After many misadventures in love, I have learned that rushing toward a relationship the moment my heart is pulled isn’t the best route for long-term romance—look how long it took Elizabeth and Darcy!
Romance needs to unfold in its own time; that’s part of what makes it a beautiful thing to behold.
An ex-boyfriend has been arrested for the slaying of the Georgia college freshman whose parents learned of their daughter's death hours after her body was discovered through a Facebook post forwarded by one of her friends.
I was surprised and very disappointed to find out, after several interactions with these supposedly grown-up college boys, that they, like me, had just finished high school and had not gained any impressive insight or maturity during the three months between graduation and the beginning of college. My ideas of being swept off my feet in true Elizabeth Bennet fashion took another hit when I traveled to Europe—because who doesn’t fantasize about falling in love abroad?
I was walking down a chilly London street with a British guy I had known for a while, waiting for that fateful moment in which he would ask me to be his girlfriend, we would kiss, and our happily ever after would begin. He did ask me to “go out,” but what the bloody hell does that look like when you live six thousand miles apart?
Using dating apps for more than 12 months was associated with having a casual sex partner in the last sexual intercourse (a OR: 3.21), as well as having unprotected sex with that casual partner (a OR: 13.56).
We found a robust association between using dating apps and having unprotected sex with a casual sex partner, implying that using dating apps is an emerging sexual risk factor.