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.

4 Zodiac Signs Who Miss Their Partner Most Over The Holidays

By Rachel Shatto
If you're heading home for the holidays, there are probably a handful of things you're already eagerly anticipating. Maybe it's hugs from the friends the family you've been missing, the familiar smell of holiday cookies baking in your family's…

These 10 Date Ideas Will Make You Feel Even More Grateful For Your SO

By Rachel Shatto
If you want to feel more connected to your partner, it’s time to put gratitude on the calendar. You're probably thinking, “Hello, gratitude isn't an activity you just 'put' on your G-cal." Technically, that's correct, but there's more to it than…

Here's How Your SO Will Text If They're In Love, Based On Their Sign

By Rachel Shatto
When you really like someone you're dating, it can be tempting to try and decode every glance, encounter, or word the two of you exchange. The good news is, you don't have to go full Da Vinci Code to gain insight into how they feel. Their texting…

Keep An Eye Out For The Way Each Zodiac Sign Shows They're In Love

By Rachel Shatto
If movies are to be believed, every poker player has a tell. It's a subtle change in behavior that can give keen-eyed players insight into the cards their opponents are, quite literally, playing close to their chests. If that's true about something…

4 Romantic Ways To Fall More In Love With Your Partner Every Day

By Rachel Shatto
There's a reason why fairy tales usually end in “happily ever after.” In reality, life and love aren't always that tidy. Most relationships will probably face challenges that can test the bond between partners, especially if a couple has been…

This Is The Perfect Fall Date For Your SO, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

By Rachel Shatto
There's something so effortlessly romantic about the fall. Maybe it's the way the crisp weather makes you want to snuggle up with someone special, or how the changing colors of the leaves serve as a beautiful yet poignant reminder that time marches…

5 Ways To Be The Best Guest On Your Partner’s Family Vacation

By Rachel Shatto
If you thought putting your best foot forward when meeting your partner's parents for the first time was important, get ready to take things to a whole new level when you join in on the family getaway. While that original meeting may have given you…

If Your Ex Does Any Of These 5 Things, They’re Still Hung Up On You

By Rachel Shatto
In most cases, an amicable relationship with an ex is major goals. If there’s no bad blood post-breakup and you still mean a lot to each other, there’s a chance you probably still want to have your ex in your life in some capacity, whether that be a…

27 Morning Sexts To Send Your Partner To Put A Smile On Their Face When They Wake Up

By Rachel Shatto
Do you consider yourself to be a champion sexter? Do you like to surprise your love in the middle of the day with a naughty message? Or, maybe you prefer to send bae off to sleep with dirty thoughts of you dancing through their mind? Well, if so,…

Here’s How To Handle Running Into Your Ex Over Thanksgiving Break

By Rachel Shatto
If unexpectedly running into an ex is something you dread, Thanksgiving break may present even more of an emotional minefield than usual. While heading back home for the holidays means reuniting with friends, family, and loved ones, it can also…

These Adam & Eve Cyber Monday 2019 Deals Are Pleasurably Perfect

By Rachel Shatto
Thanksgiving is upon us, which means it's time to spend time with the fam, eat all the pie, and spend the entirety of your bank balance shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year, so if you plan on buying gifts…

How To Tell If You’re Falling Out Of Love Or Just In A Slump, According To Experts

By Rachel Shatto
Have you ever looked over at your partner who you love dearly and thought, "ugh" — but then immediately started panicking because you're not sure what that moment of apathy meant? How could someone you were so crazy about suddenly just leave you…

Timothée Chalamet's Zodiac Sign Says He’s The Perfect Partner

By Rachel Shatto
One look at Timothée Chalamet is all it takes to fall madly in love with him. Seriously, watch Lady Bird one time. No one could blame you for wondering what it would be like to to date him, or even just run your fingers through his hair à la…

20 Glam Photos Of Princess Margaret & Antony Armstrong-Jones

By Rachel Shatto
If you've just finished an epic marathon of The Crown Season 3, you're probably experiencing some serious Windsor withdrawal right about now. And while there was plenty to love about this season, the tumultuous love story between Princess Margaret…

15 Apology Texts To Send Your Partner When You Know You Messed Up

By Rachel Shatto
Nothing sucks quite like the sinking sense you get when you know you've crossed a line, said something hurtful, or betrayed someone's trust — especially when you've done it to a partner. It'll probably take more than an "I'm sorry" to make amends,…

Here’s What Experts Say About Extending A Relationship With No Spark

By Rachel Shatto
It's one thing to hear that "all relationships have ups and downs," but it's another thing entirely to experience it firsthand and realize it's not just a cliche. The chemistry and excitement that once felt effortless to you and your partner can…

The Sweet Text Your Partner Will Love, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

By Rachel Shatto
It may sound cliché to say it's the little things you do that really show someone you care, but if you've ever gotten a sweet text from your partner out of the blue, then you know how true it really is. It may not take a ton of effort to send a…

Send Your Long-Term Love These 15 Texts To Keep Things Fresh

By Rachel Shatto
Just like a loaf of bread will go stale if you leave it out for too long, relationships can go stale, too. Unlike that crusty rye, however, it's easy to freshen up the dynamic between you and your partner. While finding new and unique ways to…

Here's How To Peacefully Break Up With Your HS Sweetheart Over Thanksgiving

By Rachel Shatto
Thanksgiving season is upon us, which means that many folks who have moved away for college are heading back home to celebrate with friends and family. Returning home for the holiday break can also be a really stressful time, especially if you've…

25 Inspiring Quotes About Breakups That’ll Help You Feel Better After Heartbreak

By Rachel Shatto
Going through a bad breakup can be really brutal. Your heart and body hurts. Even if you recognize that the sting of a split will ultimately fade and that you'll recover from heartache in time, it can be tough to keep your chin up when it feels like…