Rachel Shatto

Rachel is an SF Bay Area-based culture writer and former managing editor of Curve magazine. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, horror movies, or the oxford comma.

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5 Signs You & Your Partner Are Practically Engaged Already, Even If It's Not Official Yet

Before every milestone in a relationship, there is a period of time where you're on the cusp of change. It may happen in a flash or it may be a slow build up that accumulates over time eventually culminating in the milestone. Getting engaged is often…
By Rachel Shatto

Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson’s Astrological Compatibility Shows Their Connection Is Epic

Are you caught up in whirlwind romance that is Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson yet? Because I know I am. I live for a good love story, and this one has all the makings of something epic. Which got me thinking about Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s a…
By Rachel Shatto

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Body Language At Trooping The Colour Proves They're A Team

Did you think royal fever was over just because Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot? Welp, you were wrong, because my obsession with this (literally) regal duo, if anything, has grown. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a fairytale love story,…
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4 Signs Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Were Meant To Be, & Ugh, When's The Wedding?

Did this whole Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson thing totally catch you off guard, too? I feel like I just found out they were a thing and now they’re (allegedly) engaged? Dang. But while they may seem to be moving fast, there are actually some pretty…
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9 People Reveal The Real Reasons They Cheated, & Now I’m Suspicious

OK, so here's the hottest of hot takes: Cheating is a bummer. It's not fun to be cheated on, and often even the partner who was unfaithful ultimately regrets it. And yet, cheating happens. Maybe it’s just human nature, or maybe it's just a sign that …
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This Is How To Secretly Signal To Your Bartender That You Feel Unsafe On A Date

The scariest date I ever went on was actually at a Starbucks, not at a bar. It started off perfectly normal, but about halfway through my macchiato, my date started acting strangely. He was fidgety and nervous and increasingly agitated. I just tried …
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If You're Always Pessimistic About Relationships, You're Probably One Of These 4 Zodiac Signs

Is your nickname Debbie Downer? Are you never surprised when someone lets you down? Do you punctuate every sentence with a mental sigh? Is each and every glass you've ever encountered half empty? Well then, chances are your attitude isn't your fault,…
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A Body Language Expert Analyzed How 5 Celebrity Couples Hold Hands, & It's Fascinating

Did you know you can actually learn a lot about the dynamic of a relationship based on the way the couple holds hands? Me neither, but it turns out a couple's hand-holding style actually reveals a ton about their connection, like if there is a domina…
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Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas' Astrological Compatibility Shows They're A Heavenly Match

It looks like things are starting to really heat up between Hollywood's newest rumored celebrity couple, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. While there has been no “official” confirmation, these two ridiculously hot people being ridiculously hot togethe…
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How These 6 People Tried To Hide Their Infidelity Will Literally Make Your Jaw Drop

Have you ever been caught cheating? Your blood pressure drops, your heart pounds, and you start to sweat. Your mind, in fight-or-flight mode, goes into overdrive as you try and come up with the best possible story you can tell as quickly and convinci…
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Experts Reveal If Trust Is More Important Than Love In A Relationship, & It Makes Sense

When you think of a good and healthy relationship, there are two aspects that are pretty much a given: love and trust. If you are missing either of these, the relationship is pretty much destined to fail or at least be pretty miserable, right? But is…
By Rachel Shatto

6 Signs A Breakup Will Actually Make You Happier In The Long Run, So It’s OK To End It

Usually when you think of a breakup, it's a sad thing. It’s all broken hearts, depressing music, and eating junk food. (OK, that last part is pretty awesome, but you know what I mean.) But just because a breakup is sad in the moment, that doesn't mea…
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15 People Reveal If Time Apart Made Their Relationships Stronger, & It's Eye-Opening

From time to time, I think everyone in a relationship wonders what it might be like to take a break. You don't want to lose your partner, but for various reasons, you wish you could just hit the pause button, take a little time apart, but then get ba…
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John Cena & Nikki Bella’s Sweetest Instagram Moments Will Give You All The Feels

Are you ready to rumble? And by rumble, I mean swoon over the sheer adorableness of wrestling's (possibly back together) golden couple John Cena and Nikki Bella’s sweetest Instagram moments. Some quick background on these two: Cena and Bella, who sta…
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4 Signs You're Afraid To Define The Relationship, So Think Twice Before Pulling Away

My feet naturally run cold. By that, I mean sometimes it can be really hard for me to take the step from dating, to full-on relationship. It takes me a while to feel comfortable calling someone my partner, so I often take a long time to define the re…
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4 Signs You're Not Ready To Move On From A Bad Breakup, So Give Yourself A Break

A "good" breakup is pretty much like Bigfoot — it could possibly exist, but probably not. Bad breakups though, oh, those are very real. It could be one that comes at the end of a really toxic relationship, that even if you're happy to get out of, sti…
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Here's What Happens When You Love Someone More Than They Love You, According To Experts

One thing that I've learned over the years, through lots of relationships both good and bad, is that one of the most important factors in relationship success (or failure) is balance — balance of commitment, balance of desire, balance of love. Relati…
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7 Brutally Honest Phases Of Breaking Up When You're In The Same Friend Group, Because Ugh

Usually when you're going through a breakup, the people you can turn to are your friends. They will be there to unequivocally take your side and give you all the "they were never good enough for you anyway" pep talks you need. But what about breaking…
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If You Love Buying Your Partner Presents, You're Probably One Of These 4 Zodiac Signs

Is it weird that I actually prefer giving gifts to receiving them? Now, don't get me wrong, I love to get presents, too — but there's just something extra satisfying about seeing someone open a gift from you and seeing their face positively light up.…
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If You Love Holding Hands, You're Probably One Of These 4 Zodiac Signs

Whenever we're walking together, my sweet Taurus partner always reaches out and grabs my hand. They are super affectionate and live for PDA, which makes them one of the zodiac signs that love holding hands. And you know what? I love them, so I recipr…
By Rachel Shatto