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All about dating. First dates, three years into a relationship, Tinder, and more.

Claire Raymond2 years ago
Signs That You Don't Trust Your Partner
Sometimes people have trust issues and get paranoid about the most innocent things, but sometimes there are genuine reasons why you might start to become suspicious of someone. Knowing that you can tr...
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Karla 2 years ago
When He Dated Someone with Anxiety Part 2
Nelson and Kassandra have been doing nothing but spending almost every day with each other as possible. They felt the utter joy when they saw their presence in the room. Kassandra felt safe, Nelson fe...
Samantha Steiner2 years ago
When Love Turns Toxic
Relationships usually always start out bittersweet. We get drawn to our partner for reasons only known to us and that we cherish. We could be attracted to them physically, or maybe we are swept away b...
Low self-esteem/Low confidence
It all started when I was a child. I was taken away from my family when I was three years old. I ended up in about 5 different foster homes before I was put in a home that would become my forever home...
Falling in Love
The scary thing about falling in love is having to start over with someone new. Having to tell them all your secrets, hobbies, what you love and learning to love yourself all over again with another. ...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 11
One evening as it was growing dark, Marianne came home and knelt on the floor by the bed. Under her bed were old hat boxes with paisley patterns, floral patterns, and geometric patterns. She pulled ou...
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Jade Lauer2 years ago
The Woman With Daddy Issues
There is this societal view of women with daddy issues that is completely out of context. She is seen as being a lost cause in the dating regime, the kind of woman who is going to be crazy, emotionall...
Because Their Expectations Are Not What You Need to Focus On
I can't say that I understand what women go through, but as a dude who dates dudes, I can say that I understand the expectation that guys have had for me: to be smooth all over, have my hair and outfi...
anxious snack2 years ago
Mistakes
I could tell you the exact curvature of his lips. The way he tasted. The way he kissed me with such gentle pressure. The way his hands wandered my body, discovering every inch. He knew me better than ...
Yannick Taylor2 years ago
You Can't Be Nobody's Lover
There's a song that Ashford and Simpson did in the Good Old Days of Real Music called "Over & Over." The song says "Over and Over, Time Again, You can't be nobody's lover, till you're somebody's frien...
Lara Alice2 years ago
Age Differences
The next morning I didn’t wake up to go to school. I don’t know why. I just didn’t. Stella, our maid, came into my room to call me more than once, and asked me if I was ill or something. She took my t...
Abellona T2 years ago
Being Married to Someone on the Autism Spectrum
My husband was recently diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At first, I was immensely relieved by his diagnosis – we both were. For all the major miscommunications and resultant disagr...
Treasure Jones2 years ago
The Shocking Truth of Cheating
A few days ago I was hanging out with two guys and because I've always had this relentless curiosity surrounding the way people act and why they do some of the things we deem in this day and age as no...
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Dani J2 years ago
Flatty Flat Flat
I'm an Iron Writer and every week there's a new writing challenge, to create a 500 word story incorporating 4 elements given in whichever way to feel. This is a great way to learn and practise your wr...
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Donna Schramm2 years ago
Abuse at a Young Age
At the age of thirteen years old I was in an abusive relationship. It started as a secret at twelve years old; he was an older man. He was a friend of the family and at the time I thought that he was ...
M Kier Murdock2 years ago
Fugitive Love
Waves crashed ashore a meteoric orange beach, sands glimmering as if they were made of flickering embers. The sun's dying rays reflected off the not far-off moonlight silver 1971 Dodge Challenger, cas...
FELIX Foster2 years ago
Do Not Fall for Jail House Talk
My off and on again boyfriend admitted to me on our first visit after he went to jail that he loved me and that he was sorry he had not told me how he really felt before then. He released his property...
Dr. Williams2 years ago
What A Night
In researching the recess of my memory it was in the spring of '83 that I experienced what The Four Seasons sang about in their hit "Oh! What A Night" When in the opening lyrics of that hit instead of...