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8 People Reveal How Much Their Partner Knows About Their Past Relationships

I'm a very open person. Some would even argue that I may be a little too honest, especially within my relationship. I mean, the way I see it, my boyfriend is one of my best friends and I tell my best friends everything... so he should know everything…
By Candice Jalili

7 Single Women Reveal Why They Prefer To Stay Celibate Between Relationships

Choosing to have casual sex is just as empowering as choosing not to because, in both situations, you are completely in control of your sex life. Too often, the narrative of the sexually liberated woman is one where she's just as eager to have one-ni…
By Sydnee Lyons

This Is Exactly What People Mean When They Say Relationships Are Hard Work, & Wow

If there is one thing we've all heard about being committed to someone, it’s that relationships are "hard work." It’s a phrase you will inevitably hear any time the topic of relationships comes up, but honestly, every relationship is so different, t…
By Rachel Shatto

6 Women In Long-Term Relationships Reveal Their Regrets About Their Single Days

When my last relationship was coming to an end, I remember wishing I had spent more time being single before getting into something serious. I had been single for about a year when my partner and I got together and, looking back, that was one of the …
By Sydnee Lyons

4 Money Fights That Are Super Common In Relationships & How To Fix Them

While money definitely isn't the most important thing when it comes to deciding whether or not you want a relationship with someone, it can definitely cause a ton of problems once you're together. Money fights in a relationship are pretty common, bec…
By Tayi Sanusi

5 Surprising Things I Learned About Relationships After Living With My Boyfriend

After moving in with my boyfriend, I have to say I was pretty surprised by how well our habits seemed to mesh. I had heard so many horror stories about how moving in together was "the kiss of death," so needless to say I was a bit on edge. Living wit…
By Tayi Sanusi

Twitter Thinks Dogs Are The Secret To A Perfect Relationship & Twitter Is Def Right

There are plenty of keys to a good relationship. The two of you have to be able to be open and honest about how you're feeling. And then, when your partner is open and honest, you have to be understanding and sympathetic. You have to be able to keep …
By Candice Jalili

Here’s How Mercury Retrograde Will Affect Your Relationship & What You Can Do About It

Personally, I hate fighting with my loved ones. Maybe this is because I’m a nervous Gemini who can’t stand it when someone’s mad at me. Maybe it's because I'm human. Whatever the reason, I’m far from great at taking my mind off an issue and letting i…
By Roya Backlund

6 Women Reveal Exactly How Often They Pay For Dates In Their Relationships

It's not easy dealing with money in a relationship. Figuring out who pays for what can be even trickier when one person makes a lot more than the other. Some couples re-evaluate dating and money as various life factors pop up, like when rent goes up …
By Elana Rubin

Before Dating Someone In Your Friend Group, Consider These 4 Things

Coming to the realization that one of your friends is a total babe is actually a pretty common occurrence. Sometimes it happens after three months of friendship, and other times it happens three years! It’s like all of a sudden you realize that they …
By Tayi Sanusi

These 3 Signs Are The Most Skeptical About Relationships, But Don't Write Them Off

Every sign can have trust issues that influence the way in which they form attachments and prevent them from experiencing happy, fulfilling relationships. But there are some zodiac signs that are skeptical about relationships, at least more so than o…
By Caitlyn Luce Christensen

These 3 Zodiac Signs Burn Through Relationships The Fastest

It's hard enough to find love in this dog-eat-dog world. You write the perfect bio for your Tinder profile, dress to impress, go on dates with strangers that your friends set you up with, even fork over thousands of dollars to a professional matchmak…
By Roya Backlund

The Royal Couples' Body Language On Commonwealth Day Reveals Big Clues About Their Bond

Anyone who's ever been in a relationship knows that, much like an onion or an ogre, relationships have layers. Your relationship is one way when it's just you and your partner hanging behind closed doors. Then, you go to dinner with your partner's fa…
By Candice Jalili

Women In Interracial Relationships Reveal What They Experience That Other Couples Don't

By the year 2018, most of us would hope that a difference in race wouldn't be a point of contention anymore. I'm Iranian-American, and my boyfriend is pretty much as white as they come. To me, that difference has never been worth noting, but it does …
By Candice Jalili

Spring-Clean Your Love Life By Getting Rid Of These 5 Terrible Dating Habits

As of noon today, I am no longer a curmudgeonly cauldron of a person bubbling over with existential dread and anxiety about my tax appointment. What changed, you ask? Did I eliminate coffee from my diet? Nope, I live in New York. Did I meditate for 1…
By Kimmy Foskett

5 Women In Relationships Reveal If They Regret Not Being Single Over Spring Break

Moving to the U.S. for college taught me one very crucial lesson: spring break is where it's at. Before this, I'd only ever known what I saw on TV. Gilmore Girls taught me that spring break was the perfect time to make out with your best friend to ge…
By Sydnee Lyons

4 Red Flags In Your Partner's Past Relationships That Could Spell Trouble For You

Is it just me, or are we all all great at picking up red flags in our friends' relationships and terrible at spotting them in our own love interests? Especially when it comes to finding red flags in your partner's past relationships — sure, they migh…
By Genevieve Wheeler

3 Relationship Fears Literally Every Person Has, Because You're Not Alone

This morning, I woke up at 7:02 a.m., terrified I had overslept. It turns out I had not — I had actually beat my alarm by a solid hour. I would bet that I am not the only human on the planet who has a fear of sleeping through their alarm (it's totes …
By Kimmy Foskett

How You Express Your Feelings In Relationships, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Have you ever had someone ask you, "How are you?" only to find yourself unable to answer the question. I don't just mean unable to answer it thoughtfully or without hesitation, but unable to answer at all? My default is "I'm tired." Some days, I'm tr…
By Kimmy Foskett

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