7 Ways to Tell It’s Just a Hookup

True love, or just sex?


Dating Diaries: When Your Ex Drags You Back to Hell

My ex is really good at what I call the Ryan Gosling Method of Negotiation, which is just sitting silently until the other person is so uncomfortable that he shows his hand (see: Drive).

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32 Candy Hearts for Your Dysfunctional Relationship

Dysfunctional relationships are being woefully underrepresented by the candy industry on Valentine’s Day.


How to Avoid Getting Stuck in the “Hook-Up” Zone

Sometimes you find yourself stuck in the Hook-Up Zone with someone, when what you really want is a relationship. If this is happening to you again and again, you might want to tweak your dating strategy a little bit…


The 9 Types of Pre-Exclusive Relationships

They’re not your significant other, but… what the hell are they? Here’s a handy guide to the 9 most common types of PXRs, all converted into abbreviations for easy texting.


3 Reasons Why Sex Really Does Change Everything

“Sex changes everything.” It’s the cliched advice that our friends love to give us after the fact, when it’s already too late. But, what, exactly does sex change? And why?


This Is Why I’m Single: I’m In Love With My Best Friend With Benefits

Friends aren’t supposed to have this level of turmoil, this strange effect on each other, this on-again off-again torrid up and down drama…but here it is, and here I stand in the middle of it.


The Dating Wire: Games We Hate, True Stories We Love and Psychic Dating Advice

Plus: The Benefits of Friends With Benefits (Besides the Obvious)

Poll Results: You Have To Be Superhuman To Be Friends With Benefits

We recently asked our readers if they thought that a truly successful Friends With Benefits relationship was ever possible. Well, now the public has spoken.


Poll: Can “Friends With Benefits” Work?

Have you ever been in an FWB relationship that actually worked? If you haven’t, do you think it’s possible? Or should it be avoided like the plague?

Everything We’ve Ever Written About Being Friends With Benefits

Here’s a quick primer on the most ambiguous of all human relationships.


Do Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake Make Good Frienz With Benz?

Yay, the preview is out for Friends With Benefits, the other movie about two really attractive “friends” deciding to have casual sex. As a connoisseur of cheesy romantic comedies, I will be making a full assessment.

The 10 Commandments of Being Friends With Benefits

The most delicate relationship of the human race, the Friends With Benefits (FWB) dynamic has a fail rate of roughly 108%. Here’s how to make it work.

Links We Like! Natalie Portman’s New Sex Comedy, 7 Questions To Ask In A New Relationship

Natalie Portman’s new sex movie is, well, raunchy, Dan Savage’s exploration of falling in love and loss of sexual inhibition, what your fantasy woman says about you, and more!