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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]