Colorful Chaotic42 minutes ago
I Miss You
I miss you. I really do, but I don’t mean missing the intimacy, I miss you for you everything that made you so entrancing. I miss your humor, how you always had a quip or a one liner to make me laugh....
Emily Christyson2 hours ago
A Definitive Ranking of Dating Apps
Take it from me (or don’t, really it’s your call) that girl who was a part-time swiper, full –time third wheel. The girl who constantly got asked “how are you single?!” (sidenote- for what it’s worth,...
Jessica Circe4 hours ago
The Tsunami-ed Life (Part 2)
Hardest part of a tsunami-ed life isn't the wave when it hits you, though that part is pretty rough. Like I imagine with the natural phenomenon, the hardest part is the aftermath, the clean-up and the...
Daisy Ray6 hours ago
The Year I Was in Love
I was in love once. My heart was full and happy and carefree. Which was odd because I’ve always had to be older than I really am and yet... when I was around him, I felt free to just relax. I met him ...
Tami McDonald7 hours ago
Ghosted
I have had men ghost me before countless times. I’ve talked to some of my friends and it seems to be happening to them as well. Why is it when you go to an online dating app, exchange phone numbers, t...
Society
Humankind, we have come so far from where we began all those years ago. We have joined together to build with common purpose. Look around at what we have accomplished so far. Great monuments and testa...
Warren Urquhart2 days ago
The 4 Principles of Millennial Dating
“Millennial” is a buzzword that the media just loves to hop on. It seems that every news source strives to shed light on something as peculiar and revolutionary as the foreign concept of a “new genera...
Andie Lambeth6 days ago
A Nonbinary Reading List
I'm here, I'm queer, and I'd like to be respected. My name is Andie, I use they/them pronouns, and often cis folks decide that this means I'm their personal educator on all things transgender. While I...
Sarah Compton11 days ago
Being a Bisexual Person in a Straight Presenting Relationship
If you were to see me just walking around town with my boyfriend, most people would assume I was straight. My relationship is clearly 'straight presenting.' Unless I am wearing something that clearly ...
Mahn Lion14 days ago
Why Coming Out Isn't A Choice
Four days ago, I was sitting in a group of FtM’s. We sat around a chocolate cake that read “happy birthday to me” in icing—something that is present at each of the monthly meetings of trans guys at th...
Megan Saber16 days ago
What No One Tells You When You Lose Your Best Friend
A few weeks into March of 2017, I got a phone call from my oldest/longest standing friend I have to date. Andrew Swain and I met in middle school when we were 11 years old and are still friends to thi...
Chris B22 days ago
I Never 'Came Out'
I knew I was gay ever since I began watching early seasons of the Power Rangers. I had a crush on almost every red and blue ranger cast for the show. During my early childhood, I honestly believed tha...
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?
Teela Hudaka day ago
3 Keys to Any Relationship
John Lennon said that "all you need is love." Love can make any relationship work. Many people have taken this idea to heart and done crazy things in the name of love. It doesn't always work well. How...
The True Story of the Fierce Independent
There are those in this world who use the word independent to describe themselves. In society, in careers, and personal life, it is one of the most cherished character traits that so many aspire to ha...
Paisley Hansen2 days ago
Tips for a Healthy Relationship
Relationships can be a beautiful union if each party applies themselves and wants to make things work. Not every relationship is perfect nor is it always easy. There may come times where compromise is...
Emily Christyson2 hours ago
A Definitive Ranking of Dating Apps
Take it from me (or don’t, really it’s your call) that girl who was a part-time swiper, full –time third wheel. The girl who constantly got asked “how are you single?!” (sidenote- for what it’s worth,...
Tami McDonald7 hours ago
Ghosted
I have had men ghost me before countless times. I’ve talked to some of my friends and it seems to be happening to them as well. Why is it when you go to an online dating app, exchange phone numbers, t...
SKYLERIZED a day ago
Reason First: Should Romantic Relationships Be Built on Money?
The business of relationships is what is at stake here. A multibillion-dollar industry seeks to tweak and control the dating habits, social mores, and ethics of human relationships. In this latest all...
Colorful Chaotic42 minutes ago
I Miss You
I miss you. I really do, but I don’t mean missing the intimacy, I miss you for you everything that made you so entrancing. I miss your humor, how you always had a quip or a one liner to make me laugh....
Ashlea Milligan2 days ago
Dear Mom
Dear Mom, Sometimes, when I think of you, I imagine you sitting sweetly in Heaven, asking me if there are any fun stories to tell. I imagine you particularly excited about the boys I have met. I imagi...
Alana Silber2 days ago
Thoughts for You
Your memory smells like Germany Christmas markets Your memory tastes like cold kisses in the alps That time we almost skied It will stay on that list of things we wanted to but never did -------------...
Society
Humankind, we have come so far from where we began all those years ago. We have joined together to build with common purpose. Look around at what we have accomplished so far. Great monuments and testa...
Empaths, Not Victims
It’s no surprise that so many with the gift of extreme empathy chalk up their sensitivities to a “curse” when you can find countless information on the downfalls of being an Empath. There are articles...
Holy Smokesa day ago
Generation 'X'...'Y'...'A'-nxiety
It’s OK to be happy for fuck’s sake. It’s OK to not have a depressing back-story to tell. It’s OK to not be on meds, in therapy, or “going through something.” When did anxiety, depression, self-hatred...
Jessica Circe4 hours ago
The Tsunami-ed Life (Part 2)
Hardest part of a tsunami-ed life isn't the wave when it hits you, though that part is pretty rough. Like I imagine with the natural phenomenon, the hardest part is the aftermath, the clean-up and the...
Daisy Ray6 hours ago
The Year I Was in Love
I was in love once. My heart was full and happy and carefree. Which was odd because I’ve always had to be older than I really am and yet... when I was around him, I felt free to just relax. I met him ...
Alana Silber2 days ago
Thoughts for You
Your memory smells like Germany Christmas markets Your memory tastes like cold kisses in the alps That time we almost skied It will stay on that list of things we wanted to but never did -------------...
Rick Beneteau4 days ago
My Big Fat Greek Encounter
Late again! My new doctor that is, who I met last year in the emergency ward after suffering a rather nasty concussion while curling. If you're not familiar with this winter sport, curling is akin to ...
Jason Whitea month ago
Raising Generations
When my grandson was born, I felt I was too young to be called grandpa. I was a very young first-time father and was only 35 when my grandson was born. So, when I made that declaration, my daughter as...
Mariah moralesa month ago
Mommy Is a Monster
In 2002, my “mother” got pregnant for the sixth time. She had kept three of the kids, put one up for adoption, and the other lived with the dad. She wanted to get an abortion so she could keep doing d...
Bookworm
I have to confess I had an ulterior motive for volunteering to look after the book stall at the village fete. Not only would I have first pick of the books, but it was nicely situated in a large tent ...
Bushra Shahriar9 days ago
I Don't Owe You
(Just to note: I am strictly referring to friends in this piece unless stated otherwise. This is not directed towards family or the like.) Depending on who you are, I don't owe you. And you don't owe ...
M F11 days ago
Tell Me Who Hurt You
It does not make me mad or hate you. Your feelings are completely valid. I just want to know, who hurt you. Who hurt you so deeply that they have left this much of a mark on you. That you see the slig...
Raquel Z. Duarte10 days ago
21 Guys Share What Feature of a Woman They Find Most Attractive
"Collarbones." - Seth, 24 "If she has a muffin top stomach. I like it when a girl is confident in her own skin and doesn't workout hardcore to make her stomach super flat. Also, calves." - Luke, 20 "H...
Emily Gracea month ago
15 Cheap Date Ideas
Whether you and your partner have just started dating or you have been going out for a while, going on dates is an important part of any relationship. However, at some point, we all face restrictions ...
Kameron Drouillard2 months ago
Motivation
Ever since I've been a kid, I was always told I was too sensitive, or too emotional. I was constantly told my emotions would interfere with my ability to function, and that I would never be able to do...
Teela Hudaka day ago
What Is Asexuality?
There are plenty of sexual orientations out there. There is no one or right way to be. Your sexual orientation is a very personal thing and you are going to be the best expert to decide what works for...
Craig House2 days ago
Being Queer Is Still a Quandary
As the years go on, it does feel that in certain circles, it is much easier to lead a free, open life if you identify as LGBT. However, in a few countries, gay rights are going in the opposite direction, and the amount of reported homophobic and transphobic attacks have actually increased. So what can be done to halt this slide, and what steps can everyone do to help out your queer friends or neighbours? Well, thankfully, there are a few things you can do.
Allison Holland2 days ago
Under the LGBTQ+ Umbrella
I don't feel that belonging to one marginalized group, the LGBTQ+ community, makes me some kind of expert on what it's like to be a member of another marginalized group. Hell, I don't even feel like I...
Chapter 4: Decisions Made/Actions Taken
From the very beginning, Larry told Michelle that he felt she was dangerous... a beautiful, intelligent, free spirited woman, with a positive outlook on life. What he didn't see was her incompetence a...
Alexana Carter14 days ago
Marry Your Best Friend
I saw a post on Facebook that read, "Build a friendship before marrying someone. Marry your best friend." It got me thinking about what that actually means. People probably think I moved into marriage...
Divine Dynasty17 days ago
The Complete Expert Guide to a Successful Marriage
Whether or not you're a newlywed couple or you have been married for ten years, wouldn’t you like to know the secret sauce to a happy and long-lasting marriage? Are you ready to become one of those ha...
Kimberly Alcorn2 days ago
The Things I Can’t Tell You Anymore
I remember nervously standing in line at the courthouse together, waiting for our turn and unsure what to expect. We’d Googled how to file for divorce and had filled the paperwork out as best as we co...
Chapter 5: Karma Served on a Rusted Platter
Michelle comes home from a day of Christmas shopping. This Christmas would be one that would be forever embedded in her memory. When she walked in the house, she could hear what sounded like female vo...
Allison Holland4 days ago
The Other Side of Marriage Equality
I didn't get married on a whim. I know that some people were so excited about the prospect of finally being able to get married that they tied the knot when maybe it wasn't at the right time or to the right person. I didn't think I was part of that group. We were actually married before Marriage Equality took effect. In California in 2009, there was a brief window when same-sex marriage became legal, and my partner and I took advantage of it. We'd been together since 1994 and figured that after ...
Ayanda Mandlazi7 days ago
Single State of Mind
I think when I look back at my life, I have always been single. During my teen years, I befriended guys so I could figure them out so that I wouldn't be "played." I was obsessed with outsmarting boys;...
Raquel Z. Duarte14 days ago
14 Reasons Why You Should Stay Single
Stay single until you learn to be complete on your own. Until you realize and accept the fact that no amount of time having a significant other will "fill" you. Be complete enough, as one individual, ...
Killian Nicholsa month ago
Crushing
For the first time in a long, long while I have a crush, a legitimate, racing pulse, walking-on-air crush. After my last epic fail at dating blew up in my face two years ago—once again, a sensitive st...
Sam Puett9 days ago
The Middle-Aged Wizard
My aunt tells me I was born thirty-five and get more middle-aged every year. I used to resent this, but I’ve grown to accept it as an undeniable truth of my life. I am, perpetually, a grumpy old man. ...
The Thistle Legacy - Pilot Episode
Copyright (c) 2019 This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of either of the authors. FADE IN EXT - MORNING...
Sumaiya Soha14 days ago
Romances: Is the Genre at the Verge of Getting Stagnant?
It's easier to prove than a theorem that most avid readers of romances are girls, and I don't claim to be any different. There was a time when I could have devoured a romance faster than you could say the word. But in the last couple of years I have probably shelved 30 half read romances because I didn't have the energy to sit through "boy meets girl, both have attitude/ class/ gender/ health/ race issues that they need to overcome." I blamed it on getting older and wiser, because let's face it,...
Courtney Lowry6 days ago
Social Media is the Archive of Our Lives
Often when I scroll down my friends’ Instagram feeds, I get this sudden gut-wrenching regret. But not because of them, but because of me. At the bottom of their feeds lies posts from 2014 and beyond—a...
Dating Apps Are Taking Over!
The internet has completely changed the way we meet people. Even as recently as 15 years ago, single folks that had an online dating profile were embarrassed to even admit it. Today, everyone is meeti...
Doing Charitable Activities on Social Media
Back in the earlier days of social media and YouTube, we used to see posts and videos with friends and colleagues doing charitable work. Over the years, these videos have dwindled and I'm not exactly ...