How To Cope With Today’s 4 Worst Dating Trends

By Hannah Jane Thompson

Anyone who is actively seeking romance these days is almost certainly familiar with the rigamarole of online — and offline, TBH — dating that is par for the course for any single person in possession of a smartphone today.

In theory, two people swipe on one another, they chat, they date, and they either like each other or they don’t, and get on with their own sweet lives. Sigh. If only it were that simple. Continue reading

We Need to Stop Celebrating Mediocre Men

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By Jillian Stacia

Recently an Instagram post  by author Robbie Tripp went viral. It was a post about his love for his wife, despite her larger figure.

People were immediately drawn to the post, and congratulated Tripp on being so outspoken about his acceptance and adoration of larger bodies. Comments such as “I wish I could find a man like you” and “You are so inspiring” flooded his Instagram. BuzzFeed and HuffPost ran stories depicting the so-called insane level of cuteness.

And yeah, it’s always nice to see someone profess their adoration for their partner. Who doesn’t love love? But the reality is, there are MANY things wrong with Tripp’s post including his narrow definition of feminism, his ironic tendency to praise one body type over another, and his seemingly #humblebrag that he deserves a trophy for loving his curvy wife. Continue reading

3 Things No One Told Me About Long Distance Relationships

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By Megan Kramer 

From movies to books to magazines, the sentiment is everywhere: long distance relationships don’t work.

But as someone who has been in one for more than a year—and who has watched my still-married parents endure multiple military deployments of various lengths—I’d like to respectfully disagree. As long as you are willing to put in the work, and not shame yourself for making it work in your own way, long distance relationships are possible. Continue reading

6 Tips For Surviving A Long Distance Relationship

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By Joanna Grey Talbot

The spring of 2014 found me living in Washington, D.C. – a long-time dream of mine. I was on the cusp of my 30th birthday and enjoying success in my job. Part of the reason I moved from my hometown of Charlotte to the even bigger city of D.C. the previous year was that I had just come out of a very toxic relationship that had ended as a result of him cheating on me. It was time for me shake the dust off of my feet and start a new chapter in my life. Needless to say, I was not looking to date anyone but sometimes life changes our mind. Continue reading

5 Reasons I’ll Only Date Someone Older Than Me

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By Marie

There are some lovely ladies both in the real world and the world of Hollywood who are older and date younger men, thus being dubbed a cougar. It can be seen as an achievement of course because she’s able to land a guy who is half her age who is handsome. I mean, I can admit that it makes me slightly jealous because the cougars are stealing some of the men who are my age!  Continue reading