Report: Picky Woman Who Refused to Settle Has Found True Love

It isn't every day that a story comes back full circle to spite its haters directly, but such is the case for the proudly picky Amanda Lauren, who, back in 2013, incurred 'Net wrath by admitting that, in search of The One, she'd gone on too many dates to keep track. That search has ended: Bitch is engaged! » 1/28/15 10:30pm Yesterday 10:30pm

How to Write a Saintly Open Letter to Your Ex or Their New Partner

Have you lived, loved and learned, and reached the step where you want your ex, or maybe your ex's new partner, to know about it? Would you like complete strangers to know about it, too? Then the only next step is to publish an open letter to them on the Internet for millions to read detailing your humility. Here's… » 1/28/15 3:45pm Yesterday 3:45pm

Famous Woman Has Revelation: Marriage Is Hard

If you're married, you are likely aware that despite the fact you have the state-sanctioned security of a life partner while also scoring a totally romantic tax benefits, maintaining a decent union (or any lifelong union, for that matter) is an American Ninja-esque obstacle course of emotional intimacy. » 12/23/14 2:15pm 12/23/14 2:15pm

Study: Women Are More Empathetic Toward Their Partner Than Men

In terrible, not particularly shocking news for heterosexual women worldwide, Griffith University and the University of Queensland in Australia just announced research demonstrating that women have more empathy in relationships than men. (By the way, I think we can all agree that every great scientific finding begins… » 12/17/14 5:20pm 12/17/14 5:20pm

An Introvert In TV Land: Finding My Inner GPS

When a producer from The Steve Harvey Show contacted me after reading a few essays I'd published in The Huffington Post about relationships and dating, and invited me to be on the show, I didn't quite believe it to be true. I'd written "Public Service Announcement for a First Date," "Is My Dating Life Doomed?" and "… » 11/14/14 2:43pm 11/14/14 2:43pm

Newsflash: You Can't Steal Someone Else's Partner

One day hanging out on the grassy knoll freshman year at college, a free-spirited woman on roller skates approached my boyfriend, who was sitting right beside me. She handed him a note and then floated away mysteriously, her sundress rippling in the breeze behind her. It read: Will you go out with me? Yes or No. I… » 11/08/14 2:47pm 11/08/14 2:47pm

Why We're So Full Of Ourselves: In Defense of Narcissistic Qualities

There's a huge difference between being a "narcissist" and being self-centered, although you wouldn't know it by how often it's used as an insult. Even so, being a little self-centered isn't just a good thing, it's necessary for our mental health. Sure, there's a line, but let's talk about where that line is, and how… » 11/05/14 3:28pm 11/05/14 3:28pm

Why It May Not Pay To Steal Someone Else's Partner

A surprising number of relationships are the product of "mate poaching", the ethically dubious practice of stealing someone else's partner. Though common, nearly nothing is known about the quality of the ensuing relationships. New research now suggests they suffer both in the short- and long-term. » 10/30/14 12:29pm 10/30/14 12:29pm

Man's Girlfriend Can't Stop Quoting Memes Even During Sex and Funerals

There's nothing better after a long day of blogging (or whatever you do for a living) than a nice jaunt off to r/adviceanimals or a quick spin around the most viral photos on imgur for some of the best memes around*, but imagine if your partner wouldn't stop speaking like doge. Ever. Here's one man's nightmare. » 10/29/14 11:30pm 10/29/14 11:30pm