In addition to Bustle, Natalia's writing and personal essays can also be seen in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, MSN, xoJane, Scary Mommy, Elite Daily, the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, Marie Claire UK, Purple Clover, HelloGiggles, The Daily Dot, and Simplemost, among other publications. She’s currently living abroad, which you can read more about on Facebook: Nomadic Natalia.
Latest Articles

We Asked 23 People How Long They'd Wait If A First Date Is Running Late

Dating can be anxiety-inducing: what to wear, where to go, will the Bumble date look like their picture, and so on. But what about when a date is late? Should you wait? And how long? When do you bail? After all, sometimes things come up that you can’…
By Natalia Lusinski

17 People Reveal Exactly How Many Minutes They'd Wait If Their Date Is Running Late

When a date you've gone out with before is running late, many thoughts might run through your head: Did you get the time and place right? Did they mention they’d be late, and you forgot? Or, worst of all, are they ghosting you?! Should you wait? Not …
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Boundaries You Should Have In Your Friendships, According To Experts

When it comes to friendships, although you may think they can sustain themselves naturally, there are still boundaries that apply. At least, there should be. Just like with any relationship, boundaries in friendships help both people keep their relat…
By Natalia Lusinski

12 Women Share The First-Date Idea They Swear By

When it comes to first-date ideas, sure, you can meet somebody for drinks or dinner, but with all the other options out there, you may choose to do something else. After all, you may be nervous, and doing an activity-centric date may make you more re…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Dates You'll Have More Fun On Alone Vs. With Somebody Else

Everyone needs alone time now and then, even if they’re in a relationship. Not only is it impossible to be by somebody’s side 24/7, but it’s also unhealthy. And if you’re single already, dating yourself is a given — among other things, it’s healthy, …
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Summer Date Ideas To Do Solo, Even If You're In A Relationship

With summer right around the corner, you may be in the thick of making summer plans with friends and family, from barbecues to vacations. Plus, summer means one big thing: With nicer weather, there’s a lot more to do when you add on all the outdoor a…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Fun Date Ideas To Try In June That Don’t Involve Alcohol

Whatever the reason may be for not wanting to drink, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go on fun dates. And, with the weather getting warmer in many cities these days, that only means one thing: more outdoor date opportunities. Personally, I *love* goin…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Dates To Take Yourself On To Learn More About Who You Are

When it comes to dating (or not dating), it’s critical to be comfortable dating yourself. After all, if you’re not happy in your own company, only you can change that. Plus, it’s a great way to learn more about yourself and figure out what your true …
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Signs You're Happier Single Than In A Relationship — And Why That's Perfectly Fine

Whether you’ve tried coupling up and realized you prefer your own company, are recovering from a breakup and need some time to regroup and date yourself, or have dated here and there and haven't found “The One,” there are so many reasons why people c…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Things Long-Lasting Couples Do Differently, According To Love Experts

When it comes to long-lasting relationships, you may wonder how some couples do it: How do they date year after year and you’re lucky if you see the same online date more than once? Or perhaps you have relationships, but they tend to not last that lo…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Ways To Argue Fairly In A Relationship, According To Lawyers

Arguing is never fun, yet is usually a given when it comes to relationships. However, if you think back to arguments you’ve had in the past, some arguments probably went better than others. For instance, did you and the other person speak to each oth…
By Natalia Lusinski

These Are The 11 Essential Qualities Of Couples That Last, According To Matchmakers

When it comes to dating and relationships, you may want to know the secret formula in how to go from casually dating someone to becoming a serious couple. After all, things can start out well, but then the relationship turns out to not have the stayi…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Signs Your Partner Is Toxic, According To Divorce Lawyers

Even though you may not immediately realize it, you may be in a toxic relationship. After all, some partners are better at hiding their toxic behaviors than others. However, once you start to learn what these behaviors are, you’ll be able to recogniz…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Women Reveal Why They Never Want To Get Married

When it comes to dating and relationships, everyone has different expectations as far as the future. Some people choose to remain single, some get married, and some are in a romantic relationship for a long time but have no intention of walking down …
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Things Couples Who Get Back Together After Infidelity Have In Common

When someone in a relationship cheats, some couples break up while others stay together. Of course, it’s a case-by-case basis — what works for one couple may not work for another. After all, once trust has been broken, it will be a lot of work to reg…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned When I Started Taking Myself Out On Dates Every Week

“Alone?” the waiter asked in a Spanish accent, two menus in his hand. “Yes,” I said as I sat down at a table for two, couples occupying the tables around me. “Alone forever?” he asked, laughing. “I hope not,” I said, forcing myself to smile as he han…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Calculated Risks You Should Be Taking In Your Career

When it comes to your career, there are certain risks you could be taking, and should be taking, but you may not be doing so. For instance, are you at the job level you aspire to, and in a job that you love? According to several experts, the delibera…
By Natalia Lusinski

21 Signs You're Emotionally Unavailable Even Though You're In A Long-Term Relationship

Perhaps it’s happened to you or you’re guilty of it yourself — being emotionally unavailable. And, as much as you may want to be available or think you are, deep down, you’re not. There are many reasons for this, from still being emotionally tied to …
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Women Reveal The Most WTF Compliments They’ve Gotten From A Date

While dating or in a relationship, the person you’re out with may give you a compliment — they may say they like anything from your hair to what you’re wearing. Not only are compliments nice to hear, but they can also increase your self-esteem. But e…
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's How To Tell If Someone's Being Friendly — Or Flirty

Some people are naturally friendly, no matter who they’re talking to or interacting with. Sometimes, however, friendliness may be construed as flirtiness: Did that lingering eye contact mean something? Did you stand closer to the person when speaking…
By Natalia Lusinski