Rachel Shatto

Bio

Rachel is a sex and dating writer at Elite Daily, where she contributes the articles that, honestly, she wishes she had read herself sooner. She's also got the stars covered — of both the Hollywood and astrological variety — with her celebrity dating and zodiac pieces, as well as tales of her own oh-so-Virgo struggles. Rachel is an SF Bay Area-based writer, sewist, podcaster, and former managing editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex — and their frequent intersection. Her work has appeared on Tecca and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror through the feminist perspective on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast, Stream Queens, and The Cast of Ka. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the oxford comma (in that order). When she isn't watching horror movies, you can find her hunting down vintage hats and sewing herself a new wardrobe to match. Visit rachelshatto.com to see her past work, and follow her on Twitter @RachiePants.

These 4 Personality Types Appreciate All Your Unique Little Quirks

By Rachel Shatto
One of the greatest feelings in the world is to be loved for being exactly who you are, including all the unique little things that make you, well, you. Maybe it's the way you laugh, how excited you get about new experiences, or that you can't help…

Here’s How To Dial Up The Intimacy During FaceTime Sex

By Rachel Shatto
Loving someone long-distance can feel like it requires a lot of sacrifice. Granted, if the connection's strong between you and your partner, it's all worth it in the end. Still, giving up things like intimacy can be a tough pill to swallow for…

If Your Partner Does These 4 Things In Bed, They’re In Love With You

By Rachel Shatto
When you're falling in love with someone, there's likely one question at the top of your mind: Do they feel the same way? When you give someone your heart, it's a vulnerable time, so naturally you want to feel like that emotion's reciprocated. As a…

15 Pawsome Dating App Opening Lines For Dog Lovers

By Rachel Shatto
Making the first move on a dating app can be intimidating for anyone, especially if you're not used to initiating the conversation. The good news is that it doesn't have to be. One great way to help with taking the leap is to focus on something the…

6 Signs Someone Really Likes You, Even If They Haven't Said It Yet

By Rachel Shatto
Knowing when someone's into you can be tricky. For some reason, it can be so much easier to tell when someone's interested in one of your friends. That’s likely because you can be an objective observer when watching how people interact with your…

Here’s How Long Each Sign Waits To Introduce You To Their Parents

By Rachel Shatto
Any way you slice it, meeting the parents is a watershed moment in a relationship because you're being introduced to your partner's inner circle. While no sign in the zodiac takes this step lightly, the amount of time each sign waits to introduce…

Here’s What Mary-Kate Olsen's Zodiac Sign Says About Her As A Partner

By Rachel Shatto
Mary-Kate Olsen is ready to be single again. The actor and fashion mogul officially filed for divorce from her husband of four and a half years, Oliver Sarkozy, on Monday, May 25. This news may come as a bit of a shock, as the couple was all smiles…

These 4 Personality Types Will Have No Trouble Charming Your Parents

By Rachel Shatto
For most couples, one of the major milestones on the journey to having a serious relationship is bringing your partner home to meet your parents for the first time. It's an introduction you want to go well, where your parents won't embarrass you…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Live To Play Matchmaker For Their Friends

By Rachel Shatto
If you've got a friend who's always trying to set you up, but you keep brushing them off because, hello, life is not a rom-com, you might actually want to stop and consider if they're one of the zodiac signs who play matchmaker for their friends.…

Here’s How Dry Spells Change Your Sex Drive, According To Sexperts

By Rachel Shatto
Dry spells happen. Even people who are confident in their sexuality and live for touch can experience an occasional dip in sexual activity. They can come as the result of being single for an extended time, going through a sexual rut in your…

Make Your Partner’s Quarantine A Little Better With These 14 B-Day Gifts

By Rachel Shatto
While social distancing guidelines mean most people are at home and social activities are on hold, life — and all the special moments that come with it — goes on, including birthdays. Just because the coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 feel like an…

This Is When Every Zodiac Sign Says “I Love You” For The First Time

By Rachel Shatto
Dropping the "L-bomb" is such a significant moment in a relationship because it really does take things to the next level. You aren't just dating casually anymore — it's a heart connection and, yeah, a pretty big deal. Because of this, it's no…

Next Time You're Dying To Text Your Ex, Repeat These 10 Mantras Instead

By Rachel Shatto
Breakups must've been a lot simpler before everyone had cell phones. When a relationship was over, you had to actually call your ex or come face-to-face with them to reestablish contact. Both are direct, so the risk of it being awkward was high.…

Here's How To Tell If The Chemistry You Feel Over Text Is Real

By Rachel Shatto
Flirting over text messages is one of the best parts of modern dating. There's just something about hearing the notification when someone you're vibing with sends you a message that can make your heart skip a beat. If you're currently deep into a…

4 Personality Types Who Don’t Hesitate To Set Relationship Boundaries

By Rachel Shatto
Setting boundaries is an important step in creating a healthy relationship. For some people, however, that can be challenging, especially early on in the relationship when all you want to do is be as close to one another as possible. That is unless…

If You’re One Of These Signs, You & Tyler C. Are A Rose-Worthy Match

By Rachel Shatto
Peter Weber might have nabbed the Bachelor spot, but if there's one Bachelorette season 15 alum who truly stole the audience's heart, it has to be Tyler Cameron. With those blue eyes, a huge heart, and a jawline that just won't quit, it's no wonder…

Don’t Bring Up Your Ex Until You’re This Far Into Dating, Experts Say

By Rachel Shatto
Getting to know all about someone new when you first start dating is one of the most fun things about the process, especially if you sense there's chemistry — and maybe even a little potential for real romance. But there are a handful of topics…

5 Signs Someone Wants To Commit Soon, Even If They Haven't Said It Yet

By Rachel Shatto
There's never been a better time to date casually if keeping things light and breezy is your speed. Dating apps make meeting tons of new people possible, so if someone isn't the right fit, there are new options just a swipe away. If that's where…

These 4 Zodiac Signs Just Can't Resist Texting Their Ex On Their B-Day

By Rachel Shatto
Celebrating your partner's birthday tends to be a pretty big deal. As a result, that date tends to get stuck in your mind, even if you go your separate ways. When that spot on the calendar rolls back around, it can be a bittersweet reminder of the…

Deepen Your Dating App Convos With These 20 Thoughtful Questions

By Rachel Shatto
If you've spent any time chatting on dating apps, you know that it can get a little, well, tedious from time to time. After a while, it can feel as though you're asking and answering the same questions and having the same conversations over and…