Amanda is a writer who divides her time between NYC and Paris. She's a regular contributor to Mic, YourTango, Livingly, and TheBolde. Other bylines include: Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, YouBeauty, Huffington Post, The Frisky, and BlackBook. Her greatest dream is to win a cheesecake eating contest while holding a baby panda.

Latest Articles

This Is The Biggest Thing Singles Are Lying About Today

My big lie that I tell on dates is that I'm younger than I am. Granted, I don't pass myself off as 25, despite being mid-30s, but I do like to say I'm 31. Sometimes 30. And once or twice 29. Why? I do...
By Amanda Chatel

I Know I'm An Alcoholic, But I'm Afraid Of What Life Would Be Like If I Quit Drinking

Although I technically live in New York, I’m not there much lately. I sublet my apartment to travel half the year. In many ways this is heartbreaking, because New York is the love of my life. But in o...
By Amanda Chatel

The Sign Your Partner Wants To Be Dating Other People

As much as it might be a difficult concept to process, there may come a time in your life when your partner wants to start seeing other people. It doesn't mean they want to give you up entirely but, i...
By Amanda Chatel

Here's How Much Millennials Spend As Wedding Guests

Weddings are expensive business. According to the latest research by The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in 2017 is going to be about $35,329. Just to put that into perspective, the average yearly...
By Amanda Chatel

7 Small Tweaks To Make For Better Sex

It's safe to assume that many people want to have the best sex possible. Not just because it's fun and feels good, but because it's healthy. The list of benefits that come with great sex is a long one...
By Amanda Chatel

10 Untranslatable Words That Express Love

The fact that there are 6,500 different languages spoken in the world literally blows my mind. What blows my mind even more is that some languages have words for feelings and emotions that the English...
By Amanda Chatel

Why This Site Wants You To Do It In A Panda Outfit

You don't have to be a devoted humanitarian to know that number of Giant Pandas aren't what they should be. Although they were officially taken off the endangered species list in 2016, that doesn't me...
By Amanda Chatel

11 Weird Indicators That You're Good In Bed

Everyone wants to be good in bed. In turn, everyone wants to go to bed with someone who’s good in bed. At least I’m pretty sure this is the case. I’ve yet to meet someone who has said, “I really wish ...
By Amanda Chatel

5 Signs You're Unhappy With Your Sex Life 

When my ex and I first got together, I couldn't get enough of him, sexually speaking. Even before we were done having sex, I was already thinking about when we'd be doing it again. I couldn't be satia...
By Amanda Chatel

13 Positions To Keep You Busy During Stella

The Northeast is about to be hit hard by Winter Storm Stella. According to meteorologists, we're about to find ourselves smack dab in the middle of "one of the biggest March snowstorms on record." Ove...
By Amanda Chatel

The Most Compatible Astrological Signs

When it comes to a successful relationship, compatibility is a must. By it's very definition, being compatible is when "two or more things are able to exist or work together in combination without pro...
By Amanda Chatel

The *Best* Position For Your Astrological Sign

Even if you're a bit skeptical about astrology, there's actually a lot we can learn from our astrological signs. We are, after all, linked to the Universe in which we live so it only makes sense that ...
By Amanda Chatel

What To Consider Before Getting In A Relationship

Although falling in love is easy, perhaps too easy, relationships take work. A lot of work. It's nice to think that you can sail through them with the same ease that you sailed through the falling in ...
By Amanda Chatel

Why You May Not Like This Sex Position

When I first started having sex, I avoided doggy style like the plague. Back then I preferred missionary and, being new to sex (and having never seen porn), I wasn't really aware that there were posit...
By Amanda Chatel

5 Fast Food Chains Getting In On Your Love Life

When it comes to romance, we usually think of traditionally romantic things. Like, say, bubble baths with our partner, drinking wine in bed before a proper and extremely fulfilling romp, or being prop...
By Amanda Chatel

Why Bilingual Women Kill It On Dating Sites

For me, there’s nothing sexier than a man who can speak more than one language. In fact, the more languages they can speak, the sexier they are. Sadly, I can only speak two, but I'm working on number ...
By Amanda Chatel

What To Ask Your Partner Before Breaking Up

If you've yet to experience a breakup, there's a good chance that you probably will at some point. According to a March 2016 study, 70 percent of heterosexual unmarried couples break up in the first y...
By Amanda Chatel

17 Quotes About Equality For Women's History Month

We may be living in 2017, but gender equality is still not what it should be. The gender pay gap is still alive and well, women are still silenced when they try to make a point, and some men have made...
By Amanda Chatel

21 Feminist Quotes That Are Empowering AF

As long as the playing field remains uneven between men and women, it’s our responsibility to empower girls and women. It’s not just necessary to instill in these girls and our fellow women just how i...
By Amanda Chatel

17 Quotes To Share On FB For Women's History Month

In 1980, National Women’s History Project realized it was time to give women not just a voice, but proper role models. Having noticed that when it came to history, only three percent was devoted to wo...
By Amanda Chatel