Sandy Reitman

Bio

Sandy Reitman is a freelance contributor for Elite Daily. Sandy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Indiana University and a Master’s Degree in Media Management from The New School. She’s the life of the party and always has a story to tell. Follow her on twitter at @reity

How A Party Girl Knows She's Ready To Stay In And Settle Down

By Sandy Reitman
I’ve been going out for seven years straight in New York City. I’ve been to every bar, club, party, speakeasy and rooftop this city has to offer. I’ve closed dive bars, and I’ve partied with celebrities. I’ve been to warehouse raves and fashion…

9 Signs The 'Nice Guy' You're Dating Is Actually A Complete Douchebag

By Sandy Reitman
They always say that nice guys finish last, but what about fake nice guys? You know the type. They're the ones who always SAY that they're nice -- but act the opposite. They're the ones who think doing one nice thing lets them off the hook for being…

The Lost Art of Breaking Up: Why It's Never Okay To End It Over Text

By Sandy Reitman
Whatever happened to a proper breakup? I'm talking about meeting in a public place, having a polite conversation and finishing with a gentle goodbye. Where are the breakups you see in movies or on TV? We know the routine: a long build-up, tearful…

16 Things You Can't Help But Learn At Your High School Reunion

By Sandy Reitman
The American high school experience is pretty uniform. You have your cliques, your test scores, your bad outfits and your inevitable class reunions. Whether you grew up in the farm country of the Midwest or the busy streets of Brooklyn, those…

Love Or Nothing: Why I Can Never Be 'Just Friends' With You

By Sandy Reitman
You’ve been dating him for a while. Long enough that you’re really invested. He knows all of you. You know each other so well and so intimately. Maybe you’ve lived together or shared holidays; maybe you’ve traveled together, or you’ve got a routine…

WanderLUST: 10 Tales From Tinder Of Finding Love In A Foreign Place

By Sandy Reitman
Traveling isn’t the same as it used to be. You used to sit down with a guidebook and highlight the museums, neighborhoods and tourist destinations you planned to see, folding the corners of the pages to mark the very best places. You researched the…

7 Things You Need To Know About The Leo Woman

By Sandy Reitman
While Leo's time has come and gone this year, the sun never sets on a Leo woman. Leo is a fixed fire sign, and its members are born between July 23 and Aug. 22. And while 2015 might have been a rough year for some lions in the world, it wasn't…

I Hear You, Biological Clock, But You've Got To Chill

By Sandy Reitman
I remember Captain Hook and Mr. Smee on the run from the Crocodile in "Peter Pan" (or the 90s movie "Hook," if I’m being totally honest), constantly tortured by the ticking clock inside the Crocodile's belly on their way to destroy Neverland. He…

Before Tinder: A Date In The Life Of Someone Who Used Apps Too Early

By Sandy Reitman
As the resident lady in a large group of gay men, I know Grindr all too well. In fact, because one of my friends had a Blackberry back in 2010 and Grindr was only available on iPhone, I had an account on my phone for him. For those of you who are…

Be Social, Not On Social: How To Have Fun When Single At A Wedding

By Sandy Reitman
People say the summer time is wedding season, but it seems that wedding season is never-ending. From endless engagement photos on social media to the incessant conversations about centerpieces and flowers, wedding season is always on. And, if you’re…

No Strings Attached: How To Perfectly Execute A One-Night Stand

By Sandy Reitman
Has it been a while? Are you out for revenge? Or was the guy at the bar just so hot that you needed to know what being with him felt like? One-night stands can serve many purposes, but they all end with the same goal: you getting yours. Whether…

Good Things Come In Pairs: Why Dating Two Guys Is Better Than One

By Sandy Reitman
Much like the number two meal at McDonald’s, why only have one of something great when you can have two? I’ve adopted this philosophy into my love life where instead of dating one guy who doesn’t fit the whole bill, I’m dating two who, combined,…

So...You've Encountered Your Ex On A Dating App, Here's What To Do

By Sandy Reitman
In a world saturated by endless dating apps -- Tinder, Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, Hinge, JSwipe, Match.com, Plenty of Fish, Happn, eHarmony, OkCupid -- you’re bound to run into an ex online. Whether the relationship was short-lived or long-term,…