What Happens When the Men Who Helped Make a Post-Game World Try to Fix It

The past month or so has seen the publication of two books from men who, a decade ago, created questionable blueprints of what dating should be like for an entitled generation of dudes. Unexpectedly (to their former selves, at least) the new stories from these teachers—who, not so long ago, were demonstrating how to… »11/05/15 1:55pm11/05/15 1:55pm

Most Teens Have Never Been in a Romantic Relationship, So Calm Down, Teens

On Thursday, Pew Research Center released a survey entitled “Teens, Technology and Romantic Relationships,” which seems to have been written specifically for out-of-touch parents who say things like, “Twit me later!” and, “What are you Facebooking about today?” and, “Let’s take a selfie of the Grand Canyon.” »10/01/15 5:00pm10/01/15 5:00pm

Men's Favorite Ages Are 20, 21, 22, and 23: A Data Dive by the Co-Founder of OKCupid

A new parent is perhaps most sensitive to the milestones of getting older. It’s almost all you talk about with other people, and you get actual metrics at the doctor’s every few months. But the milestones keep coming long after and the pediatrician quit with the reminders. It’s just that we stop keeping… »9/20/15 3:15pm9/20/15 3:15pm

Couple Gets Lost in Woods on First Date, Has to Get Airlifted Out

Well, this sounds like a real-life, rom-com nightmare. Two people decided to forgo the typical first date dinner and meet each other for the first time during a hike in the woods. They ventured into the Angeles National Forest in Arcadia, California with a map and a phone, but ended up getting lost in the trails with… »7/26/15 3:45pm7/26/15 3:45pm

Celebs Can Now Be Verified On Tinder, Will Still Be Miserable Like Us

Tinder is introducing “Verified Profiles” so that famous people can use the dating app more efficiently and also be just as miserable as the rest of us in knowing that there are, at once, way too many dating options in their vicinity and not one person out there in the world who will love them unconditionally. »7/07/15 5:10pm7/07/15 5:10pm

What Are You Doing Here?: Investigating the Men of Essence Festival

Essence magazine is for black women and so is the Essence Music Festival, but the latter attracts both men and women. For years, I’ve wondered what dudes were doing at an event hosting speakers and performers like Iyanla Vanzant, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Mary J. Blige. »7/06/15 4:30pm7/06/15 4:30pm