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6 Things Every Independent Woman Should Know Before Falling In Love

Brianna Wiest | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Brianna Wiest

If at any point your partner makes you feel guilty, or as though you have to choose between who and what you love, you're probably not with the right person. The best relationships are the ones that make you more yourself, not less.

4 Reasons Why You Can't 'Find a Nice Jewish Boy'

Lauren Kay | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Lauren Kay

For every Jewish man in New York in our database, there are 3.5 Jewish women. So think of it as a Shabbat dinner, where there are two single Jewish guys, and seven women vying for their attention.

I Want To Be Single -- But With You

Isabelle Tessier | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Isabelle Tessier

I want to be single together with you. I want you to go have a beer with your friends, for you to be hungover the next morning and ask me to join you anyway because you feel like having me in your arms, for us to nuzzle against one another.

How To Be An Ex In Another Person's Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

An acquaintance once told me that exes who remain in communication with each other are either f*cking or fighting, and while it does seem to be true in many cases, I think there's a third way.

20 Confessions Of A Minister's Wife

Rita Davis | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Rita Davis

It's hard to take heed of your husband's monologue when you are still pissed at him for letting the kids eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.

The Paradoxical World Of Bisexual OKCupid

Frankie Thomas | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Frankie Thomas

The queer world still exists apart -- discrete, you might say -- from the straight world, and to be a bisexual woman on OKCupid is to travel back and forth between them, bicoastal, bilingual, bicultural, always apologizing to one on behalf of the other.

I'm Only 22. I Don't Want Someone Else To Be My Whole World.

Unwritten | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Unwritten

I don't want someone I "won't be able to imagine my life without." I don't want someone to "have my whole heart." I don't want someone to be "my whole world," or "my rock," or "my better half." I don't want somebody who can understand me better than I can understand myself.

My Husband Was Living in the Wrong Body

Mary Lasher | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Mary Lasher

I am still in love with the person I married back in 1984. A person who today is a she. I have witnessed true joy in the person I've grown a life with -- a person whose blue eyes shine because she feels right in her own skin.

5 Tips For Creating Your Best Online Dating Profile Ever

Steve Harvey | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices
Steve Harvey

Choosing a picture of yourself that shows you at your thinnest, youngest and in your prime can be tempting, but DON'T.

Here's Why Sex Toys Are Your Friends

Jenny Block | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

There is nothing better than the warmth and feel of my girlfriend's mouth and hands. But there is also nothing better than being able to achieve the number and variety of orgasms in which toys can assist.

The Mid-Sex Realization That Changed Everything

Sarah Sapora | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

Confidence is aqueous and ever-changing. Just when you think you're grasping it in your hands, it can trickle through your fingers. I am reminded of this as I awkwardly haul a leg over the torso of my lover and sink into his chest as we sink deeper into the soft mattress in our room at the W.

7 Thoughts Every Man Has When He Meets The Right Woman

James Michael Sama | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
James Michael Sama

This feeling happens every time he lays eyes on her. Whether she has just come downstairs from putting her pajamas on or if she has emerged from her bedroom ready for Cinderella's Ball, he loses his breath every. Single. Time.

The Biggest Lesson I've Learned From Online Dating

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I'm the girl who would go out with almost any guy who had an interest in me. I could squint and find something magnificent in him, then will myself to be attracted to him.

How to Get a Guy to Commit (If That's What You Want)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Anyone can commit. It's a decision, not a personality trait -- as convenient an excuse as that may be to explain why someone left or, by the way, why you didn't hang around (knife cuts both ways, see?).

How To Survive The Broken Hearts Club

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Lacey Johnson

The relationship you have with yourself is the most important relationship you will ever have. In fact, it is the only one which is ever guaranteed.

To Stay, Or Leave?

Susan Winter | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Before ending a partnership, ask yourself, "Is there is any connection to the current problem I'm facing and problems I've had in the past?" If so, you're a part of the problem.

Why You Should Ignore the Pressure For 'Happily Ever After'

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weddings
Lacey Johnson

Gaining a husband does not guarantee having your worries washed away forever. I promise you. If you believe that, you need a long, ice cold shower of a reality check.

Dating At 40 Is Messy

Abby King | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Abby King

The benefit of dating when you're pushing 40 is that you know when it's right. And if you've paid attention, then you know that sustaining a meaningful and long-lasting relationship isn't about being clean; it's ALL about how you clean up the mess.

Why the People We're Attracted To Don't Like Us Back

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

We want to make this person the center of our universe and really show them just how amazing they truly are... but this person just doesn't want to be with us. Honestly, I don't blame them.

50 Things We All Deserve From A Relationship

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

In life, you will find that you have to settle for many things, love should never be one of them. Here are 50 things we all deserve from a relationship.

6 Ways to Keep the Passion Alive After Kids

Regan Long | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

Parenthood -- the biggest blessing and most incredible thing that can happen to a couple. However, too often, the couple that once was becomes subsumed in their new role as parents.

5 Guys Overlooked In Love Who Might Actually Make You Happy

Arlene Schindler | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Arlene Schindler

If you want love, devotion and loyalty, check out these gems in the rough who will potentially worship you for the rest of your life.

The 11 Rules of Seduction

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

If you put on an act with the person you are dating, you will never know if he cares for the real you.

A Gay Woman's Relationship Advice For Straight Women

Ali Adler | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Ali Adler

My straight lady friends love to pepper me with "Is it true that..." types of questions. Like I'm the answer key, the Teacher's Edition, to what men think and feel. Like I'm willing to be an inside trader. And the truth is, I am.

9 Signs You're In A Mature, Adult Relationship

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

For years, I bought into the idea that a relationship needed some type of drama to be legitimized. As I'm settling down, I'm realizing how truly wrong and exhausting that mentality was.