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The Biggest Dating App Flex Is Being Vaccinated, Says Tinder

The Biggest Dating App Flex Is Being Vaccinated, Says Tinder

"I think it's helpful to know who's been vaccinated," says Taylor, 27. While she tells Refinery29 that she won't be putting her personal status in her bio anytime soon, it's something Taylor does plan on talking to potential suitors about. "If I decide I like someone enough to meet up with them, we can talk…
Apocalypsing: The Dating Trend That Could Happen To Anyone

Apocalypsing: The Dating Trend That Could Happen To Anyone

Turns out, this pattern is surprisingly common amid the pandemic. Case in point: A new trend called "apocalypsing" is on the rise, according to dating service Plenty of Fish, which polled more than 2,000 singles. Apocalypsing, according to POF, consists of treating every relationship like it’s your last. You meet someone you're infatuated with and…
Whelming, A New Dating App Trend You’ll Love To Hate

Whelming, A New Dating App Trend You’ll Love To Hate

The act of whelming draws some comparison to negging. "Neither a compliment nor an insult, a neg holds two purposes: to momentarily lower a woman's self-esteem and to suggest an intriguing disinterest. ('Nice nails. Are they real? No? Oh, they look nice anyway.')," according to pickup artist Neil Strauss, who wrote about the tactic in a…
I’m Dating Someone I’ve Never Met — & I’m Falling In Love

I’m Dating Someone I’ve Never Met — & I’m Falling In Love

Back to Tom: We work in adjacent industries and have mutual friends, so we had followed each other on Instagram for a while. I can't say, though, that his posts bubbled to the top of my feed often, nor do I know when, exactly, I started peeking more intentionally at his account, informing myself of…
I Was Dating A Guy For Two Weeks — Then We Got Stuck In Quarantine

I Was Dating A Guy For Two Weeks — Then We Got Stuck In...

While I wouldn’t recommend self-isolating with someone you’ve only known for two weeks — no matter how much you fancy them — in this case, miraculously, it turned out well. Not only did we not kill each other, we fast-forwarded our relationship to the comfortable, old-married-couple stage. And while some might think that means we've…
Dating Sucks. Here’s How To Make It Better In 2020

Dating Sucks. Here’s How To Make It Better In 2020

Finally, if the prospect of going on yet another first date sounds about as appealing as a root canal, it’s totally fine to delete your dating apps for a few weeks or even months. "Your greatest likelihood of finding the healthiest relationship is when you're feeling the best about yourself," Rachel Sussman, LCSW, a New…
From Kittenfishing To Zombieing: The Dating Terms You Need To Know

From Kittenfishing To Zombieing: The Dating Terms You Need To Know

Ghosting. Breadcrumbing. Benching. Paperclipping. When it comes to talking about dating in 2019, you need a whole new vocabulary. And while most of us have heard of ghosting by now, you may find yourself occasionally pretending you know what your friend means when she tells you, "Ugh, I think my Tinder date is kittenfishing me."
Paperclipping Is The Latest Annoying Dating Trend

Paperclipping Is The Latest Annoying Dating Trend

From ghosting to breadcrumbing to benching, sometimes it feels like we need an entire dictionary of words describing annoying dating behaviors. Well, someone call Merriam-Webster, because there’s a new term to learn: Paperclipping. We’re not talking about any old paperclips here, but a particular paperclip that millennials know very well: Clippy, the Microsoft Word icon…
How Accurate Is Anne Hathaway’s Modern Love  Episode About Dating With Bipolar Disorder?

How Accurate Is Anne Hathaway’s Modern Love Episode About Dating With Bipolar Disorder?

The story is based on a personal essay, and the screen adaption does a good job of detailing the intricacies of relationships and mental health disorders. However, Dr. Sherry Benton, Ph.D., ABPP, and the founder and chief science officer of TAO Connect, points out that it’s just one person’s story, and that many people have…
Is It Possible To Be “Good” At Dating?

Is It Possible To Be “Good” At Dating?

Alright, I’ll entertain the idea. If dating is a skillset, what does that look like? When you boil dating down, it hinges (ha!) on what I look like, what I sound like, and what my body language says. These are all things that I like to keep pretty natural. If I was to falsify the…

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