Stephanie Hayman

Stephanie is a businesswoman, a former spelling bee champion, and has been deemed Christina Applegate's doppelganger. She enjoys a quality cup of coffee, a hardcore gym sesh, and reading the paper cover-to-cover on Sunday mornings. Follow along on Instagram: @stephaniehayman.

Before You Put A Ring On It, Make Sure Your SO Has These 5 Qualities

By Stephanie Hayman
When you look back on your younger years, it's interesting to see how your dating criteria has completely morphed over time. In my early 20s, if a guy had light eyes, an award-winning smile and a great pair of biceps, I was sold. Throw an athlete…

Baby Got Back: 4 Very Real Struggles Associated With Having A Nice Ass

By Stephanie Hayman
In 1992, Sir Mix A Lot’s catchy tune, "Baby Got Back," spurred a physical whirlwind that placed a greater emphasis than ever before on the ass. From that point on, big butts have been on the ins and outs of what’s considered “hot.” Women have been…

You Buzzed? 6 Ways Texting Has Ruined The Magic Of Dating

By Stephanie Hayman
Remember what it was like to go out on a date with someone, only knowing his or her name, among other basic details?  Remember what it was like to find love notes on your car? Or learn about a person's hopes and dreams by becoming emotionally…

The Real Reasons Why Women Choose Assh*les Instead Of Nice Guys

By Stephanie Hayman
“Why do I always go for assh*les?” is a question many women frequently ask themselves, usually after a man wronged them in some way. It’s a phrase that is echoed way too often, one that has shown up repeatedly in group text messages. It's choked out…

You're Hired: 3 Ways Finding A BF Is Just Like Finding A Job

By Stephanie Hayman
Dating in the 21st century is challenging, even painstaking work. The majority of the time, it would be easier to dive headfirst into the Atlantic Ocean and find a tails-up penny within a cluster of anemones than it would be to find someone…

More Than Just Fun: 5 Ways To Debunk The 'Dumb-Blonde' Stereotype

By Stephanie Hayman
I was born a platinum blonde, blue-eyed girl. My platinum color gradually faded into dirty blonde over the years, but my classification, based on sandy hair color, has never left my side. When I was in the seventh grade, one of my teachers took…

25 Reasons Not To Settle Down Before Turning 25

By Stephanie Hayman
Unfortunately (or fortunately), I am six months away from turning 25 — or, reaching my quarter-life crisis. I have been told that it all goes downhill after 25; your metabolism slows down, you get tired at a progressively faster rate and the sun is…

Selfie Crazy: 4 Ways The Phenomenon Has Changed Our Societal Expectations

By Stephanie Hayman
"But first, let me take a selfie," started off as a kitschy mantra, but has evolved into something more akin to a social lifestyle. The dawn of the social picture-taking craze has impacted the choice of every outfit we wear (moreso than before).…

10 Mistakes You Make On A First Date That'll Ensure You Don't Have A Second

By Stephanie Hayman
Whether you are already acquainted with the other person or not, first dates are never easy. They usually follow a heavy handful of outfit changes, quick text pep talks from your best friends and the hope that maybe this time, you'll meet someone…

It's The Little Things: 5 Of The Best Feelings Of Satisfaction In The World

By Stephanie Hayman
Nine times out of 10, the best feelings we ever experience have some kind of physical tie-in, whether they evoke pleasure or reassurance: a supportive a hug, an adrenaline-pumping high-five, intimacy with your significant other, so on and so…

10 Basic Thoughts That Go Through Every Girl's Mind While Drinking A PSL

By Stephanie Hayman
The pumpkin spice latte (PSL, if you will) has become the preeminent beverage that signals the beginning of fall. It debuted at Starbucks on August 28 this year, despite the date being almost a full month prior to the actual autumnal…

An Ode To Coffee: Thank You For Always Being There For Me

By Stephanie Hayman
Dear coffee, Every morning, although the struggle to get out of bed may be real, I rise with the excitement and anticipation that we will soon meet. Day-in and day-out, we always begin the adventure of a new beginning together. You are the first…

You Can't Spell Life without 'LI': The Stereotypical Struggles Of A Long Islander

By Stephanie Hayman
Somewhere beyond Connecticut, bordering New York City, but floating amidst the cascading waters of the Atlantic Ocean, there is a small, yet densely populated piece of land that is lovingly known as Long Island. It is a beautiful place that boasts…

Someday, My Prince Will Come — The Hope For A Fairytale Love Story

By Stephanie Hayman
Once upon a time, I was waiting in line at Starbucks, eagerly anticipating my triple grande, two-pump, nonfat, 180-degree, light foam, white mocha latte. It was 7:30 am on a Monday and the throngs of customers stood dazed as they contemplated their…

It's Lonely At The Top: 7 Reasons It's Tough Out There For A Female Hustler

By Stephanie Hayman
"It's lonely at the top" was the impactful phrase that my mother's high school accounting teacher used when he noticed that she and her female classmates weren't the friendliest due to their intelligence. Though it was hard not to conform to the…

College Vs. Real World: How Your Friday Night Game Plan Epically Changes Post-Grad

By Stephanie Hayman
The concept of college nightlife is a beautiful thing. Everyone is always eager to end class and begin the weekly Friday routine: try on a million outfits before settling on a desired look, listen to blaring music while sipping vodka sodas or…

From Charming to Cavalier: Why Our Parents Wouldn't Survive In The Hook-Up Culture

By Stephanie Hayman
Over 50 years ago, one of my grandmothers moved from Europe to New York City with the hopes of attaining the American Dream. She traveled alone, seeking to conquer the world as a 20-something while honing her English skills, working administrative…