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Image via Shutterstock I'm a 42-year-old divorcee, just back in the dating world and using dating apps. I have two young children, who live with me. I mentioned them in my profile at first, but more

Nov 7, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Photo via Shutterstock Six months after meeting this amazing woman—I'll call her Ms. Perfect—I asked her to marry me. A year later, she broke off the engagement, saying, "I shouldn't be we more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Photo via Shutterstock Your response to "Torn" really missed the mark. She is the 35-year-old woman whose friends and family think her 43-year-old boyfriend is lazy and not good enough for her more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

A female friend of mine just broke up with her billionaire boyfriend. She told me she wasn't happy. more

Oct 11, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Image via Shutterstock I'm a woman who's on the feminist dating app Bumble, where women have to make the first move. Men can only write back to women who message them. I thought this would be e more

Oct 3, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Photo via Shutterstock Thinking Outside The Boobs I'm a man who likes to girl-watch. I do this from behind very dark glasses, yet I still elicit scowls from women. Recently, I was more

Sep 27, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

I'm a 35-year-old woman, and my boyfriend of a year is 43. Sadly, my friends and family don't like him. They think he's "not good enough" for me. Their argument: He doesn't have a full-tim more

Sep 20, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

I dragged my boyfriend into the makeup store Sephora, and he said, "Save your money! You don't need any of this stuff. I like you better without makeup." Huh? Why is there a huge makeup industry when so many men say they don't even like mak... more

Sep 13, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and a half, and we really love each other. His parents adore me and are thrilled that he might not die alone. After his mom saw us being all cuddly in the supermarket, she warned him that we ... more

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM Culture


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Women have casual sex for various reasons. For some, it seems the feminist thing to do—to prove they can do anything a man can do, whether it’s working on an oil rig or dragging home strangers for a little nail-and-bail. more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

I dress like a tomboy: jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, and work boots. My boyfriend of a year wants me to wear skirts and dresses more often. Nothing trashy. Just not my usual tomboy wear. This weekend, I wore a sundress to brunch. It made him so... more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Four months ago, I started hooking up with this hot guy I met on Tinder. He isn't someone I'd normally go for; he's a total mess and serious trouble. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Jul 18, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

I’m a 44-year-old woman who’s been dating a successful actor for a year. When we met, he told me he was 35. Well, in picking up a prescription for him, I discovered he’s actually 42! more

Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Photo courtesy of Flickr / Creative Commons Canine And A Half Weeks My girlfriend sleeps with her two medium-sized dogs. They are, to quote her, her "babies." I see them more as h more

Jun 6, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Of course, because your eyes go right to the empty cans and fast-food carcasses, you're thinking his must, too. Maybe—but maybe not. more

May 23, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

I'm a guy in my late 20s. Two years ago, I started a friends-with-benefits thing with a woman, which honestly has turned into one of the most relaxed, comfortable relationships I've had. Unfortunately, the sex isn't that great. more

May 9, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Photo by sea turtle/Flickr I'm a woman in my 20s, and female friends and I find that, generally speaking, once a guy gets into a relationship, his texting dwindles into brief news bites, like " more

Apr 11, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

My boyfriend mistakenly sent me a text meant for somebody else—a real estate agent with my same first name who’s showing him apartments. more

Apr 6, 2016 12:00 AM Culture

Welcome to the bottomless hole of wrongheaded empathy—the daddy guilt version of that "bottomless cup of coffee" that (if you ask politely) the Denny's waitress will keep refilling until you finally die in the booth. more

Mar 28, 2016 12:00 AM Culture