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I still remember the first time the purposeful ambiguity of college dating dawned on me. A friend had been regularly texting, going on dates, and being physically intimate with a guy she liked, but insisted they were only “hanging out.” She couldn’t…
In the dating world, it often feels like drinking alcohol is just par for the course in meeting someone. So many first dates happen over drinks at bars, and hookup culture depends in large part on the "liquid courage" people consume before sending…
My parents met their junior year of college, in line for a bar called "What Ales You?" Twenty-something years later, my older brother met his life partner before he could legally drink. It's safe to say that I grew up assuming falling in love in…
When it comes to factors that define the millennial lifestyle, it’s hard to overlook hookup culture — apart from taking selfies and updating your Instagram story, casual encounters are one of the most common components of being a 20-something today.…
A lot of people enjoy hookup culture, but that doesn't mean it's for everyone. Personally, I participated in hookup culture in college, and I had mixed feelings. While I definitely enjoyed frequenting the 24-hour froyo place (self-serve, my…
If you tend to date people for a while or if you've never really been into one-night flings, there could be many reasons why you aren't into hookup culture. Hookups aren't for everyone, and if you like to see someone for a while before getting…
Being given some solid dating advice can help you figure out some sticky situations in your love life. It can be validating to hear advice from someone who has listened to your concerns or seems to understand what you're experiencing. What's not fun…
How do you feel about hookup culture? Some people think it's an absolute blast — meeting people all the time and experiencing new things. Sounds like fun! But some people would rather connect in a different way, so they might say they don't enjoy…
Modern dating may be convenient, but let's be honest: That doesn't mean it's easy — especially if what you're looking for is a deeper, lasting connection. Hookup culture is real, and it can be tough to deal with if you're not about it. Now don't get…
At 24 years old, my life doesn’t revolve around the fact that I’ve never done the deed. Refraining from sex until my wedding night is mostly a given as a Jewish Modern Orthodox woman. I’ve never had to dispense any explanation to potential suitors…
You would think that at the height of the hookup culture and the absolute peak of the popularity of dating apps, millennials would be getting it on pretty frequently. And, you know, I'm not just talking about single millennials. I'm talking about…
Some people are really good at being in relationships. They are comfortable with consistency, commitment, and monogamy and might even feel lost being single. On the flip side, there are others who shudder at the idea of waking up to the same person…
I'm over a year out of college, and some of my closest friends are girls I roomed with freshman year. My freshman year boyfriend, on the other hand, rarely even crosses my mind. We don't talk anymore and I've unfollowed him on all forms of social…
When you're going out on a first date, there are probably a lot of thoughts running through your mind. No matter how you met, it's normal to be worried about how well the date will go, or whether or not it will turn into anything serious. Worry not,…
One of the dumbest misconceptions that still lurks around the dating landscape is the idea that all women are desperately seeking serious relationships. But news flash — there are plenty of reasons we might not want to lock things down with the…
For the uninitiated, a dry spell is when you go through a stretch of time without hooking up or having sex. There are plenty of reasons you might want to abstain for awhile: Maybe you're hyper-focused on school or work, maybe you're healing after a…
To chill or not to chill is really the question of our time when it comes to modern dating. Toeing the line between demonstrating you are interested and coming off as overbearing, obsessive, or just the dreaded (and very general) "too much" can be…
Type “relationship goals” into Google and you get hundreds of cheesy quotes about love that make it seem effortless. Just scroll through any celeb couple’s Instagram accounts (there are still some left, believe it or not), and you’ll see what I…
Anyone who's ever been even remotely involved with hookup culture can attest to the fact that the experience of hooking up with people comes with its own unique trials and tribulations. Some experiences within hookup culture are so weird and so…
We live in an era of "hookup culture," which can be really fun. There is real power in owning your sexuality and living it, whatever that means for you. But with all that hooking up, there are also increased risks — both emotional and physical. Your…
Love it or hate it, April Fools' Day is almost here. People will inevitably pull elaborate pranks on people they genuinely like that will go either medium-well or terribly. (I'm not an April Fools' enthusiast. Can you tell?) A successful prank…
Situationships: They’re a thing. If you’ve been talking to someone consistently for several months, you’ve hooked up, you've gone on dates, but you haven’t had “the talk,” you’re probably in a situationship. Situationships are basically casual…
When my partner and I first got together, I was not ready to lock it down right away. I was looking for someone to hang out with and, if I’m totally honest, someone to hook up with more exclusively — like a regular friend with benefits, but none of…
Relationships can last despite all kinds of differences. I have seen queer friends who have continued to date people who have transphobic viewpoints. I have seen communists date Hillary Clinton supporters. I'm sure Democrats betray their party…
I'm not a fan of the phrase “brutally honest.” It always sounds to me like someone is violently punching you with their thoughts. Really, you shouldn't be brutal about anything in your relationship unless the act is consensual and involves a safe…
While you might hear a lot about various sexual dysfunctions in men, erectile dysfunction isn't the only problem out there. In fact, there's a whole other half of the population who can be — and are being — impacted by disorders that affect their…
Bachelor in Paradise, ABC's competition-oriented spinoff, has just found itself in some hot water. TMZ is reporting that filming for the show has been shut down due to an instance of alleged sexual misconduct between DeMario Jackson and Corinne…
When your Tinder flame flickers out, it's unlikely that you and your hookup will have much to hash out in person. But that's not to say there wasn't real emotion behind even the most casual of encounters. Healthy relationships of all kinds require…
It seems Selena Gomez has been listening to and very much enjoying The Weeknd's music ever since the two were caught making out last week. How could I possibly know that Selena was listening to The Weeknd?  The answer is complicated, and a little…
Saying my ex-boyfriend cheated on me is a bit of an understatement. It wasn't a one-time mistake, a drunken lapse in judgment or a way out of the relationship. It was continuous, conscious choices that he went above and beyond to hide. I have to…