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

This was originally published at 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 […]

‘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  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” […]

5 Reasons “Dating” As A Millennial Is Traumatic, Confusing and Fantastic

I’m no dating expert, but as I’ve mentioned before, I do know a thing or two about overthinking (which, not surprisingly, is probably why I am no dating expert). Recent overthinking has been centered around both the difficulties and rewards of dating in our label-happy, technology-obsessed generation. I often wonder what happened to old-fashioned dating […]