inserted my sarcastic, yet serious, closing statement after wishing her a good night. I wrote: "Find me a boyfriend, k thnx." I fell asleep before she…

How I Learned To Appreciate My Father 5 Years After His Death

By Kim Christina
It’s interesting what time can do to you. You can go to your high school only a few months after you’ve graduated, and it will already feel foreign. You can come home in October from college, but that certain sunny yet cold and slightly…

True Love: 9 Signs You Might Be In A Real-Ationship

By Kim Christina
Let's take a second to think about your relationship right now. Have your textual exchanges gone from the super SUPER cute, "no i miss U more!!," to the equally cute, "is there any more of the chicken from last night because homegirl is…

Just Be Yourself: 10 Things To Do When You Meet The Parents

By Kim Christina
As Regina George's mom once proclaimed, Unfortunately, not all parents are as chill as Regina's mom; in fact, you'd be better off over-preparing for a strict parent rather than crossing your fingers for a "cool mom," right? Right. If you think about…

4 Reasons Why You Should Find Your Significant Other In College

By Kim Christina
It's been a long four(ish) years at your university, and you've come a long way. You've dated many characters, from smart ones to fun ones to ones who don't even go to your school to the temporary high school relapse victims. You've given the wrong…

A Letter To The Two-Timer And Every Guy Who Wants To Have His Cake And Eat It Too

By Kim Christina
After a lot of interesting mishaps in my college career, I thought I was on the road to a real relationship, but of course, that is just TOO MUCH to ask for these days. Instead of being bitter and dwelling on it, I got over it rather quickly and…

The Ultimate Breakup: How To Let Go Of College, The Greatest Love Affair Of All

By Kim Christina
You saw your dream school in pamphlets and on TV; that's where the crush began. The acceptance letter, the visits and the late nights debating whether to go to this school or that school were all just foreplay. Finally, you decided on a college and…

How To Make Sure Your Relationship Survives The Technological Revolution

By Kim Christina
Technology is great for phones, computers and tablets, but when it comes to relationships, we should just start calling it “wrecknology.” This isn’t specifically about eHarmony, Tinder or ChristianMingle, but rather about how social media can drive…

The 5 Ways To Make The Most Of Being A Third Wheel

By Kim Christina
Lately, I’ve realized that a few of my close my friends have significant others. It's not that big of a deal, really. My roommate has had her boyfriend for over two and a half years, and my best friend from high school has had the same boyfriend…

Sy Stokes: One Student's Story And How Making A Difference Is Not As Far Out Of Reach As We Think

By Kim Christina
Almost everyone in our generation wants to be famous or well known for his or her ideas. From Instafame to YouTube sensations, we're low-key doing the most to have people like our fashion senses, our awesome arrangements and vocals to a cover of a…

Why Assh*les Finish First When They Should Be Coming In Last

By Kim Christina
Lately, I've realized I’m surrounded by a lot of assh*le guys in my life, who are, quite frankly, rude pieces of sh*t. Somehow, I still find myself interested in their friendship, companionship, and potential relationships. While most of the time I…

Cheating: Forgive Or Forget?

By Kim Christina
The concept used to be simple: "forgive and forget." It’s all we had to say when little Jimmy tripped us on the playground, or Susie pulled our hair. They would be forced to say they were sorry, we’d get a cool Band-Aid, and everything would be…

Are You His Plan B?

By Kim Christina
It’s a Wednesday night, and my roommate is flipping through DVDs looking for something to watch, something that doesn’t require a lot of thinking to understand, yet will intrigue us enough to provide a few chuckles, one or two outbursts at a bitchy…

The Types Of Friend-Zones You Can End Up In

By Kim Christina
When the Oxford English Dictionary coined the term 'friend-zone,' we realized that sh*t was getting a little too real. Whether the definition is from the OED, Urban Dictionary or a conversation with your closest homies, we all can agree on these…