Vintage Bad Dates: The Greatest Lavalife Voicemail I Ever Received

Before Tinder and OkCupid and Match.com, there was a phone-based dating service called Lavalife. Apparently they've hung onto their market share for dear life and have since evolved into a website, but back in 2002 when I was a recent college graduate and intern at a public radio station, they were the dating… » 3/20/15 5:20pm 3/20/15 5:20pm

Amy Schumer Speaks the Truth: Falling in Love Is Hell

It's weird how most films (outside the angst-ridden English Patient/Romeo and Juliet/loving someone you can't have genre) rarely focus on how falling in love is often a total nightmare. But it's looking like Amy Schumer's romantic comedy Trainwreck might finally right that wrong. » 3/17/15 5:40pm 3/17/15 5:40pm

Let's Get to Know Nahko Bear, Shailene Woodley's Alleged Boyfriend

Shailene Woodley is as anointed a young Hollywood star as can be—she's heading up a successful franchise (Divergent), smashed the box office with a tear-jerky teen rom-com (The Fault in Our Stars), and even has a co-starring role with Clooney under her belt (The Descendents). She's clearly very talented, but one thing… » 3/16/15 3:30pm 3/16/15 3:30pm

Mom, I Have Two Boyfriends: How I Discovered I Was Polyamorous at 27

Almost every girl has a movie that breaks her. It's usually something intended for children, like Cinderella. The girl watches it and gets hooked on this idea that if she has an impossibly tiny waist and can talk to birds, eventually she'll stumble upon the man of her dreams. He'll put her in a carriage, and for some… » 3/16/15 12:20pm 3/16/15 12:20pm

Yes, You Need Therapy to Get Over Your Ex (And for Everything Else)

One of the hardest things to learn about love is the fact that your narrative about a relationship is probably not "The Narrative." The official story of any two people requires two points of view, and your version is only one: The story in your head of what happened when you met someone else and fell in… » 3/12/15 4:45pm 3/12/15 4:45pm

​Interview With a Married Woman Who Takes Lovers on the Side

A woman I'll call Amy is a thirtysomething who has been happily married for six years, but for the last four and a half years, she's been using cheating site AshleyMadison.com to meet a variety of men for sex. It began as cheating, but now her husband knows about it. » 3/07/15 2:00pm 3/07/15 2:00pm

Can You Marry Outside Your Class? Yes, If You Talk About It

General progressiveness of 2015 aside, most of us still date and marry folks from the same socioeconomic background as us: as the New York Times put it in 2012, "Doctors used to marry nurses. Now doctors marry doctors." But what happens when you reach across the aisle and date or marry outside your class? » 2/26/15 12:10pm 2/26/15 12:10pm

Couple Married for 67 Years Die Holding Hands

There's something very poetic about a couple so in love that they can't function without one another. And when it's a couple that's spent 67 years together in good times and in bad, it's more romantic to think about them passing within hours of each other rather than morbid. Get your hankies ready, though — this… » 2/26/15 9:30am 2/26/15 9:30am

How You Raise a Pet May Predict How You Will Parent

Pet lovers may finally have a paw up in the argument that their pets really are child substitutes—at least when it comes to how they feed them. New research suggests there may be a connection between child-feeding and pet-feeding style, when it comes to determining obesity in both. » 2/22/15 4:15pm 2/22/15 4:15pm

Questionable Survey Says Men Fall In Love More Than Women

This probably bunk survey conducted by Haagen-Dazs Ice cream and The School of Life concluded that only 45 percent of women say they've had multiple loves. The survey - which included 2000 liars - found that more than half of men have loved more than one person. » 2/22/15 2:30pm 2/22/15 2:30pm

Meet the Woman Marrying the Stranger to Whom She Gave a Kidney

Here's a story that you'll likely be seeing in theaters (or on Lifetime) by next Valentine's Day: A woman who donated her kidney to a stranger she heard about on the radio is now marrying the man she saved and preparing to give birth to their child in June. » 2/19/15 3:30pm 2/19/15 3:30pm

30 Ways to Wow a Woman: A Handy Guide for Your Terrible Man

Hey, dudes. It's Valentine's Day, and guess what? None of your tired ideas are gonna cut it this year. Face it, you're a lame-ass loser who lacks originality and passion, and it's a miracle that women remember your name, let alone show romantic interest. » 2/14/15 2:30pm 2/14/15 2:30pm

How I Found Self-Worth in a Pool of Maggots and Left the Man I Loved

"I'm going to destroy everything," Seamus hissed at me as I climbed into my friend's car to leave the home we shared. The cops had already come and gone, saying that one of us had to leave for the night. Because Seamus refused and I had been drinking, I packed a bag and called a friend. I had known that our… » 2/12/15 3:30pm 2/12/15 3:30pm

Your Relationship Is Only As Good as the Lies Holding it Together

If lies are not the glue that binds us, then they are at least the sticky tape. This isn't only true just for us overly sensitive beings who can't face being told what we're really like, but also for lovers who can't stand knowing what our significant others are really thinking (about us). In this arena, some argue… » 2/11/15 4:40pm 2/11/15 4:40pm

A Chat with Malcolm Brenner, Man Famous for Having Sex with a Dolphin

Malcolm Brenner is the only man on Earth to achieve international fame for having sex with a dolphin. A former investigative journalist who covered the American Southwest, he remains best known for his 1970's love affair—mostly romantic, briefly sexual—with a bottlenose dolphin named Dolly. Their "courtship," which… » 2/11/15 12:30pm 2/11/15 12:30pm

​Labor of (Someone Else's) Love: My Summer Planning Weddings in Italy

When I was 20, my college's funded internship program wrote me a check for $3,000. Instead of hunkering down in an LA production office to slog through slush piles—as a film major actually invested in her future would probably do—I pursued an internship that cashed in on my incomplete Italian minor and weird penchant… » 2/06/15 1:30pm 2/06/15 1:30pm

This Is the Only Acceptable Valentine to Give Out This Year

If you've already bought a box of valentines to give out to your friends, dump it in the trash and set the entire thing on fire, because there's only one type of valentine that's okay to hand to your special chum this year and it's the one that has a picture of Katy Perry's dancing shark on it. All other cards exit to… » 2/05/15 11:45pm 2/05/15 11:45pm

This Is What It Really Looks Like When You Flirt at Work

Work crushes: Everyone has them, but not everyone knows how to flirt in a way that doesn't suggests you won't show up at your intended cube mate's house with a boom box in one hand and a serrated knife in the other. That's why Fast Company put together an educational video to show you what you're really doing when you… » 2/05/15 11:12pm 2/05/15 11:12pm

Someone Better Matchmake This Adorable Old Irish Matchmaker Stat

Willie Daly is an Irish man who, according to a New York Times profile, "thinks he is in his early 70s but does not know precisely because, he says, the priest who kept such records drank a lot." He is also clearly a highly successful matchmaker, one who is sadly going through a divorce of his own. Won't someone help… » 2/04/15 6:50pm 2/04/15 6:50pm

How I Lost My 'Invisible Boyfriend' In 6 Days

There's a new app on the market: It's morally questionable, almost entirely useless, and marketed largely towards single women. Naturally, the world is abuzz. » 1/30/15 1:30pm 1/30/15 1:30pm