Rebecca Strong

Bio

Rebecca Strong is a Dating writer at Elite Daily, where she writes about everything from breakup advice, the single life, and celebrity engagements to dating app etiquette, relationship conflict resolution, and wedding planning. Rebecca's bylines have also appeared on AskMen.com, HuffPost (Women, Healthy Living), Eat This Not That, and U.S News & World Report (Education). After receiving her bachelor's degree in media studies at Emerson College, she pursued her master's degree from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. When she's not nerding out on Myers Briggs/Ennegagram, psychological studies, and dating topics, she's typically writing songs on her keyboard with a hefty pour of Riesling nearby (her first album, Sink or Swim, was released in January 2019). She also has a penchant for TV shows that focus on impossibly charming and relatable murderesses (see: Big Little Lies, Dead to Me). And when she needs to get her aggression out regarding the misogyny of the modern world, she'll either be kickboxing or strength training. You can follow Rebecca on Instagram at @bex.strong and learn more about her music at www.bex-music.com.

8 Therapist-Approved Tips For Reducing Anxiety While Texting Your Crush

By Rebecca Strong
Your finger trembles as you hover over the "send" button. After re-reading the draft five times, you decide to delete an exclamation point. You wonder: is that too many emojis? Should I wait a few more minutes to respond? And why are my palms so…

A Friend Pass Could Help You Get Onto Raya — But FYI, There's A Catch

By Rebecca Strong
Maybe your coworker has been raving about all the cute prospects, you're hoping to swipe right on Channing Tatum or Cara Delevigne (both known Raya users), or you're just bored with Bumble and want to see what all the hype is about. Whatever you're…

Carole Baskin Came Out As Bi In A New Interview

By Rebecca Strong
Carole Baskin is no stranger to making headlines, whether in regards to a certain smash hit Netflix documentary or her Lion King-inspired dance routine on Dancing With The Stars. Now, though, she's in the news for a personal announcement: Carole…

Clare Explains Why You Shouldn't Believe The Rumor About Her "Engagement Ring"

By Rebecca Strong
When a pic of Clare Crawley wearing some bling on *that* finger hit the Internet on Oct. 19 — well, Bachelor Nation obviously had questions. There's already been some wild theories circulating about the possibility that Crawley is engaged to Dale…

OMG, The Story Of How Joe & Jill Biden Met Is Beyond Romantic

By Rebecca Strong
Personal tragedies, professional wins, multiple political campaigns — Joe Biden and Jill Biden have been through it all together during their four-decades-long relationship. But how did Joe and Jill Biden meet? If you're a sucker for a good love…

It Sounds Like Zac Efron & Vanessa Valladares' Relationship Got "Serious" Fast

By Rebecca Strong
I know you're probably just wrapping your mind around the fact that Zac Efron's got a new Vanessa in his life — but it looks like this relationship is already ramping up. Recently, Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares reportedly celebrated his birthday…

Here's How To Help Your Friend In An Abusive Relationship

By Rebecca Strong
Whether the abuse is physical, emotional, financial, or sexual, knowing that your friend is being mistreated can put you in an extremely challenging position. As powerless as you may feel, there are ways to help if your friend is in abusive…

If Your Date Only Talks About Themselves, Here's How To Redirect The Convo

By Rebecca Strong
On the most basic level, dates offer an opportunity to get to know each other — to test the waters and see if there's a connection before deciding if there's potential for something more. The exciting part is that you have endless things to learn…

20 Outdoor Fall Activities For Couples That Will Leaf You Smitten

By Rebecca Strong
It's fall, y'all — AKA the best time of year to document your adorable dates. Honestly, what's not to love? You have the perfect excuse to bust out all those stylish layers, the colorful changing leaves provide the perfect backdrop for pics, and…

Tyler C. Reveals Who He Thinks Will Win Matt James’ ‘Bachelor’ Season

By Rebecca Strong
When you're about to star in your very own season of The Bachelor, it def helps if your bestie knows firsthand about that wild world of group dates, fantasy suites, and mansion drama. Luckily for Matt James, while Tyler Cameron hasn't been the…

Here's What *Not* To Put In Your Dating App Profile

By Rebecca Strong
A clever reference to Parks & Rec, a funny quote, a meaningful tidbit about your creative hobbies, some insight into your personality type — these are all pieces of info that could very well lead other dating app users to swipe right on you. You may…

Going Through A Breakup? Here Are 14 Mental Health Resources To Turn To

By Rebecca Strong
You can never have too much help when you're healing from a breakup. Hopefully, you have friends and family you feel like you can lean on. Perhaps you also have a job or hobbies you enjoy that provide a healthy distraction from the heartbreak. But…

18 Celebrities Who Practice Abstinence & Totally Endorse It

By Rebecca Strong
Sex is a highly personal subject, but being famous often means that elements of your private life aren't so, well, private. Whether it comes out via a probing interviewer's questions, or on national television via a reality show, there are many…

Here's What To Know About Dating If You're Still Not Entirely Over Your Ex

By Rebecca Strong
Feelings are complex AF — and that's an understatement. After a relationship ends, your love for your former partner may fade with time, or suddenly come flooding back after an unexpected run-in or reminder of them on social media. The point is, you…

Keep A Lookout For These 10 Signs Your Date Is Nervous Around You

By Rebecca Strong
Some people change their outfit three times. Others down a glass of wine before heading out the door and anxiously text their bestie for a confidence boost on the Uber ride over. No matter how self-assured a person or how well things seem to be…

SZA Finally Clarified Those Awkward Drake Dating Rumors

By Rebecca Strong
Every once in a while, a high-profile rapper will drop some juicy deets about their love life in a verse, and that's exactly what Drake did on his latest single, "Mr. Right Now." Not only did Drake claim to have dated SZA, but he said they were…

Here's What Your Enneagram Type Says About Your Texting Style

By Rebecca Strong
Not to state the obvious here, but your texting style says a whole lot about your personality — it's often how you form connections with people you just met or are getting to know, and how you build relationships in between hanging out with the ones…

Max Ehrich Reportedly Dated A 'Modern Family' Star Before He Met Demi Lovato

By Rebecca Strong
From the moment that Max Ehrich and Demi Lovato made their adorable debut as a couple in Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's "Stuck With U" music video, their whirlwind romance had even skeptics believing that maybe true love does exist. Given that…

Jordyn Woods & Karl-Anthony Towns' Body Language In Their IG Debut Is Confusing AF

By Rebecca Strong
ICYMI, Jordyn Woods seemingly confirmed her new relationship via the 'Gram on Sept. 26, and the photos she used to flaunt the romance are a lot. Not only were she and her NBA boo twinning in Versace swimwear, but they also did a series of sensual…

FYI, This 1 Important Thing Makes You Way More Attractive On Dating Apps

By Rebecca Strong
You already know that a pic with a cute pup, a witty bio, and decent grammar can boost your odds of success on dating apps. Did you know, though, that flexing your constitutional right to vote can help you up your game, too? It's true — according to…