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Fans Are Sending Sam Smith All The Love After He Opened Up About His Body Image Struggles

By Julia Guerra
It can take a lot of courage for anyone to open up about their body image issues. Add just about over 11 million adoring fans hanging on your every word, and I can only imagine what it must feel like for a 26-year-old celebrity to be so candid about…

There's A New Button That Tells Your Partner You're Down For Sex & I'm Confused

By Candice Jalili
So, you and your partner are lying in bed and you decide you're down to hook up. You could tell them that you're in the mood, or you could silently press a $44 LoveSync that lets them know you're feeling hot and heavy. What is LoveSync, you ask?…

6 Pieces Of Advice From Mentors About Getting Rejected, Because They've Seen It All

By Rebecca Strong
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s this: Rejection can be a tough pill to swallow. That goes for any area of life, including your career, education, and friendships. But when it comes to dating, rejection is particularly painful. After…

These 7 Wise Pieces Of Advice From Dads About Having Your Heart Broken Are The Perfect Remedy

By Griffin Wynne
Far from the aisles of Target's cartoon beer T-shirts and ties with dogs on them, some things about fatherhood just never go out of style. From short, but sage pearls of wisdom, to funny stories about their childhoods — sometimes, Dads have more…

This Is How To Let Someone Down Easy, Because It Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

By Korey Lane
At some point in your dating life, you'll probably have to deal with rejecting someone. Whether it's someone at a bar whose advances you simply ignore, or someone you've been on a few dates with but just aren't feeling a connection with, rejection…

I Went To A Queer Zodiac-Themed Rave & Here's What Happened

By Griffin Wynne
As Bret Michaels says, "Every rose has its thorn, just like every night has its dawn." My feelings about the rock-turned-reality star aside, the song is not only a banger, but reminds me that even when something appears to be perfect or without…

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…

If Your Partner Doesn’t Want Sex Anymore, Here’s What Experts Suggest

By Rachel Shatto
It's no secret that after the honeymoon phase of a relationship slows down, the sex also slows down. What’s less expected is for the sex to stop entirely. When that happens, it can be really confusing or scary because you may not know why your…

Valentine's Day Isn't Designed With Queer Couples In Mind, But That Doesn't Mean They Can't Reclaim It

By Griffin Wynne
Throughout history, queer counter-culture has consisted of dismantling years of oppressive gender norms and laying the mack down. Cue non-binary pick-lines suggesting that you and your crush should probably purchase "Theirs & Theirs" hand towels for…

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…

Bebe Rexha Put Fashion Designers On Blast For Refusing To Dress Her For The Grammys

By Julia Guerra
Bebe Rexha has been nominated for not one, but two Grammy awards this year, and regardless of your musical tastes, there’s no denying the recognition is well-deserved. Unfortunately, though, despite the fact that this should be an exciting time for…

If You Want To Spend More Time With Your Partner, Experts Say To Send This Text

By Rachel Shatto
When you're in love with someone, it only makes sense that you would want to spend as much time with them as possible. But sometimes life gets busy, we get distracted, and that can put a real cramp on your quality time together. If that sounds more…

7 Women Share Their Worst Rejection Stories & OMG, They’re So Brave

By Candice Jalili
When you have a crush, you're faced with two options: keep your feelings to yourself so as to avoid rejection or accept the possibility of rejection and bravely admit how you feel. No matter what you wind up deciding, the fear of rejection is,…

Here's What It Means If Your Partner Dreads Initiating Sex, According To Experts

By Rebecca Strong
Consider this: Any time you and your SO get intimate, someone has to be the “initiator.” You know — the one who makes the first move, whether that means seductively removing an article of clothing or whispering something racy in your ear. When bae…

Here's Why Grand Romantic Gestures Can Be A Good Thing — But Only If They're Actually Romantic

By Griffin Wynne
Something about the ability to peek into the intimate moments of the lives of people we don't interact with on a daily basis has made public displays of affection — ahem, attention — seem to be a cornerstone of internet content. Of course, grand…

3 Things You'll Notice If Your Date Is About To Ghost Like Casper

By Rebecca Strong
Now you see me, now you… are left on read for eternity. If there’s one dating phenomenon we’re all familiar with in the 21st century, it’s ghosting. One minute, you’re gushing to your BFF about your new prospective bae-to-be, making weekend plans,…

10 Dating Resolutions To Make For 2019 That Are Actually Easy To Keep

By Theresa Holland
As we say "thank u, next" to 2018, it's time to look ahead to the next 12 months and start to think about our 2019 #goals. Maybe next year you want to focus more on your health, maybe you want to try to gossip less, or maybe — just maybe — you want…

If One Partner Always Initiates Sex, Experts Say It's Time To Switch It Up

By Rachel Shatto
In your relationship, who is the one to typically initiate sex? Whether or not you take turns making the first move, or one of you is the de facto adult fun-times initiator, you might wonder: Is it normal if one partner always initiates sex? And, if…

Signs Your Partner Is Too Scared To Say "I Love You,” So Don’t Panic

By Korey Lane
In any romantic relationship, saying "I love you" can feel like a pretty big deal. If you've already told your partner you love them and they have yet to reciprocate, waiting for them to say it back can be nerve-wracking. The good news is, experts…

14 Times Camila Cabello & Fifth Harmony Shaded Each Other That You Might've Missed

By Hollee Actman Becker
Celebrity relationships and friendships are a rare breed. These famous faces have their lives played out in front of the masses, whether it’s the good, the bad, or the straight-up shady. In Elite Daily’s new series, It’s Complicated, we’re…

5 Ways To Get The Relationship You Deserve In 2019, Because You're Worth It

By Elana Rubin
Whether you feel ready to jump back into the dating world after a breakup, or you're gearing up for another year of dating, you may be considering how to get a relationship in 2019 as we approach the new year. You see other people in relationships,…

7 Things To Consider When You’re Applying To Jobs For The First Time

By Marisa Casciano
In the world of networking, you may be a newbie. You have some practice under your belt, talking with companies and building a resumé, all thanks to your classes or a local career fair. You also know or have a pretty good idea of what you want to do…

What To Do If You Love Your Bae More Than They Love You, According To 11 Women

By Candice Jalili
One of those pesky things fairytales and rom-coms don't quite warn you about is the potential that the person you love so dearly may not love you back in the same capacity. Yes, you guys could enter a relationship. And, yes, they could love you to a…

9 People Reveal Why They Turned Down Public Proposals & It's Juicy AF

By Hannah Schneider
If you've ever witnessed a public proposal and breathed a sigh of relief when the person asked said yes, I am entirely with you. Proposals are already very emotional, so getting proposed to in public sounds seriously intense. Numerous high profile…

I Wanted To Be My Hometown's "Cool Girl" — Until I Came Out As Non-Binary

By Griffin Wynne
I've never felt connected to the gender I was assigned to at birth, but learning to talk about my gender (or lack thereof), and living as a genderless person (ahem, genderless angel), took me close to 20 years. Now, after high school, college, two…

6 Women Whose Relationships Started As FWBs Explain How They Changed, & I’m Swooning

By Korey Lane
In today's dating climate, it's easy to feel like no one wants to be in an exclusive relationship. It's also totally normal to feel intimidated by the idea of broaching the subject with someone you like, especially if you currently find yourself in…

When Your Significant Other Is Growing Tired Of You, Here's How You'll Know

By Theresa Holland
When they're going well, relationships can be pretty great. However, they can also be totally confusing and frustrating if you're not quite sure where you stand with your partner. If this sounds familiar, you may be wondering how to tell if your…

Here's Exactly How To Pull Off A Public Proposal If You Want Bae To Say Yes

By Hannah Schneider
Imagine for a second that you are at a sporting event with your boyfriend of a few months and his bros. Suddenly, he's on one knee, and the stadium's JumboTron is broadcasting his proposal to you... with your name spelled wrong. If this increased…

If You Ever Need To Turn Down A Marriage Proposal In Public, Here's How To Do It

By Hannah Schneider
If you’ve been using the internet within the past decade, I have no doubt you’ve probably seen a viral public proposal video (or two, or three, or four, no one’s judging you). Whether it happens by way of flash mob in a mall, during half-time at a…

How To Talk To A New Partner About Where To Spend The Holidays, Because It Can Get Awkward AF

By Theresa Holland
So, you're dating someone new and everything is seemingly going perfectly. You're having fun, you're feeling comfortable, and the future looks promising. But the holidays are coming up and you're wondering how to talk to a new partner about where to…

These Still-Not-Called Midterm Races Are Giving Some Voters More Time To Get Their Vote Counted

By Shelby Black
While some states have closed the chapter to the 2018 midterm elections, other states haven't quite called it quits. This year's midterm elections resulted in some historic change, such as Democrats reclaiming the house and a record-number of women…

Hillary Clinton Got Brutal About How "Fair" Georgia's Election Was To Stacey Abrams

By Daniella Bondar
One week after Election Day, Georgia's race for governor has only been heating up. Since the polls closed on Nov. 6, tensions have risen between candidates Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in a race that still hasn't been called.…

This Groundbreaking Country Music Video Makes You See Coming Out In A Whole New Light

By Griffin Wynne
Did a new country singer express the struggle of being queer in a conservative area and the solace of chosen family all in one music video? It certainly seems like it. Now playing on CMT, Brandon Stansell’s “Hometown” Music Video navigates coming…

These 3 Signs Are Harsh AF During Breakups, So Watch Out

By Laura Moses
I think it's safe to say that nobody likes rejection, and being broken up with will always have some degree of suck to it. After a breakup, some people are able to dust themselves off and go about their business, while others prefer to gloomily…

How To Tell Someone You’re Casually Dating That You've Caught Feelings, According To Experts

By Rebecca Strong
Feelings are a funny thing — they’re unpredictable, uncontrollable and intangible. One day, you’re in a casual situation with a cutie and perfectly content with the carefree conditions. The next, you’re fantasizing about your destination wedding in…

The 1 Thing You Should Know If You're Developing Feelings For Your FWB

By Laura Moses
Convenience is a wonderful thing and I'm always down for a new life hack that will make my day a little bit easier. If you're too busy to date, aren't looking for a serious relationship, but are into the idea of spending time with someone you like…

Here's How To Transition From Being Friends With Benefits To Just Friends Again

By Laura Moses
There are tons of tricky social situations we have to navigate when it comes to dating. Breaking up with someone can be awkward, being broken up with can feel terrible, and telling your friend with benefits you want to stop the "benefit" part of…

4 Signs Your Crush Thinks You Text Too Much, Even Though You're Just Being Yourself

By Griffin Wynne
Let me preface by saying that women and femmes being called any variation of "too much" or "a lot" always rubs me the wrong way. From the time we are born, society seems to expect refined behavior from us. My mother's literal advice to "just blend…

3 Tips For Feeling Way More Confident When Asking To Define The Relationship

By Jamie Kravitz
As a goal-oriented 20-something, I always like to have a plan. I prefer things to be as organized as possible: I have an ongoing to do list on my phone, I try to keep my inbox at zero, and my small New York City apartment is relatively tidy. So when…

3 Tips For Feeling Like Your Most Amazing, Confident Self Around Your Crush

By Elana Rubin
Crushes are exhilarating: You feel excited, nervous, and terrified all at the same time usually. You want to impress them, you're scared of rejection, and you plainly want to spend time with that person. Gaining enough confidence to talk to them…

4 Tips For Feeling More Confident When Telling Someone How You Feel

By Rebecca Strong
If you’d have asked high school me to rate the difficulty level of telling someone how I feel, I’d probably have put it on par with taking a statistics exam. It’s scary, you never feel fully prepared, and worst of all, you don’t know how it’s going…

Here's Why The Royal Family Doesn't Celebrate Halloween Publicly

By Tara Martinez
With folks all over the world celebrating Halloween with costumes and spooky antics, a lot of people are wondering about what people over in the UK. are doing on this special day. More specifically, they’re curious about the royal family. So, does…

This Is What It's Like To Be Polyamorous In College, As Told By 4 People

By Hannah Schneider
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what it means to be polyamorous, especially if you are polyamorous in college. "Polyamory is a type of non-monogamy identified by its focus on having multiple relationships with the consent of all…

This Is What Happens Inside Your Brain When You Go Through A Bad Breakup

By Jamie Kravitz
Love is an incredibly unique feeling. Sometimes, the mental and emotional effects of being in a relationship seem to defy both science and reason. Your romance may feel like magic, but in reality, love and science go hand-in-hand. Whether you're…

9 Petty Games You Shouldn't Play In Your 20s, Because You'll Be Happier Without Them

By Marisa Casciano
Welcome to the world of happiness and drama-free living. Please leave your pettiness at the door. Yes, put any gossip in the gutter and trash talk in the garbage where it belongs. There's just no room for anything like that here, and you'll soon…

8 Memes About Ghosting That Prove You're Not The Only One Who's Been Left In The Dark

By Tayi Sanusi
There's no way to sugarcoat it folks: Getting ghosted is one of the worst things ever. I would even argue that getting ghosted by someone you were really vibing with can be worse than breaking up. At least when you've decided to call it quits with…

Here's The Foolproof Reason You Should Always Send The First Message On Dating Apps

By Laura Moses
Picture this — you match with a super cutie on a dating app, think about what to type to them, and then decide to wait. If they message you first, you'll get to (over)analyze their choice of joke, greeting, or observation about your profile pic. So…

I Know Fighting With My Partner Is Healthy — So Why Can’t I Lose My Temper?

By Rebecca Strong
Confession: Anger makes me uncomfortable. Seeing someone else express it makes me squirm a little — but honestly, experiencing it myself is so much worse. It feels like losing control. It feels unpredictable. It feels downright scary. For years,…

7 Important Things To Remember When You're Waiting To Hear Back From Your Dream College

By Marisa Casciano
The college application process is such a waiting game. First, you go on a bunch of campus tours. Then, you apply to your favorites and research how to build the perfect resumé. Last but not least, you sit at home and wonder when you'll get that…

6 Super Hot Reasons Gomez Addams From 'The Addams Family' Is The Perfect Partner

By Christy Piña
If you've ever seen The Addams Family, then you know how next-level Morticia and Gomez Addams are toward each other. From their sexual innuendos, to their consistent complimenting of each other, to their wicked dance moves — this couple is iconic.…