What Dating Is Like When You Think Way Too Much

When you think too much, you are feeding your biggest fears and insecurities. You are believing that nasty little voice in the back of your head...

I’m Disappointed In Myself For How Long I Liked You

I should have stopped liking you the first time you ignored my messages. The first time you canceled plans. The first time your stories didn’t add...

When You’re Not Pulling Your Weight In A Relationship

Everyone struggles. Everyone has off days. There are going to be times when you feel like you aren’t pulling your weight in a relationship — but...

This Is What The Internet Is Telling You About Love Vs. What You Should...

ENFP Internet: That love is more about freedom than anything, so you should do whatever you want and people who aren’t okay with that just aren’t for...

10 Stupid Little Things Your Forever Person Should Put Effort Into

1. Texting. Your person should send you texts throughout the day — especially on the days when you aren’t able to spend time together. It’s a...

For All The Girls Who Are Scared Of Commitment

When you’re scared of commitment, it’s a double-edged sword. You get lonely just like anybody else. You want to find someone who understands you, who respects...

Love A Work In Progress

Instead of looking for someone who has their life together, someone who is sure of themselves, someone who is a completed project, you should love a...

Cheaters Are Good At Giving Apologies

Cheaters are good at making you feel sorry for them. They can twist any situation in order to make themselves sound like the victim. They can...

When I Look At You, I’m Home

It’s so strange. Upon meeting you, I unintentionally gave you a nickname that happened to be after the same character as the very first stuffed animal...

The Worst Part About Arguing With Your Forever Person

When you’re arguing with your forever person, you experience a conflict of interests. You don’t want to hurt this person because you love them more than...

The Ultimate Pros And Cons Of Being Friends With Benefits

Pro: You have someone to keep you company on your long, lonely nights. You never have to worry about going to bed feeling unfulfilled. Whenever you’re...

When You Switch From Dating A Cheater To Dating Someone Loyal AF

When you switch from dating a cheater to dating someone loyal AF, there is a bigger adjustment period than you would think. Everything you learned in your...

Is Texting Your Ex Actually A Good Idea?

You might be tempted to text your ex and tell them you miss them — or to call them out on their bullshit once and for...

If Your Person Does These 9 Things During Fights, You’re In A Toxic Relationship

1. Your person comes up with a million excuses to justify their unacceptable behavior. They refuse to reflect on themselves. They refuse to apologize. They refuse...

8 Things Your Forever Person Should Put Effort Into When They Propose 

Disclaimer: I’m marrying my best friend, so I would have been happy with any proposal. With that being said, here are a few things I’m thankful...

To The Loves That Were Never Meant To Last

I think there are some loves that aren’t meant to last, that burn what they’re meant to illuminate and drown what they’re meant to nourish. They’re...

Your Toxic Love Taught Me How To Leave

You wonder how I was able to walk away from you after everything you’ve done for me. You wonder how I could be so cruel to someone I...

The Best Way To Keep A Convo With Your Crush From Dying 

Here are some tips from Ask Reddit on how to keep conversations going strong. 1. I ask questions. If I want to talk to someone I can...

When You’re The Girl Who Is Too Familiar With Love That Leaves

When you’re the girl who is too familiar with a love that leaves you build walls around your heart out of fear of someone getting too...

When He Flirts With You One Day And Ignores You The Next Day

When he flirts with you one day and ignores you the next day, you have two choices. You can either hold onto the hope he likes...

Why Girls Who Don’t Love Themselves Have Trust Issues

Girls who don’t love themselves have trust issues because we struggle to see why anyone would want to date us. When we find out someone is...

You Can Appreciate What Someone Toxic Has Done For You (Without Keeping Them Around)

Sometimes, it takes a while to realize someone is toxic because they aren’t all bad. The situation isn’t black and white. It’s not like this person...

When You Date A ‘Good Guy’ You Aren’t Really Into 

When you date a good guy you aren’t really into, you can never tell whether you’re doing the right thing . You want to give him...

Rethinking Fate And What’s Meant To Be

The other day I was really moved by a story a seventy year old woman told me when I asked her how she and her husband...

50 Boys On The Dumbest Thing They’ve Ever Done For A Pretty Girl 

These boys on Ask Reddit are either hopeless romantics or fools in love. 1. First girl I asked out I left a chalk outline of a body...

The Scariest Part Is, I Would Give You Another Chance

I would give you another chance if you stopped tossing around excuses and admitted you made a mistake, admitted you were an asshole, admitted you could...

Protecting Your Heart By Acting Like You DGAF Will Backfire On You

Acting like you don’t give a fuck isn’t going to protect you. It’s only going to hurt you. It’s going to isolate you. It’s going to...

You Can’t Pretend Your Toxic Relationship Never Happened

The easiest thing to do when you leave a toxic relationship is pretend it never happened, pretend your ex never existed, pretend you are perfectly fine. Unfortunately,...

Maybe You’ll Never Be The Same After An Abusive Relationship And Maybe That’s Okay

Trigger Warning Hiding my favorite benzodiazepines – Xanax and Klonopin – in lipstick tubes and vitamin bottles, the false calm they’d bestow upon me and then the...

10 Bad Habits That Make It Harder For Me To Find Love

1. I have low self-esteem. It’s hard for me to take compliments seriously — especially when they’re about my looks. I have trouble believing anyone would...

Apologies Mean Nothing, Actions Mean Everything

If someone apologizes for treating you poorly and then goes right back to treating you the same exact way, their apology doesn’t count. It’s meaningless. It...

Why It Takes So Long To Realize You’re In A Toxic Relationship 

It takes a long time to realize you’re in a toxic relationship because you’ve been taught everyone has faults. You’ve been taught relationships require effort. You’ve...

Your Biggest Relationship Fear, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries: March 21 – April 19th That you’re going to settle down too early and miss out on adventures. Taurus: April 20th – May 20th That you’re going to...

33 Yellow Flags That Aren’t Actually Dealbreakers — But Mean You Should Be Very...

If you notice any of these yellow flags from Ask Reddit, be careful. 1. Too much clinginess too early. Maybe they’re just eager, but maybe they have...

When You’re In A Toxic Relationship, You Forget What It Feels Like To Be...

When you spend a long time in a toxic relationship, you forget what it feels like to be heard. Your feelings are always pushed to the...

What’s It Really Like To Win A Date With A Celebrity Contest? 

These people from Ask Reddit were lucky enough to win a date with a celebrity! 1. Not me, but my mom got to meet Robert Downey...

It’s Hard To Heal When You See The Person Who Hurt You Every Single...

It’s hard to heal when you exist in the same space as the person who hurt you. It’s hard to put your love for them in...

Sometimes, Your Heart Will Cling Onto The Wrong Person

Sometimes, you’re going to convince yourself you’re doing the right thing by holding onto the wrong person. You’re going to keep coming up with excuses to keep...

Some People Aren’t Meant To Last Forever (So Love Them While They’re Here)

When it comes to relationships and falling in love, we honestly put far too much pressure on ourselves. We think of the idea of falling in...

7 Reminders For Badass Women Who Are Trying To Strike A Balance Between Work...

1. You should do work you love — and remember that love takes work. It doesn’t matter if you have your dream job or are dating...

Toxic Relationships Change The Way You Think About Love

Toxic relationships will change the way you think about love. They will blur the lines between good and bad, between acceptable and unacceptable. When you’re in a...

Self-Care Is Expensive | Thought Catalog

Maybe you aren’t able to practice self-care because you put everyone else before yourself. Maybe you aren’t able to practice self-care because you don’t believe you...

9 Signs You And Your Forever Person Are Better Together

1. You bring out the best in each other. You’ve noticed a shift in your personality since you’ve started dating. You’re a softer, sweeter, more patient person now...

When He Blocks You Instead Of Giving You Closure

When a relationship ends, even an almost relationship, you want to know why. You want to know what made the other person stop texting you, stop...

7 Times My ‘Almost’ Bruised My Heart Before I Finally Gave Up On Him

1. When he told me he liked me — but wasn’t ready for a relationship right now. I didn’t spend too much time worrying about the...

On Living With And Loving A Blackhole Of A Human

It wasn’t him I fell in love with, but the relief I felt when he left for work. The silence that arrived after he immediately locked...

Modern Dating Doesn’t Have To Be Confusing

Modern dating doesn’t have to be confusing if you’re honest about what you want out of the relationship. If you don’t play any games. If you...

When You Meet The Right One, You Might Not Know It 

When you meet the right one, it might not be love at first sight. You might not feel sparks. You might not have an instant longing,...

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Texting Your Ex 

1. Are you texting him because someone new hurt you? When your heart gets bruised by someone new, you might feel tempted to reach out to...

Being Single Doesn’t Make Me Lonely

Being single doesn’t make me overly picky. I’m allowed to have high standards. I’m allowed to turn down people who offer me less than I’m looking...

Why Do We Have Such A Hard Time Putting Ourselves First? 

We have a hard time putting ourselves first because people mistake self-care for selfishness. Think about the last time you were supposed to hang out with your...

You Can Break My Heart — But You Can’t Break My Soul

You can string me along as an almost. You can act like I mean something to you and then turn around and start dating someone else. You can...

When You Love Someone, Spending A Long Time Apart Sucks

Throughout a strong, loving relationship, you should maintain your independence. You should feel comfortable spending a weekend apart. You should have your own separate lives. You shouldn’t...

A Reminder To Myself That This Is Not Love

i don’t love you. i know this is not love. love does not leave you feeling empty, shredded. fragmented in pieces this is sadness. heartache. over and...

Sorry, But Your Partner Gets To Decide What Counts As Cheating

What counts as cheating has been up for debate since the dawn of modern relationships. What is cheating? Does flirting count as cheating? How about kissing?...

What No One Tells You About Getting Engaged To Your Forever Person

When you get engaged, it’s not all ring selfies and pink champagne. When you get engaged, people are going to get sensitive about the decisions you make....

Staying Single For A Large Gap Of Time Can Kill Your Confidence

Being single isn’t always easy — even when you’re an independent woman who realizes a relationship is not the cure to all her problems. Even when...

If Having Standards Makes Me Picky, I Guess I’m Picky

I would rather have sky high standards than settle for even a little less than I deserve. I would rather be overly picky about who enters my...

You Might Be Insecure — But You’re Not Unlovable

You might have baggage from your exes. You might have abandonment issues, trust issues, commitment issues — but you deserve love. You might have an unhealthy relationship...

When You’re In The Wrong Relationship, It Destroys Every Part Of Your World 

When you’re in a toxic relationship, it consumes you. It creates a chain reaction that influences every part of your world. Your work will suffer. Your...

When You’re A Control Freak, You Have A Hard Time Finding Love

You want to be the one in charge, the one setting plans, the one in control. You have a hard time sitting back and allowing someone else...

Stay Single While You’re Trying To Get Over Him

You might have heard the easiest way to get over someone is to get involved with someone else, but that’s also the easiest way to break...

Lying Is The Worst Thing You Could Do To My Soft Heart 

Don’t lie to me in order to protect me, to spare my feelings, to make me feel better. I would rather know the harsh truth than...

What It Means To Love A Girl Who Puts Herself First

A long time ago, she realized she had to start treating herself as a priority. She learned this lesson after relying on the wrong people, trusting...

How To Tell Whether You’re With Your Forever Person — Or Whether You’re Only...

You’re settling when your unhappiness has lasted too long to call a rut, when you start considering screaming matches normal, when you start assuming every relationship...

You’re Not A Strong, Healthy Couple Unless You’re Arguing

It’s impossible to date someone without getting into arguments from time to time. The difference between a toxic couple and strong couple isn’t whether or not...

50 Parents Reveal The Moment They Realized They Raised A Monster 

These parents on Ask Reddit accidentally raised monsters. 1. When my son decided — in the grocery store parking lot — that it would be “fun”...

Don’t Date Me Unless You Have Your Shit Together

I want us to grow together, to navigate the world of adulting together. That means you don’t have to be perfect to date me. You don’t...

The More Stress You’re Under, The Worse Your Relationship Is Going To Suffer

It’s dangerous to care too much about others and too little about yourself. You might think you’re being a good person by looking out for everyone...

7 Stupidly Simple Things You Should Do As Soon As You Get Engaged

1. Take as many pictures as possible. This (hopefully!) is only going to happen once in your life. That means you should snap as many pictures...

When You’re With The Love Of Your Life, Getting Engaged Doesn’t Change Much

Getting engaged is exciting. It’s one of the happiest moments of your entire life. It’s a major milestone in your relationship. But when you’re with the love...

Some Subtle Reminders That You Were Once Here

One time we went to an art show because I wanted to see the art and you wanted to see your sister, who you knew would...

12 Reminders For Girls Who Recently Escaped From Toxic Relationships

1. You’re not stupid for falling for him. You’re not stupid for staying for such a long time. You’re not stupid for missing him, for having the...

When You’re The Only One Of Your Friends Who Isn’t Single

When you’re the only one of your friends who isn’t single, you feel like you aren’t allowed to complain. After all, you’re dating the love of...

Stop Stringing Two People Along At Once

Stop acting like someone is your only one when there are other people you’re interested in. Stop giving out false hope. Stop playing games with soft...

When You’re A Skeptic And Accidentally Stumble Upon The Love Of Your Life

When you’re a skeptic, you get used to the idea of spending the rest of your life alone. You roll your eyes at couples. You badmouth...

Are You Asking For Too Much Or Are You Just Asking The Wrong Person?

There’s a difference between someone who likes you and someone who appreciates you. There’s a difference between someone who thinks you’re convenient and someone who thinks...

9 Annoying Things That Happen As Soon As You Get Engaged

1. People complain about how everyone is getting engaged right now. You realize there are other couples in the world — but you don’t want to...

The Worst Part About Dating Apps When You’re Still Working On Loving Yourself

It’s hard for me to accept compliments — and even harder for me to come up with nice things to say about myself on dating apps....

When You Have Anxiety, You Get Used To Telling Lies

“It’s not a big deal.” When someone apologizes for taking so long to text you back, you pretend it’s not a big deal, even though you spend...

When You’re In A Strong Relationship, You Can Still Feel Lonely

My boyfriend is my best friend. I love spending time with him. I love seeing movies together and getting drunk together and talking about ridiculous hypothetical...

I Suck At Being Single Because I Get Attached Easily

I suck at being single because I get attached easily. I want a commitment right away. I don’t want to play guessing games. I don’t want...

Don’t Date Him For Toxic Reasons 

Don’t date him because you feel like you have limited options. Don’t date him because you’re worried you’ll never find someone else who will love you...

10 Things You Should Never Do To A Girl With Trust Issues

1. Never get mad at her for being cautious. If it takes her a while to let down her walls, don’t throw a fit about it....

10 Things You Should Never Do To A Girl With Trust Issues

1. Never get mad at her for being cautious. If it takes her a while to let down her walls, don’t throw a fit about it....

50 Things You Never Realized Guys Were Insecure About 

A few men from Ask Reddit have revealed what makes them feel self-conscious every single day. 1. When I see my wife check out other men in...

50 Things That Are Going To Turn Her Off, Not Make Her Sleep With...

Guys, no one is going to sleep with you if you do these annoying things mentioned on Ask Reddit. 1. Trying to hit on a woman by...

My World Would Be So Different Without My Toxic Past

My world would be so different without my toxic past. I wouldn’t have such a warped sense of self. I wouldn’t have such a dark sense...

Even When You’re A Strong Woman, Being Single Can Suck

Sometimes it’s hard to be single as a strong woman because you realize love isn’t everything. You realize entering a relationship won’t magically make all of...

When He’s Still Struggling To Move On

One day, I open the trunk in his hallway, searching for a lost book. Hair extensions in a familiar shade of platinum spill out of the...

I’ve Watched ‘I Love You’ Stretch Over The Atlantic

Tears reside in me like lost habits. I’m indulging in my wallowing and pastéis de nata. I know that if I allow one more teardrop to...

The 3 Stages Of Falling Apart

You walked into the room and it was full of people, but I didn’t see the people. You shot me a cynical look and I already knew...

20 People Reveal What Happened To The Marriage Pacts They Made When They Were...

Answers found on Ask Reddit 1. “I did. I dated my first girlfriend when we were about 17-19. Then she broke up with me but we had...

When You Break Up With Someone You Love, You Aren’t Going To Stop Thinking...

When you break up with someone you were with for a long period of time, it’s natural for them to pop into your head. It’s natural...

Making A Commitment Is About More Than Staying Faithful

Making a commitment is about more than staying faithful. It’s about more than deleting dating apps and turning down strangers at the bar. It’s about more...

50 Fun Phone Games To Play When You’re Bored Out Of Your Mind

If you need phone games to pass the time, download some of these favorites from Ask Reddit. 1. Florence. It’s a short, narrative driven indie game where...

50 Meet-Cute Couple Stories That Will Make You Believe In Love Again 

These couples from Ask Reddit have THE cutest love stories. 1. I was waitressing, he came in all the time with his friends. Him and I became...

7 Reasons Girls Stay In Toxic Relationships When They Should Get The Hell Out

1. He apologized. He said he was sorry. He promised he was never going to make the same mistake again. Even though it’s not the first time...

Healing From A Toxic Relationship Won’t Happen Overnight

Healing from a toxic relationship takes time. It takes effort. You have to make the conscious decision to change, to better yourself, to put your past...

Stay Single If You Aren’t Ready To Stay Faithful

Don’t get in a relationship only to break a heart. Don’t tell a girl you love her, spend all your time with her, and act like...

Don’t Settle Down Until You Find Someone As Weird As You

Don’t settle for someone who is always nudging you to be quiet, someone who rolls their eyes at your jokes, someone who wishes you would take...

It’s Hard To Forgive Someone Toxic When Their Baggage Is Still Weighing You Down

You talk like the mistakes you’ve made were in the past, like I should be over them by now, but you have it all wrong. Yes,...

When You Love Someone, You Figure Out The Future Together

You are going to find someone reliable, someone faithful, someone mature, someone willing to put effort into your relationship — but you aren’t going to find...

33 Stupidly Simple Romantic Gestures That Show You’re Putting Effort Into The Relationship 

These romantic gestures from Ask Reddit are going to make your person swoon. 1. Light non-sexual touching. Light hand on the thigh while riding in the car....

If You Broke Up With Her, Would We Be Friends Again?

I wonder if she worried there was something going on between us. I wonder whether she got upset whenever she saw me like one of your...

Stop Staying In The Wrong Relationships Because You Feel Like It’s As Good As...

Stop staying in the wrong relationships because you are too comfortable to leave. Stop staying in the wrong relationships because there is nothing obviously wrong —...

Here Are The Top Three Potential Matches For You, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality...

When it comes to dating, we are constantly scouring and searching for ways to determine which people are compatible for us and which ones we should...

You Need To Know You Deserve Me

After you left I suffocated myself in the candlelight I burned for us. I poured the wax on my heart in hopes it would remold into...

Your Forever Person Should Have Their Own Life — But It Should Overlap Yours

Your forever person shouldn’t hide you away inside their apartment. They shouldn’t restrict date nights to watching Netflix and grabbing fast food to eat back at...

Strong, Emotionally Intelligent Women Ask For Help

Strong, emotionally intelligent women realize they don’t need to do everything on their own. They realize expressing vulnerability makes them stronger, not weaker. They realize it’s...

The Longer You Stay In The Wrong Relationship, The Harder It Will Be To...

You don’t want to grow to think of a toxic relationship as a normal relationship. You don’t want to spend so long getting mistreated that you...

Maybe It’s Not Me | Thought Catalog

Maybe you’re afraid of commitment. The way someone runs from a scary monster or a man with an axe. But I’m a girl with a cozy...

50 Unhappy Couples Share How Their Partner Completely Changed After Marriage

According to these unhappy couples from Ask Reddit, some people do change after marriage. 1. Whatever intimacy issues that come up are always understated. They get 10x...

But What If You Were The One?

My friends would hate me if I ever admitted I still think about you sometimes. It’s a bad habit of mine. One minute I’m thinking about...

What Modern Dating Feels Like For Women Too Scared To Commit

When you’re afraid of commitment, you move into relationships slowly. You take baby steps. You put off even the smallest milestone moments like spending the night...

When You Find Your Forever Person, You Strive To Become The Best Version Of...

When you find your forever person, you want to work on your flaws, break your bad habits, learn to take better care of your mind and...

For Girls Who Use Spotify To Heal Heartaches In March

Recovering. – 35 songs. 2 hrs 20 min. I hadn’t been in Puerto Rico for more than 5 hours when I found out via Instagram you were...

9 Stupidly Simple Signs Your Forever Person Is Thinking About Proposing

1. You’re seeing engagement ring and wedding dress ads everywhere. Whenever your person opens a YouTube video on their laptop or a webpage on their phone...

Staying Up Late To Text You Means I Really Like You

If I stay up late to text you — or fall asleep in the middle of texting you — it means you have a strong hold...

Loving Someone Doesn’t Mean You Let Them Get Away With Treating You Terribly

Loving someone means you accept their apologies — but only when those apologies are meaningful. Loving someone means you accept their flaws, their quirks, and their baggage...

The Trouble With Love | Thought Catalog

Several years ago, I collaborated with my cousin on a book that explored how the sexual abuse she suffered as a child had “formatted” her adult...

This Is Me Finally Learning To Unlove You

It’s been months since you left me. The first time, at least. Since then you’ve come in and out of my life like a revolving door...

I Hope You Don’t Just Happen To Anyone

Hey you, I hope you don’t just happen to anyone. I hope you happen to someone who appreciates your magic, someone who wants someone exactly like you...

7 Little Things I Actually Like About Dating Apps

Most of the time, dating apps suck. It’s hard to find anyone who wants to plan an actual date instead of someone who wants to hook...

50 Men Reveal What Turns Them On Now That They’re Older And More Mature

Some men from Ask Reddit reveal what turns them on now that never turned them on before. 1. Intelligence. 10 years ago the hot chick was hot. Now the...

7 Annoying Things That Happen When You’ve Been Single For A Large Gap Of...

1. People care more about your dating life than you do. Whenever you catch up with an old friend or go to a family function, the first...

When You Know You Deserve Better But Can’t Seem To Leave

You realize you are in a bad relationship. You realize you could do better. You realize you cannot stay with him for much longer. But for some...

Being Single Isn’t Actually That Bad — But FOMO Makes Us Feel Like It...

Being single isn’t actually that bad — but FOMO makes us feel like it is. It makes us feel like we are missing out on milestones,...

For The Girls In Their Twenties Who Have Never Been In A Serious Relationship

It sucks when you are the only one in your friend group without a boyfriend — but it sucks even more when you’re in your twenties...

The Wrong Relationship Will Turn You Into Someone You Don’t Recognize

Toxicity is contagious. When you stay with someone toxic for longer than they deserve, you develop your own toxic behaviors in order to cope. Bad relationships bring...

When You Love Someone, You Tell Them When You’re Upset With Them

When you love someone, you shouldn’t hold back your tears in order to seem like you’re fine. You shouldn’t avoid talking about serious topics because you...

When Your Career Is Your First Priority, Dating Gets Pushed Into The Background 

When your career is your first priority, it’s hard to find someone to date because you are busy all the time. There are friends you haven’t...

Dating In 2019 | Thought Catalog

He says he tells his sister he’s dating someone. And I guess that’s what it is. And I’ve always been a firm believer in calling things...

30 Stories From Lucky Couples Who Married The First Person They Dated

These love stories from Ask Reddit are so cute they will make you gag. 1. She’s been my best friend from the moment we became friends. I...

50 Toxic Couples Who Went From Married To Divorced In An Insanely Short Amount...

These stories from Ask Reddit will make you think twice before marrying someone. 1. The husband had an unsolicited outburst at a family dinner: “I KNOW...

Ranking The Myers-Briggs Personality Types By Who’s The Most Relaxed Partner To Who’s The...

1. ISTP You rarely worry about anything anyway, this is no surprise. You take everything on a day-by-day basis, and spend most of your time just going...

All The Empty Spaces | Thought Catalog

I always turn up the radio just a little too loud when I drive to drown out the sound of silence. “You’re going to blow out...

Find A Woman Who Is Struggling To Get Her Shit Together — And Admits...

Find A Woman Who Is Working On Loving Herself Don’t buy into the myth a woman cannot love you until she loves herself first. Self-love is a...

8 Signs Your Person Is Never Going To Trust You

1. They freak out if you take too long to answer a text. If you don’t answer a text or a phone call quick enough, they will...

It Takes Strength To Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

You are brave for wearing your heart on your sleeve. You are brave for choosing to get in touch with your feelings instead of running away...

When You’re Pissed At Your Forever Person, You’re Supposed To Handle Your Emotions Maturely

When you’re pissed at your person, you aren’t supposed to slam doors and storm out of the house. You aren’t supposed to give the silent treatment,...

Just Because She Stopped Fighting For You Does Not Mean She Has Stopped Loving...

Don’t make the mistake of thinking she stopped fighting for you because she found someone else, because she got bored of you, because she fell out...

Screw Milestones  | Thought Catalog

Screw the idea you have to get married in your twenties. Screw the idea love is something you can put a timeline on. Screw the idea...

Some Thoughts On The (Wonderful) Things I’ll Never Admit To Your Face

How you use my full name with such an infliction that I feel like some sort of celebrity or something. How you make me feel like...

11 Ways Couples Can Practice Empathic Listening To Strengthen Their Trust

Empathic listening can strengthen your bonds with friends, family, and romantic partners. Empathic listening, which is also known as active listening, is a form of problem solving....

50 Fun Things To Do With Your Forever Person (Aside From Sleeping Together) 

These couples from Ask Reddit have some adorable ideas for your next weekend! 1. Look at old photos. Ones from back when you first met can be...

Modern Dating Sucks When You Care Too Much

Modern dating sucks when you care too much because you are always the one who loves more. The one who tries hardest. The one who chases....

Even When You Have A Boyfriend, You Aren’t Going To Be Happy

Stop assuming you need a boyfriend in order to reach a place of fulfillment. Stop assuming all of the pieces of your life will come together as...

For The Girls Who Cry In Bathroom Stalls

You are allowed to be vulnerable when other people are watching. You are allowed to unleash your emotions, to open the floodgates and admit you are...

You Are Never Going To Find Love From Your Comfort Zone

You are never going to find love until you break free from your comfort zone. You are never going to get close to someone until you...

When You Love Someone, You Don’t Make Excuses For Treating Them Like Shit

When you love someone, you don’t ruin your apologies with excuses. You don’t blame your ex for screwing you up. Or your father. Or your mother....

22 Lessons You Learn About Relationships When You’re A Daughter Of Divorce

1. Some relationships are temporary. Some loves aren’t meant to last forever. 2. Falling out of love is a harsh reality. You won’t always feel the same about...

We Get Stuck As ‘Friends With Benefits’ Because We Believe In Fairy Tale Versions...

When we are told the person we have our heart set on dating is not looking for a relationship right now, it should be our cue...

50 Men And Women On The ‘Oh Shit’ Moment They Realized They Were Gay

These men and women from Ask Reddit are sharing the moment they discovered their sexuality. 1. I kept talking trash about this female artist. I was...

This Is Who You’re Most Likely To Date, Based On Your Zodiac Element

Aries (March 21- April 19) Leo (July 23- August 22) Sagittarius (November 23- December 21) Someone who is different than what you’re used to. Regardless of their race, beliefs,...

40 Things To Remember About Making The First Move (When You Are Deathly Afraid...

If you are afraid of rejection, these reminders from Ask Reddit will help. 1. There’s always another day, another chance. You have your whole life to...

Sometimes, It’s Harder Getting Over Almosts Than Exes

Sometimes, you will struggle to move on from someone you never even dated, someone who was just a friend, someone who might not even miss you...

Our Almost Relationships Never Become Official Because We Don’t Talk To Each Other

Instead of sitting someone down to talk about our feelings, we play guessing games. We avoid asking questions about labels because we are worried about coming...

Dating Apps Are A Waste Of Time

Dating apps should be a lifesaver for people like me, homebodies who rarely leave the house and have a hard time meeting people. I’m never going...

The Dos And Don’ts Of Being Ghosted

If you’ve never been ghosted before, lucky you. Ghosting is…how do I describe this…ghosting is…horrible! It’s not limited to this definition but basically, it’s when you’ve been dating...

I Guess We’re Not Friends Now That You’ve Got A Girlfriend

I guess our friendship was only able to survive when we were both single. I guess you decided you had to distance yourself from me for...

Love Someone Loyal | Thought Catalog

Love someone who uninstalls their dating apps as soon as your relationship turns official, not someone who keeps backup plans around in case you break up,...

Sometimes, Love Looks Boring | Thought Catalog

Love is not always about traveling to extravagant hotels, sprinkling the bedsheets with rose petals, slipping on an engagement ring and wedding band. Love is not...

We’ve Been Burned, So We Don’t Bother To Take Relationships Seriously Anymore

We might claim we are ready for a serious relationship. We might swear we are finished with the games. We might desperately want to settle down...

The (Fucked Up) Reason We Keep Chasing The Wrong Person

It sucks to chase someone who seems semi-interested. It sucks to spend an hour debating whether to send a text because there is a fifty-fifty chance...

30 Stories About Couples Who Made A Pact To Get Married If They Were...

These friends from Ask Reddit swore they would get married if they were still single by a certain age. Let’s see how that worked out… 1. My...

When You Love Someone, You Should Be Upfront And Honest With Them

It’s hard to train yourself to stop assuming you are going to get abandoned, heartbroken, screwed over, stepped on. It’s hard to trust someone — even...

Find Yourself A Forever Person Who Supports You Through Your Breakdowns

Stop dating guys who call you overemotional whenever you get upset, guys who roll their eyes and tell you that you’re making a big deal over...

You Can Never Stay Friends With An Ex (On Social Media)

It’s hard to get over exes and almosts when you’re friends with them on social media. Whenever you feel like you are taking a step closer toward...

There’s One Key Difference Between Relationships That Last And Ones That Don’t

In your lifetime, you’re going to be in many different relationships. There will be more than one occasion in which you think you’ve met your soulmate. They’ll...

55 Things I Wish I Could Ask The Guy I Almost Dated 

1. How did you feel about me? 2. Did you ever plan on dating me? 3. Were you texting other girls at the same time you were texting me? 4. Were you lying...

44 Modern Dealbreakers For Women Who Won’t Deal With Your Shit

1. Sending the same boring texts every single day without any variety. 2. Refusing to delete dating apps once you start dating her. 3. Texting in front of her without letting...

You Are Strong For Leaving Him

Should you have walked away from him sooner? Probably. Did he deserve all the sweet things you did for him, all of the cute texts and passionate...

Stop Accepting Half-Ass Love  | Thought Catalog

Stop accepting up-in-the-air plans, one-word texts, and day-late replies. Stop accepting the minimum amount from the people you pour all your effort into. You are not supposed...

Modern Relationships Scare Me | Thought Catalog

Modern dating scares me because it’s impossible to distance yourself from someone you once loved. You struggle to move on, to tell yourself you can live...

You Don’t Walk Away When You Run Out Of Love, You Walk When You...

The only parts of the past that still exist are the ones that we carry with us. The only parts that are still real are the...

30 Perfect Replies For When Your Asshole Ex Sends An ‘I Miss You’ Text

Don’t get back together with your toxic ex. Send him one of these messages from Ask Reddit instead. 1. Get used to that feeling. 2. Yeah, I get that,...

40 Of The Pettiest Reasons People Refused To Date Someone

Answers found on Ask Reddit 1. “I didn’t like the way she spelled her name.” — StattPadford 2. “She looked like my cousin, which I felt was weird.” — Pokyvinweasel 3. “I know...

10 Relationship Milestones That Mean More Than Your First Kiss Or Engagement

1. The first time you cry in front of him. You’ve ran into bathrooms when you were on the edge of tears in the past. You’ve...

50 Singles Tell The Lesson They Learned About Love From Their Latest Breakup 

If you’re single, don’t feel bad. Your last heartbreak probably taught you something, just like these men and women from Ask Reddit. 1. People are who they are,...

Not A Casual Love Kind Of Girl

You’re not a casual love kind of girl. There’s nothing casual about love to you. Casual means you can just flip a switch on love and turn...

10 Things That Happen When You’ve Been Dating Forever But Aren’t Engaged

1. You are used to strangers assuming you are in the puppy love phase of your relationship because you don’t have a ring on your finger and...

She Knows You’re Not A Mind Reader, But She Shouldn’t Have To Ask For...

She understands you can’t read her mind. She understands she should communicate with you, she should tell you what she wants, she should tell you what...

Settling Down Late Is Better Than Settling Down With The Wrong Person

You don’t have to settle down in your twenties. You don’t have to find the love of your life while you are in high school or...

I Did Not Want To Forget You, I Did Not Want To Forget Us

There is a certain ambiance in the air. I can’t pinpoint it exactly. I can’t articulate with words what I know it to be. There is...

6 Times My Almost Relationships Ended Before Becoming Official

1. We never became official because he ended up dating someone else. He blindsided me by getting another girlfriend. I was completely thrown off, completely heartbroken,...

When Your Best Friend Dates Someone Toxic, You Suffer Too

When your best friend dates someone toxic, it puts a strain on your relationship. You want to be blunt with her because you have never lied...

Loving You Is A Privilege That Won’t Always Be Mine

I was spritzing on some Rose 31 by Le Labo, a gift my ex bought me, when it struck me—since a good scent always strikes some...

Dear You, Dear Somebody, Come Back

Dear You, This is a letter I will never send or let you read. So let me try this again. Dear Somebody, I need you to love me with...

Stop Running Back To Ex-Boyfriends Who Haven’t Changed

If the relationship failed the first time, what makes you think it will work the second time? If he cheated on you, lied to your face,...

50 Hilarious Breakup Lines To End A Toxic Relationship

End your relationship with these hilarious lines from Ask Reddit. 1. Hey baby, are you in a tunnel? Because we’re breaking up. 2. Are you α New Years resolution?...

50 People Confess What They’d Tell Their Partner If They Knew They Wouldn’t Get...

Answers found on Ask Reddit “I asked her out by accident and kinda just went with it, turned out very good though.” “I watch Korean dramas with you...

5 Times I (Wrongly) Assumed Someone Wanted To Date Me

I thought he wanted to date me because he paid attention to me. Back when my self-worth was low, back when ending up alone seemed like the...

30 Women On The Most Attractive Thing A Man Can Wear 

The women on Ask Reddit have some fashion advice for men. 1. Button-up shirt with the sleeves rolled to the elbows. Like a professional put-together look, but...

35 Little Signs Someone Wants To Date You (Or At Least Sleep With You)

1. Lots of eye contact (or in some cases barely any) and a red face is usually the first sign. Suggesting things in common in conversation and...

50 Guys Explain How Attractive Girls Can Completely Ruin Their Chances At A Serious...

1. By constantly explaining how her physical features were unattractive. My ex was a little overweight, but she went into details about every little thing she didn’t...

How To Fall Out Of Love With Someone Who Doesn’t Love You Back

Love never starts in remarkable ways. It’s the ability to make it last that renders its beauty. I met him and saw ordinariness. That is not the love stories...

December With You, January Without You

My body fights sleep. Waking up with your name on my tongue. These dark days between the holidays spent stagnant and silent. Friends are out of...

It’s Never A Good Idea To Go Back To The Person Who Broke Your...

It’s never a good idea to trust someone who gave you more than one reason not to trust them. It’s never a good idea to let...

50 Hopeless Romantics Reveal The Dumbest Thing They Have Done To Impress A Crush

Hopeless romantics on Ask Reddit have done some dumb things for love. 1. Tried to razor scooter down the steepest hill around. Crashed into the back of a...