Maria Del Russo is a contributing commerce write for Bustle and Elite Daily. She's the voice behind Playboy's Advisor column for the spring 2019 issue, and has also been published in The Washington Post, The Cut, Glamour, InStyle, Man Repeller, The Coveteur, Men's Health, Gear Patrol, Us Weekly, Ember, The Lily, Out, Spotlyte, Medium, PopSugar, and Refinery29. Maria is the author of Simple Acts of Love, published by Simon & Schuster under the imprint Adams Media. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in english from Manhattan College. When she isn't writing for Bustle, Maria is working on her second book, a collection of essays about life and love as a single woman in New York. She loves trashy reality TV, anything French, and caring for her houseplants.