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Are You Using Tinder? Snap Out of It

Collette Gee | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Collette Gee

It takes more than a glance or an image to know whether we can connect with someone. However, with Tinder, or apps like Tinder, you miss the opportunity to truly connect with people because of the "appearance-based" snap judgments.

6 Ways To Turn A Fairy Tale Into True Love

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

It is important to create a world full of more than just your romantic relationships. If you do not invest in other areas of your life -- your work, friends, outside interests -- you will lose perspective. It can begin to feel as if you will have nothing if you do not stick with your partner.

The Hook-Up Culture and Alcohol: Recent Grads Share Their Wisdom with Freshmen Girls

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

This fall I interviewed women who recently graduated from Arizona State, Cal, Dartmouth, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Each woman offered practical wisdom and heartfelt advice.

Why Some Kisses Are So Much Better Than Others

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

After I was divorced and middle-aged and back in the dating pool, I unfortunately had to kiss a few more frogs. One I recall was a tongue-darter -- very disconcerting and unromantic. And another one was worse, he had bad breath and tasted like a dried-out steak every time I kissed him. Beef is okay to eat, but NEVER to kiss.

Sex With Your Ex: Appealing or No Way?!

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 12.07.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

In certain cases, sex with an ex is sexy and fun and exciting. Temporarily, that is. I have to believe that nine times out of 10 the after effects are disappointment, hurt, sadness and regret. So, be careful.

5 Steps to Take Before Starting a New Relationship

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Those who are sincerely happy with their romantic choices spend more energy working on their own self-development than on appearing a certain way to attract love. Instead of concentrating on playing the game to entice a partner, put your focus on these five principles.

BuzzFeed May Not Know How Many People You've Hooked Up With, But Do You?

Rachel Ryan | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Rachel Ryan

"Well, it's obviously not anywhere close to 653," said my friend, "but I'm honestly not sure. First of all, it depends -- how is BuzzFeed defining 'hookup'?" Ah, semantics. How do we, collectively, define one of the most pervasive terms of this generation?

Everyone Is Hooking Up At The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women

Apparently, watching soccer is quite the aphrodisiac. This week, Quartz reported that dating app Tinder has seen a 50 percent increase in downloads...

'The Casual Sex Project' Reveals The Truth About Hookup Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women

Whether it was a business trip one-night stand or a "bisexual bonobo" birthday party, Zhana Vrangalova wants to know all about your latest hookup. ...

Radcliffe Women Have Always Enjoyed 'Hooking Up'

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 07.18.2014 | Style
Mitch Wolfe

I am reluctant to call into question The New York Times, and especially its relatively recent discovery that women on American campuses are driving sexual encounters. After all, it is the American paper of record. However, I must take issue with The Times' recent campus sexual revelations.

The End of Your Relationship May Already Be in Your Pocket

Marten Weber | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

People need privacy. We need our own little secrets, our hot steamy affairs, our dirty chats with perfect strangers. It helps keep life in balance. But a relationship needs trust and openness. Keeping secrets on your cellphone is too easy.

Unconditional Love and PrEP

James Loduca | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Loduca

Progress isn't possible when shame is present. It's time for a more humane and loving approach. We must come together to foster compassionate dialogue grounded in scientific evidence about all of the available options to protect ourselves and take care of each other.

Drunk Party Hookups Are Way Funnier With Commentary Track

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Comedy

We're sure at least some of you have experienced this before: you're at a bar, club or party, end up having too many drinks and hook up with someone y...

This Is the Place That 'Hurt' Created

Audrey Bellis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Audrey Bellis

Picking up the pieces took more than a few tries. Starting over was part running away and part denial. A new life meant purging the one we built together.

Another Potential Consequence of Hook-Up Culture

Marc Barnett | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Marc Barnett

Thinking to myself the other day, I unfortunately realized a sad truth in my life: I simply feel more comfortable, more at ease, more self-confident in bed with a girl than asking a girl out on a date.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Commitment

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

It makes sense that people in their 20s and 30s might hedge their bets and see relationships as risky if they watched their parents' marriage fail, or even relatives and friends parents' marriage collapse.

Happy Birthday, Grindr! Thanks for Taking the 'Fun' Out of Sex

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I miss the days when gay men had to approach each other in-person and at least pretend to be interested in more than "Top or bottom?" and "Hung?" Now guys are less likely to talk to me when they spot me. Instead they'll find me on Grindr after getting home and then cut right to the crude chase: "NSA?" "Fun?"

Our Casual Relationship Is Ending; Just Be Cool

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Why, if conceivably every relationship we have is going to end (save for the one that lasts forever), are people (including me) so angry when it happens? Why are we so wrapped up in being everything to someone we likely don't want anything permanent from anyway?

Women Are More Likely To Orgasm During A Hookup If...

Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce

Research has shown that the female orgasm is easier to achieve in committed sexual relationships -- there's a level of comfort and intimacy that allow...

Is There an App for Saying Hi?

Becca Atkinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | College
Becca Atkinson

People are always telling our generation that our main problem is that we grew up with technology and now don't know how to talk to each other. While I hate how holier-than-thou these statements are, these Gen-Y haters are on to something.

Here's That Scientific Definition Of 'Booty Call' You Never Asked For

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

By: By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer Published: 12/04/2013 09:35 AM EST on LiveScience At long last, science has defined "booty call." A...

The Risk In Sharing Your Sexual Experiences

Audrey Bellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

So far so good. He makes you smile. He turns you on. The banter is flirty, playful and just enough to make you bite your lip in anticipation. Then he probes: "What do you like?" or "How do you like it?"

WATCH: This Woman Married Her One-Night Stand

Posted 08.07.2013 | Weddings

One-night stands can sometimes leave you feeling great (rebound sex, anyone?), and other times you might feel empty and unfulfilled. But one woman lef...

5 Hot Summer Dating Questions Answered

Jill Di Donato | Posted 10.07.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

If you feel the heat, it's hot. And I'm not talking temperature, people. Whether you're looking for a summer fling or something more, here are some dating and sex tips to get you through the season.

No, We Can't Play the Game

Ellen Meyers | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Ellen Meyers

In this game, no matter what female college students do, we lose. Do you want a relationship? You don't care about your studies or career. You're only here for your Mrs. Degree. Do you want to hook up? You're a slut.