Sydnee Lyons

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.

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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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

BySydnee 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…

I Asked Men What They Really Mean When They Call You Sexy Or Hot & It's A Lot

BySydnee Lyons
When I say David Beckham is the sexiest man to walk the planet, I'm talking strictly about how he looks physically. The ex-soccer player is undeniably attractive to me, thanks to his scruffy beard, gelled-up hair, and brooding eyes. I imagine my…

People Are Dating People For Their Air Conditioning & The Tweets Are Hilarious

BySydnee Lyons
I've lived in South Florida for the past eight years and I spent my life before that in the Caribbean so I know what it's like to be hot all. the. time. It wasn't until I spent a summer in New York City though, that I truly got on board with the…

7 People Reveal The Funniest Place They've Ever Met Someone They've Dated & LOL

BySydnee Lyons
I love romantic comedies for one very specific reason: I can't resist a good meet-cute. You know, the ridiculous but adorable way two people bump into each other at the beginning of a movie? It's like when Matthew McConaughey's character saves…

If You're Single, Here's How To Tell Your Coupled-Up Friends You Feel Left Out

BySydnee Lyons
Since graduation, one of the most startling realizations I've faced is how difficult it is to maintain adult friendships. Even as a student, I got a taste of this when everyone in my friend group was off doing their own thing — serial-dating every…

I Asked All My Tinder Matches If & When They Wanted To Get Married & Their Responses Had Me Shook

BySydnee Lyons
I have mixed feelings about marriage. Most days, I think I'm not cut out for it, but for silly reasons. "I like having my own closet space and bathroom sink," I rationalize, knowing fully well these are minor fixes on any HGTV home improvement show.…

7 Day Trip Dates If You're In A New Relationship & A Whole Vacation Is Too Much

BySydnee Lyons
There's nothing I love more than a spontaneous road trip. The only problem is that taking a road trip with someone you're dating can sometimes imply that things are super serious (even if they aren't). Luckily, you can work around this by going on…

7 Guys Reveal The Real Reasons They Won't Commit To You During The Summer

BySydnee Lyons
Recently, a friend of mine revealed that a guy she had dated one summer said he wasn't able to commit to her for another three to nine months. "Um, that's oddly specific," I thought. His reason? It was his first single summer in New York City and…

This Is How & Where You’ll Meet Your Summer Fling, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

BySydnee Lyons
Is it just me or is it suddenly really hot in here? Summer's almost here, which means it's time to partake in my favorite summer tradition: the summer fling. Casual but passionate, a summer fling is the perfect way to kill some time before you get…