Paris: Keep Your Love Locks Out, You're Ruining Everything

Parisians are over you and your need to express your love with padlocks on their bridges like some whimsical literary novel protagonist. You are not an imaginary person and those locks are heavy, dude — so heavy that their weight crumpled one Parisian bridge, moving City Hall to encourage selfies. In the grand scheme… » 8/13/14 9:50am 8/13/14 9:50am

Would a Woman Ever Track Down a Lost Crush on Twitter? Probably Not.

They met on a flight from Barcelona to Dublin and hit it off instantly. Then they were separated at customs, and she waited for him, but he never showed. Both were smitten, but only one of them could launch a social media campaign searching frantically for the other without looking desperate. That would be the dude. » 8/09/14 4:00pm 8/09/14 4:00pm

​You're Probably Thinking About Soul Mates All Wrong

Did you know that if love is a motivational poster — and obviously it is — then how you imagine that poster is pretty key, whether it's a cat hanging in there or soul mate scrawled in cursive on a scroll of destiny-weathered papyrus? And that if you believe in the latter, you're probably kinda screwed? Because maybe. » 8/05/14 2:40pm 8/05/14 2:40pm

How Can You Possibly Love an Adult Who Eats Like a Toddler?

She's a meat-eater; he's vegan. She likes salads; he lives on hot dogs and Cheez Whiz. These are examples of real-life couples whose pairings make no sense to me. Because I could not love a person (romantically) who would never eat vegetables. Or if I did love them, I would consider it star-crossed. Uh,… » 8/01/14 2:40pm 8/01/14 2:40pm

This Dude's List of Dealbreakers Is 80% Horrific, 100% Hypocritical

Listen up, ladies: Are you tired of games, half-truths and cat-and-mouse phone chases that will never lead to love? Well, have I got a guy for you. He's got standards, he's got morals and, most importantly, he has a list of about 372,000 dealbreakers that he won't put up with. Form a line to the left and excuse… » 7/24/14 6:00pm 7/24/14 6:00pm

New Dating App Requires Even Less Effort in Hunt to Avoid Loneliness

Online dating is hard. And not because going on dates kind of sucks or because you're constantly getting sexually harassed by strangers on the internet or because you feel like your soul/personality is slowly being commodified into something obscene and unrecognizable. I mean it's hard because swiping through Tinder… » 7/16/14 5:00pm 7/16/14 5:00pm

The 'Quirky' Version of Tinder Is Here and It's Awful

There's a new service out there for people who like the convenience of mobile phone dating apps, but are turned off by the shallowness of Tinder. Loveflutter, for "Quirky People and Places," will help you find matches in your area not through superficial photos (although those are requested, too), but through a… » 6/04/14 6:15pm 6/04/14 6:15pm

Facebook's 'Ask' Button Allows Friends to Bug You About Being Single

Apparently, Facebook really really really really really wants to know who you're fucking. The social network has introduced an annoying new feature it's calling the "ASK button" which will allow your nosy friends to, with the click of a mouse, directly ask you about the relationship status that you have deliberately… » 5/19/14 4:00pm 5/19/14 4:00pm

Experiencing the Thrill of Young Love Makes You Less Neurotic

Ah, the transformative power of love: that lovely phenomenon of two hearts beating in tender unison, metamorphosing this bleak and mundane world into a reality that's actually pretty chill. According to a new scientific study, this is a measurable psychological occurrence that actually happens, and not something that… » 5/12/14 6:30pm 5/12/14 6:30pm

Man Pens Epic Story of Love and Loss in Yelp Reviews

Yelp, for the most part, exists as a service for people who want to read other people yell about businesses on the internet. Sometimes, it might even provide a helpful review for a restaurant or two, but rarely is it a place you go to read narrative prose that tells a story of romance and heartbreak, all while… » 3/13/14 4:30pm 3/13/14 4:30pm