Dating and Relationships

7 Daily Habits Experts Say Can Help You Get Over A Breakup Faster

Breakups are just one of those things that are universally terrible: they can be messy, painful, and of course, heartbreaking. Unfortunately, because every relationship, and thus every breakup, is unique, there's no one individual piece of advice tha…
By Laken Howard

8 Creepy Things You Do When You Fancy Someone, Because Subtlety Is Overrated

Love is a strange, beautiful, terrible, wonderful, scary, and bloody confusing thing. Whatever hormone it is that goes in on you when you have a bit of a crush on someone, is like out of control. With singletons choosing to take a trip down many diff…
By Aoife Hanna

7 Unexpected Relationship Incompatibilities That You Can Actually Turn Into Strengths

When you love your partner, the idea of finding incompatibilities in your relationship can be scary. After all, doesn't "incompatible" roughly translate to "not cut out for the long haul"? Fortunately, the answer is no: while it's good to have core v…
By Laken Howard

11 Expert Masturbation Tips To Help You Have Stronger Orgasms

One of the best things about masturbation is that there's no "wrong" or "right" way to do it: as long as it feels good and helps you feel sexually connected to yourself, it doesn't really matter how you choose to masturbate. But even if you feel like…
By Laken Howard

This Is The Most Popular Dating App Among 18- To 34-Year-Olds Right Now

It's not exactly a secret that dating app use among millennials is super common: we use our phones for everything else, so it makes sense that we'd use an app to find a partner or hookup, too. That being said, not all dating apps are created equal, a…
By Laken Howard

This Queer Dating App Will Use Personal Ads, Not Photos, To Match People Up

If you're a queer woman or nonbinary person who's been looking for luck in love, good news: there's an app for that. Kelly Rakowski, who runs the Instagram account @_personals_, which shares user-submitted text-based personal ads, wants to turn the p…
By James Loke Hale

I Don't Want A Life Partner — But You Wouldn't Be Reading This If I Were A Man

I think I must have read as a very rude baby. Before I reached preschool age, I spent my days toddling around the house in pursuit of whatever private games I’d invented inside my head. My mom would poke her head into the living room, where she’d fin…
By Claire Lampen

The Reason I'm Choosing To Move 700 Miles Away From My Partner

I moved to New York City for the first time in college, to begin a much-anticipated internship at Cosmopolitan, a magazine I'd long regarded as my own personal bible. Predictably, I immediately fell in love with the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple…
By Laken Howard

The One Sex Position You Need To Try This Month

Is it just me, or is summer a particularly sexy time of year? It seems like all those good summertime vibes — relaxed and carefree, but still steamy and sultry — just flow right into the bedroom and heat things up. Plus, thanks to the sun's invigorat…
By Laken Howard

9 Red Flags That Your Partner Isn't The One, Because Some Things Can't Be Negotiated

You show me one person who hasn't got an awful ex and I will show you a million pound note. Ok, I'm exaggerating slightly. There are some lucky souls who coupled up early doors and avoided the challenges of dating, but a lot of people weren't so luck…
By Aoife Hanna

5 Questions To Ask Your Partner If You're Worried About Them Cheating

When you're in a relationship, it's totally normal to sometimes feel worried about your partner cheating on you — particularly if you've been cheated on in the past. Even if you trust your partner, we're all only human, and it's natural to feel anxio…
By Laken Howard

9 Dating Habits Of People Who Find The Relationships They Want

When you're single and looking for love, the prospect of finding a healthy relationship can seem daunting. Whether you want to date the old-fashioned way or you prefer the process of modern dating — making a dating profile that stands out, combing th…
By Laken Howard

Prince Harry's Ex Cressida Didn't Like This Part Of The Royal Wedding & TBH, Fair

Today marks day six of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's married life. It's also the day the world found out what Prince Harry's ex Cressida Bonas disliked about the wedding. Hold your horses because it's not quite as dramatic as you thought. There's …
By Lauren Sharkey

Here's How Many Singles Have Fallen In Love On Vacation

There's something inherently romantic about summertime: the sun is shining, there's more happiness and positive energy in the air, and the fun, carefree vibes make it the perfect season to be single. Summer is also the opportune time to take a much-n…
By Laken Howard

7 Expert Tips For Getting Over Your First Breakup

There are few experiences in life more difficult and confusing than getting over your first breakup. To be honest, every breakup — whether it's your first or your tenth — has the potential to be awful, but there's something about going through a brea…
By Laken Howard

7 Signs Your Insecurities Are Causing Problems In Your Relationship

We're only human, which means that we all — even the most confident folks among us — have our own individual insecurities of varying magnitudes. These insecurities can be difficult to pinpoint and acknowledge, let alone work through, but if you want …
By Laken Howard

13 Divorcees Reveal The Major Red Flag They Ignored Before Getting Married

If getting married is one of your life goals, you've probably spent a lot of time envisioning your hypothetical romantic future — and that vision most likely doesn't include a marriage that ends in divorce. Unfortunately, even the most in love of cou…
By Laken Howard

What It Actually Means If You Dream About Hooking Up With A Co-Worker

If you've ever woken up in a cold sweat, panicking because you had a nightmare about work — like being fired, or showing up to at your desk naked, or forgetting about a big project — you're definitely not alone. According to a new study from SleepZoo…
By Laken Howard

7 Things Dating Someone Who’s The Same Zodiac Sign As You Will Teach You

There's a dating theory that a relationship needs both flowers and gardeners because if you have two flowers there's no one to tend to the garden. Couples who have the same zodiac sign can fall into this trap. However, there are things you can learn …
By Brandi Neal

9 Common Relationship Beliefs You Didn't Realize Were Toxic

In order to lead a truly healthy, fulfilling love life, it's important to understand some of the toxic ideas about relationships that are floating around out there — because not everything you've heard about love and relationships is necessarily true…
By Laken Howard