Relationships

A Cultural Moment For Polyamory

The word polyamory, according to this FAQ page maintained by writer and sex educator Franklin Veaux, "is based on the Greek and Latin for 'many loves' (literally, poly many + amor love). A polyamorous person is someone who has or is open to having more than one romantic relationship at a time, with …

Polyamory

The panic and pleasure of online dating as a woman in her 40s

Dating in my twenties and thirties made me feel like Odysseus, trying to choose between dashing myself on the ego-bruising rocks of casual romps or a slow death from unrequited lust for garbage humans. There was the ex who brutally dumped me but wouldn't stop emailing me for months, whose presence …

Online Dating

How to Treat Cab Drivers, According to Cab Drivers - Vice

Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers wear a lot of different hats. On any given shift, they can be therapists, confidants, or even boxing-match referees. Often they see us at our most stressed or vulnerable. Or, um, drunk. In short, the job is much more than just carting people from point A to point B. …

Uber

18 Products Everyone In A Long Distance Relationship Needs

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, these gifts will make your love grow stronger.<p>1. There’s no better way to tell your partner “I miss your face” more than with a handmade candle.<p>Get it from Define Design 11 Storefront on Amazon for $28.<p>2. And when you can’t sleep next to your boo, here’s the …

Grey's Anatomy

'I Left My Husband For An 18-Year-Old (And I Have ZERO Regrets)'

He gave me my first insight into what it felt like to really be seen.<p>Mark and I started dating when I was very young. When we met, I was a 20-year-old girl with a desperate desire to be loved. Mark was a 30-year-old bartender with a penchant for writing me poems and professing his love to me via …

New Year's Eve

Relationships Are Unpredictable—Do This to Take Control of Your Love Life

I'm just going to start off by saying that you can't control your love life; you can only control your role in it. Not only that, but planning, …

I was 55, gay and worried: Why would anyone want to date me?

After the dissolution of my 21-year relationship, I found myself in a unique situation. What would I, as a 55-year-old gay, Latino man living in the Valley, have to offer the dating world?<p>I mean, I had always sensed that aging in youth-oriented Los Angeles, and having the ability to find love in …

Los Angeles

The Dating Slang Terms You Need To Know

Whether you're single or in a relationship, keeping up with dating slang can be hard. Viral words change constantly, and expressing yourself and your desires in relationships can be difficult enough as it is.<p>Sure, our parents and grandparents had to deal with dating slang, but these days, the …

Vanessa Hudgens revealed the secret to making her long-distance relationship work

Relationships are hard enough when the people involved live near each other, but when you throw in geography as a factor — ugh, that’s really tricky …

Vanessa Hudgens

I'm a Serial Cheater

One writer explains why she can't stop seeking sexual gratification from other men.<p>I never thought I'd be a cheater. Never. But I've been married twice and cheated on both spouses. I'm not proud of it, though I've always owned up to it. It starts with an emotional affair, usually by meeting someone …

Marriage

The truth about late-life marriage

Towards the end of 2015 Charlotte ­Parratt, now 48, and Jay, 68, celebrated their ­regatta-themed wedding. Rowers in boaters and stripy blazers ferried 60 guests down the river near Henley-on-Thames as a jazz band played. “I wanted the wow factor,” says Charlotte, who was marrying for the first …

Marriage

Monogamy 'is based on bad science'

In Western culture, we are brought up to believe relationships should be monogamous.<p>Cheating is wrong and we should all be faithful to our partners. …

Polyamory

This Podcasting Power Couple Is Redefining #relationshipgoals

When Geoff and Griffon Ramsey met on a blind date more than a decade ago, it was Geoff’s final chance at love with his now-wife — at least, that’s what <i>he</i> believes. “I actually cancelled twice beforehand,” he says. “She gave me one last shot. And that was all she wrote after that.”<p>The Ramseys’ first …

Marriage

Carolyn Hax: Her dreamboat is a ship she shouldn’t go down with

Adapted from an online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: I have been with my boyfriend for almost a year and in many ways he is the best guy I’ve ever been with, but there is one recurring issue we’ve had. To make a long story short, we work for the same organization but different offices. We met during a</i> …

Lifestyle

The Breakup Haircut: It's a Thing, but Why?

The "breakup haircut" is a cultural ethos that can be just as cathartic as it is defining. Just like a movie-montage chop typically indicates a …

Makeup

Scary Mommy Founder on Dating After Divorce and Discussing Men with Her Gay Husband

Three months ago, Jill and Jeff Smokler decided to officially separate after 17 years of marriage. The news came as a shock to Jill’s 15 million …

Marriage

Is Gus A Good Boyfriend In ‘Love’?

Congrats to season 2 of Love, officially the new show about nothing. Season 1 of the Netflix original comedy found Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus …

Streaming

Why Are We So Bad at Love? Alain de Botton Has Some Answers

“If you arrive on a date and say, ‘I’m perfect, and I hope you’re perfect, too,’ you’ll be in for trouble.”<p><b>Scott Barry Kaufman</b> is a cognitive …

Psychology

16 Things You Only Know If You've Been Zombied

Ghosting just got upgraded.<p>Because we can’t be trusted with nice things, the world of dating apps has brought with it a whole host of terminology to describe all the terrible ways we treat the strangers we meet in our online quest for love.<p>The latest addition to our modern vernacular is ‘zombieing’ …

Men, Here's How To Recover When Your Girlfriend Says 'I Don't Love You Anymore'

Most people will probably experience the heartbreak of hearing “I don’t love you anymore” at least once in their lives.<p>fgIt’s a tough thing for …

Self-improvement

Girl dresses up as a guy for a photo to make best friend’s boyfriend jealous

Some best friends buy each other charm bracelets. Others buy each other shots when they’re already way too drunk.<p>And some dress up like a guy and …

QUIZ: What Your Dream Wedding Dress Says About Who You Will Marry

Hopefully they won't be a total tulle.<p>Mar 23, 2017<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>QUIZ: What's Your Sex Position IQ?<p>QUIZ: What's Your Orgasm IQ?<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>QUIZ: Can You Spot the Birth Control Pill Myths?<p>QUIZ: What's Your Period IQ?<p>QUIZ: What's Your ~Testicle~ …

Weddings

Mothers and daughters on: the truth about relationships and marriage

In the video above, a variety of mother-daughter duos discuss their attitudes towards relationships and marriage, sharing some of their experiences and revealing how attitudes may have shifted from generation to generation.<p>Some of the topics touched on by the pairs include the ideal age to get …

Marriage

Helpful Illustrations Define Feelings of Love That Have No English Translation

Love is a universal language, but sometimes, saying a simple “I love you” doesn’t accurately express what you really feel. In this way, the English language falls short of conveying your true emotions. Luckily, there’s a way to bridge the gap. We can adopt words from other cultures that aren’t …

Language

Ask Amy: Engagement puts strain on in-law relationship

<i>Dear Amy: My boyfriend and I got engaged a few months ago.</i><p><i>It should be the happiest time of my life, but my future mother-in-law is giving me doubts.</i><p><i>She has talked down to me as if I’m a child, even though I own my own home and am succeeding in my career.</i><p><i>She has told us that we cannot afford a</i> …

Marriage

How to Date When You're Young and Broke - Vice

Screengrab from Disney's Lady and the Tramp.<p>Dating when you're young and broke is inconvenient at best and impossible at worst. Even planning an hour of free fun can be stressful, so extended outings are out of the question. But with a little creativity, it can be done. "Look for fun events you can …

Botanical Gardens

Why Some Professional Black Women Still Struggle to Find Equal Partners

Professional Black matchmakers reveal what their clients' biggest relationship hurdles really are. Does your love life fit the bill?<p><b>Subscribe now to</b> …

Women of Color

Have You Been Zombied? This Is The New Dating Term That'll Drive You To Despair

Hooray for non-committal fun!<p>If you're still trying to get your head around the never-ending catalogue of dating terms millennials are using for …

This Guy Secretly Filmed An Adorable Video Of Him & His Girlfriend Dancing To Prince

Couples dancing cutely is usual pretty insufferable. People in love are, sometimes really annoying to people who are not in love. Their cute nicknames, their pet voices, their awful inside jokes, etc.<p>This couple, however, isn't like that. Marc Castillo, 23, and his girlfriend Des Lynae, 21, are San …

Entertainment

Miss Manners: Should I just unleash my rage at my husband?

<b>DEAR MISS MANNERS:</b> For many years now, my spouse has “played around.” I do not believe he has had any feelings toward the objects of his lust; it is …