You know that incalculably uncomfortable feeling of when somebody begins to rub your shoulders who shouldnâ€™t be? If not, good! If so, imagine that feeling occurring whenever anybody tries to touch you in a romantic or sexual way — even people you are attracted to, even people you want to sleep with, even people you have slept with before. Dating with post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t exactly simple, but lately, I have found a way that seems to work better than others for me at this moment: absence.
(And no, I did not go to a movie with a ghost nor am I being Catfish’d. Maybe.) More
Dating wasn’t all cruising, pinning, and going steady. Or was it? Here’s what dating was really like in the 1950s. More
TheÂ sexy, carefree roar of the ’20sÂ came to an abrupt whimper when the stock market crashed on October 24th, 1929. Black Tuesday would mark the beginning of the Great Depression which was (spoiler!) incredibly depressing. Any young men and women left in the country ditched their dried up farms to stand in the bread lines and look for work in American cities.
It was a shitty time to be American, and an even shittier time to be a single American woman. So what was dating like in the 1930s? Hold onto your worn-out fedoras as we explore love and life in the Great Depression… More
As we all know, it’s up to women to solve the emotional problems of men with our vaginas. More
When it comes to heterosexual relationships, particularly those portrayed in films or on television, many people still believe that it is ideal to have the male be older than the female. We’re regular shown theÂ Brangelinas, theÂ Catherine Zeta-Jones/Michael Douglas couples, theÂ Hugh … More
Can a location so filled with illusion and grandeur be genuinely helpful to your love life? More
With one of the strong-armed, genderless angels hauling produce at the farmers’ market: 1 to 6
With the husky-voiced, slouchy-cap wearing barista indistinguishable from all the other baristas at whatever coffee shop you frequent: 1 to 9
With someone who has recently changed his or her avatar on Twitter: 1 to 4
With someone you know or have an actual relationship with: 1 to 12
With someone on the bus who makes eye contact with you: 1 to 5
With someone on the bus who does not make eye contact with you: 1 to 3
With someone you see on the sidewalk while staring out of the bus who seems empathetic: 1 to 1 More
The New York Times is worried that you’re not dating like you used to, and they’re not going to rest until they can figure out who to blame. The Internet? Texting? The “mancession” (which actually doesn’t exist)? Alcohol? College?
Yes to all of the above, as it turns out. More
You should probably ignore all love philosophy I spew, but spew it I shall! And I would like to hear you spew yours, as well. I’ll stop saying spew now. More
Of course they found a woman dating her daughter’s douchey ex-boyfriend. Of-fucking-course they did. But then again, why do we care? More
After all the badness that a lot of you went through last week, couldn’t everyone use some happy news? Fortunately, the Herald Sun recently reported one of the cutest love stories I’ve ever had the pleasure of tearing up at. More
Escape the sticky dog days with your favorite cinematic blockbuster. It may determine an awful lot about your seasonal sex life. If you’re ready for your summer fling to begin, read on to see what your new favorite flick says about your summer sex life. More
Warning: After reading this story, you will have the sudden urge to rescue baby animals and color with sidewalk chalk. More
As a modern college student, you want to embody the perfect combination of studiousness and blossoming womanhood with your scent. More