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These 4 Zodiac Signs Aren't The Best Hookups, But Not For The Reason You Think

By Rachel Shatto
It isn't exactly breaking news that hooking up is not for everyone. While there is certainly nothing wrong with keeping things super casual (so long as you keep yourself safe), some people are just not built that way — which is totally fine. Some…

This Girl's Halloween Costume Called Out All Of Her Exes & TBH She's A Hero For It

By Candice Jalili
What's the creepiest, spookiest, most terrifying costume you can think of? Voldemort? A zombie? A zombie BRIDE? An evil genius? A spoooooooooooky ghost? A giant, life-sized rat? The Zodiac Killer? OK, those were all of the options I could think of…

The Real Reasons This Generation Stopped Breaking Up And Started Ghosting

By Kaitlyn Cawley
Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup…

A Dating App Called “Bracket” Legit Turns Dating Into An Actual Game

By Candice Jalili
When we were in college, my friends and I had what we called "crush rosters." Yes, we've always treated dating like a game. Basically, you had a roster of all your crushes — from the random guy in your English class you'd never spoken to, to the guy…

What's It's Really Like To Be An Old Soul Stuck In A Millennial World

By Rachel Weintraub
For as long as I can remember, I struggled to make connections with many people my own age. I never listened to the same music as they did. I showed different interests in writing, photography and art. The movies and television shows I enjoyed dated…

Not Everyone Secretly Wishes They Could Have Sex With Anyone They Want At Any Time

By Jamie LeeLo
I'll be the first to tell you sex is great. I'll also be the first to tell you I'm attracted to, like, everyone. I pride myself in not having a "type," and I spend a whole lot of time reading and writing about all the different kinds of people,…

Grindr's Hilarious New Emojis Will Teach You All About The Sex Lives Of Gay People

By Sean Abrams
Everyone's beloved eggplant emoji just got a serious upgrade. Gay dating app Grindr's latest update takes the cake when it comes to overtly sexual emojis. Their very own "gaymoji" keyboard, equipped with just about everything from "top" and "bottom"…

We're Having Less Sex Than Ever And The Reason Is Super Depressing, Science Says

By Candice Jalili
Really stressing about your dry spell? Well, worry no longer because it turns out everyone's having them. A new study published yesterday in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that millennials are having way less sex than the generations before…

People Are Tweeting Pick-Up Lines That'd Work On Them And Their Standards Are So Low

By Candice Jalili
People on Twitter are having a blast and a half responding to #PickMeUpIn4Words with their ideal pickup lines. I gave it a quick scroll through and, you guys, what I found was ALARMING. I get that the hook-up culture sucks and it's really forced us…

This Man Grew Up Gay In A Mormon Community Where Homosexuality Is A 'Sin'

By Sean Abrams
“As a gay man, that's what makes you different: Your sexuality. It just so happens that Mormons teach that our type of sexuality is bad.” Levi Jackman Foster, an Insta-famous gay man and artist who grew up immersed in the Mormon community, hits this…

People You Hook Up With Probably Lie To You About Having An STI, Science Says

By Nelson G
I once jokingly tweeted, “If you haven't gotten an STD at least once and you're over 25, you probably didn't attend a public university.” But according to Stanford University's Sexual Health Peer Resource Center, there was truth to my joke, seeing…

Just Because I'm In Touch With My Emotions, Doesn't Mean I'm Not Strong

By Kelly Nelson
Sometimes, in tough situations, we don't allow ourselves to react to in a way that'll make us feel better. Instead, we focus too much on trying to make sure other people think we're a strong, independent person. And in turn, we bottle things up…

I Used To Feel Empowered By Hook-Up Culture, But I Didn't Fully Understand It

By Jordan Lueder
Instead of attempting to find the one and deciding whether someone is actually right for me, I've been casually hooking up. And I've been completely careless about it. I'll get with guys who randomly stumble into my life and find me cute enough to…

How Our Obsession With Getting Laid In College Blurs The Lines Of Sexual Assault

By Alexandra Svokos
I was in my senior year at Columbia University when the conversation about sexual assault burst open on campus. I spent the first three years of undergrad hearing everyone's tales of casual sexual exploits, fueled by alcohol, and figured that was…

Why Moving To A New City Could Be Your One-Way Ticket To Finding Love

By Sheena Sharma
New York has been my home for 26 years. I've seen it all. I've seen this city at its best, while looking out at a sunset on a perfect July evening from a swanky high-rise I had absolutely no business being on. Of course, I've also seen the city at…

Why There Are No Sluts Or Players In Today's Hook-Up Culture

By Katie Tighe
Men and women alike have varying opinions concerning double standards. One never-ending argument revolves around the idea that it's easier for a woman to sleep around than a man; it's a prideful accomplishment for a man to have many sexual partners…

5 Myths People Tell You About Your 20s That Aren't True

By Brittany Berke
I'm 24 years old and I must say, I've been doing some major reflecting lately. As I observe my life through the lens of a 20-something, I'm beginning to see things with a bit more clarity. When you're in your late teens and begin to transition into…

Being 'The Single Friend' Doesn't Mean I'm An Expert In Hook-Up Culture

By Virginia Isaad
I think it's ironic that our generation, which grew up with Disney classics like Aladdin and TV couples like Topanga and Corey, is also known as the "hook-up generation." But really, how differently do we date? Not every single Millennial is out to…

Being 'Girlfriend Material' In The Age of The Hook-Up Culture Sucks

By Danielle Williams
I'm at a family barbecue, enjoying my summer shandy when my aunt asks if I'm seeing anyone. It's every Millennial's worst nightmare. Can we get through one family gathering without talking about our love lives? I'm reminded weekly that my love life…

Man Holds Dying Wife's Hand As She Passes After 77 Years Of Marriage

By Eleanor Harmsworth
Amidst all the stories of ghosting, cheating and hook-up culture, it's important to be reminded that enduring love does exist. And even if you are a skeptic, it'll be pretty hard for you to not believe in the power of love after hearing about this…

6 Struggles Of Having Lesbian Sex I Wish Someone Had Warned Me About

By Zara Barrie
Two weeks ago, I wrote an article delicately titled, "9 Struggles Of Being A Lesbian I Wish Someone Had Warned Me About." Because, lez face it: When you finally come out of the dusty, dark, repressive closet, there is no tour guide who magically…

I'm Single, But I Don't Need You To Worry About It

By Lauren Ramesbottom
I was sitting across the kitchen table from my dad, spending a rare night out of the city to visit my parents, when he nudged some food across his plate with his fork and cleared his throat. "So, have you been on any dates recently?" He let his…

This Is The Hook-Up Culture Anthem Lesbians Have Been Waiting For

By Zara Barrie
Babes, it's been a super rough week, I know (it's almost over, THANK GOD). Everyone I know has had at least three to six identity crises in the last 24 hours. It's also three million degrees in Manhattan and New Yorkers are just emotionally…

This Is How You Can Finally Start Asking For What You Really Want In Bed

By Lauren Ramesbottom
I never cease to feel amusement at people's perceived discomfort when talking about sex. Sure, we can talk about numbers and give a quick answer to what's good or bad or discuss the hardship of a particularly long dry spell, but the other details…

30 People On What It Truly Means To Be 'Hooking Up' With Someone

By Candice Jalili
The other night, my friend and I were having another deep conversation about those really tough questions of life, when we decided to tackle this one: "At what point do you go from 'we've hooked up' to 'we're hooking up?'" Anyone who's ever been in…

These Crazy Texts Exchanged Between Hook Up Buddies Will Make You Cringe

By Candice Jalili
The noncommittal nature of the hook up culture has a funny way of making even the most sane of us all go a little bonkers. I mean, think about it. You like someone, you've been ~intimate~ with them, you talk all the time, but they STILL reserve the…

The Real Reason It's So Hard To Get Over The F*ckboy You Used To Date

By Anonymous
We joke about how to spot them, how to avoid them and how to tell them to f*ck off. But what happens when you fall for them? I fell for a f*ckboy in this ridiculous hook-up culture. It's funny how that confession almost sounds like closure. It's…

4 Reasons Guys Are Totally Over Being Called 'Broken'

By Alex Lemieux
"Bartender! Double gin and tonic," is screamed across the dimly lit bar. Yes, there's me again, drowning the sorrows from yet another failed relationship. I seem to find myself here a lot. Maybe I'm here too much, to be honest. It's a night after…

Why I've Never Had A One-Night Stand At The Height Of Hook-Up Culture

By Brianna Shaw
I have a few friends who always tell me I don't know what I'm missing when it comes to one-night stands.  They tell me one-night stands are full of passion and lust. They say there's no better feeling than hooking up with a rando. Besides the fact…

5 Reasons To Ignore The Hate And Give Your HS Sweetheart A Chance In College

By Aurora Fox
As the last of the Millennials are getting ready for high school graduation in the next few months, those of us with SOs may be wondering if we need to let our partners go. Everyone knows a couple who does. Whether they've been dating since freshman…

5 Reasons Your New Guy Isn't Trying To Make Your Fling Official

By Dheandra Jack
We've all seen those memes about how living in hook-up culture when you're a hopeless romantic is hell. Now, don't get me wrong; there are perks to being single. But sometimes, the thought of snuggling up next to a significant other outweighs the…

The Damaging Effects Of Living In A Hook-Up Culture That Lacks Sex Education

By MAVY
Long gone are the days of moonlit walks, romantic dinners and bouquets of flowers. Whether we like it or not, we Millennials are now referred to as the “hook-up generation.” While some people enjoy the hook-up culture they find themselves in, some…

This Calculator Tells You Whether Or Not Your One-On-One Hangout Is A Date

By Sheena Sharma
I have this friend. He lives across the country, but he's planning to visit New York at the end of this month. I'm pretty sure we're just friends. We hooked up once, but it didn't mean anything (I think). He also calls me "boo" sometimes when he…

7 Ways To Turn Your College Hookup Into A Relationship After Graduation

By Elizabeth Vidua
Millennials are well aware of the all-too-familiar story of finding a hookup and then, as time goes on, developing feelings, only to realize those feelings are never going to result in anything. Whether you met your hookup in a bar one Saturday…

15 People Confess What It's Really Like To Hook Up With A Co-Worker

By Kaylin Pound
When it comes to dating, there are just some things you should never do. Like, you know, f*ck your co-workers, for example. Yep, you spend a lot of time with the people you work with, so naturally you might find yourself catching feelings for that…

3 Ways Millennial Dating Culture Can Actually Work In Your Favor

By Allie Braun
The current American dating scene has been labeled a “hook-up culture," and justly so. We have one-night stands. We go home with the guy from the bar without blinking an eye. We avoid labels and feelings. But why is that seen as such a bad…

'Passive Ghosting' Is The New Kind Of Ghosting And It's Actually Worse

By Olivia Simone
My co-worker and I were toasting to the impending nor'easter with a couple of weak martinis when I finally said it out loud: "I'd rather be ghosted." Under the dim light of a Union Square dive bar, she scrolled through her Bumble chats, venting…

5 Reasons I'll Never Be A Booty Call, Even At The Height Of Hook-Up Culture

By Rachel Porter
Whether I'm looking for a committed relationship or not, I am not the girl to use for strictly promiscuous entertainment. I am not the girl you call around 2 am, stating your urges and expecting me to just drop everything and come over. No, I don't…

If Your Girlfriend Does Any Of These 7 Things, Never Let Her Go

By Kevin Schlittenhardt
There's a lot of talk out there about how the modern day hook-up culture officially ended love as our parents and grandparents once knew it. There's a lot of rhetoric about guys not wanting to commit, about women not wanting to give guys the time of…

The 22-Year-Old Virgin: How I Stayed Committed To Myself During College

By Anonymous
I am 22, and I am still a virgin. Yes, you read that correctly. There are 11 girls in my immediate friend group, and I am the only one who hasn’t lost her virginity. Five months ago, this was not the case. Three of my friends, along with myself,…

10 Things I Learned About Gay Hook-Up Culture From My Day On Grindr

By Clyde Engle
Unlike many gay men, I had never used Grindr before. That all changed this past Monday, when I logged on, created an account and started searching for hookups. I got on not because I was interested in hooking up with anyone off the app, but because…

Addicted To Love: Why We're Still Chasing Destructive Relationships

By Dan Dowling
I wanted to know what the f*ck love was, and after I hit rock bottom due to a toxic "romance," I made it my business to find out. As I refined my search, I realized that precisely 97.2 percent of love advice sets people up for relationship…

My Boyfriend And I Copied Ciara And Russell And Chose To Be Abstinent

By Magen Sanders
“What is sex like? I can't even remember,” I say as my roommates and I laugh over a few mimosas at brunch on a Saturday morning. While they share stories about past and present trysts with that guy from work or a current boyfriend, I am on the…

Here's Why This College Student Covered Her Near-Naked Body In Fast Food

By Kate Ryan
Texas State University student Monika Rostvold covered her body with Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday to raise awareness about college hook-up culture. Wearing napkins that spelled out "All you can eat," she hoped to make a bold statement about the…

I'm The Girl Who Always Goes Home Alone, And I'm Totally Okay With It

By Kaylee Denmead
I was always envious of the women who went home with guys from bars. To me, they represented so many things that I am not. They're free and strong, and they know what they want. They're beautiful, sexy and all things I often struggle to be. I used…

The Real Reason Guys Automatically Assume All Girls Want A Relationship

By Ashley Grates
“He assumed I wanted a relationship when I didn’t.” “I don’t get why he thinks I want to date him.” “He said he didn’t want anything serious and stopped talking to me, but it wasn’t serious.” Ah. This is something many women deal with. As I sat in…

These Cute Couples Will Either Make You Jealous Or Believe In Love

By Kaylin Pound
We live in a world ruled by hook-up culture and filled with fleeting feelings. So, oftentimes, it can be hard to believe the true blissful love you find in fairytales can actually exist in real life. Yep, love can be a real motherf*cker. But every…

How Creating A Business Plan For Love Led Me To Romantic Bliss

By Iulia Calota
How come more and more professional women living in big cities have such a hard time finding true love? According to Jon Birger, author of "Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game," we are facing a man deficit. The shortage of…

How To Stop Your ‘Grass Is Greener’ Mentality When It Comes To Dating

By M.L. Walker
The hook-up culture is alive and very well. The trouble is, it's harming real connections and leading us all to be cursed with some kind of dating ADHD. Dating has changed. The feeling of "unlimited abundance" has changed our internal…

How To Successfully Hit On A Woman Without Being Boring Or Creepy

By Courtney Brunson
I'm tired of hearing the phrase “hook-up culture” as much as I'm tired of living it. There's something slightly predatory about the way we approach dating and nightlife. You go out, spot someone you wouldn't mind seeing naked and try to bang it out…