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How Jealous You Are In Relationships, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Jealousy is a very human, and often ugly, trait. In Christianity, envy is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, alongside other characteristics like wrath and lust. Even the brightest and most attractive people among us experience jealousy or envy, usually s…
By Emily Anne

The One Thing To Keep In Mind If Another Casual Fling Just Fizzled Out AGAIN

After spending about six years in two consecutive, serious relationships, one of the first things I noticed when I got back into the dating game was how quickly and frequently my casual relationships kept fizzling out. I like to think of this phenome…
By Sydnee Lyons

Millennials Have Happier Relationships Than People From Any Other Generation

In general, Millennials get a lot of flak from other generations. They say don't know how to take time to enjoy what's going on around us; that we get our news solely from Facebook; that our phones have gotten in the way of us developing the social s…
By Candice Jalili

Women Reveal Their Partner's Biggest Flaw They've Learned To Accept

No matter how wonderful your partner is or how much you really, truly love them, everybody has their flaws. Unfortunately, when people talk about their partners, they usually do it in a bragging way, where they leave out their partner's shortcomings.…
By Candice Jalili

Here's How Your Health Can Change In A Toxic Relationship, According To Experts

We often talk about how it feels to be in an unhealthy relationship, but we give less thought to how toxic relationships affect your health. Like any prolonged stressful experience, it's bound to have some physical and mental effects, right? After al…
By Rachel Shatto

Kendrick Lamar's Song "Humble" Is Actually Way Deeper Than You'd Think

The Grammys are approaching which means it's time to look back and appreciate all the great music from the past year. One artist that no one could stop talking about was Kendrick Lamar. With the release of his album, Damn, in April — it seemed like L…
By Laura Rizzo

These 4 Zodiac Signs Are The Most Loyal In Relationships, So Find One ASAP

The people who move slowly in relationships early on are who will become the most loyal down the line. The most loyal zodiac signs can be identified by how they behave at the beginning of a relationship, when you are both forming bonds. Some signs, l…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

People Are Tweeting In Celebration Of Their Interracial Relationships & It's So Pure

I really wish we lived in a time where you really could love whomever you wanted to love, without any sort of judgment — especially when it comes to someone's race. But unfortunately, that's not the case in the world we live in today. Yes, we've come…
By Candice Jalili

Here's What To Know About How The December New Moon Will Affect Your Relationships

On Dec. 18, 2017, the new moon plays with Venus, the planet of love and relationships, but all is not a bed of roses. Heavy-handed Saturn and unruly Uranus will disrupt the love plant during December's new moon. But that's not necessarily a bad thing…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

5 Legit Reasons Why Someone May Not Want A Relationship Right Now

One time, a friend of mine rallied her recently broken heart and went on a date with a random Tinder match. She was unenthused, but he seemed interested. He also had the rare ability to convey acerbic wit via text without sounding like a total jerk. …
By Kimmy Foskett

How To Use The New Moon In Scorpio To Make Your Relationships Stronger

If you follow lunar astrology then you know that the new moon is a time for putting your goals into action, and sometimes that can limit our attention to just our careers. But not everything is about money, people. I'll be the first to admit "cash ru…
By Rosebud Baker
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People Reveal When They Want Relationships, So If You're Sick Of Being Single, Listen Up

Research — and every romantic comedy ever released — suggests that dating is as seasonal as the fresh bloom of May flowers or the warmth of the holiday season. As the calendar turns from summer flings to turkey dumps to cuffing seasons, I can’t help …
By Sydnee Lyons
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Are You Statistically More Likely To Get Into A New Relationship During Cuffing Season?

Ah, cuffing season. A time for cuddling, kissing under mistletoe, and watching wintery romantic comedies on repeat. (Or, in my case, a time for seeking out cuffing-season mates who are down to re-enact Olympic ice skating routines with me.) But I won…
By Genevieve Wheeler
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Your Cuffing-Season Relationship Can Last Into Next Spring If You Do This One Thing

I can feel it in the air. The nights are cooler, the leaves have changed colors, shop windows have traded in their beach balls for twinkle lights, and on every window sill, you’re sure to find a scented candle named after a cookie flavor. That’s righ…
By Sydnee Lyons

4 Things That Are Only True Of Lustful Relationships, Not Truly Loving Ones

Feelings are confusing, especially when it comes to dating. Is this person my soulmate, or are they a one-night stand? It's really hard to tell, and usually, it just depends on whether they text me again or ghost me after we hang out. Does this whole…
By Alison Segel

Here's Why Some Guys Only Want Sex & Not Relationships, According To An Expert

Straight women who've spent any amount of time dating in the hopes of finding someone to build a relationship with know that trying to figure out our male counterparts can be utterly baffling. If you find yourself contemplating why some guys don't wa…
By Tayi Sanusi

Guys Reveal What They Did To Mess Up A Relationship & You'll Feel Every Emotion Possible

Anyone who has ever had to do it will tell you that getting over a breakup is no easy feat. But getting over a breakup is about 5 billion times harder when the breakup was your fault. Why? Well, when you were cheated on or wronged in some way, you ha…
By Candice Jalili
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Can Relationships Work After A Breakup? An Expert Reveals The Truth

Do you have that friend who is continually caught up in the seemingly unending break-up-make-up-cycle? The friend who you really want to offer your support to through all her roller coaster relationship drama, but you just can't help but find yoursel…
By Rachel Shatto
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I Asked All My Tinder Matches What They're Really Looking For & Here's What They Said

Dating would be so much simpler if everyone was open about what they really want. You would never apply for a job without knowing up front if it's full-time with benefits or just a freelance gig on the side — so why should you approach dating any dif…
By Hannah Orenstein

Men Reveal Their Absolute Favorite Cuddling Positions & You’ll Feel Warm & Fuzzy Inside

Cuddling is a real source of contention within my otherwise happy relationship. The problem isn't that either of us hate cuddling. He's a natural cuddler and I grew up sleeping with my mom, so falling asleep snuggling someone I feel comfortable with …
By Candice Jalili

People Admit Why They Cheated In Their Long-Term Relationships & It's Heartbreaking

I'm not proud to admit this, but I used to be a pretty bad cheater. I've only been faithful in two of my long-term relationships. I know, I'm the worst. But I can honestly say I am reformed now. Not because I had some epiphany or because my former pa…
By Rachel Shatto
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How Our Relationships With Our Mothers Change Over Time

We’ll never have a relationship in our lives as complex as the one we have with our mothers. We know we owe our moms so much. They raised us, for God’s sake. They are the reason we know what we know. But, at the same time, no one knows how to push ou…
By Blair Thill

The Difference Between Why Men & Women Lie In Relationships Will Make You So, So Frustrated

I'm a firm believer in the whole "honesty is the best policy" way of life. Even when it's difficult, I generally tend to think being totally honest is the way to go in most situations. That being said, there are, of course, some situations where it's…
By Candice Jalili

How To Handle Being In A Relationship With A Super Insecure Person

Regardless of how "perfect" someone may seem,  we all have things about ourselves that we would change if given the chance. For the vast majority of people, having a few insecurities are a totally normal part of everyday life. For some people, howeve…
By Tayi Sanusi

Why A Pisces And Libra Relationship Will Most Likely End In Disaster

Ah, Libra and Pisces, two of the most romantic, idealistic, and codependent signs in the zodiac. What could possibly go wrong? These two seem absolutely destined for one another, with Libra's love of compromise, and Pisces' ability to tune into the n…
By Rosebud Baker

5 Compromises I'll Never, Ever Make In My Next Relationship

I was a bossy child who never liked compromising. I was straight up obnoxious about getting my way. Even now, I tend to be pretty outspoken with my friends, and on the internet when I write. (Hi, trolls!) However, when it comes to relationships, I lo…
By Kimmy Foskett

5 Things People In Meaningful Relationships Do Differently When They're Dating

Every relationship means something, even the ones that seem pointless. You are drawn to certain people for specific reasons. The most dysfunctional relationship can help you discover what you actually need out of life and love. They can also help you…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

Why Some People Are Bad At Relationships But Great At Giving Relationship Advice

Do you have that one friend that is just awesome at giving really good relationship advice but can't seem to hang on to a relationship to save her life? I'm pretty sure we all have a friend like that. In fact, I was that friend. I was always really g…
By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski

The Difference Between Relationships With Instant Attraction And Ones Where Attraction Grows

Have you ever started dating someone you weren't sure you actually liked? Yes, you had a good enough time with them, and you were OK with them putting their arm around you... but something inside of you wasn't completely sold yet? It's normal to wond…
By Alexia LaFata

Why Staying In An Almost Relationship Is The Worst Thing You Can Do

What do you call a relationship that looks and feels and sounds like a relationship — but isn't one? The dreaded "almost relationship." We've all been there. You text each other all the time. You sleep over at their place one or two times a week. Whe…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

Why Your Relationship Is About To Get Complicated Before The Solar Eclipse

Next week, on Aug. 21, we have a total solar eclipse, and I have reiterated to my readers ad nauseum about how solar eclipses can bring about a lot of changes. Although solar eclipses tend to be of a positive nature, this week leading up to it will b…
By Rosebud Baker

The Difference Between Why Women And Men End Long-Term Relationships Makes So Much Sense

There's a reason why the whole world is mourning ever since Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announced their split. When a long-term relationship (let alone a MARRIAGE) comes to an end, it's really sad. Honestly, sad isn't even a strong enough word to desc…
By Candice Jalili

Keeping These 5 Minor Secrets From Your Partner Won't Totally Ruin Your Relationship

OK, so we all know that keeping secrets in relationships is bad, right? Well, yes and no. Most secrets in relationships aren't good — that much is true. If you're not telling your significant other something big about yourself or about your life, you…
By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski

3 Signs The Fights You And Your Partner Have Are Totally Normal

One of my ex-boyfriends and I would fight incessantly, and I actually thought that meant we were more in love than anyone else. I equated love with passion. So the more we fought, the more strongly we felt about one another in my head. Insane, right?…
By Alison Segel

From Ghost To Ghost: What It's Like When Your Whole World Is Haunted By Past Relationships

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 covered. A…
By Benjamin Ritter

3 Things That Are More Important Than Sex In A Healthy Relationship

One time, someone I was dating complained to me that all we ever did was "have sex and eat food." "Yeah!" I responded. "Isn't it great?" What had started out as a fling seemed to be heading toward a long-term relationship. We were having fun and were…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

These 13 Items In The Museum Of Broken Relationships Will Make You Miss Your Ex

When a relationship comes to an end, all that's left — besides the memories, of course — are a bunch of random items that only mean something to you and your ex. My ex left a hardcover book in my apartment for those days when we just lounged around a…
By Alexia LaFata

7 Ways To Navigate Old Relationships When You Feel Like A New Person

I've had to do a lot of emotional and self-growth work in my life, especially as someone in recovery from substance abuse. But working on myself has definitely also required me to examine my relationships with family and friends. Sometimes that self-…
By Annakeara Stinson

I Was Sexually Abused For 3 Years And My PTSD Has Affected Every Relationship I've Ever Had

Most 6-year-old girls should be playing dolls and dress up. Their biggest decision should be what type of candy to choose from the convenience store. While I was doing this as well, the meaning behind it was far less innocent than anyone could have i…
By Jessica Mitchell

11 Fulfilling Things To Do By Yourself When Your Friends Are In Relationships

There's no doubt embracing your singleness is nothing short of amazing. But, do you know what's not-so-spectacular? Being single while all of your friends are in a relationship. It's a lot like being engrossed in a really juicy book on the beach, the…
By Tessa Harvey

11 Things We Say To Men We Date That Somehow Make Them Think We're Getting 'Too Serious'

If there's one thing so many people our age have in common, it's the crippling, all-encompassing, heart-stopping fear of GETTING TOO SERIOUS WITH SOMEONE. The unfortunate byproduct of this is that a very simple, very innocuous "Hey, do you want to ha…
By Alexia LaFata

Men Reveal The Biggest Mistakes Women Make In Relationships And They Didn't Hold Back

Are you a woman who, for the life of her, just can't seem to hang on to a boyfriend? Well, worry no more! The helpful men of Reddit have come to your rescue! They've given you all sorts of advice on how to improve your relationship by explaining all …
By Candice Jalili

30 Toxic Relationships You Need To Cut Out Of Your Life By 30

I used to secretly pride myself in how dynamic and multifaceted my eclectic group of "friends" was. I was that girl who let anyone and everyone into her orbit. I rubbed elbows with teenage junkies, called emotionally abusive, misogynistic boy creatur…
By Zara Barrie

5 Common Questions About Polyamorous Relationships, Answered By A Poly Woman

Polyamory is on the rise. One in five Americans are or have been in a non-monogamous relationship or a polyamorous one. Poly relationships can be structured a number of different ways, but the classic example is that of a committed couple who are all…
By Katie Mather

One Thing Our Grandparents Got Right That's Missing From Today's Relationships

In a day and age where the divorce rate is nearly 50 percent, I've come to realize how precious my grandparents 62-year marriage is. When you stop and take in how long 62 years really is, it's pretty overwhelming to think that my grandparents' marri…
By Jordyn Wegner

A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy Reveal How Technology Can Help And Ruin A Relationship

Hey y'all, My name is Raquel (pseudonym), and I am 24 years young from the great state of Texas! I have been talking to a guy named Nick (pseudonym) for almost six months now, and things seem to be flowing nicely between us, I think. We met on a dati…
By Adam Shadows

Men Reveal The Craziest Ways Women Pressured Them Into Serious Relationships

Serious relationships should be taken, well, IDK, seriously. When two people first get together, it's very common that the individual partners move at different paces. Usually, it involves some sort of "waiting it out" period for one person or a "we'…
By Jamie LeeLo

11 Things I Learned From My Past Relationships That I'll Carry To My Next One

Love can be blinding. It's like being blindfolded, walking through life and not being able to actually see what's happening. You meet someone. They're cool, super funny, really hot. And before you know it, you've pulled your heart out of your chest a…
By Paula

5 Toxic Relationships To Give Up For Lent, Even If You're Not Religious

Lent is upon us again. For those of us who are not religious (such as myself), you may not understand what Lent is. According to Webster, it's simply defined as "the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern, an…
By Sarah Cole

Relationships Work Better If Women Wear The Pants, Science Says

Surprise, everyone. Just in time for International Women's Day, science confirmed everything, including your relationship, is way better off if a woman is running the show. According to a study published in The Journal of Sex Research, men seem to ca…
By Jamie LeeLo