When her 13-year-old daughter finds love a stone’s throw away, Lisa A. Phillips confronts the inevitability of first heartbreak.
In the desert at Burning Man, Joanne Solomon dissects the implicit transaction that defines her cross-cultural love affair.
Jen Gilman Porat seeks a genetic excuse for her husband’s barbaric table manners.
Sarah Kasbeer reflects on a history of hookups — and why they left her cold.
A personal essay in which Vanessa Golenia contemplates the ins-and-outs of merging finances as the higher earner — and bigger spender — in her (heterosexual) relationship.
Vanessa Golenia contemplates the ins-and-outs of merging finances as the higher earner — and bigger spender — in her (heterosexual) relationship.
As Caitlin Moran explains, there are Bad Men, and then there are Badly Educated Men.
“Harmful to Minors” author Judith Levine mines her past contradictions to sketch out the challenge of a being a young woman simultaneously burgeoning into her feminist and her sexual selves.
An illustrated personal essay in which New Yorker cartoonist Carolita Johnson tallies the costs and benefits of love and cohabitation as a woman artist living in a patriarchy.
Minda Honey assesses the deliberate choices and external factors affecting her dating life.