Michelle Toglia
Sex and Relationships Editor at Bustle. She loves pickles, hula hooping, and all of the monkey emojis.

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You Can Now Throw Shade At Your Ex At The Museum Of Broken Relationships In NYC

If you could say *one* last thing to your ex what would it be? That's the basis for a new Bravo show A Night With My Ex (premiering July 18) and the Museum of Broken Relationships: The EX-hibition a p...
By Michelle Toglia

The Museum Of Broken Relationships Is Coming To NYC & Here's What I'm Donating

As someone who's insanely nostalgic, I save everything. I may not ever have a use for my 1999 YM or book report from second grade, but by keeping these things around, I feel like I'm keeping memories ...
By Michelle Toglia

Your Avocado Toast Obsession May Be Impacting Your Dating Life In A Major Way

Another reason to be loud and proud about your love for avocado toast, despite what the millionaires say? According to dating app Hater, the swiping app that matches you based on things you love, hate...
By Michelle Toglia

You Can Now Add Videos To Your Profile On This Popular Dating App

Last summer I received a Facebook friend request and then a "hey, how's it going?" text from a guy I met on a dating app (but never IRL) three years prior. Three years! We talked briefly, exchanged nu...
By Michelle Toglia

How Dating Apps Have Prevented Me From Actually Dating

Even though dating apps are most popular among Millennials, according to a recent SeatGeek survey of 1,000 singles, 95 percent would rather meet people IRL versus online or on an app. That's why for t...
By Michelle Toglia

The Hardest Part About Deleting My Dating Apps Is Also The Scariest

Whether dating apps are causing a "dating apocalypse" or are merely the easiest way to get a date, there's no denying these tools have been total gamechangers in the dating scene within the last few y...
By Michelle Toglia

19 Date Ideas That Don’t Require Alcohol

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How To Make The Most Out Of A Month Without Dating Apps

Whether dating apps are causing a "dating apocalypse" or are merely the easiest way to get a date, there's no denying these tools have been total gamechangers in the dating scene within the last few y...
By Michelle Toglia

Bustle's Most Wanted: Sony SRS-XB10 Wireless Speaker

I first met *Scott when I took control of the playlist at my friend's New Year's Eve party. I'm known as the DJ among my friends. No, I can't actually use DJ equipment without breaking it, but I usual...
By Michelle Toglia

30 Little Things You Can Do Each Day To Meet People IRL This April

Whether dating apps are causing a "dating apocalypse" or are merely the easiest way to get a date, there's no denying these tools have been total gamechangers in the dating scene within the last few y...
By Michelle Toglia

Join Bustle's App-less April Challenge To Delete Your Dating Apps For A Month

Whether dating apps are causing a "dating apocalypse" or are merely the easiest way to get a date, there's no denying these tools have been total gamechangers in the dating scene within the last few y...
By Michelle Toglia

What Private Dating Parties Are Really Like

"What's your type?" I point to a guy across the room but he's already talking to someone. She takes a good look at him, nods, and grabs my arm. We walk around for about 20 seconds and stop abruptly wh...
By Michelle Toglia

7 Things That Are Better Than Sex

By Michelle Toglia & Alyssa Foote

This App Wants To Make Your Love Life Great Again

With over 15 percent of U.S. adults having used dating sites or dating apps, online dating is bigger than ever. But how effective are these dating platforms — and more importantly what are they doing ...
By Michelle Toglia

What It's Like To Be A Single Millennial In 2017

Match's seventh annual Singles In America survey, the most comprehensive survey of singles, reveals how over 5,000 American singles ages 18-70+ view dating, love, and sex today. But what about smartph...
By Michelle Toglia

What It's Really Like To Be Single In 2017

Whenever my friends in long-term relationships give me dating advice, I often think, hmm that sounds rational but they also don't really "get" what it's like to be a single in America 2017. The dating...
By Michelle Toglia

This Dating App Matches People On Things They Hate

I used to joke that the reason my group of friends from high school was so tight was because we all felt strongly about the same things, from our undying love for Vanessa Carlton's "White Houses", San...
By Michelle Toglia

How To Be Your Authentic Self

While our health and wellbeing should always be a priority, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, so it's especially important time to learn more about screenings and the cancer that 4,210 women...
By Michelle Toglia

What It's Really Like To Meet On A Dating App

Being single in a major city is undoubtedly awesome... when you want to be single. But if you're single and looking in a big city, it can be frustrating AF. Sure, there are more options in cities — an...
By Michelle Toglia

What Book Did Donald Trump Take The Oath On?

Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States at noon on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. But what book did Trump take his oath on? Donald Trump was sworn in with his hand on Abr...
By Michelle Toglia

17 Resolutions Women Would Make For Their BFF

New Year's Resolutions are a tricky thing. On one hand, they can encourage self-improvement and give us that much-needed push to finally accomplish that goal we've been sitting on for months. On the o...
By Michelle Toglia

I Had A 48-Hour Staycation Date With A Stranger

After traveling 2,737 miles last March for a date through MissTravel, the dating site for travel-seeking singles, I was pleasantly surprised by how the weekend turned out — surprised over the lack of ...
By Michelle Toglia

Why Aren't We Using Contraception Consistently?

The second time I ever had sex, the condom broke. I was 16, turning 17 the next day, and I wasn't on the Pill. I started panicking. While my high school boyfriend's (very cool) parents tried to calm u...
By Michelle Toglia

11 Women On Why They're Thankful For Birth Control

Yesterday I sent my friends a Reductress article "5 Men to F*ck Before You Lose Your Birth Control in January" so we could all enjoy a much-needed laugh and simultaneously commiserate, because oh god,...
By Michelle Toglia

The Historical Win You May Have Missed Tonight

This election has been stressful AF to say the least. And election night? If you couldn't tell from your Facebook friends' "WTF is happening?" statuses or tweeting celebrities, election anxiety is at ...
By Michelle Toglia

21 Ways To Deal With Election Stress Tonight

I've had a knot in my stomach for the last few weeks. I googled "signs of a panic attack" over the weekend. And last night I climbed into bed at 10 p.m., tossed, turned, and didn't fall asleep until 3...
By Michelle Toglia

Can Couples Who Don't Agree On Politics Last?

Every time political arguments erupted at holiday gatherings when I was younger, I'd give a signal to my cousins to meet me under the dinner table. It wasn't because we were scared of the tension betw...
By Michelle Toglia

19 People Describe Their Dating Lives In One Word

What comes to mind when you think of dating today? Maybe it's that awful date you cut short when your phone vibrated and you "found out your friend was in the hospital" and had to run. Maybe you think...
By Michelle Toglia

This New Tinder Hack May Get You More Matches

Ever wonder which of your five or six dating app pictures is best? You probably assume it's the one you have as your main pic, but now on Tinder, you'll never have to second-guess yourself or crowdsou...
By Michelle Toglia

This Popular Dating App Is Now A Relationship App

One of the most frustrating parts of using dating apps is knowing what everyone else's intentions are. Dating apps don't exactly provide the best environment to be transparent about what you're lookin...
By Michelle Toglia

Is Pence Planning To Run For President In 2020?

While the first (and last) 2016 vice presidential debate wasn't nearly as chaotic as the first presidential debate, the candidates certainly talked over each other, aggressively interrupted, and had p...
By Michelle Toglia

The Best "Norwood University" Memes & Jokes

The one and only 2016 Vice Presidential Debate started off with some really awkward interruptions, the two candidates ignoring moderator Elaine Quijano's requests to  respect each other's speaking tim...
By Michelle Toglia

How Many People Use Hoboken Trains Every Day?

A commuter train crashed into a Hoboken, New Jersey station just before 9 a.m. on Thursday, injuring as many as 100 people and killing three people, reports NBC News. According to NBC News, the 1614 t...
By Michelle Toglia

Here's What Ghosting Texts Really Look Like

I'm not sure what's more spooky: a real ghost or the fact that someone you're dating could suddenly ~vanish~. Ghosting someone you're seeing isn't really a new concept, but it's become a lot more popu...
By Michelle Toglia

Why Aren't We Comfortable Talking About This Yet?

There's no denying communication is essential to a healthy sex life. But why should we just limit that to talking about sex with a partner? There's so much shame in society around peoples' sexual feti...
By Michelle Toglia

Sick Of Dating Apps? This App's Offering An Escape

After deleting my dating apps for a month aka "Appless April", I was sort of surprised when May 1 hit and I wasn't eager to get all my apps back and go on a swiping spree. The experiment had been a te...
By Michelle Toglia

13 Breakup Texts That Remind You Technology Sucks

"I'm sorry. I can't. Don't hate me."  Those were the words written on the breakup Post-it note Carrie received from Berger on Sex and the City. It was 2003 when the episode premiered and you were prob...
By Michelle Toglia

Here's How Pokemon Go for Apple Watch Is Different

Nitanic Labs announced that Pokemon Go will be available on the Apple Watch soon at Wednesday's Apple iPhone 7 event. Yes, that's right, trainers, Pokestops, Pokeballs, and Pikachus are coming right t...
By Michelle Toglia

9 Dating Tips From Real Matchmakers

To celebrate one of the many ways we find love, Aug. 31 is National Matchmaking Day. And while the practice of matchmaking goes way back (and may even give you flashbacks to your middle school chorus'...
By Michelle Toglia

Here's How Much Dating Apps Are Killing It In Rio

From trying to figure out which Olympic athletes are using Tinder to what's really happening in the Olympic Village (and all those condoms!), it's safe to say that dating has been the unofficial sport...
By Michelle Toglia