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.

Here’s How You Get Over Your Exes, According To Your Enneagram

By Rachel Shatto
If you've been in the dating world for any amount of time, chances are you've had your heart broken at least once. But no matter how many times you go through the process of breaking up and moving on, it's still difficult to let go of what could…

This Is What You Need Most From A Partner, Based On Your Enneagram Type

By Rachel Shatto
If your recent romantic history has been nothing but a string of bad luck, it can feel like dating isn't just hard, it's impossible. It might seem hopeless, but the problem could just be that you're picking people who seem like a good fit, but…

5 Behaviors That Mean You've Fallen Out Of Love, According To Experts

By Rachel Shatto
Falling in love can happen seemingly out of nowhere. You meet someone and it suddenly feels like your life will never be the same again. At other times, love can creep up on you slowly. Every day, you and the object of your affection grow closer…

Here's What Your Enneagram Type Says About Your Communication Skills

By Rachel Shatto
Have you ever found yourself trying to discuss an issue with someone but, no matter how hard you try, you just can't quite seem to get on the same page? It’s almost as if you’re speaking different languages. That's what happens when you have…

These 3 Comforting Personality Types Are The Ultimate Shoulder To Cry On

By Rachel Shatto
One of the best things about being in a relationship is knowing that you have someone you can turn to when times get tough. They're someone you can count on to empathize with how you're feeling and give you a shoulder to cry it out on. This kind of…

15 Smooth Dating App Opening Lines Even Picky Virgo Can't Resist

By Rachel Shatto
Virgo has a well-earned reputation as the most critical of all the signs in the zodiac, so it makes sense they'd be intimidating to approach on a dating app. If you know how to go about making contact and breaking the ice with them, however, it's…

Lana Condor's Zodiac Sign Makes Her A Down-To-Earth Partner

By Rachel Shatto
Couple goals is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot — probably too much, to be honest. But Lana Condor and Anthony De La Torre's relationship is what people mean when they say it. The two have recently collaborated on some music projects together…

3 Zodiac Signs Most Compatible With Lili Reinhart, A Virgo Sweetie

By Rachel Shatto
After two years of dating, Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse called it quits in March 2020. While this was a devastating blow to Bugheads everywhere, the one upside to any breakup is that it means new romance is on the horizon. So, as sad as the…

These 3 Enneagram Types Are Happiest When They’re Single & Free

By Rachel Shatto
Despite what the rom-coms tell you, not everyone's happiest when they're coupled up. For some people, particularly the Enneagram types who prefer to be single, solo life is the way to thrive. Sure, these people can enjoy being coupled up, but…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Are Most Likely To Ghost Their Summer Love

By Rachel Shatto
Fall is almost upon us, and with it comes the sweet taste of pumpkin spice lattes, the turning of the leaves, and, for some, the ending of their summer romances. (Don't worry, cuffing season is right around the corner.) Hopefully that breakup…

Here's How To Ask Your SO If They’re Down To Experiment During Sex

By Rachel Shatto
No matter how hot and heavy your sex life is, there will likely be times when it gets, well, a bit boring. Chances are you've figured out a routine that works so the sex is enjoyable; the problem, however, is that it's routine. If that sounds…

Here’s How You’ll Tell There Was No Chemistry On Your Date

By Rachel Shatto
Have you ever been on a date with someone and, while it wasn't exactly bad, let's just say your heart didn't skip any beats? Well, that's probably a sign there was no chemistry on your date, because when you have it, you know it. It feels exciting,…

15 Sexts To Set The Mood If Your Partner’s A Passionate Lover

By Rachel Shatto
Keeping the spark alive in a relationship might take an extra bit of effort, but not only is it worthwhile, it can also be a lot of fun. It's really about reminding both yourself and your partner why you’re so hot for each other, and if they're the…

If You Hooked Up With A Co-Worker & Now It’s Awkward, Here’s What To Do

By Rachel Shatto
Having a crush on a co-worker can be harmless fun — it can even help get you excited to hop out of bed and head into work in the morning. But acting on those feelings, well, that's where it can become more than a little complicated. Once you’ve…

25 Cozy Instagram Captions For Pictures Of Your Partner At Home

By Rachel Shatto
If there's one thing being in lockdown is good for, it's bringing into focus the things that matter most in your life. Before, life was often so busy you couldn't capture all of its special moments. In some ways, being in quarantine forces you to…

3 Zodiac Signs Most Compatible With Bella Hadid, A Loving Libra

By Rachel Shatto
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd are one of those will-they-won't-they couples you can't help but low-key hold out hope for. If it isn't meant to be, one thing's for sure: based on Bella Hadid’s zodiac sign, she's looking for a true soulmate who balances…

Here’s How You Deal With Heartbreak, Based On Your Enneagram Type

By Rachel Shatto
It happened. The moment you've feared has arrived and your relationship just ended. Your heart has relocated to the pit of your stomach and now all that's left to do is to pick up the emotional pieces. How do you even face it, though, and get…

These 3 Zodiac Signs Don't Make Great Impressions On First Dates

By Rachel Shatto
Pre-date jitters are a powerful thing. There's so much potential for the direction a first date can go, whether that's towards romance, awkwardness, or anything in-between. It's kind of like stepping out into the unknown. How the date will go…

Don’t Panic, Here's What A Sex Dream About A Friend Actually Means

By Rachel Shatto
Sex dreams involving friends happen. But if you've recently woken up from a wonderful night's sleep, only to realize what you've been up to with your bestie in your dreams, don't panic. The meaning of sex dreams about a friend probably isn't what…

Here's The Dating App Advice You Should Try, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Rachel Shatto
If you've spent any time playing the swiping game, then you're already familiar with what's great about dating apps, like the convenience and variety of folks you can meet. There are also some aspects of them that aren't so great, like people who…