Sydnee Lyons

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Sydnee is a lifestyle writer who loves the East Coast, Christmas movies and all things canine. She has dedicated years of her life to watching Friends reruns and has concluded that Ross and Rachel were, in fact, on a break.
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Here's When You Should Have The “Ex Talk" With Your New Partner

By Sydnee Lyons
Dating someone new is exciting and refreshing. You’re in the honeymoon phase and the novelty of your relationship hasn’t even begun to sink in yet, much less wear off. But, all of that might change when you decide to have the "ex talk" — you know,…

Guys Reveal If They Care (Or Even Notice!) If You Wait A While To Text Them Back

By Sydnee Lyons
Anyone who says they don't play the texting game is lying. You know the one. It's when you're texting with someone you're interested in but one or both people are waiting to text back after a few minutes or hours instead of replying immediately.…

How Many Times Is It OK To Sleep Over In A Row When You're Dating Someone New?

By Sydnee Lyons
Although you're probably excited to spend as much time as possible with your new bae, staying over every night is not a great way to kick things off. New relationships can be tough to navigate for a few reasons. Things can be especially tricky if…

A Dating Expert Reveals How Long Should You Wait To Text Back After A First Date

By Sydnee Lyons
I'm embarrassed to admit that I had no idea how long to wait to text after a first date until a few months ago. Before then, I'd only ever been on dates with people I was already on friendly terms with, so it felt natural to keep the text…

An Expert Breaks Down How To Talk To Your Partner About Your Relationship Fears

By Sydnee Lyons
Have you ever been in a relationship and wanted to say something like, "I'm afraid you're still not over your ex," or "I'm afraid I'm more into you than you're into me," to your partner but just couldn't? Have you ever felt like you don't know how…

You Should Never Text Your Ex Unless It's One Of These 4 Situations, An Expert Says

By Sydnee Lyons
Some of life's most perplexing questions — like, "Why is the sky blue?" "Is there a god?" and "When is it OK to text your ex?" — only hit us when we're completely alone. Picture this. You've just finished watching The Office on Netflix for the 12th…

9 Red Flags That Your Partner Is Too Controlling, Toxic, & Possibly Dangerous

By Sydnee Lyons
Relationship red flags can be easy to miss (or easy to ignore) but if you think there might be signs your partner is controlling, you should be on high alert. The more involved you get with a controlling partner — the deeper your emotional…

I Flirted Like Victoria From “Corpse Bride” & This Is What Happened

By Sydnee Lyons
“I always hoped to find someone I was deeply in love with, someone to spend the rest of my life with. Silly, isn’t it?” It isn’t, really, but I would never say this. Not even if my fiancé left me in the middle of the night to elope with a literal…

My Partner & I Only Texted Once A Day For A Week & It Was Surprisingly Hard

By Sydnee Lyons
Disclaimer: I text my partner a lot. I just didn’t realize it until I my partner and I barely texted. I decided to try an experiment — for an entire week, we'd limit ourselves to sending just one text each. How hard could it be? In true Scorpio…

I Stayed With My Partner After He Cheated & Learned An Important Lesson

By Sydnee Lyons
“I’m never going to be that girl,” I thought... and then I was. It wasn’t until then that I understood that girl and I wanted to give that girl a hug, not a self-righteous lecture. I can still list every reason I stayed with my partner after he…

My First One-Night Stand Helped Me Realize I'm Demisexual & Here's What That Means

By Sydnee Lyons
If classic Hollywood movies are your thing, I’m about to ruin Pulp Fiction for you. That’s the movie my date and I watched before my first one-night stand kind of failed and helped me realized that I'm demisexual. In other words, I only develop…

If You & Your Partner Never Show PDA, Here's What It Means About Your Relationship

By Sydnee Lyons
Judging on my past relationships, I'd say I'm not into PDA. Like, at all. In high school, I hated when my boyfriend would try to get me to sit on his lap or side-hug when we were out with friends. I vividly remember intentionally sitting across from…

I Kept A Dating App Diary For A Week After Moving Back Home & It Surprised Me

By Sydnee Lyons
Hey, you! Yeah, you swiping aimlessly through Tinder profiles on your phone. Obligaswiping just might be the worst millennial dating trend of them all, so cut it out. I admit, in a dating rut, I’ve fallen into the same mindless rhythm of swiping…

5 Photos Of Moms Walking Their Daughters Down The Aisle That Are So Incredibly Sweet

By Sydnee Lyons
Here's a wedding ritual you don't see too often: photos of moms walking their daughters down the aisle. In fact, I can't think of any wedding traditions that explicitly call for the mother of the bride. The groom and his mother typically share a…

4 Photos Of Dads Walking Their Daughters Down The Aisle That Will Make You Cry

By Sydnee Lyons
Traditionally, a father walks his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day as a ceremonial nod to the idea of giving her away. If you can get past the patriarchal implications of this, it's easy to view the practice simply as a thoughtful way of…

5 Most Stereotypically "Dad" Ways Dads Have Gotten Involved In Their Kids' Love Lives

By Sydnee Lyons
My dad is a big guy. I know people say this all the time and it's true when you're a kid because your dad's probably the biggest guy you know but, like, my dad is so tall that it's always the first thing people mention when they meet him. I expected…

5 Lazy Summer Dates You & Your Partner Should Try When It's Too Hot To Move

By Sydnee Lyons
Isn't it funny that we count down to summer for months only so we could immediately take to Twitter and rag on the sun once it gets here? In high school, I would spend winter and spring break brainstorming all the best summer dates for when it's hot…

6 Women Share The Sweetest Stories About How Their Dads & Partners Bonded

By Sydnee Lyons
When my prom date showed up to my house like we'd planned to do before the dance, he had his tie and pocket square in hand. I was too busy getting ready to ask why he wasn't wearing either of these items, but my dad did. He confessed to my dad that…

The Way That You & Your Partner Cuddle After Sex Reveals A Lot About Your Bond

By Sydnee Lyons
Am I the only person who thinks that cuddling with a hookup is the absolute worst? I doubt it. I mean, what does cuddling after sex mean really? For me, it means that my relationship with this person is emotionally intimate and maybe even a little…

Here's What A Person Might Mean When They Call You Sexy Or Hot

By Sydnee Lyons
When I say David Beckham is the sexiest man to walk the planet, I mean I like how he looks physically, but I also love that he’s a family man. My feelings toward David Beckham are sort of like what it means when someone calls you "sexy" or "hot."…