A Short, Sad Love Story

My brief love affair with Los Angeles coincided with the similarly brief and most intense relationship I’ve ever had. It began in the spring- blossoming out...

7 Reminders For Anyone Who Is Sick And Tired Of Dating Apps

1. The amount of matches you receive has no correlation to your value. Just because someone hasn’t swiped right on you in a while doesn’t mean...

Friends Don’t Touch Like This

The sun is slipping beyond the city skyline. You’re sat close to me but we don’t touch. That was part of the deal. It’s warm out,...

Don’t Date Immature Men | Thought Catalog

I’m a kid at heart. I never take myself too seriously. I want to date someone who is able to let loose and act silly when...

Date Someone Who Doesn’t Mind Your Guy Friends 

Don’t settle for someone who gives you ultimatums. Don’t settle for someone who forces you to pick between him and friends you’ve known your entire life. Don’t...

He’s Going To Lose Interest If You Do These 50 Things

Some men from Ask Reddit are here to tell you what has made them lose interest in a woman before. 1. Her inability to keep a conversation...

I’m Giving You Another Chance — But That Doesn’t Mean What You Did Was...

I’m going to give you another chance — but that doesn’t mean you’re forgiven for everything you’ve done. It doesn’t mean you’re getting off easy. You’re...

‘Having History’ Is A Bad Excuse To Keep Dating Him

Stop worrying about how much history you have with him. Stop worrying about how much time you’ve spent together, how many milestones you’ve reached, how long...

I Won’t Make You Fight For Me

If you promise to love me the right way, and actually follow through on that promise, then I’m going to return the favor. I’m not going...

What Happens When You Date A String Of Toxic People

When you date a string of toxic people, you have a funny idea about romance. You mistake assholes for sweethearts whenever they put in the tiniest...

Toxic Relationships Will Harden Your Heart

Toxic relationships will make you think about dating differently. They will slowly transition you from a romantic to a skeptic. They will make you wonder whether...

Giving You A Second Chance Means Giving Myself Another Broken Heart

Giving you a second chance would mean giving you the chance to hurt me again. It would mean allowing you back into my cracked, bleeding heart....

The More You Chase Him, The More You’re Hurting Yourself

The more you chase him, the more power you’re giving him. You might not be happy with the small amount of effort he’s been putting into...

30 Bitchy Texts You Should Send The Boy Who Isn’t Meeting Your Standards

You might not actually want to send these texts, but they’re fun to think about. 1. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. Sticking around...

You’re Making It Hard For Me To Forgive You

I’m trying to be the bigger person. I’m trying to give you a second chance. I’m trying not to throw away everything that happened between us....

The Happiest Girls Are The Ones Who Give Themselves Praise

The happiest girls avoid tearing themselves apart. They avoid self-destruction. They avoid negative thinking. Sure, there are moments when their self-consciousness gets the best of them,...

Why You Should Never Get Married, Based On Your Zodiac Sign 

Aries It’s too expensive. Taurus It’s going to cause family drama. Gemini It’s going to stress you out too much. Cancer You don’t need a ring to prove your love. Leo Planning is going to...

This Test Will Tell You Whether You’ll Find Your Forever Person

Have fun playing this choose your own adventure story! 1. A cute guy has made eye contact with you on the train each morning for months. Last...

Stop Dating Shitty Texters | Thought Catalog

I should have walked away the first time you ignored my texts. I shouldn’t have sent you a follow up message. I shouldn’t have stalked your...

When You’re Still Scared Of Commitment Even Though You’ve Found Your Forever Person

When you’re scared of commitment, you spend a lot of time wondering whether you’re moving at a decent pace. You aren’t going to rush into a...

When You Love Someone, You’re There For The Breakdowns

When you love someone, you aren’t only around for the high moments. You’re around for the low ones too. You have to sit there on the floor...

This Is Me Saying Goodbye To Modern Dating

This is me saying goodbye to modern dating; this is me saying goodbye to that rush of adrenaline when someone decides to swipe right on my...

50 Singles On The Most Heartbreaking Reason They’ve Been Rejected

If you’ve been rejected recently, don’t feel bad, because it happened to these people on Ask Reddit too. 1. Apparently I cared too much, and it just wasn’t...

A (Totally Not Sarcastic) List Of Reasons Why You Should Definitely Date Me

Upon being asked for the hundredth time why I am single and if I will ever find someone who will help me grace this world with...

Be Cautious With Your Heart, But Don’t Close Off Your Heart

Locking your heart away isn’t going to protect you. It isn’t going to save you from heartache. When you choose to lock your heart away, you’re choosing...

Date Someone You Trust Will Stay

Date someone you’re confident will stay, someone who you trust isn’t going anywhere. You don’t want to commit to someone who sets off your paranoia. You don’t want...

You Walked Away As Soon As You Started Dating Someone Else

I know it would’ve been awkward for us to sustain a platonic friendship after everything we went through together. I realize why your new girlfriend would...

Strong Girls Don’t Always Realize How Strong They Are

Strong girls don’t realize how strong they are until a little bit of time passes, until they’re able to look back on everything from a distance. In...

Beware Of The Day She Takes All Her Love Back

Beware of the day she gives up because that means she’s reached her boiling point. It means that she’s been holding on and trying for far...

Why I Stayed Single For Such A Long Time

I stayed single for such a long period of time because of my insecurities. I didn’t think anyone was going to agree to date me. I didn’t...

We Never Hooked Up  | Thought Catalog

You liked me. I liked you. It seemed like our relationship was leading somewhere — even if it was only to the bedroom. I’ve had guys sleep...

You Won’t Lose The Right People

The right people aren’t going to abandon you when times turn tough. They aren’t going to leave you hanging when you need them the most. They...

Fuck You For Flirting With Other Girls In Front Of Me

We weren’t technically dating — but that doesn’t matter. You knew how I felt about you. You knew you were leading me to believe you felt...

Don’t Get Back Together With An Ex Unless You Can Forget The Past 

Don’t get back together with an ex if you’re holding a grudge. Your relationship is never going to last if you keep bringing up old arguments...

You Don’t Have To Stay Single Just Because You Have Anxiety

You’re not unlovable. You’re not unlikable. You’re not incapable of forming genuine human connections. You might have a hard time socializing and meeting new people and feeling...

I Keep Starting To Text You, And Then Stopping Myself

I’m the type of person who will send a text, regret it within a minute, and throw my phone across the room. I hate the immediacy of...

You Aren’t Going To Be Happy In Your Relationship Unless You’re Happy With Yourself

Your person should never make you feel unattractive or insecure — but that doesn’t mean they’re in charge of making you feel confident. It’s not their...

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve Isn’t A Mistake

Caring too much isn’t a mistake. Admitting your feelings for someone isn’t a mistake. Wearing your heart on your sleeve isn’t a mistake. If your honesty scares someone away,...

What Happens When A Girl Feels Unappreciated

When a girl feels unappreciated, she’ll start to question her own worth. She’ll wonder why everything she does, all of the effort she puts into your...

7 Things I Wish I Knew About FWB Before Sleeping With Him

1. I wish I realized sleeping with him wasn’t going to convince him to date me. It wasn’t some cute, clever trick in order to win him...

I Shouldn’t Miss You  | Thought Catalog

I wish I didn’t miss you because you don’t deserve any affection from me. You don’t deserve a one-word text. You don’t deserve a smile. You...

Sometimes, Silence Is The Best Revenge

I know you want to write out a long, elaborate text explaining exactly why you’re upset with this other person. I know you want to show...

A Long List Of Scary Things About Men

I’m in LA to work on some projects for Creepy Catalog, so it’s only natural that when I felt like writing today I felt like tackling...

I Waited And Waited For Our Almost Relationship To Become Something Real

I wasn’t the one who walked away from our almost relationship. I was patient. I liked you enough to wait for you. I gave you time...

Sitting In The House Isn’t Going To Help You Get Over Him

You’re allowed to mope about your breakup — or your almost relationship ending or your crush getting into a relationship with a girl who isn’t you....

You’re Strong For Leaving | Thought Catalog

You’re strong for leaving him, even if you allowed him to hurt you for months (or even years) before you decided you weren’t going to take...

We Used To Kiss | Thought Catalog

(This poem is a dedication to the LGBTQ and growing community. In the 1980’s, many queer individuals lost their lives and loved ones due to the...

Your Forever Person Should Encourage You To Take Risks

When you’re with your forever person, it’s easier to take risks because you have someone in your corner. You have someone who believes in you. They’re...

Having Bad Taste In Boys Makes You Even More Insecure

When you have bad taste in boys, you might not recognize the pattern you’ve been repeating. You might not realize the problem is the boys you’ve...

You Can Pursue Him, But You Can’t Chase Him

There’s a difference between pursuing someone you’re interested in dating and chasing after someone who isn’t interested in you. You’re allowed to make the first move, send...

We Tell Too Many Stupid Lies To Impress Stupid Boys

I’ve lied about my feelings more times than I can count. I’ve acted like it was no big deal when a text took an hour to...

Every Time You Sleep With Him, You’re Hurting Yourself More And More

You want a relationship — but he isn’t ready for one. You compromise by sleeping together. You tell yourself it’s the best solution for the time being....

20 Unconventional Things That Are Actually Sexy AF

Answers found on Ask Reddit 1. “Genuine giggling.” 2. “A guy in a super long study/work session. Stubble, hair that’s been raked through, glasses, a pile of notes...

Why You Keep Giving Him Second Chances He Doesn’t Deserve

You keep giving him second chances he doesn’t deserve because the alternative is leaving him. It’s deciding you’ve had enough and are no longer going to...

Breaking Down Your Walls Takes Time

Breaking down your walls takes time. Even though meeting your forever person might change your attitude about love, it isn’t going to magically turn you from...

11 Things Your Boyfriend Doesn’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re Afraid To Lose Him

 1. You keep grilling him about his exes. You’re worried about whether he’s happier now than he’s been in the past. You’re worried about whether you...

8 Reasons Why Your Almost Relationship Never Turned Into The Relationship You Wanted

1. You gave them the wrong idea. If you used sarcasm or distance as a defense mechanism to protect yourself, you might have given this person...

50 Men Who Gave The Absolute Worst Proposals In Human History 

These stories from Ask Reddit are insanely cringey. 1. Before we were married my wife had a friend who had a boyfriend and they were both...

When You’re Annoyed With Your Forever Person, Don’t Do These 8 Things

1. Assume they understand exactly what’s bothering you. Your person might not have the slightest idea whey you’re annoyed with them. Even if they realize it’s...

23 Reminders For Girls Who Are Holding A Grudge 

1. You don’t have to forgive anyone. You don’t have to give anyone a second chance. 2. Cutting someone out of your world does not make you a bad...

50 Marriage Counselors On The Most Common Mistakes Couples Make

These marriage counselors from Ask Reddit could save your relationship. 1. Unspoken family rules that you bring into relationship are HUGE. Obviously you didn’t grow up together...

Got A Long List Of Ex-Lovers, They’ll Tell You I’m Insane (Bc Of The...

Many lifetimes ago I was sitting on a guy’s porch with him drinking and stargazing. We were having a thing and were in a phase where...

Loving Myself Is Harder With You Around

Loving myself is hard when you make me feel like every move I make is the wrong one. You’re always complaining about something, always angry about...

7 Things You Should Never Do To The Girl Who Has Given You Everything

1. Get annoyed with her the one time she doesn’t rush to your side. She has a life of her own. Most days, she makes sure to treat you...

50 Married Couples Reveal What They Regret The Most About Their Wedding Day 

Ask Reddit has advice on how to make your wedding perfect. 1. Our wedding song. I wish we had picked a romantic top 40 hit from...

In The Aftermath Of A Toxic Relationship

I have never loved anybody as much as I loved him. I thought I had experienced the depths of love and heartache. But with him, it was...

I’m Finally Putting Myself First (After A Lifetime Of Being A People-Pleaser)

I spent a lifetime letting people walk over me. I spent years and years trying to do whatever made other people happy, whatever would make them...

A Love Story Told Through The Texts I Never Sent

(*) Hey! (*) Want to study for this test together? (*) There’s a reason I got in your golf car and not his out there. I’ve been wondering...

Date Someone Who Doesn’t Confuse You

Date someone who doesn’t confuse you. Someone who doesn’t send you mixed messages, someone who remains as keen on date six, as they were on date...

The Most Unattractive Thing You Can Do Is Lie To Me

I don’t care if you’re lying to me because you think it’s for my own good. I don’t care if you’re lying to me because it’s...

When You’re The Toxic One (Because You’ve Had A Rough Past)

When you’re the toxic one, you find yourself making excuses. You’re so jealous because your ex cheated on you. You’re so controlling because your parents were...

When You Get Me Angry Enough, You Lose Me Forever

I give out too many chances. I let my loved ones walk over me. I place everyone else above myself. I think with my heart instead...

Stop Using Your Dating Life As A Measure Of Your Value

You’re searching for one person to spend the rest of your life alongside. Some of your friends might go on dates every weekend and won’t find their...

When You’re Insecure, It Can Slowly Push Your Forever Person Away

When you’re insecure, you get jealous easily. You feel uncomfortable when your person hangs out with another girl, texts another girl, looks at another girl. The...

I Thought You Were Going To Hurt Me Like Everyone Else

It took a long time for me to get close to you because I thought you were going to turn out like everyone else. I had...

You’re Hurting Yourself More And More Every Time You Text Him

You know he’s bad for you. You know how stressed out you get every time you press send on that first text he might not even...

I Don’t Care About Your Flaws, I Care About Your Heart

I don’t care about your flaws or your fears. I don’t care about your baggage or your biggest insecurities. I don’t care whether you have your...

I Wish We Could Have Stayed Friends After The Breakup 

I wish we didn’t have to end our relationship in a screaming match. I wish we could have ended by reminding each other how much we...

If You Feel Like Love Is Always Escaping You, Read This

They say that when love is right, it will find you. That if it’s meant to be yours, it won’t run away. That real love that’s...

You’re Going To Have A Hard Time Loving Yourself In A Toxic Relationship

One of the reasons why leaving a toxic relationship is so hard is because it destroys your self-esteem. You stop thinking of yourself as a catch...

The Worst Part About Getting Back Together With Your Ex

Whenever you start a new relationship, you’re going to bring along some baggage. But the good thing about a fresh new relationship is that the person...

What Girls With Jealousy Issues Want You To Know

We want you to know we’re not trying to be difficult. We’re not trying to start arguments. We’re not trying to cause drama. As much as...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...