Love

I Wore Fake Nipples During a Date, and This Is What Happened

<i>Here at Byrdie HQ, we think the idea of a “perfect body” is as outdated as snake-oil diet pills and spandex-clad workout icons. But that doesn’t mean</i> …

Makeup

I Refused to Be Exclusive Until He Proposed

I am an empowered woman of the 21st century: I run a company, have a master’s degree and earn a handsome six-figure salary.<p>Yet at heart, I am and …

Relationships

The nightmare God turned around in a moment

Ten years ago this month, I started the day by getting on my face before God and saying, “Lord, I’m getting down on the floor because if I get up, I’m afraid I’ll do something stupid.”<p>I had good reason to be concerned.<p>I was a single man who was making poor choices left and right. And although my …

Opinion

26 Photos That Show How Animals Also Fall Truly, Madly Deeply In Love

Step aside, humans. Love is raging in the animal kingdom!<p>Seriously, who the hell are we to set relationship goals? What do we even know about serious …

Animals

I met the love of my life — and I thought he was a total jerk

I was new to Southern California, starving for friends and looking for a fresh start in the backyard of a Spanish-style duplex in L.A.’s Miracle Mile.<p>You see, I was desperately trying to break into a tightknit group of women who met regularly for a casual, outdoor yoga class. But after weeks of …

Yoga

Married at First Sight: Cody Knapek Had a 'Blow' to His Confidence When Danielle DeGroot Rejected Him in the Bedroom

<i>Married at First Sight is back! On season 5 of Kinetic Content’s hit social experiment show, three couples meet for the first time at the altar just</i> …

Marriage

These Strange Marriage Proposal Reactions Were More Unexpected Than the Question Itself

Saying yes to a marriage proposal should be the easiest part of getting engaged. But for many, the element of surprise comes with some bizarre reactions. Swearing like a sailor, bursting into hysterical bouts of laughter, or erupting in screams are just some of the ways brides-to-be have answered …

Weddings

17 Times Women Tried to Flirt and Drop Hints, but Men Were Hilariously Oblivious

Illustrations by Gauri SaxenaA curious soul recently started a Reddit thread, "what were some of the most obvious hints dropped by us ladies that …

I Don't Want To

The Candid, Honest Reasons These Women Called Off Their Engagements

"In my defense, the sex was really good."<p>K.J., a single mom, had been in a relationship with Ben for three years before deciding that enough was enough: He didn’t seem to want to move in together, let alone get married.<p>“With a broken heart, I went to break it off with him, and in a panic, he asked …

Relationships

This teen is searching for her soul mate four years after passing him in an airport

<b>A teen is in search of her soul mate after missing out on the opportunity to talk to him four years ago at San Francisco Airport.</b><p>A vegan meatball …

20 Things You Need To Do With Your Friends In Your 20s Before Tying The Knot

No matter where the road to the future may lead, you have to live it up with your girlfriends in your 20s.<p>As spectacular as this thing we call life …

Bourbon Street

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of making mistakes

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of making mistakes<p>Regrets? You’ll have a few. “I wish I’d had more sex,” Sir John Betjeman, poet laureate, famously …

Taj Mahal

The Worst Part About A Break-Up Is Losing A Friend Forever

<b>Night after night, he'd look at her from his window.</b>She'd stand in her balcony, a glass of wine in her hand, taking in the view. Though he couldn't …

Relationships

The Woman Fired During Her Maternity Leave

<i>Because no two paths to parenthood look the same, the Cut’s How I Got This Baby invites parents to share their stories. Want to share yours? Email</i></i> …

Pregnancy

When Is It O.K. to Date a Friend’s Ex?

<i>An old friend dated a really nice guy for a few months, but it fizzled. I definitely felt a spark when we met, but kept it to myself. Months later, I bumped into him at a yarn shop. He invited me out. I told him I would like to go</i> <i>but wanted to ask my friend for her blessing first. When I did, she</i> …

Lifestyle

30 Pretty Seahorse Wedding Ideas From Pinterest

With beach weddings, there are several routes you can take to play up the theme. Mermaid details, classic nautical decor, or island vibes are just a few suggestions to start, but what about seahorses? The majestic-looking creatures can be incorporated into weddings elegantly and without looking too …

Weddings

This man shared his proposal online to spite mother who felt ‘ashamed’ of him

<b>One man has warmed the hearts of thousands after uploading a photo of his proposal to Reddit.</b><p>How I came to terms with planning my wedding as a second …

Cinema Needs to Let Go of the One True Love Motif. It’s Time to Become More Realistic

A trope is a recurring theme that asserts itself over and over again in art, culture, and film until it becomes the stereotype. These 'tropes' are …

Bollywood

Rookie » Graduating in Good Time

Illustration by Sofia Bews.<p>The goal was always to acquire education. I grew up in a household composed of titos, titas, uncles, and grandparents …

Education

I’m married, but I miss my obligation-free single life

“You don’t have to come if you don’t want to,” my husband Ryan said as he laced up his sneakers and stuffed his wallet in his back pocket. His parents were due at our apartment at any minute, and I was still in my pajamas, wrapped in a cocoon of bedsheets and duvet cover.<p>“Are you sure they won’t …

Lifestyle

10 things I wish someone had told me about becoming a widow

Becoming a widow was the most terrible thing that ever happened to me. Besides being heartbroken, I also had no idea what to expect or how to deal with certain problems that arose. Looking back, these are some things that I learned along the way. I would like to pass them on in the hopes of helping …

Parenting

How I Realized I'm The Worst Kind Of Person To Date

The other night, I was scrolling through my text messages, trying to find my group chat with my friends, when I came across a message from a guy I’d met on Bumble that I’d read and never answered. He’d texted me on Thursday, asking what I was up to this weekend. It was now Monday.<p>In my defense, I …

Relationships

Women Of Reddit Reveal The Most Obvious Hints That Went Unnoticed

Quick Take<p>Let's face it guys, sometimes we've got out head so far up our butts and are thinking so far off into the future that we don't see what's right in front of us. And sometimes we're missing stuff that's RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.<p>Sure, at times, you need to be some sort of mind reader to decrypt …

James Bond

As A Newly Single Mom, I Wasn’t Expecting My Time Alone To Be So Healing

It’s Friday night, and I am sitting by the fire outside on my deck surrounded by empty chocolate bar wrappers and graham cracker crumbs, watching my …

Lifestyle

'I Haven't Been Intimate With My Husband In 10 Years, Should I Leave Him?'

At age 67, she's afraid to leave her husband because he's a good man but they are simply living as brother and sister now. Will Dr. Sherry help her …

Relationships

This guy gave his GF a lettuce as a gift and we kind of love him a little bit

He did it for the most endearing reason.<p>Getting cute little gifts for your S/O is an adorable way to show you care, right? And no matter how much they cost, you always appreciate the sentiment. That's what really counts. Remember that when you read what this one guy got his GF as a gift.<p>Jamarcus, …

Pregnancy

8 Must-Haves from Lime Crime’s Mega Sale

Makeup junkies know that when it comes to products, we can spend a mint — but why pay retail when there are discounts? With Memorial Day deals left and right (have you checked out Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale yet?), there was bound to be a good makeup sale, and we’ve just hit the jackpot with …

Makeup

18 Men Reveal The BIGGEST White Lies They've Told Their Wives

Photo: weheartit All husbands are guilty of telling their wife little white lies, usually to spare her feelings. But here are 18 lies husbands tell …

Marriage

Vicky Cornell Writes Emotional Letter to Late Husband Chris Cornell

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell died last week at age 52. A medical examiner ruled his death a suicide, but Cornell’s wife Vicky Cornell has pushed back …

Chris Cornell

Fun, Laid-Back BBQ Wedding in California

I have a feeling today’s real wedding is going to make a lot of you smile.<p>Jade & Andy are a fun couple who beamed throughout their laid-back and …

Weddings