Dating and Relationships

9 Old-Fashioned Dating Tips From Your Mom You Should Actually Listen To

Your mom's dating advice may not always seem that relevant, but there may be more to her comments than you think. While maybe not everything about her dating life can apply to yours, there are some important things to listen to from her end. In the…
By Eva Taylor Grant

9 Clever Hacks That Can Actually Prevent Divorce, According To Research

Relationships might seem like mysterious, unknowable things. Though often it's easy enough to tell when a relationship is doomed from the start, other matchups seem like they'll last for the long haul, only to fizzle out. But some scientists have…
By Eva Taylor Grant

This New 'Strictly' Star Is SO Open About Relationships & It's Honestly Refreshing

Vick Hope has been confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2018. As with any celeb that takes part in the series, people have already started to question whether she could fall victim to the dreaded Strictly curse (as cheesy as that sounds). But hold…
By Lauren Sharkey

7 Seemingly Innocent Relationship Fights That You Should Actually Worry About

All couples fight, yes, but some couples get into arguments markedly more than others. Some make a great fuss. Some scream publicly, with incredible gusto, as if locked in a contest to see who will be first to shatter the windows with sheer volume.…
By Claire Lampen

Maya Jama & Stormzy's Adorable Meet Cute Will Make You Love Them Even More

Fans are fascinated by Maya Jama and Stormzy's relationship. He's pretty much the king of grime right now, meanwhile, she's one of the best TV presenters out there, with her new show True Love or True Lies (which she collaborated on with Danny Dyer)…
By Lauren Sharkey

7 Women Share The Biggest Lesson They Learned From Their First Relationship

A friend went through a particularly hard breakup recently and one thing I said seemed to really resonate. I reminded her that every relationship teaches us something and, if we listen, those lessons inform our following relationships. And if that…
By Emma McGowan

5 Questions To Ask A Psychic If You Need Help Getting Over Your Ex

Breaking up may be hard to do, but moving on from your ex can be a waking nightmare, especially because most of us cannot definitively say — staring into the future from an immediately post-split vantage point — when the emotional sh*tstorm will…
By Claire Lampen

What Getting Deja Vu With Your Partner Can Tell You About Your Relationship

There you are, sitting on a beach with your partner watching children hopped up on Mr. Softee and juice harass a seagull, when it hits you: You've seen this exact scenario play out before. You've already watched these two gremlins antagonize this…
By Claire Lampen

When To Talk To Your Partner About Your Mental Health Issue, According To A Psychologist

People who are struggling with mental health issues have a few extra things to deal with. Maybe they're participating in therapy. Maybe they're taking medications. Maybe they've found other ways to manage their illness. But a big thing is knowing…
By Emma McGowan

The One Sex Position You Need To Try In August

The last full month of summer is upon us, and you know what that means: it’s the perfect time to try out some of the best sex positions for summer before it’s too late! Once winter hits — and believe me, it’ll be here before we know it — sex is all…
By Laken Howard

Here's Why Focusing On Orgasm Too Much Can Actually Be Bad For Your Sex Life

Each year, July 31 marks what is possibly the sexiest holiday of the year: National Orgasm Day. But, while orgasms are certainly a wonderful thing worth celebrating any day of the year, it can actually be harmful if we as a society put too much…
By Laken Howard

7 Valid Reasons To End A Relationship, Even If You Love Your Partner

When you're head-over-heels in love with your partner, it can be hard to even imagine the possibility of breaking up — but the unfortunate truth is that many long-term relationships, even the ones most filled with love, aren't always built to last.…
By Laken Howard

Here's What To Do If You And Your Partner Want Different Amounts Of Physical Affection

When it comes to expressing and receiving love, we all have different preferences — and not everyone is the super touchy-feely, cuddly type. So what should you do if you and your partner disagree on the ideal amount of physical affection in your…
By Laken Howard

5 Recurring Arguments In Your Relationship That You Should NEVER Ignore

So you’ve found a mate. Those endless Tinder meet-ups and blind dates have finally come to something and you’ve found the Holy Grail; that person who supposedly accepts you, warts and all. But what if everything is not as rosy as it seems? Recurring…
By Katy Parker-Shorthouse

8 Signs Being Single And Not Dating Is The Right Choice For You

For some singles, dating and pursuing relationships — either in a casual or more serious context — can be a fun and fulfilling experience. But being single and not dating is a totally healthy lifestyle choice, too... it just isn't one that's often…
By Laken Howard

12 Ways To Change Up Your Masturbation Routine If You Feel Like You're Stuck In A Rut

Aside from how amazing it can feel, one of the most wonderful things about masturbation is that there’s no wrong way to do it. As long as what you’re doing feels good for you, it’s totally fair game — but even if you’re comfortable in your…
By Laken Howard

7 Unexpected Benefits Of Being Newly Single

When you've recently gone through a breakup, it's totally understandable if you're having a difficult time looking on the bright side of life and finding things to be excited about. Breakups are painful, emotional experiences that will take time to…
By Laken Howard

7 Signs You Have High-Functioning Anxiety, Based On How You Act Around Your Partner

I’ve been a perfectionist for as long as I can remember. I did exceptionally well in school. I’ve built a successful career as a writer, making more money than many of my peers. I create interesting and odd clothing in my spare time. I’ve traveled…
By Emma McGowan

The Best Sex Toy Deals To Snag On Amazon Prime Day

After a bit of a rocky start, Amazon Prime Day 2018 is now back in action, bringing Prime members stellar deals on everything from cookware to electronics to beauty must-haves. Personally, though, my favorite way to spend this blessed,…
By Laken Howard

7 Dates To Take Yourself On This Summer

While most people probably hear the word "date" and immediately picture an amorous, candlelit outing between two people, a romantic date isn't the only kind of date you can go on. Going on dates by yourself is a great way to practice self-care: you…
By Laken Howard