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Monday, February 18, 2019
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If you ask most singles currently in search for a mate, they’ll agree… dating sucks. Or maybe they won’t be that negative if they skew more of a ‘hopeful’ romantic than a hopeless one, but they will say it’s...
TDLR: Curving: when a person rejects you subtly and continuously—but keeps you hanging on. It’s not about how well you take a windy route, or the best way to throw a baseball. In modern dating, curving might be one...
TDLR: Breadcrumbing: when you give the idea you’re interested in a relationship—or sex—but never follow through. You might have to use cliff notes—but try to think back to when you read Hansel and Gretel. In the story, a brother and...
TDLR: Cushioning: when you’re in what you think is a serious relationship, but your partner is keeping ‘cushions’ in the wings—just in case. If you’ve never said it out loud, it allows us to give you the mic and take...
You’ve heard those horror stories from your female friends, detailing the wildly inappropriate—and flat out crazy—interactions they’ve had with dudes on dating apps. It’s appalling and ridiculous, but have you ever wondered if perhaps you’ve come off creepy, without...
There’s an episode from How I Met Your Mother where they go through all of the different types of sex. Some serious, while others are mostly for the jokes, there’s one type of romp that nearly everyone wants to...
It’s one thing to scope out the dating scene when you’ve never agreed to happily ever after, and another when you’ve ended a marriage. For those who were with a partner for decades, putting yourself back out into the...
TLDR: Micro-cheating: where you aren’t 100 percent emotionally faithful to your partner–but physically, you don’t break any rules. Some couples find the concept of monogamy restrictive and unreasonable, prompting them to adopt an open relationship. Others keep their love affair...
TLDR: Benching is when you keep someone on the backburner—just in case someone else better doesn’t come along. Those star-studded, rose-colored rom coms all have one shiny quality in common: they feature a bold, grand gesture. It’s what makes...
TLDR: Ghosting: when someone you’re romantically interested in completely disappears without warning or communication. You swipe right. You match. You start a witty banter. You go out on a Tuesday for happy hour for a drink. That leads to four...