Natalia Lusinski
Natalia writes regularly for Bustle, HelloGiggles, and Simplemost, but her writing and personal essays can also be found in the L.A. Times, xoJane, Scary Mommy, Elite Daily, and the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, among other publications. She has a Ph.D. in couch-surfing (from when she paid student loans versus rent). Find her at natalialusinski.com or on Facebook: 52 Weeks, 52 Couches.

Latest Articles

The 12 Best Date Spots In NYC, So You Can Stop Stressing About Where To Go

Deciding where to go on a date can sometimes be as stressful as going on a date with someone new itself. But OkCupid's First Annual Daters' Choice Awards, a comprehensive list identifying the best pla...
By Natalia Lusinski

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Assess Your Finances

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's The Biggest Thing Keeping Millennials Up At Night

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Millennial Women Who Make $35k On How They Save Money

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

This Dating App Will Match You With Your Celeb Crush Lookalike

If you've ever wanted to date a celebrity, now's your chance — sort of. Now, this dating app, Badoo, will match you with your celebrity crush lookalikes. The feature is called Badoo Lookalikes, and yo...
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Millennial Women On How Trump Has Affected Their Relationships With Their Co-Workers

A lot has changed in the six months since Donald Trump was sworn into office, both on a political level and a personal one. Bustle’s State of Our Unions series looks at how millennial women's relation...
By Natalia Lusinski

You Can Now See Who Likes You On Tinder

As you probably know, dating apps are constantly adding new features. Now, Tinder has launched Tinder Gold, a new members-only service where you can see who likes you before swiping right on them, amo...
By Natalia Lusinski

The Internet Is *Freaking Out* Over This Couple's Cringeworthy Date

I'm sure you can agree with me that dating is *not* easy. And in this week's Time Out New York's "Meet The Undateables: Alyssa And Billy," their date personifies why dating is so challenging, to say t...
By Natalia Lusinski

These Dating Apps Have Video Features

Dating apps seem to offer it all — instant access to fellow daters, whether you're looking for a short-term relationship, long-term relationship, or something in between. Now, several dating apps have...
By Natalia Lusinski

How Dangerous Is Placenta Accreta?

By now, you may have heard that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly hiring a surrogate for Baby #3, according to People. (The couple hasn't confirmed the news and Bustle has reached out to th...
By Natalia Lusinski

These Are The Medical Reasons To Use A Surrogate

You may have heard the report that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are hiring a surrogate for Baby #3, according to People. (Bustle has reached out to their reps for comment, but has not yet received a ...
By Natalia Lusinski

What To Do When You Have Insomnia, And Your Partner Doesn't

It’s 2 a.m. I can’t sleep. Again. Insomnia. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or wake up in the middle of the night, wide awake, no matter what kind of insomnia and sleeplessness you have, it’s ...
By Natalia Lusinski

27 Money Experts Share Their Best Investing Advice

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

21 People Describe Online Dating In Four Words

I'm sure you and I can agree that online dating is often comedic. Now, people are taking to Twitter to describe online dating in four words, aka #OnlineDatingIn4Words, and you probably won't be able t...
By Natalia Lusinski

23 Expert-Approved Ways To Save Money

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

This Is The Most Common Side Hustle Among Millennial Women

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

The Best Thing To Do When You're Between Jobs

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

Does The College You Attended Matter When It Comes To Student Loan Debt?

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

How To Find A Side Hustle ASAP

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Easy Side Hustles For Making Extra Cash ASAP

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never...
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Ways To Incorporate Sex Into Your Daily Routine

You’re working non-stop and tired, to say the least, when you get home. You’re excited to see your significant other and you have a big night planned (wink). But then you settle into the couch and exh...
By Natalia Lusinski

Has Tinder Changed The Way We Sell Ourselves?

You and I both know people on dating apps and sites, perhaps including ourselves. Now, a new study by the University of Scranton found that Tinder profiles are like old-school personal ads, and the re...
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Apps To Help You Survive The Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner. No matter which ones you celebrate, they can be, erm, stressful, right? But don’t despair. There are plenty of apps to help you survive the holidays. After al...
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Ways My Relationships Made Me A Better Person

People often say that their relationships make them a better person, and I’d agree in regards to mine. After all, in general, they’re supposed to make us feel better, not worse, so it makes sense that...
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Opening Tinder Messages That Actually Worked

You've probably seen many articles about bad messages people send on Tinder… but what about the good messages people send on Tinder? After all, everyone seems to be on the app. I’m friends with two co...
By Natalia Lusinski

What To Do After Your Partner Cheats

Should you stay after someone cheats or go? Sadly, many of us have been there — dated someone whose behavior is suspicious, whether they spend an inordinate amount of time on their phone (I know that ...
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's How Birth Control Affects Your Sex Life

Birth control methods keep making headlines lately, with many women wondering what their birth control fate will be under a Trump presidency. But there's also something else to consider now since new ...
By Natalia Lusinski

The Sexiest Gifts To Give Your Partner

With the holidays just a few weeks away, ‘tis the season for shopping. You may be facing the age-old question: What do I get my significant other? And you probably don’t just mean cute-and-innocent gi...
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Holiday Movies That Have VERY Sexy Scenes

With the holidays right around the corner, now’s the time to get cozy, perhaps “Netflix and chill,” and watch some festive movies. Of course, that includes romantic comedies, too (The Holiday, anyone?...
By Natalia Lusinski

How To Trust Again After You've Been Cheated On

The world just ended — you found out your significant other cheated on you. You’re probably wondering how to trust anyone again after someone cheats, whether you decide to stay with the same person or...
By Natalia Lusinski

The Best Sex Songs Of 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’m ~addicted~ to Spotify, especially when it comes to using it on my phone (i.e., it’s the perfect road trip buddy). Now, Spotify released the most popular sex songs, as p...
By Natalia Lusinski

Why Not To Panic Over Birth Control Right Now

With Donald Trump as the president-elect, many women are wondering what that means for them and their birth control. Should they rush out and get an IUD (some of which can last up to 12 years) or an i...
By Natalia Lusinski

What Doctors Suggest For Women Who Don’t Want IUDs

With Donald Trump as the president-elect of the United States, you may wonder what that means for you and your birth control. You may have seen flocks of women take to Twitter and post that now’s the ...
By Natalia Lusinski

Why Do We Couple Up In The Winter?

With temperatures dropping rapidly, it only means one thing — cuffing season is here. (When I first heard this term, I thought of handcuffs and figured it was a new S&M trend. I was wrong.) But is...
By Natalia Lusinski

The Long-Term Birth Control Solutions To Consider

With Donald Trump becoming the U.S. president-elect, you may be wondering what that means for you and your birth control. Even though a lot of people are freaking out about what they’ll do if certain ...
By Natalia Lusinski

6 Misconceptions About Couples Who Are On A Break

You probably know them — couples who are taking a break in their relationship and maybe you’ve done it before, too. But, not so fast — there’s lots of misconceptions about couples who are on a break, ...
By Natalia Lusinski

The Real Benefit Of Dating Apps Vs. Sites

What’s better, dating sites or dating apps? By now, you’ve probably tried both. If there were a contest between the two, I think dating apps would win, no question, as they seem to have more benefits ...
By Natalia Lusinski

How To Get Over Someone Who’s Not Into You

I’ve been there, and you’ve probably been there, too — trying to get over someone who’s just not into you. Maybe you dated them, or maybe it was a long-standing crush. Whatever the case may be, it hur...
By Natalia Lusinski

This Is The Best U.S. Airport For Meeting Someone

With all the holidays coming up, chances are that you’ll be going to the airport at some point — whether you fly directly from Point A to Point B or have layovers at other airports en route. And while...
By Natalia Lusinski

The Opening Message That Leads To Marriage

More and more people are meeting their partners online these days, and even their future husbands and wives. So what is the first message that leads to marriage? Lucky for you, dating site Plenty Of F...
By Natalia Lusinski