Tag: Dating and Relationships

Tiny Love Stories: ‘It Was Unsettling to Find Myself Still Single at 36’

More Than I Imagined My son’s first love, at 15, was not what I imagined for him. She came from a family scarred by drug abuse and poverty. At 16, she got her G.E.D. and worked nights. He rode the bus to school. It won’t last, I thought. At 17, she got pregnant, and I […]

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Is Date Night a Scam?

You’ve probably heard the conventional advice for couples who want to stay connected after kids: “Plan a date night!” While we have nothing against date nights, our reporter, Christina Caron, asked experts for some different ways to maintain intimacy, for the long-term. We also want to hear from you. If you’re married or in a […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘She Is Not a Mistake’

He Tried So Hard to Remember Me When my 61-year-old father learned he had Alzheimer’s, we went to CVS together and bought the largest stack of notecards they sold. I asked, “What’s the town where you grew up?” We wrote Union Springs, Ala. I asked, “Who was your first kiss?” Amanda. Four years later, preparing […]

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Match.com Used Fake Ads to Swindle Users, F.T.C. Says

The Federal Trade Commission sued the company behind the dating site Match.com on Wednesday, saying it had used fake advertisements in an attempt to swindle hundreds of thousands of consumers into buying subscriptions. According to the complaint against Match Group Inc., which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of […]

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Jewish Summer Camp With Campfires, Crafts and No Lights Out

As if on cue, the first camper I meet is a guy named Josh: a nice, 27-year-old Jewish boy with kind eyes, a subtle smile and the same name as my husband, another nice Jewish boy, back home. “Do you know where Malbec is?” asks this Josh, Josh Blake, rolling his eyes, and then his […]

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Now Tinder Wants You to Have Your First Date on Tinder

For all of their success, swipe-y dating apps like Tinder or Bumble face a problem once their users have matched: It’s hard to find things to discuss with total strangers. What exactly are you supposed to say in response to “👋🏼”? In an effort to solve this, Tinder has created a scripted choose-your-own adventure series […]

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How to Propose an Open Relationship

“Don’t bring it up during an argument,” says Terri D. Conley, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan who studies sexuality. If you’re in a monogamous relationship and want to explore making it nonmonogamous, raise the topic gradually. Conley doesn’t drink, but she thinks these exploratory conversations might benefit from the loosening effects […]

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A Same-Sex Couple Changes Bachelor Nation

On the season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise” Tuesday night, two women professed their love to each other and got engaged on a beach in Mexico — no bachelor needed. “There was a lot of things that came between us, mostly myself and my own struggles,” Demi Burnett said to Kristian Haggerty, their blond hair […]

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How My Boyfriend Made Me Fall in Love With Gaming

When my boyfriend moved into my shoe-box one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, he brought along three uninvited friends: his Xbox 360, his PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Wii. Within a week, he insisted on buying a second television in order to game at his leisure, and avoid badgering from me. In fairness, I was the stereotypical […]

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New Hope, New Pain, Same Old Divorce

One of the last things I did before leaving the home we had made together was pull the five-foot portrait of our faces out of the closet. What is one supposed to do with oversized portraiture in the event of adversity? The picture was a gift, bestowed by network executives when we became the first […]

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His Family Had Money. Mine Didn’t.

Toffee Dating is an app recently launched in the U.K., aimed exclusively at those who went to private schools, because, according to the founders, “we know people from similar backgrounds are likely to stick together.” My first thought was: How completely unnecessary. The private school bubble is closed enough as it is. I know because […]

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