Kristin Magaldi
Kristin Magaldi is a budding cheese sommelier, and if that’s not a thing, she’s hereby making it one. With a propensity for finding ripe pun opportunities in everyday life, and a “healthy” love for Lady Gaga, Kristin’s work as Associate Lifestyle Editor allows her to explore the realms of sex & relationships, health, mental health, and astrology.

My Father's Anxiety Made Me Feel Understood For The First Time

I looked at my dad as he sat on the couch across from me. He was smiling, but there was a bit of uncertainty in his eyes — as though he wondered if he'd be able to feel this calm again without the help of Prozac. When my father told me he was…
By Kristin Magaldi

I Tried Hypnosis To Cure My Fear Of Vomiting & I’m Still Feeling The Effects

I'm sitting on a couch, legs extended in front of me on a cushion, my head cradled by a pillow. There's no pendulums, or swirling vortexes meant to lull me into an unconscious state I won't remember. Instead, I'm sitting in a very ordinary social…
By Kristin Magaldi

10 Little-Known British Traditions Meghan Markle Will Learn When She Marries Prince Harry

As an American woman dating a Brit, I am no stranger to the mishaps that can result from the cultural differences between the U.S. and England. And while I'm sure Meghan Markle has a slew of royal traditions to learn, titles to remember, and fancy…
By Kristin Magaldi

8 Valuable Lessons I've Learned From My First Adult Relationship

As embarrassing as it is to admit, I haven’t had a serious relationship since high school. My journey from undergrad into adulthood was one giant mood swing as I gravitated between an endless hope for love, and crushing despair over the death of…
By Kristin Magaldi

Why I Don't Miss My Dating Apps

I’ve known for a while that I should take some time off from dating sites and apps, so when Bustle's App-less April rolled around, I was all in. The general guidelines were simple enough: fully commit yourself to a dating platform cleanse for the…
By Kristin Magaldi

What Single Women Should Never Feel Guilty For

Between attempting to actively ignore comments from traditional relatives concerning the ring missing on your finger, to trying to find the right avenue to meet someone (dating apps really suck, but is meeting strangers at bars really any better?),…
By Kristin Magaldi

How Many Women Think Men Should Pay On Dates

Between the internal battle to prevent any awkward silences, and the acute awareness of the sounds you make when you're chewing, the first date is king of uncomfortable social situations. But above all the tension filled moments, there is one debate…
By Kristin Magaldi

How Many People Actually Feel Chemistry On Date #1

I'm sure by now you've heard that first impressions in dating can make or break everything. The good news is, that's not exactly true. Although the first date can seem uncannily similar to going on a job interview — you still may feel like you need…
By Kristin Magaldi

How Many Single Women Stay Friends With Their Exes

Even though having an ex also comes with a slew of new baggage, developing relationships and watching them end is a necessary evil to help you figure out what you really want. But that doesn't necessarily make it easier, especially if your ex is…
By Kristin Magaldi

FYI, Your Dog Loves You More Than Your Cat

Sorry to all the cat lovers of the world, but I have always been, and will always be, the most pro-dog person around. And now that new research shows that dogs love their owners more than cats do, can you blame me? I mean, there's a reason they call…
By Kristin Magaldi

What 4 Countries Are Doing To Combat Revenge Porn

It's not news that revenge porn is quickly becoming a highly problematic, invasive, and disturbing practice across the Internet. With mass invasions of privacy like the intimate celebrity photo leaks that outraged the web in 2014, and less high…
By Kristin Magaldi

4 Surprising Benefits Of Breastfeeding Your Baby

By now, it's no secret that the breastfeeding benefits for a baby and a mother are almost immeasurable. From creating a close bond between mother and child at the earliest stages of development, to strengthening a baby's immune system, there's no…
By Kristin Magaldi

7 Reasons To Consider NOT Dating

Contrary to popular belief, being single isn't always the perpetual state of trying to become unsingle. In fact, you can be single and not dating and be perfectly happy. Though it may sound obvious to those completely happy and confident in their…
By Kristin Magaldi

7 Reasons Why You're Not Close With Your Sibling

When it comes to siblings, it seems like relationships with your brother or sister can either be the closest of friendships, or the most bitter of enemies. But what about falling in between? What about simply co-existing with that other person for a…
By Kristin Magaldi

This Meme Is Taking Over The Internet

If you've been on Facebook in the past month, you've probably come across the latest Internet obsession, the "Be Like Bill" meme. A simple stick figure, most often seen on a computer or wearing a simple winter hat, Be Like Bill serves as a reminder…
By Kristin Magaldi

This Might Be The Weirdest V-Day Gift, Ever

When it comes to Valentine's Day gift ideas, it's not always easy to hit the sweet spot between coming up with something original, and making a classic, romantic gesture. That's where the Bronx Zoo's "Name a Cockroach" Valentine's Day gift package…
By Kristin Magaldi

Is Your Attitude Toward Love Unhealthy?

It's easy to say that you understand unhealthy relationship signs outside the contexts of your partnerships, but sometimes, finding out that your perceptions of relationships, and how they should be is potentially damaging isn't so easy in the…
By Kristin Magaldi

This Will Make You Feel Better About Being Single

For whatever reason, being a single woman always seems to be attached to the assumption that you're either lonely or living an unfulfilled life. It's as if our entire motivation during the short time we have on earth needs to involve searching for…
By Kristin Magaldi

What 80% Of People Who Met On Hinge Have In Common

If you've decided to sign up for dating app Hinge in an effort to increase your chances of meeting someone, simply being a member and scrolling through matches isn't enough. To save you some time and aggravation, Hinge has done some research on the…
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OkCupid's New App Feature Is A Total Game-Changer

I make no secret of how much I love OkCupid. But just when I thought it couldn't get any better, the marvelous matchmaking folks behind the site went and made it even better by making OkCupid App's compatibility feature more transparent. Before, it…
By Kristin Magaldi