The upside of bad relationships and Tinder? Actually finding the love of your life

This was originally published at www.libertyproject.com I have always dated the wrong guys. Let me explain: I have always been attracted to confidence, which too often walks the line with cockiness. I have always been attracted to mystery, which often equals turmoil and brooding. In short, I have always been attracted to men who aren’t […]

9 Signs You’re Finally In A Mature, Adult Relationship

This was originally published at www.elitedaily.com Media dictates so much in today’s world — including relationships. Whether portraying unrequited love, forbidden love or passionate love, the media’s ideas of love all have something in common: drama. After all, drama drives the media. But, guess what? When you’re in a dramatic relationship, this reality isn’t so appealing. […]

In Defense of Online Dating

I never thought I’d be typing this sentence. It’s traumatic, really. Here goes. Imetmyboyfriendonline. Yes, I met my boyfriend online. On one of the sketchier dating sites, in fact. Ahhh, Tinder, the notoriously designated “hook-up” app. For some reason unbeknownst to me (in my new-relationship state of bliss), there is a negative connotation associated with online […]

‘When You’re The One More Invested In The Relationship’ by Ari Eastman

This was originally published on Thought Catalog You know it, right away. You will try to rationalize things. Anything. You might try your hand at playing unsuccessful games with our own ego and pride, convincing yourself that this sickening gut feeling is wrong. Maybe you are just reading signs that don’t exist. The way they […]

On Being Young, Sober and Single: Navigating Romance Without the Booze

Originally published at http://www.thefix.com/content/young-sober-and-single-navigating-romance-without-booze.  When people look at me, they don’t see an alcoholic. They see a content 22-year-old student-athlete with a 3.8 GPA, the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, someone who balances two part-time jobs in addition to academics. I don’t fit the stereotypical “old geezer whose life is falling apart and has lost everything” […]