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Sex and Dating

How Will Your Ideal Partner Recognize You?

Francesca Hogi | Posted 05.26.2016 | Style
Francesca Hogi

In dating, it's very easy to focus on the other person - whether you're swiping on Tinder, perusing a dating site, or meeting face-to-face. We naturally focus on who we want to meet. You probably have a very good idea of the look and qualities of your ideal partner.

6 Lessons From Dating In My 40s

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 02.29.2016 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

As a woman in her 40s, the way I envisioned my life turning is not how it looks today. While in many ways I've worked to make my life better than I co...

Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters?

Jenee Darden | Posted 11.05.2016 | Arts
Jenee Darden

Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters is the play I've been waiting for. In her one-woman show, actress and writer Echo Brown, 31, powerfully shares her personal experience of love, sexuality, interracial dating, abuse, race and so much more.

Came and Went: A Dispatch From the Dating Trenches

Josh Sabarra | Posted 09.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Sabarra

Apparently, Sean had one thing on his mind, and it wasn't a subject with any emotional substance. After all, our courtship was just 24 hours old, and he already wanted to have phone sex.

The Top 10 Things Every Midlife Woman Should Know About Dating

Erica Jagger | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

When my marriage ended, I wondered if I'd be spending all my free, non-kid time with my books and my cat. There have been weekends when I've done just that, but there have also been long stretches when I've dated up a storm.

How Do We Date In The Modern Age?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today a new, six-week online study was launched that seeks to examine how do we date, have sex and form relationships in the modern age. Conducted ...

7 Things To Know Before Tying The Knot, According To A Sex Therapist

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

When people fall in love they usually want to jump in and make the marriage commitment. They generally believe wholeheartedly that what they feel now will never change and they don't anticipate what will happen after a few years of marriage.

3 Things We're Tired Of Hearing About Millennial Sex

Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

A desperate plea to handwringing pundits everywhere: please, please stop generalizing about Millennials' sex lives. In an Oct. 22 Forbes article a...

5 Signs He'll Be Good In Bed

GalTime | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

So you've got a new beau and you're trying to decide if you should take your budding bond to the next level... in the bedroom. Sure, he's hot and the scenes playing out in your head make you want to high tail it to your place. But is this guy really sex-mate material?

Top 3 Reasons My Sex Life Is Gone with the Wind

Katie Schwartz | Posted 10.09.2013 | Comedy
Katie Schwartz

On Facebook, a friend posted the following, "If you were to liken your sex life to a movie title, what would it be? Without hesitation, my response was, Gone with the Wind.

Sitting In Bars With Cake: 6 Months and Counting of a Sugar Infused Dating Strategy

Audrey Shulman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Audrey Shulman

The best thing that can happen is you meet someone. The worst thing that can happen is all the people in the bar are gluten-free. More cake for you

Joy To the Rescue: How a Surf Lesson Saved My Love Life

Cara E. Jones | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Cara E. Jones

In the midst of my relationship dramas joy was something I had nearly forgotten about. The men I was drawn to kept me over thinking, under sleeping and consistently anxious. But the pain of it all was comfortably familiar and strangely invigorating.

The Bedroom Problem That May Undermine Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.20.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Why is the pursuer- distancer pattern so common and destructive to relationships? It makes sense that the power struggle for emotional intimacy often plays itself out in the bedroom.

8 Ways to Make Long Distance Work

Liz Riggs | Posted 05.27.2013 | Comedy
Liz Riggs

People who claim to be in long distance relationships and only see each other once a month (or less) are, in fact, much closer to living in a Monastery than they are to being in love.

It'll Happen When You Stop Looking

Kate Mirkin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Women
Kate Mirkin

Stop with the lectures. No more clichés. Don't tell me I'm going to find love when I'm not looking for it, because I refuse to give up. And don't tell me that I have to love myself first -- it's because I love myself that I will not stop looking.

Relationship Advice: Stop The Blame Game

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

We can think about what sets us off and what patterns are at play in our relationships. In doing so, we can accept that every couple is just two people with two sovereign minds and two stories that made us who we are today. We can have respect for those differences and compassion when confronting each other's defenses.

It's Time to Bring Back Some Kindness to Dating

Kira Sabin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Kira Sabin

If you are single and out there meeting people, mingling, texting, hanging out, making out or any other form of general dating, falling off the face of the earth is not an option.

5 Online Dating New Year's Resolutions Worth Keeping

Julie Spira | Posted 01.03.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

Little-by-little, finding love online ends up moving down on the totem pole on your list of daily activities. Here are five simple dating resolutions I think you'll be able to keep, while casting your wide net.

How Writing 'The List' (of People I've Slept With) Helped Me Get Ready For The New Year

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Usually reserved for bad rom-coms, frat boys and women who are just becoming familiar with the idea that they will probably sleep with multiple people before finding "The One," The List actually taught me a couple things about myself.

The Pursuit of Perfection

Jessica Baca | Posted 02.27.2013 | Style
Jessica Baca

What if we had a second date? Would that require another round of intensive prep... was this my new normal? I was conflicted: struggling to find the fine line between contrived and authentic while maintaining my confidence.

What Women Want: Fun, Creative Guys

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 02.10.2013 | Style
Sadie Dingfelder

What do women want? It's really not a mystery anymore, thanks to the burgeoning area of sexual selection research. To attract the attention of the females of the species, all you need to do is...

What Single Moms Can Teach Us About Dating

Neely Steinberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Women
Neely Steinberg

It occurred to me while watching The Bachelorette the other night that single moms make the kinds of smart dating decisions that single, childless women might want to emulate.

Why So Bleak?

Andrew Smiler | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Andrew Smiler

Girls talk about relationships almost exclusively with other girls or women. Boys get to figure it out for themselves, leading the sexes to different levels of understanding about relationships.

How To Get Your Stuff Back After A Breakup

Jezebel | Posted 03.02.2012 | Women

One of the worst parts of a breakup is when you come to from the initial crying and yelling and flouncing off and realize that your can opener/DVD pla...

The Inequity Leading Young Women To Make Dangerous Decisions

| Jessica Grose | Posted 03.02.2012 | Women

By Jessica Grose (Click here for original story) There's a new study from the Journal of Adolescent Health that shows that teenage girls whose prim...