Natalia writes regularly for Bustle and HelloGiggles, but her writing and personal essays can also be found in the L.A. Times, Yahoo, MSN, xoJane, Scary Mommy, Elite Daily, the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, Marie Claire UK, Business Insider, Purple Clover, and The Daily Dot, and Simplemost, among other publications. She has a Ph.D. in couch-surfing (from when she paid student loans versus rent), which you can read more about on Facebook: 52 Weeks, 52 Couches.
Latest Articles

I Went To The Museum Of Broken Relationships Alone On Valentine's Day & Learned A Big Lesson

While some people spent Valentine's Day with a significant other, I spent it alone, thousands of miles away from friends and family. But before you cue the somber violin music, it was actually one of the best Valentine's Days I've ever had. As a digi…
By Natalia Lusinski

People Are Sharing How They'll Celebrate #SinglesAwarenessDay & It's Goals

February 15 is Singles Awareness Day. Though some people celebrate it on February 14, the actual "holiday" is on February 15. If you’re wondering what it’s all about, for those people not dating or coupled up, Singles Awareness Day is all about celeb…
By Natalia Lusinski

5 Things That Happen To Your Brain When You Have A Hangover

To some people, part of going out with friends is drinking alcohol. Even though it may be fun at the time, especially since that new speakeasy serves amazing, one-of-a-kind drinks, the aftermath may not be as fun. Yep, the hangover: You’re exhausted,…
By Natalia Lusinski

The 5 Best Dating Apps To Use If You're looking For A Last-Minute Valentine's Day Date

Just because it’s already Valentine’s Day and you don’t have a date tonight, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get one. There’s only a million and one dating apps out there, and if you start swiping right now, you could have a date lined up for toni…
By Natalia Lusinski

The 7 Best Places To Meet Singles On Valentine's Day

If you’re single and looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day, either solo or with friends, there are so many events you can attend to celebrate the holiday. While it often feels like Valentine's Day is only filled with fun options for couples,…
By Natalia Lusinski

Everyone's Trying To Match With Olympic Athletes On Tinder RN — & Here's How You Can, Too

With the Winter Olympics in South Korea in full swing, aside from watching the Olympic Games, there’s a whole other game going on: Dating games. In case you missed it, dating apps and the Olympics seem to go hand-in-hand — literally and figuratively …
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Last-Minute Things To Do Valentine’s Day, Even If You Have To Work Late

Valentine’s Day — which some people think is the most high-pressure holiday when it comes to dating — is just around the corner. While some couples made plans for it months in advance, others have yet to. Plus, some people don’t believe in celebratin…
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's How NOT Having Sex Can Actually Hurt An Olympian's Chances Of Winning

Aside from the sporting events happening at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, you may be reminded of another event that happens at the Olympic Games: Dating and hooking up. Not only do some athletes and non-athletes alike use dating apps while…
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's How Much Sex Young People Are Having Now Compared To Other Generations

You may wonder how much sex other people have compared to how much you and your partner have. If a couple you know says they have sex “a lot,” that could mean different things to different people: Is “a lot” every week? Every day? Multiple times a da…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Things Truly Happy Couples Have In Common

Chances are, you know couples who seem very happy together — no matter what curve balls life may throw at them, at the end of the day, their happiness together shows. Maybe you’re in a relationship like that, too, have been in the past, or desire one…
By Natalia Lusinski

Cornell Fraternity Gets Probation Due To An Alleged Fat-Shaming Sex Game

Hazing is a known, yet illegal, phenomenon on some college campuses, and now it's in the news again. Cornell's Zeta Beta Tau fraternity has been placed on probationary recognition for two years, reported The Cornell Daily Sun, after new pledges of th…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Is The Most Popular Dating App For U.S. Singles Right Now

When it comes to dating apps, they come in all kinds of different formats — swiping right or left, having a short profile versus a longer one, having the option to answer questions about yourself that potential matches can see, and so on. So when it …
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Romantic Things To Do On Valentine's Day When You're In A Long-Distance Relationship

With Valentine's Day around the corner, you may be thinking about what to do for the heart-centric holiday. Whether you are in a fairly new relationship or a long-term one, you and your significant other may be apart on February 14. This may be the n…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Gifts To Get Your Significant Other This Valentine's Day That Are Actually Cool

With Valentine's Day around the corner, the pressure is on to do something memorable with your significant other — or not, which is completely OK, too. However, in addition to doing something together, there's also the whole gift-giving process to ta…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Cheap AF Things To Do On Valentine's Day With Your BFF

Whether you are a Valentine's Day person or not, you may choose to spend the day with your best friend. Perhaps you two have an annual Valentine's Day ritual of hanging out. Or, maybe you're not dating anyone right now or just started dating someone …
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's What Relationship Experts Actually Do On Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day coming up soon, you may be brainstorming on what to do for the holiday. Whether you're single or in a relationship, some people feel the day ignites a lot of pressure — now's the time to think of the best date ever for your partn…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Things To Do On Valentine's Day That Aren't Dinner & A Movie

No matter how long you've been dating someone, you may be tired of "dinner and a movie (and chocolates)" being how you two celebrate Valentine's Day. While they're nice, you want to do something different and more one-of-a-kind. Of course, there are …
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Reasons To Get A Career Mentor, Even If You Love Your Job

Whether you have a job you love or don't love, there's plenty of reasons to get a mentor. Even though you may think you do not need one, at some point, it'll definitely be beneficial to have your very own cheering section — to encourage you when thin…
By Natalia Lusinski

Can You Have Sex If You Have The Flu? We Asked An Expert & Here's What They Said

With winter in full swing across much of the world, that means that the flu is in full swing, too. While people say that rest and fluids are the key to getting well, you may wonder what else you can do while stuck indoors. Namely, can you have sex if…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Low-Pressure Valentine's Day Date Ideas For New Couples

With Valentine's Day coming up, it can either elicit excitement or dread in people. While some people feel it's no big deal and "just another day," others feel the pressure is on, especially if they're dating someone. And the newer the relationship, …
By Natalia Lusinski