Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based part-time Dating Writer at Elite Daily. She enjoys block heel shoes, bold zinfandels, bright pink lipstick, and breakfast any time of day. When she's not writing, she's likely singing or playing keys. To follow her music (and progress on her debut album), follow her on Instagram at @_bstrong.

4 Signs Your Partner Is Coasting With You, So Don’t Get Attached

ByRebecca Strong
The word “coasting” has a certain inherently and almost enticingly chill air about it — it implies a cruise-control, top-down, wind-in-your-hair, not-a care-in-the-world kind of nonchalance. Undoubtedly, coasting can be a positive thing in many…

5 Signs Your Partner Will Be A Good Spouse, According To Experts

ByRebecca Strong
Maybe you’ve been dating for a couple months, or a couple years. Either way, you’ve got the future on your brain, and more specifically, whether or not bae is in it. Will your partner be a good spouse? Your gut instinct says yes, but how can you be…

Dating Someone Sober Made Me Realize That Drinks Are The Worst First Date

ByRebecca Strong
I'm not quite sure when or why it happened, but grabbing drinks has become our generation's go-to, failsafe first date. Here's the thing: After years of unsuccessful (OK, downright disastrous) meet-ups over shared bottles of chenin blanc, craft…

10 Memes To Send Your Friend Who's Going Through A Breakup & Needs Some TLC

ByRebecca Strong
It seems that nowadays there are memes for almost every occasion or emotion, and breakups are no different. Some of them are LMAO-level funny, and some of them make us shake our freaking heads at how accurate AF they are. In fact, these 10 breakup…

8 Men Explain Why They Don’t Want To Go Apple Picking With You

ByRebecca Strong
As September 22 approaches, many of us eagerly pluck our booties out of storage, excitedly reserve Sundays for watching football, stock up on pumpkin beer, and engage in the greatest delight fall brings — apple picking. Anyone who’s scrolled through…

How To Negotiate Hookup Rules With Your Roommate & Avoid Crashing In The Common Room

ByRebecca Strong
College comes with all kinds of inherent challenges — like making it to that 8 a.m. lit seminar on time, navigating the potentially grim dining hall options, and of course, finding a way to "get some" in your shared living quarters. Hooking up when…

Discuss These 4 Dating App Ground Rules With Your Friends ASAP, Because It’s Almost Cuffing Season

ByRebecca Strong
When it comes to dating, “rules” are a somewhat controversial notion. While some believe that setting — and sticking to — a certain code of conduct can make you more likely to find romantic happiness, others believe that rules simply don’t apply…

Is Your Crush Hesitant To DTR? Here's What Do If You’ve Caught Feelings

ByRebecca Strong
It’s no secret that our generation is known for being somewhat averse to "defining the relationship." When our parents were dating, there seemed to be a linear progression when it came to commitment (start dating, become exclusive, get engaged,…

Prince Harry Rubbing Meghan Markle's Back In This Video Has Me Royal Flushing

ByRebecca Strong
One thing’s for sure: There was no shortage of poignant moments at the 2018 WellChild Awards. Not to mention that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the awards show, which celebrates young people with serious illnesses, as well as the…

Do You Think About Your Partner Too Much? Here’s How To Tell

ByRebecca Strong
Most of us have been there: Your mind wanders at work, and you totally miss a chat from your boss because you’re daydreaming about the incredible make out sesh you had with bae. You absentmindedly start to cross the street (barely noticing oncoming…

Here’s How To Know If You’re Legit In Love, Because Fireworks Are A Myth

ByRebecca Strong
“You’ll just know.” This was my mother’s vague response when I asked her how to know if you’re in love with someone, and needless to say, I was less than enthused by her response. To be honest, it seemed like a cop-out. Why, I wondered, can’t anyone…

5 Tips For Keeping The Romance Alive After Moving In Together

ByRebecca Strong
Moving in with your SO is arguably one of the biggest decisions you can make in your relationship. For one, it says you foresee a future together. Secondly, it also means you’ll be taking the relationship to a new level of intimacy: picking out…

This Is The Worst Text To Send Your Partner When You're Mad, Because “K” Won’t Cut it

ByRebecca Strong
Here’s how it tends to go down: You notice that your partner left the kitchen messy this morning before they went to work. Or maybe they’re late to pick you up for dinner again. Or perhaps they had to bail at the last minute on a party you two…

7 Conversations Almost Everyone Has Had On A First Date That Are Relatable AF

ByRebecca Strong
Ah, the first date. It’s nothing if not a perfect fusion of fantasies about the future, awkward silences, and hesitant flirtations. Sometimes you ramble on about your 10th-grade horse riding championship while trying too hard to impress your date.…

This ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Meme Got Dark AF Real Quick

ByRebecca Strong
Undoubtedly, there are many factors that justify all the hype around the new Netflix original flick To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before — teenage romance, crafty dialogue brimming with heart, killer ‘90s fashion, and profound messages about…

Here’s How To Know If You’ll Regret Breaking Up With Your Partner

ByRebecca Strong
When it comes to making major life decisions, many of us fear making the wrong choice and experiencing some form of regret — and no example is more fitting than knowing when it's time to break up with your partner. Deciding to end a relationship,…

How Do You Spice Up A Dating App Convo? Here Are 4 Ways To Stand Out

ByRebecca Strong
So, you’ve both swiped right, you’ve passed the awkwardness of the opening line, and your conversation is rolling. Congrats! There’s hardly a more exciting time with a dating app match than that initial phase where you’re getting to know each other…

Here’s How To Figure Out If Your Summer Fling Is Something More

ByRebecca Strong
When August starts winding down, you inevitably lament the demise of your beach days, start fantasizing about trading your sandals for suede booties, and embrace pumpkin spice everything. And if you started seeing someone new, one question…

Here's Why You Should Never Feel Ashamed To Queef, According To Experts

ByRebecca Strong
You know that unexpected noise that sounds like flatulence, but mysteriously comes from your vagina? Yup, I’m referring to the infamous queef, which is (unfortunately) also known as a vagina fart. While it may cause you to pause briefly during a…

Ordering The Same Meal As Your Date May Lead To A Second, So Make It Count

ByRebecca Strong
You’ve likely heard the expression “opposites attract” — but let’s face it, having an SO who shares your penchant for morbid cult documentaries, underground hip-hop music, or nitro cold brew is pretty convenient. And as it turns out, ordering the…