Fatima Sani, Rollins College
Conan Gray’s newest single about yearning for companionship without being interested in a relationship is something that can resonate with single people everywhere.
For those of you that are married, here are some signals that you might be splitting with your significant other.
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
Deciphering how you bond with others can help you understand your current romantic connections.
It’s time to change the narrative that you’ve got to go through a lot of duds before you find ‘the one.’
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
Is the popular dating show uplifting its female contestants? Or is it promoting toxicity and codependency?
Tanisha Bhat, Boston University
While some critics have dismissed the artist’s latest album, a look at the lyrics paints a portrait of a singer who has found some measure of peace after a period of chaos.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
The new Netflix film questions the common family expectation of being in a relationship, but it falls into the very cliche it attempts to critique.
Hannah Docter-Loeb, Wesleyan University
As coronavirus cases continue to increase, will students finally adhere to proper social distancing guidelines, or will they continue to ignore them?
Madelyn Haasken, Bemidji State University
Dating shows that emphasize forced emotional connection and de-emphasize physical connection can be detrimental, especially for young people.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
The novel explores the long process of a guarded teenager finding belonging in her last foster home after a lifetime of letdowns.
The novel’s heartbreaking exploration of divorce and loss allows its exquisite friendships and familial connections to take center stage.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
At just 20 years old, the singer-songwriter passionately weaves lyrics about teenage romance and heartbreak into her debut EP.
Cathleen Luo, Columbia University
Songs, movies and art about romance are everywhere, but let’s not forget about how rewarding deep friendships can be.
Kaitlyn Nuebel, University of Pittsburgh
While the sequel may be totally different than your own high school days, it does paint a picture of the experience we all wished we had.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
The steamy film is at the top of Netflix’s popularity charts. However, its messages surrounding healthy sexual relationships are dubious.
Breakups are hard. These five films will make crying, self-reflection and moving on easier than a tub of ice cream can.
Victoria Acosta, Southern Adventist University
Are you selling yourself short by partaking in the one-night stands and ambiguous ‘situationships’ of today’s hookup culture?
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
With 2020 right around the corner, it’s time to take chances. Finding a partner never comes easy, so forget everything you know.
Carli Moses, Union University
Viewers looking for a nuanced presentation of love, whether it be romantic or familial, will swoon over this new anthology series.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
Defeat the boss level with bae at your side.
Chris Meng, Pomona College
With the beginning of October comes changing leaves, cold weather and a desire for dating. So, are you ready to be a couple?
Haley Cohen, Quinnipiac University
Swiper, no swiping!
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
According to science, no less!
Abby Webb, Rice University
Something good can come from even the worst of breakups.
Lauren Do, Davidson College
The sexual freedom of college is boundless, but your tiny bed frame is not.
Sophie Westergren, Ithaca College
Sometimes, you really are better off this way.
Tatianna Salisbury, Northern Illinois University
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
College is a messy time for romance, but these talks can give you some perspective.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Leave ‘So tell me about yourself’ to the job interviews.
Cristina Hernandez, UC San Diego
Yes, there’s a chance it could end badly. But there’s also a chance they could be your soul mate.
Rishi Patel, University of Iowa
Any and all questions welcome.
Don’t give in to the green-eyed monster.
Colin Boyd, Ithaca College
Two different generations, two different perspectives on romance.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Romance is dead … or is it??
So, you’re dating but like not really dating?
Heartbreak only gets harder to manage in college.
Anna Sutherland, American University
Till senior spring do us part.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
It might be hard, but it’s completely doable.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
Shelton recently tweeted that he’s Stefani’s biggest stalker, which we’re interpreting as cute.
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
Think outside the box with this nifty, monthly date package.
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
It’s okay to mourn over your recent relationship ending. What’s not okay is getting back together when you’re the dumper just because you feel bad.
Brittany Sims, Temple University
She might be able to shake off the haters, but the stigma seems to stick.
Sarah Marchan, University of Texas at San Antonio
Chances are you’re either currently backburning someone, have backburned someone before or are simmering on someone else’s backburner.
Though everyone from John Cena to Channing Tatum seem to be splitting from their significant others, there are still many reasons to believe in classic Hollywood romances.
Plamedie Ifasso, Texas Woman’s University
No matter how much you may love your friends, sometimes they fall for the most annoying people.
While the famous mantra ‘innocent until proven guilty’ is used in the U.S. court system, does it serve any justice toward everyday people and relationships?
Ana Greening, Texas State University
Knowing the mechanics of the art of speaking leads to far more than just a good grade.
Situationships — not-quite-casual sexual affairs with no real label — are growing more common among young people.
For all the things you want to tell your partner, but just don’t know how to say.
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
Can’t get a text back, ever? Here’s how to deal.
Andrew Crossan, University of South Carolina
Many millennials are on Tinder nowadays, whether to land a date or make a friend. Coming off as authentic is crucial and can be done easily.
Lizzy Spangler, University of North Texas
Spoiler alert: Slut-shaming and white feminism are NOT on this list.
Angela Fraser, CUNY Brooklyn
The dating mysteries have been explained.
Natalie Washuta, Colgate University
We all know what ghosting is, but stashing is more subtle and may be even worse.
Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
The internet isn’t trying to steal your boyfriend.
Lindsay Biondy, University of Pittsburgh
If any of these feel overboard, remember: It’s better to be neurotic than rude.
Mattie Winowitch, Waynesburg University
It’s like the stages of grieving, except with thirst traps.
Kristina Fernandez, Florida State University
There are far worse things than being a third wheel to your lovesick friends.
Timothy K. DesJarlais, University of Arizona
More students than ever are using apps like Tinder and Grindr, but fewer are enjoying the benefits.
Three years, an hour’s separation, two schools and a handful of life lessons later, and it’s completely worth it.
Along with trust and honesty, sex is crucial to a long-term relationship, so it’s important to know your partner’s wants and needs. Time to cross those boundaries.
Olivia Wickstrom, Portland State University
Do: Enjoy the little moments. Don’t: Stay in the relationship if it becomes toxic.
August Wright, College of Charleston
It can be uncomfortable, but the consequences of staying silent are much worse.
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