What I've Learned Returning to the Dating Pool in My 30s

Dating has always been an odd experience. There are rules, but nobody knows them. There are special codes, but nobody has a cipher. Yet, somehow, unless you're in your 20s, things are weirder than they've ever been. » 3/26/15 4:33pm 3/26/15 4:33pm

How to Talk To Your New Girlfriend About Your Ex

First and foremost, congratulations on the decision to put your fuck parts together with another person's fuck parts in a more meaningful way than you were putting fuck parts together with others during the abysmal slog through Tinder you've been on since your break-up. Things are probably great: you two have stopped… » 3/25/15 12:40pm 3/25/15 12:40pm

How To Survive A Long-Distance Relationship

I'm sorry we're here. Or rather, I'm sorry that the Love of Your Life is way, way far out over there. It's not easy being in a long-distance relationship. Trust me. While absence makes the heart grow fonder or whatever, that absence is also exhausting, depressing, and can drive you crazy. You may find yourself waking… » 2/26/15 3:52pm 2/26/15 3:52pm

How To Deal With Valentine's Day, No Matter Who You Are

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday (FYI: It's tomorrow), making it awfully convenient for those of you planning a romantic weekend getaway and a three-day headache for the rest of us. Let's face it: This holiday isn't the greatest no matter your relationship status. (The media/retail onslaught of… » 2/13/15 3:52pm 2/13/15 3:52pm

The Worst Tinder Pickup Lines I've Gotten

People have a lot of things to say on how to Tinder, but my main piece of advice would be this: Don't be gross. Yes, open with something more interesting than "Yo" or "Hey" or "Howdy." (Please don't use "Howdy.") But mostly, don't be gross. Also, please don't repeat any of these opening lines a few men have tried on… » 2/02/15 5:38pm 2/02/15 5:38pm

How To Hit On Girls In The Club (Or Not)

Let me get this out of the way: I love both going to the club (dancing and music are great!) and dudes (they're so cute!). But dudes absolutely ruin the club. There's a reason ladies often get in for free or cheap: Both dudes and non-dudes are happier when the dude ratio is lower. Just a small sampling of things… » 1/28/15 4:07pm 1/28/15 4:07pm

How To Meet Your Significant Other's Parents Without Terrifying Them

Of all the fraught rites of new-relationship escalation—Facebook status changes and move-ins and one of you using the toilet while the other showers and so on—none inspires more anticipatory dread than the Parent Meet. And for a whole host of legitimate reasons: the psychic weight of parental approval on even… » 1/20/15 10:18am 1/20/15 10:18am

How To Not Suck At Tinder

It's cool to be good at Tinder, but it's far more important that you not be absolutely terrible at Tinder. So for starters, all you men-seeking-women types out there need to learn one important rule: Even if you match with a girl—and let me put this in italics so you'll remember—she has no obligation to talk to you. » 1/13/15 3:38pm 1/13/15 3:38pm

Online Dater Claiming To Be An NFL Lineman Has An Indecent Proposal…

Trevor Robinson is a center for the San Diego Chargers. And if these are actually his online dating chat logs, he is a man who likes things nailed down before he enters into any transaction. [Update: see Robinson's tweet, below.] » 1/12/15 6:08pm 1/12/15 6:08pm

Man Hits On Tinder Matches With Darren Rovell's Tweets

Take note: If you're struggling with wooing matches on Tinder, just use Darren Rovell's tweets as icebreakers. Though ESPN's corpobot isn't human, his beeps and boops actually succeeded in generating conversation. » 12/11/14 12:49pm 12/11/14 12:49pm

OKCupid Dude Will Not Be Ignored: 'You Self Involved Princess'

Hot new trend: Dudes on dating sites freaking out at you when you don't immediately respond to their entreaties to hang. (If this were a true trend piece, the title would be something like, "Men: Are They the New Women?") » 9/16/14 1:43pm 9/16/14 1:43pm

Is Online Dating Worth It? An FAQ

You've probably heard of online dating. You may even have a few friends that do it. But, despite your curiosity, you haven't been able to convince yourself to actually try it out. We're here to answer some of your burning questions. » 9/12/14 12:23pm 9/12/14 12:23pm

The Tragic Tale of the Blind Date Dick Pic

On Sunday at noon, I was dressed up, with a flower in my hair, standing in front of a Rousseau painting at the Museum of Modern Art, looking for a well-dressed stranger. I'd been set up on a blind date. » 7/21/14 11:11pm 7/21/14 11:11pm

If This Is Wil Nieves's Tinder Profile, He Has A Funny Pickup Method

Via Zoo With Roy, someone spotted a Tinder user on Tuesday night using the photo of Phillies backup catcher Wil Nieves—and his daughter. » 4/24/14 5:11pm 4/24/14 5:11pm

I Tried BroApp and It Did Not Turn Me Into an Awesome Boyfriend

Every day on my way to work, I spend the entire train ride deleting inane press releases from my email inbox. Diet pills? Delete. A series of seminars on how to convince your boyfriend to propose? Delete. The launch of a new cake flavored vodka made especially for tampon soakage? .... Archive. But the other week, one… » 3/05/14 6:04pm 3/05/14 6:04pm

What Does It Even Mean to Be a 'Needy' Girl?

Who is 'That Girl' anyway? Is she a sketchy drunk? An insecure mess? An attention whore? One thing is clear, the phrase That Girl is a stigma-laden expression. Whatever you're doing as That Girl, rest assured, you're doing it wrong. But a therapist who listens to women fret about being That Girl thinks maybe That Girl… » 12/04/13 12:35pm 12/04/13 12:35pm

One Man's Epic Review of a "Match.com for NFL Fans"

NFL commentator Rich Eisen has, for reasons unknown, created a dating app for football fans. And if the only good it brings the world is this joyously unhinged review from KissingSuzyKolber's PFTCommenter, it will have been worth it. Read it below, in all its [sic]'d glory: » 10/18/13 4:43pm 10/18/13 4:43pm

Meet The 31-Year-Old Rapper Who Is Dating LeBron James's Mom

See that guy creeping behind LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the beach in the picture above? His name is Da Real Lambo, he's currently dating Gloria James, and he has a very active Instagram account. » 9/03/13 3:50pm 9/03/13 3:50pm

We've seen what happens when you use a dating app to ask women about comptrollers, cronuts, and the Egyptian revolution. But what do you get when the questions are all about baseball? Our man Samer Kalaf digs in. [Extra Mustard] » 7/23/13 6:43pm 7/23/13 6:43pm