Lauren Skirvin

Lauren is an actress/writer/filmmaker residing in LA. She is a graduate of Indiana with a degree in Theatre. She loves film, karaoke, hiking, and drinking wine. You can view more of Lauren's work at www.thelaurenelaine.com. Follow her on Instagram @lauren_elaine_skirvin

Recent Articles

How He Became Broken 3 Ways Men Never Fully Recover From Heartbreak

Our generation has become accustomed to the idea that we will marry and start a family much later than our parents did. If you live in a big city or have an unconventional job (i.e., anything artistic or one that requires you to travel a lot), that t…
By Lauren Skirvin

Your Brain On Boys: 4 Thoughts Girls Have When Starting A New Romance

The only thing scarier than being single is being in the beginning stages of a relationship. When you’re single and the months turn to years, you fear you may never meet someone. You worry you will become a spinster, and the only living, breathing th…
By Lauren Skirvin

Gray Area: Why You Should Move On From The Guy Who's Just Not For You

The story always starts the same: “He hasn’t really reached out to me in the last couple of days, but… …he’s been so busy with work. …he’s training for a marathon, so he’s probably exhausted. …his mom is coming into town next week, so I bet he is pre…
By Lauren Skirvin

What Can We Do About America's Gun Problem?

Another day, another shooting. We hardly even bat an eyelash anymore. We hope it doesn’t happen to us or anyone we love, but, barring that, it doesn’t even shock us anymore. It’s a cycle; every month or couple of months, a devastating mass shooting o…
By Lauren Skirvin

The Absolute Tragedy Of Meeting The Love Of Your Life At The Wrong Time

Breakups are always hard because you have to mourn someone you loved and lost. But, time heals everything, and eventually, you'll meet someone else. Eventually, that former lover will become a distant memory. But, this kind of breakup is not the same…
By Lauren Skirvin

3 Types Of People, Places And Things That Drive Los Angelenos Crazy

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for almost seven years now. Frankly, I don’t know why the majority of the US population isn’t crammed into Southern California. Coming from Indiana and then Chicago, the weather alone is enough reason enough for me to never …
By Lauren Skirvin

5 Ways My Relationship Mentality Had To Change In Order To Find One

I’m 30 years old and still don’t know if I fully understand love, or if I’m even mature enough to handle it. But, I can tell you one thing: I have learned so many valuable lessons from the countless relationships I have managed to ruin. For someone l…
By Lauren Skirvin

The 5 Worst Types Of Men Every Woman Should Avoid Like The Plague

Dating is a very good learning experience. You find out what you like and don’t like in potential mates, and you also get to know a lot about yourself. The search for love can be frustrating, though, and sometimes, you'll find yourself wanting to ove…
By Lauren Skirvin

What It's Like To Be An Extremely Sensitive Person In A Relationship

The most highly sensitive people are often hard to spot on the surface. They aren’t the ones who are open with their emotions or easily moved to tears. They are usually, in fact, the exact opposite. They are the ones who are hard to get close to. The…
By Lauren Skirvin

Why Timing Really Is Everything When It Comes To The Pursuit Of Love

I have the reason why 75 percent of your potential love interests did not work out: timing. It seems so simple because it is. It’s not a new or groundbreaking conclusion, but something about which people need to be reminded regularly and have pounded…
By Lauren Skirvin

Stop Missing Out On The Present Because You're Looking To The Future

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. -Lao Tzu According to Lao Tzu, the key to peace and happiness is to “live in the present.” Seems easy…
By Lauren Skirvin

If You Really Like Her, Make These 4 Small Efforts To Show You Care

Listen up, boys: It’s time we had a talk. I thought you were all mature enough to be able to handle dating others, but it seems as though you have stayed boys way longer than you were supposed to and, thus, have no idea what to do when confronted by …
By Lauren Skirvin

5 Weird Fears I Have That Explain Why I'm Still So Painfully Single

There comes a point when you have been single for so long that you shift from wanting a relationship so badly to feeling terrified about the idea. You're so stuck in your ways and comfortable with your solitude that you fear bringing someone else in …
By Lauren Skirvin

8 Reasons Why You Should Marry The Complicated Girl

“Why wasn't it me?” Carrie asked the love of her life right before he married another woman. “No, seriously. I really need to hear you say it. Come on, be a friend.” “I don't know. It just got so hard... and she's…" replied Mr. Big. “Yeah.” I know i…
By Lauren Skirvin

Man Brackets: Finding The Right Man For You, Based Solely On Age

There are many factual circumstances that can tell you a lot about a person before you get to know him or her. Hometown, profession, family of origin, zodiac sign, etc. Sometimes, these factors can tell you right off the bat whether or not you will b…
By Lauren Skirvin

The Dark Side: 4 Common Faults Of People With Type A Personalities

Type A women are the kind who run companies and open their own businesses. They are never late for appointments or meetings and have a very full social calendar. A Type A woman was probably class president in high school and played at least two sport…
By Lauren Skirvin

4 Ways To Know If You Should Break Up With Your 'Almost Boyfriend'

I’ve spent the majority of my 20s being in what I like to call “pseudo-relationships” with “not-boyfriends.” I have spent a very significant amount of time hanging out and sleeping with the same person, but never being exclusive with that person. It …
By Lauren Skirvin

How Much Did They Pay You To Give Up On Your Dreams?

“What do you do?” a man in his 50s asked me while in a crowded bar. “I’m a filmmaker. I write, produce and act in my own projects,” I replied. “So, you think you will be successful at that?” “I don’t think, I know,” I said confidently. “So, you think…
By Lauren Skirvin