relationships

6 Things To Say To A Partner Who's Being Selfish

In a relationship, you expect there to be give and take. But when one partner is giving more than the other, things can get complicated — and it can be a breeding ground for hurt feelings. Having a selfish partner means that a relationship can…
By Lea Rose Emery

8 Signs Your Partner's Love Actually Means They're Just Attached

Love is such a personal thing, which makes it's difficult to define. Because of that, it's easy to mistake love for things like lust, need, and intense attraction. But if you want to avoid being stuck in a potentially unhealthy situation, pay…
By Kristine Fellizar

11 Breakup Playlists For Every Feeling You'll Have Post-Split

Getting over a breakup is different for everyone. Some people know how to get through a breakup relatively unscathed — they practice effortless self-care, focus on the positive, and move on. But other people prefer to go into hibernation and listen…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 First Date Tips For When You're Going Out With Someone You've Never Met Before

When you're going on a date with someone you've never met before — whether that's someone you met on a dating app, a friend of a friend, or a totally blind date — it's normal to be a little nervous and worry that things won't go well. After all,…
By Laken Howard

11 Things Your Partner May Do In Private If They're Falling Out Of Love

While many people pull it together and put on a good show in public, if your partner lets you down consistently behind closed doors, it may be a sign they're falling out of love. What you do in the privacy of your own home can say a lot about the…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Dating Apps That Allow You To Log In Without A Facebook Account

We're finally becoming more aware of the issues surrounding privacy and data, especially the way that apps use our information. And dating apps have often been linked to social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram — a requirement that not all…
By Lea Rose Emery

If Your Partner Does These 11 Things, It May Be Financial Abuse

It's common for couples to occasionally argue about money or bicker over bills. But if your partner is controlling when it comes to spending, discourages you from earning more money, or has begun controlling all the income in your relationship, it…
By Carolyn Steber

These 10 Colleges Get The Most Right Swipes

Many see college as the perfect opportunity for experimentation, for romance, or to make lifelong friends. Now Tinder is making it even easier for college students to connect with other people on campus. Although Tinder is already hugely popular…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Ways To Reel Your Partner Back In If They're Being Distant

Distance in a relationship can be a sign of trouble — even more so when you feel like your partner actually has one foot out the door. So are their ways to reel your connection back in? According to experts, there are a few clever things you might…
By Kristine Fellizar

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer…
By Mecca Woods

How Texting A Sex And Relationships Coaching App Helped Me Process My First Real Breakup

When it comes to healing after a breakup, there's no one right way to go about it — and it's not exactly something that gets easier with time. But as someone who recently went through my very first breakup, I'll readily admit that I really had no…
By Laken Howard

'Age Before Beauty's Robson Green Has A Super Frank Outlook On Relationships & Love

BBC drama Age Before Beauty has captivated the nation over the last few weeks. Set in a Manchester beauty salon, it tells the tale of a highly dysfunctional family and stars some very familiar faces; Robson Green is of course one of them. Playing…
By Lauren Sharkey

7 Signs Your New Relationship May Be Toxic In The Future

Can you avoid a toxic relationship? When you're wrapped up in the early stages of being newly infatuated with someone or in love, it's not always easy to see the red flags of a toxic relationships, no matter how bright they are or how much they're…
By Amanda Chatel

This Nighttime Activity Is More Popular Than Sex

Everyone once in a while, we need a reminder that we are indeed living in one long, dark Black Mirror episode — and today that reminder comes in the form of some very worrying data about how much we use our phones before bed. A survey from Asurion,…
By Lea Rose Emery

Fantasizing About Your Partner Can Have This Major Effect On Your Relationship

When people talk about sexual fantasies, they may be talking about something they've conjured up in their imagination — a tryst with a celebrity crush, something pulled from porn, or a threesome that they may not even want to have IRL. But there's a…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Unexpected Signs You're In A Dead-End Relationship, Even If You Love Your Partner

When it comes to a relationship, it may seem like love is the answer to all your problems. After all, if you love someone there's nothing you won't do in order to make the relationship work. But according to experts, sometimes love isn't always…
By Kristine Fellizar

12 Easy Rituals To Build Back Confidence If People Haven't Been Treating You Well

Mistreatment may start in the schoolyard, but it definitely doesn't end there. Unfortunately, a lot of adults still deal with people being inconsiderate, and, in turn, hurting their feelings. A lot of the time, these messy situations start with…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer…
By Mecca Woods

8 Zodiac Signs That Are The Most Likely To Understand Each Other Emotionally

Emotional connection is important in all sorts of relationships, not just romantic ones. Still, when thinking of compatible zodiac signs, many people tend to lean towards the romantic side of things. Really, understanding someone on a deep emotional…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Here's How The August Full Moon Will Affect Your Love Life

Remember that episode of Dawson's Creek where the full moon turns everything weird and wavy? Wires cross on a wonky first date; dinner parties run off the rails once crashed by unwelcome guests; co-workers find their faces thrust together in the…
By Claire Lampen