Breann Elizabeth8 hours ago
Our Love Story
Love is a drug. A drug that we can’t get enough of. It’s addictive and we know it. Do we want this addiction to stop? Hell no. Love is a powerful sensation. Sometimes, we love it, and sometimes we hat...
Charelle Burkley8 hours ago
Changing
Another day at Lincoln High School for an invisible girl like me just trying to make it through junior year. Today is the first day back after spring break and I am not looking forward to it. Here I s...
Brianna Price10 hours ago
Common Misconception
A man who says, "I love you," can hurt you. A woman who says, "I love you," can still cheat on you. The word "love" holds a very different meaning now than it did years ago. Time transcends all things...
Michael Thielmann11 hours ago
Unrequited Love
This is a human experience that is very near and dear to my heart, particularly in recent months. I went through a difficult breakup with my partner of six years, who I still love and respect as a dear friend. I have to confess that my own lack of personal honesty and integrity were key factors as to why our romantic relationship did not ultimately flourish. After many months of soul-searching I realized that I was not truly in love with my partner. It was that simple, and yet I had not been hon...
Danny Weaver12 hours ago
I'm Transparent About Being a Male Sexual Assault Survivor
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” - Mario Fernandez November 14, 2014 was the day that my life was forever changed. Four years ago, I was sexually assaulted. I won't share the det...
Michelle Schultz14 hours ago
To the Best Friend Who Wasn't There for Me
I have a ton of friends. Only a handful do I consider close, true friends. When I got pregnant, I lost a lot of friends that I never thought would leave my life. But, I'm thankful that I got to see th...
Leanne Warren2 days ago
Coming Out
A lot of queer people once they are out of the closet often claim, "I always knew I wasn't straight," or, "I always knew I was different." For me, this feels partially relatable. Partially. I could ne...
Lexi Cowie14 days ago
5 Signs Your Relationship Is Toxic
Many people have gone to me for relationship advice. Most of the time, I can determine whether their partner is healthy for them or not. Here's 5 hints your boyfriend/girlfriend is NOT the right one f...
13 Proven Ways to Reignite Your Boring Relationship
Once upon a time, your partner made you feel butterflies in your stomach. Every time you saw them, you’d get that wild adrenaline rush people talk about in romance novels. You two ended up spending ye...
10 Ways to Get a Man to Approach YOU
Back in the olden days, it was considered inappropriate for a woman to approach a man and express interest/ask him out. So, if a woman was interested in a man, she would drop her handkerchief, thereby...
Juneau xa month ago
20 Queer Icons Every Baby Gay Should Know
October is LGBT History Month, and as 20-gay-teen nears its end, I thought what better way to celebrate our icons of the past and present than by showcasing people who have had lasting contributions t...
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John Doe2 months ago
Three Signs He May Be Cheating
Are you in a relationship and something just doesn't seem right? You aren't sure what it is. You don't want to seem paranoid or clingy but you just can't help wondering. Maybe it is just because men a...
My Worst Date
Maybe it was an unbelievable blind date, or an anonymous hook-up with a twist. Submit your Worst Date stories today! Sponsored by O.school
Dating: Do's & Don'ts
Dating is complicated. So we simplified it for you. What to do and what not to do - the Dating edition.
Online Dating
Match.com, Tinder, JDate, and beyond. Welcome to the world wide web of dating. Are you ready to sign up?
Denise Willis14 hours ago
Five Things to Know Before Deciding on a Roommate
Accepting a roommate into your home is the same as any relationship so, there are certain things that you need to know before you hand over the key, especially if you are the only other roommate. I kn...
Let’s Just Learn How to F.L.Y.
Back in the day when I was growing up, it was cool to be FLY! Fly at that time was a slang term that meant you were sharp, cool, cute and ready to take on the world. We used that word the way younger ...
Jane Wykera day ago
7 Signs You're Unhappy in Your Relationship... and What to Do About It
We all yearn for happy intimate relationships, yet often refuse to admit how unhappy we really are. Here are seven symptoms to look for: 1. Feeling unloved — Many of your needs and desires are not bei...
Cassia Gracea day ago
How Did You Get Here?
...Forrest Gump plays. I don’t remember when it was or how it began... You lay on your pillow and I rest in my palm, on your back. “You gonna give me a massage?” you mumble, teasingly. Tiredly. “Haha,...
Leanne Warren2 days ago
My Perfect Destinations
A feeling ebbs down deep into my gut, a daunting quiver as the flare from the cinema screen illuminates the fear in my eyes and the inability to sit still. It's just a film, I tell myself, trying to i...
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Tom kerins4 days ago
Dating Right Now
For those of you who have tried online dating or app dating, here's a story to make you feel better about any bad date you've ever had. Enigma was wonderful. From the first moment I spoke to her on th...
Breann Elizabeth8 hours ago
Our Love Story
Love is a drug. A drug that we can’t get enough of. It’s addictive and we know it. Do we want this addiction to stop? Hell no. Love is a powerful sensation. Sometimes, we love it, and sometimes we hat...
Brianna Price10 hours ago
Common Misconception
A man who says, "I love you," can hurt you. A woman who says, "I love you," can still cheat on you. The word "love" holds a very different meaning now than it did years ago. Time transcends all things...
K.A. Negron15 hours ago
"Hello": The Almost-Lover
The Almost-Lover: Someone starved of human affection will latch onto the first person to give it to them. I learned a lot about myself after turning 21. I started questioning my life with my mother, I...
Danny Weaver12 hours ago
I'm Transparent About Being a Male Sexual Assault Survivor
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” - Mario Fernandez November 14, 2014 was the day that my life was forever changed. Four years ago, I was sexually assaulted. I won't share the det...
Terry James2 days ago
Holiday Wars
~~~*Holiday Wars*~~~ Thanksgiving was not happy, not even a little bit, as he looked out over the world on his day of days. He witnessed the huddled freezing masses lined up in front of storefronts an...
Hello It's Me
While I was listening to the radio, the announcer talked about a writing project that is all the rage these days, writing a letter to himself. This letter from me to me, which is particularly addresse...
The Deepest Connection Your Soul Has Ever Felt
There is a very specific person that came to mind when you read that title. I want to encourage you to think about them. No matter how painful, no matter how much it hurts that you aren't together. Th...
P.O. Williamsa day ago
The Darker Side of Love
Our relationship started off like all amazing relationships do. We couldn't get enough of each other, counted down the seconds until we could be in each other's arms again, constantly talked about eac...
Moving On
Moving on is hard, y’know? People make moving on look so easy. You assume it is until you have to. I wouldn't dare put as much of myself into my last relationship if I knew then what a know now. A who...
Always
"You know I'm surprised that you decided to move to Colorado since you love Texas so much." "Hey I love traveling and living in other states. Besides you can't stand the heat and Colorado is as best p...
Sean Malakowsky4 days ago
128 Days
The plug has been pulled. 20 years of a life filled with consistency and stability upended in 80 minutes, it doesn’t seem right. I doubt that any kind of warning would have made this easier though. Ma...
Winnie Rugamba9 days ago
Sometimes Leaving Home Is the Only Way to Find Home
I think I was around 10 years old when I learned about my family members that lived in different parts of the world: Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Some happened to be part of my nuclear family, close ...
Charelle Burkley8 hours ago
Changing
Another day at Lincoln High School for an invisible girl like me just trying to make it through junior year. Today is the first day back after spring break and I am not looking forward to it. Here I s...
Michelle Schultz14 hours ago
To the Best Friend Who Wasn't There for Me
I have a ton of friends. Only a handful do I consider close, true friends. When I got pregnant, I lost a lot of friends that I never thought would leave my life. But, I'm thankful that I got to see th...
Chloe Gilholy16 hours ago
Fishman Chapter Eleven
My eyes squint at the tall guy with blue dreadlocks and green headphones. Is that Simon? Simon and his twin brother, Peter were two of the children that Ruth and Kathleen fostered together. They’ve gr...
Tajah Calderon14 days ago
My Biggest Mistakes
My biggest mistakes are the reason why I am so good at making better decisions. Mistakes are meant to teach you a lesson so you don't have to make the SAME mistakes over again.
Cherie Aveiroa month ago
How to Know You're in an Abusive Relationship
(This post is addressing male abuse against a female victim, however abuse can happen between both genders.) YOU HAVE TO FAKE SMILE IN COUPLE PICTURES. This may sound silly but this is a sign that you...
Mya Sherrea month ago
5 Reasons Why Relationships Don't Last
Relationships are never easy and they are never destined to last forever (for those of us that are not so lucky). We have things in our personality that we feel are great attributes to hold a long las...
Leanne Warren2 days ago
Coming Out
A lot of queer people once they are out of the closet often claim, "I always knew I wasn't straight," or, "I always knew I was different." For me, this feels partially relatable. Partially. I could ne...
Carina Rose3 days ago
Love, Pride, and Honesty
Everyone has their own story. Each individual in the LGBT+ community comes out in a different way, and for some it is much easier than others. Some people have known who they are their whole life, whi...
Scarlett Choi3 days ago
Am I Bisexual? (Or Confused?)
So you're bisexual. Or you think you are. Or you've liked a few girls and a few boys and you're just not sure. Or you liked girls and you totally switched to guys but now girls... Or maybe you're even...
Debra Haydock7 days ago
For Love Nor Money
You are not supposed to admit that money is important in a relationship. Chemistry, attraction, and connection are words thrown around when it comes to finding a match. You see movies about love at fi...
Alana Clawson14 days ago
Is the Wedding Worth It?
I’m Alana. I’ve been married 5 years in February. Is the wedding worth it? A question I’ve asked myself many times. Story time: In December 2013 my now husband asked me to marry him. I knew this was c...
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Brittany D14 days ago
Are You Ready for Marriage?
Marriage: Bells, white gowns, bridesmaids... money. All these things go into the good and bad of weddings. Every girl dreams of a princess wedding as a child. Some lose that dream when they become adu...
Thomas Forda month ago
Perspective
“And then one day, not so sudden or unexpected, everything fell apart. For months now I’ve been adrift in the hours of each passing week. Walking, talking, breathing, but not really there. The spark t...
Linda Paula month ago
A Special Kind of Love
I just want to tell you I love you and always will. I forgave you years ago for whatever transgressions may have happened between us. But it took seeing you dance with our daughter at her wedding to m...
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Mistress Mayhem2 months ago
Happily Never After
She met him in the back of a bar. There he was this tall, dark, and beer goggle (those were on thick that night) handsome, sitting on a stray keg on the "smoker's porch" hidden away, and out the side ...
Michael Thielmann11 hours ago
Unrequited Love
This is a human experience that is very near and dear to my heart, particularly in recent months. I went through a difficult breakup with my partner of six years, who I still love and respect as a dear friend. I have to confess that my own lack of personal honesty and integrity were key factors as to why our romantic relationship did not ultimately flourish. After many months of soul-searching I realized that I was not truly in love with my partner. It was that simple, and yet I had not been hon...
Michelle Schultz19 days ago
Being Single Is Horrible
Being a single is horrible. Not because being single is awful. Being single is an amusing and amazing time. It gives you the opportunity to relearn yourself and to determine who you want to be. Many h...
Alone
There is no gentle way to say this; believe me when I tell you I have rattled my brain over and over trying to figure out how to explain what I'm feeling without sounding brash or bitter. Each time I ...
Jesse James2 days ago
The Girl Who Dances on Telephone Wire
It's almost 3 AM and I haven't cried or smoked at all tonight. Not willing to stand my non-blurred vision or my non-ashen lungs, I head outside to rebel against my own form. As much as I revel in the ...
Sharlene Alba2 days ago
Embers (Ch. 3)
ZANDER "So, Aunt Jesse, do you have a boyfriend?" Thea asked randomly as we continued to unpack all the boxes that arrived to our old farmhouse. Or should I say, newly renovated farmhouse. Mom made su...
Alicia Rosea month ago
Why I Don’t Want to Share My Tattoos with the Internet
Since turning 22 I have decided to finally become a member of a culture I have admired since I was little, and would trace the tattoo my dad had on his arm. I got my first tattoo on a extremely warm s...
LittleFish BigPond3 months ago
Dead Facebook Friends?
I have a lot of dead Facebook friends. It seems like a shocking sentence, but you probably do as well, even if you’re fairly young. I have at least six on my small friends list of 300 or so. These peo...
LeAnn Murch3 months ago
Online Dating
Online dating is very popular nowadays and majority of my friends have met their significant other through some dating site. Me on the other hand I get nothing but crazy, hot ass horny mothafuckers lo...