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6 Tips For Reducing Fear Of Texting When Dating Someone New

By Christy Piña
Texting can be so confusing. How often you should text, whether or not you should text first, how many emojis and exclamation points to add, and seeing their read receipts can all cause anxiety. Even if they seem like minor worries, for some,…

5 Relationship Experts Debate Why Dating Today Is SO Hard

By Griffin Wynne
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…

4 Questions To Ask Your Summer Fling & Get On The Same Page

By Tayi Sanusi
Nothing's more fun than a solid summer fling who keeps you wanting more. Having someone who's down to hang and consistently hookup during the warmer months is usually the perfect situationship when you're not looking for something serious. However,…

Don't Panic, Here’s What To Do When Someone Ghosts You On Insta DM

By Korey Lane
It never feels good to get ghosted. Unless you seriously didn't like the person you were dating and you were looking for an out anyway, getting ghosted sucks. Getting close to someone and then suddenly cut off without explanation as to why? Brutal.…

Here's What To Do When Someone Ghosts You On Dating Apps, Because UGH

By Rachel Shatto
If you’ve ever used a dating app (and let's be honest, who hasn’t?), then chances are you've had the oh-so-wonderful (sarcasm!) experience of chatting with someone, starting to like them, only to have them up and disappear on you. No warning, no…

Here's The Truth About Falling For Someone You’ve Never Met IRL

By Rachel Shatto
I have a guilty pleasure I need to confess to: I am obsessed with the show Love After Lockup. If you aren't familiar with it, the show follows people who have fallen in love with prison inmates. Some of the relationships started before the arrest,…

Here’s How To Break Up With Someone Via Text, Because It’s Tricky

By Korey Lane
Making the decision to end a relationship can be tricky, and if you're the one who wants to call it quits, figuring out how best to do it can be intimidating. What do you say? When do you say it? Do you suggest getting dinner first? It's…

10 Women Revealed Their Most Cringeworthy Dates Ever & SOS, They Are So Painful

By Christy Piña
When you look back on your past dates, there's probably one that takes the cake as the most cringeworthy. (And if there isn't, I'm jealous.) Whether your date wouldn't stop talking about themselves, or they decided to wear crocs and basketball…

A New Study Shows That LGBTQ+ Adults Have More Pride In Their Identities Now Than Ever Before

By Rachel Shatto
Want some good news for a change? Well then, you are going to love what a recent study conducted by Tinder discovered. With Pride season right around the corner, the folks behind the dating app surveyed 1,000 LGBTQ-identifying people between the…

If You're Single & Picky, Experts Reveal What To Keep In Mind About Finding "The One"

By Marisa Casciano
You recently noticed that you don't swipe right too often. Instead, you find yourself looking through your potential matches on your dating apps and audibly saying, "No, thanks," as you swipe left. You type out messages after the first or second…

If Your Relationship Is In Crisis Mode, You'll Notice These 7 Signs

By Sarah Ellis
Every relationship goes through its fair share of ups and downs. No matter how connected you are, or how well things have gone in the past, you’re never going to have smooth sailing together 100% of the time. Usually, rough patches are nothing to…

4 Fights That Every Couple Has, So Don’t Worry, You’re Normal

By Korey Lane
For the most part, relationships take work. This isn't to say that they're not fun, or that your relationship has to require a ton of effort. But in general, couples fight from time to time. So, if you and your partner have been having more…

Here's What To Write On Your Dating App Profile If You Aren't Into Hookups & Want To Be Clear

By Tayi Sanusi
Fortunately, dating apps have made connecting with like-minded singles easier than ever before. However, if you're not looking for a casual encounter, making your intentions known might seem like the best way to get the most out of your matches.…

16 ‘Game Of Thrones’-Inspired Opening Lines For Dating Apps That'll Win Your Match's Heart

By Christy Piña
Game of Thrones is back and ready to ruin my life while simultaneously making it 100 times better. After the final season premiered on April 14, Thronies everywhere have turned social media into a magical rabbit hole of Game of Thrones memes,…

If You're Not A Fan Of Dating Apps, You're Probably One Of These 3 Zodiac Signs

By Christy Piña
Everyone dates in their own way, and using dating apps is no different. While your bestie may be all about swiping right, you may prefer to chat up cuties at a bar or flirt via Instagram DM. As long as everything that goes down is 100 percent…

Deciding Who Pays On A Date Can Be Awk, But Experts Say This Is Why You Shouldn't Worry

By Korey Lane
If you're out on a date with someone new, you're probably both a little excited and nervous at the same time. There could be a million thoughts running through your head all at once. Among them: Who should pay? The moment the bill arrives can feel…

Relationship Experts Debated If Stalking People On Dating Apps Is Healthy & TBH, I'm Surprised

By Ginny Hogan
Information is everywhere, and it's completely natural to want to know more about someone. Let's say you went on a great date with a person from a dating app. Maybe a few great dates. I've been in that position many times (I am a great date, FYI),…

5 Signs Your Relationship Will Last, Because You & Bae Are Endgame

By Rachel Shatto
How confident are you that you and your partner are in it for the long haul? Does it seem like they really are the one, but you just want to be totally sure? After all, it's not always so easy to just open up your heart and be vulnerable in that…

Here’s What Dates Really Think About Your Messy Car, According To Experts

By Christy Piña
When you spend hours at a time in your car — whether it be driving to and from work every day, visiting your long-distance best friend every weekend, or taking a road trip — the coffee cups, fast food wrappers, and random articles of clothing can…

The Psychology Behind Gatsbying, According To A Dating Expert

By Rebecca Strong
It’s no secret that social media has totally transformed the way we date — and the way we flirt. Gone are the days when you had to agonize over what to text your crush (or, you know, dial someone's digits and speak) just to figure out if the…

When I Tried Dating Apps For The First Time, Men's Racist Comments Drove Me Away

By Shanell McKinnie
For years, I avoided online dating. Why would I subject myself to this vicious cycle of validation and rejection just to get ghosted? Instagram was already doing a great job of satisfying my millennial need for approval. But a few months ago, after…

If You Feel Weird Asking Your Best Friend These 11 Things, Is She Really Your Bestie?

By Rachel Chapman
A best friendship is truly a one-of-a-kind relationship. You're so much more than friends — you're basically family and soulmates all rolled into one. Your bestie is the PB to your J, and you're linked on another level that makes you feel super…

If You Hate Casual Dating, Here's Why Experts Say It's OK

By Rebecca Strong
If there’s one word that defines the uniquely confusing dating world we millennials find ourselves in today, it’s “casual.” For some, casual relationships may be ideal — either they don’t have the time to devote to building something meaningful…

5 Signs That Might Mean You Don't Actually Like Someone, Because It Can Be Hard To Admit

By Rachel Shatto
Have you ever looked at the person you're dating, and suddenly had a moment of clarity where you realized that you didn't actually feel as strongly for them as you thought? It’s a huge bummer for everyone involved because it means you might have to…

8 Opening Lines To Use On Hinge That Will Shore Up The Matches

By Ginny Hogan
Spring is here, and you're ready to get out from under your winter cocoon and fly like a butterfly! And, as a butterfly, you're seeking a partner, so you hop back on Hinge. It can be tough to start a conversation after you've been off dating apps…

10 Dating App Opening Lines For Spring That Are Sure To Make Love Bloom

By Ginny Hogan
It's 2019 — if you're still messaging "hey" on Tinder, it's time to rethink your opening line. Maybe you took a break from the apps to stay warm inside this winter, but now you're ready to get back out there. Spring is the time to find that special…

Having A Cool Mom Who All Your Friends Love Is So Much More Than A Title

By Rachel Chapman
Your mom's "not like a regular mom"; she's a cool mom. It's not just a Mean Girls quote to you, because it's your life. Your friends love and adore your mom, and she's kind of like a second mom to them. Though, you're the lucky one who actually gets…

4 Ways To Build Communication Skills In Your Relationship, Because They're So Important

By Korey Lane
Relationships are more than just cute texts and romantic dinners. They take work, and anyone who has been in a relationship knows that to be true. You and your partner have to find ways to work together, grow together, and be honest with each other.…

5 Tips To Prevent Your Dating App Convo From Fizzling, Because It Happens To Everyone

By Rebecca Strong
It’s one of the great mysteries of digital dating. One minute, you and your match are engaged in an enthralling convo with the kind of back-and-forth banter that suggests undeniable chemistry. There are no shortage of flirty comments, thoughtful…

Experts Say These 5 Red Flags Mean You & Your Partner Are Politically Incompatible

By Rachel Shatto
Would you ever consider dating someone across the political spectrum? Do you feel like the answer to that question has changed in recent years? If so, then worry not. More and more people, particularly Millennials, are discovering they either don't…

5 Things You'll Notice If You Have A Jealous Partner, Because It Can Be So Toxic

By Korey Lane
Relationships can be complicated, and even if you and your partner are totally in love, that doesn't mean things will always be just peachy between you. There will be ups and downs, and even the most dedicated couples have their fair share of…

Hinge Is Offering Free Drinks At A Bar This Friday So You Can Meet Someone IRL

By Hannah Schneider
There's no one right way to date these days — thanks to dating apps, you have more options than ever before, and that's something to celebrate. Over the past decade, dating apps have soared from a niche aspect of dating culture to a basic…

This Is How You’ll Know You’re Ready To Buy A House With Your Partner, So Get Excited

By Korey Lane
Relationships consist of several milestones (and love and equal partnership, but more on that later), but none is quite as nerve-wracking as when you think you're ready to buy a house with your partner. Buying a house in general is a big life step,…

Here's How To Talk To Your SO About Their Ex, Because It's A Sticky Subject

By Laura Moses
Personally, I don't love thinking about a boyfriend's past relationships or having lengthy conversations about them. While I like to imagine that I'm the only woman my man has ever wanted to be with, I know that's just my Scorpio nature talking and…

How To Talk About Religion If You & Your Partner Disagree, Because It Can Be Tricky

By Rachel Shatto
In some ways, the old adage of "opposites attract" can be very true — especially when having those differences helps create a balance between you and your partner, and brings out new sides of you. However, when those differences start getting at the…

4 Things You’ll Notice About Yourself When You’re Comfortable In Your Relationship

By Korey Lane
There's a simple pleasure in the moment you realize that you're comfortable in your relationship. Not in a "we're too comfortable and we've lost the ~romance~" way, but in the "my hair's a mess but bae won't care because they love me for me," way.…

I Tried Speed-Dating On Valentine’s Day — After 40 Bad Dates, Here’s What I Learned

By Cristiana Caruso
“Valentine’s Day-themed speed dating? That just sounds sad,” a passerby remarks at the chalkboard signage, as I prepare to *checks notes*... attend a Valentine’s Day-themed speed dating event. So, that was truly the confidence boost I needed before…

I Tried A Rocket Scientist's Algorithm To Predict My Love Life & Here's What Happened

By Sarah Ellis
Dating is exhausting. Anybody feel me? Sometimes, when I get so frustrated I just want to scream, I’m tempted to turn to technology to try to solve all my problems. So, when I heard this strategy might actually be a realistic solution, you better…

4 Therapists Offer Wise Advice On How To Find The Love Of Your Life

By Hannah Schneider
Many people turn to therapists for love advice when they go through breakups, or their relationship is on the rocks. But therapists also have a surprising amount to say about finding and being in love, and that advice is pretty eye-opening. Although…

4 Things You’ll Notice If You & Your Partner Are Ready To Talk About Your Future

By Korey Lane
Relationships can often be a little confusing. If you're coupled up, at some point you'll probably have a talk with your partner about where you see the relationship going. Maybe you talked about it when you first met and got it all on the table, or…

This Is How OkCupid Makes Sure You're Getting Compatible Matches & It's Honestly So Smart

By Christy Piña
Social media is constantly changing, and that includes the dating apps we find ourselves swiping on day in and day out, like OkCupid. The site launched in 2004, when it became the first free online dating platform. Eight years later, OkCupid…

Here Is The Dating App You Should Swipe Right On, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Rachel Shatto
Are you new to the dating app game and not sure where to start? Or are you a veteran swiper who just isn’t seeing the results you desire from all that finger labor? Either way, what you need to know to make sure you're getting the most out of your…

Here’s How To Delete Your Tinder Account When It’s Time To Take A Break From Dating Apps

By Rachel Shatto
True story: Over the weekend, I met my friend’s new boyfriend for the first time. He was sweet, attentive, funny, and just awesome. The two of them could not seem more happy to be together. So, of course, I wanted to know where they met. To my…

This Is How To (Nicely) Explain Why You Don't Want To See Someone Again

By Korey Lane
Actively dating these days can almost feel like a sport. There are so many dating apps, so many people, and dates can be really hit or miss. When a date feels like a miss for you, it can be really tough to explain why you don’t want to see someone…

Here's How To Delete Your OkCupid Profile When You Need A Break From Online Dating

By Tayi Sanusi
There's no denying that online dating sites have made meeting singles way easier than ever before. Anyone who's interested in casual or long-term dating knows that sites like OkCupid are a solid choice when it comes to connecting with potential…

Here's How To Delete Your Hinge Account When You Decide You Want To Step Back

By Christy Piña
So, you did the d*mn thing. You scrolled and you scrolled and you scrolled through Hinge, until you finally found someone you could actually see dating. It started off with some flirting and worked its way up to drinks, then dinner, and here you are…

Here’s How Hinge Makes Sure You’re Getting Active Matches

By Christy Piña
Dating apps are tricky terrain. If you're using Hinge, it's probably because you're attracted to the concept of an app designed to help people find relationships. (The "dating app designed to be deleted," the app says.) But sometimes, and because…

15 Boxes To Check Off On A First Date, According To 15 Women

By Candice Jalili
When you think about it, first dates can be tricky. If you've sacrificed a night out with your girls (or let's be real, a night parked in front of Netflix on your couch), you want to ensure the person you're with is worth your time. Sometimes, it…

Getting Ghosted Is No Fun, But Experts Say Texting Them After Only Makes Things Worse

By Rachel Shatto
To say that getting ghosted is a bummer is not exactly a hot take. But to me, the worst part of the whole thing isn't the rejection — it's feeling powerless and like I've lost control. So when it's happened to me, I've been torn between just letting…

Here’s Why Experts Say You Should Go On A Second Date If The First One Was Mediocre 

By Rachel Shatto
There's so much anticipation prior to a first date you're excited about. What if it goes really well and this person turns out to be "the one"? Or what if it goes really badly and they turn out to be a total nightmare? But really, fret not, because…