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30 Days of Online Dating: Love Awkwardly

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

I know exactly what I'm going to order -- shaved Brussels sprout salad and scallops, please and thank you. eHA is less decisive, and asks our server to select his courses for him. So trusting. I feel like there's a metaphor in here somewhere.

30 Days of Online Dating: I Was His First...Kiss

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.15.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

This is a modern dating experiment. One girl. Five dating sites. Hundreds of chats. Thirty days. Thirty dates. Eighteen guys. (?) boyfriend. To start at the beginning, click here -- or jump right in at date twenty-one below.

30 Days of Online Dating: My First Tinder Sleepover

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

I meet TO at his place downtown and we walk to meet his crew at the newly opened Peking Tavern. Dinner is delish, friends are welcoming, drinks are plentiful. Enchantment indeed.

30 Days of Online Dating: Stuck in the Friend Zone

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.28.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

Really excited for this best friends forever reunion dinner. Right? This is a friend thing. Totally a friend thing. Not a date. Why would it be a date? That'd be weird. Gross. No way.

30 Days of Online Dating: Bros and Bikinis

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.24.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

I give him my number on a Monday. He waits until Friday to text. How underwhelming. We chat about my week, his dogs, recreational water activities in general, the usual. Sunday evening, he checks in for the actual date-making.

30 Days of Online Dating: I Didn't Mean to Say Yes

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

Tinder Taylor works as a sports agent, so it doesn't take long for our Tinder tête-à-tête to segue to a shared love of college football. Two days later, he sweetly asks me to dinner. Common interests and visible manners? I accept.

30 Days of Online Dating: Sweaty Palms and Cold Sores

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

Thanks to some excellent navigation, I make it to the theatre just five minutes behind schedule. OkCupid Taylor is nowhere to be found. Well, this is entirely odd and uncomfortable.

30 Days of Online Dating: Still a Little Room for Growth

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.01.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

He's a loud talker, an over-explainer, a bit stodgy...but then he stodgily buys a round for the impromptu musical duo, with such a zest for life, and it's just so...endearing. Really loving his love for everything.

30 Days of Online Dating: Naughty by Nature

Stacie Corliss | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

This is a modern dating experiment. One girl. Five dating sites. Hundreds of chats. Thirty days. Thirty dates. Eighteen guys. (?) boyfriend. To start ...

30 Days of Online Dating: eHarmony Is for Grownups

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

eHarmony James is great. He's smart. He's funny. He loves his family. He loves his work. He's super grounded. He's also super serious. This guy knows exactly what he wants. My ovaries tremble.

30 Days of Online Dating: I Should Have Broken the Rules

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

On our previous date, when discussing downtown, I explained that as much as I love certain aspects of that part of the city, I find it confusing to navigate. So the first thing he asks me to do on this navigate. That better be some extra dry humor.

30 Days of Online Dating: My First eHarmony Date

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.03.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

My first eHarmony date! FINALLY. We meet at Frolic Room in Hollywood, with the intention of continuing on to Bardot for School Night. Spoiler Alert: We never make it to Bardot.

30 Days of Online Dating: Living Life One Rom-Com at a Time

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

Today is the day of my second date with OkCupid Taylor. It is also the day of my second date with Tinder Oliver*. It is also my third double-header of dates in a row. Something tells me I will be sleeping very hard tonight.

Kim Bellware

6 Ways To Ease Yourself Into Eating Vegan | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.11.2015 | Taste

If there's a food rule out there, chances are vegan superstar chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz will find a way to break it. In August, Moskowitz's punk ...

30 Days of Online Dating: White Lies, Red Flags

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

I wake up exhausted from the prior day's double-header of dates and sigh grudgingly at the thought of doing it all over again. Dark circles under my eyes. Excessively large pores. Super excessive bloating from carbs and liquor.

The Married Couple's 36 Questions For Staying In Love

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings
Zsofi McMullin

Here is my stab at the 36 questions that I think are important -- or at least helpful -- to think and talk about after the first big rush of love has faded.

Modern Marriage

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Weddings
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Weddings are not the end, but a stop on your train. A significant, theatrical, moment during which you receive recognition for who and what you are. As you are, not as you should be.

10 Love Notes That Perfectly Sum Up The Modern Relationship

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.31.2014 | Weddings

Romance today doesn't quite look like the kind of thing you read in John Keats' love letters or Shakespeare's sonnets -- far from it, actually. Cou...

The Reveal: When Do You Tell Your Date... That Thing?

Sara Eckel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

We all have our stuff, or our thing. But many of us are also our own harshest critics. And as I contemplated my vegan friend's question, I figured out what was bugging me -- the word "hide."

Call Your Mothers.

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Baudouin

Apparently today, having a gay mom gives me more credibility. At parties, I'm more interesting and words like cool and lucky are thrown around. It's true. It is cool and I am lucky.

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Good Spouse

Samantha Joel | Posted 02.05.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Joel

I had decades of research at my fingertips to help my spouse and me figure out what it really means to be a good spouse. Why not harness those resources for our wedding?

Fun, Flirty Reads for Valentine's Day

Maya Rodale | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

These romantic reads will get you in the mood for romance and/or will be an excellent accompaniment to a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine. They might also give you some (naughty) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Zombies and Modern Love

Kevin Ryan | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Kevin Ryan

You may have to walk through the Valley of Death to reach a better place, but live like a zombie long enough and you might wish you'd made that walk. It took me 29 years to do it. It ain't no easy thing. But it's hard being a zombie.

Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang

Francis Levy | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

One of Jean Cocteau's most famous films was Le sang d'un poete. Cocteau makes a posthumous appearance in Leos Carax's l986 Mauvais sang currently bein...

Epic Hollywood Love Stories Played Out On Tinder

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Celebrity

Some of Hollywood's most swoon-worthy love stories were made possible because the characters got to actually spend time with each other face to face. ...