Relationships - Dating

Dating is a confusing, emotional, messy business. We certainly don’t have all the answers, but we can provide earnest, “Reader’s Digest version” dating advice for people looking for romance—yes, including for people who are out of their 20s and 30s.

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Here’s How to Self-Isolate if You Live With Your Family

You're stuck in your home with the same group of people day in and day out for weeks on end. Here's how to make the most of it.

My Boyfriend Has Proposed 16 Times—Why I Have Yet to Say Yes

Love doesn't always have to equal marriage.


The 10 Most Romantic Island Destinations in the United States

Romantic islands perfect for a couple's getaway, a special celebration, or even a wedding ceremony are closer than you think....


I’ve Been Single for 13 Years—Here’s Why I Love Valentine’s Day

Romantic relationships don't have a monopoly on true love.


15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction

The idea of being addicted to love, an emotion we all feel and want others to feel for us, may...

The 15 Most Romantic Quotes from Books

When in love, let your actions speak for themselves—and let the world's most romantic authors and poets help you say...


How Being Single for Years Made Me a Better Partner

Years of singledom teach us more than what we want in a partner—they also teach us how to be a...

11 Signs You Can Totally Trust Your Partner

While part of trust is simply taking your partner's word, these little indicators make it easier to know you're in...


Over 40? Whatever You Do, Avoid These 9 Dating Mistakes

If you want to have fun, save time, and find a great mate, here's what not to do, from the...


16 Explanations You Don’t Owe Anyone — Really

The choices we make define us, so we deserve to be confident in those decisions—No justification necessary. These are the...


10 Secrets Your Valentine’s Day Card Reveals About You

Nearly 200 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every year. Is your card sending the right message to your Valentine?

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13 Surprising Marriage Laws You Might Be Breaking Right Now

Who knew: there are towns where marriage laws hold that you can't sleep naked next to your spouse, where mistreating...


20 Love Poems for Every Mood

Fumbling for words of love? Let the great poets speak your heart on all occasions.


15 Life Lessons That You Can’t Live Without

Suggestions about life are a little like lottery tickets: 
You may collect a lot of them, but they rarely pay...


13 Foods You Should Never Order on a First Date

We're not saying ordering these dishes will definitely ruin your chances at a second date, but they could.


7 Silent Signs Stress is Hurting Your Relationship

Between the demands of parenting, financial woes, and the everyday drudgery of maintaining a household, stress is unavoidable in a...

12 Surprising Things That Can Make You Less Attractive

Want to make a good impression? Start by paying attention to these surprising qualities science says can have a negative...


13 Ways to Help a Friend Going Through a Divorce

Divorce isn't easy for anyone to deal with, but thankfully good friends can lessen the sting and bring a bit...


10 Signs You Should Say “Yes” to a Second Date

Is this date a total dud or do they deserve another chance? Why you should go on that second date...



10 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

According to recent statistics, nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute. If that's not startling...


7 Clear Signs You’re In a Rebound Relationship

If your Facebook page still says you're "in a relationship," but now it's with someone new, it may be a...


The Scientific Reason Why People Take Part in Excessive PDA

Everyone isn't doing CPR to each other all over the place, people.


If Men Have This Facial Feature, They Are More Likely To Cheat

He has been wearing a lot of masks lately...

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10 Online Dating Terms You Need to Know Now

From the onset of "cuffing season" to "the zombie's return," this is the lingo you need to know about dating,...


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There Are 4 Types of People—and These Two Types Are the Most Compatible

Zodiac signs and Myers-Briggs types have nothing on this test.


Science Just Proved That Online Dating Is a Waste of Your Time—Here’s Why

Relationship science has a long way to go before it figures out an algorithm for true love.


If You Use This One Word, You Will Ruin Your Apology

This tiny, two-letter word can make a huge difference in the sincerity of what you say.


Here’s How Long You Should Wait for a Response to That First Text Message

At what point do you stop staring at your phone and realize that you probably won't be hearing back? It...


Attention, Men: Women Are More Attracted to You If You Eat These Foods

Your boyfriend potential all starts with what's on your plate.