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Jul 24, 2015Lifestyle
I Gave Up Texting for a Week & Here’s What Happened

I Gave Up Texting for a Week & Here’s What Happened

Everyone has been there: you go on your phone only to find that see no one has messaged you, and you suddenly feel sad and sorry for yourself.

Jul 18, 2015Lifestyle
Midnight Texts From Guys That Can Only Mean One Thing

Midnight Texts From Guys That Can Only Mean One Thing

We’ve all been there before: You had a wild night out and gave some dude your number and he almost...

Jun 26, 2015Love
How To Scare A Guy Away Via Text In 10 Easy Steps

How To Scare A Guy Away Via Text In 10 Easy Steps

Nothing says, "I'm interested" like a "yeah ha" response.

Jun 18, 2015Lifestyle
It’s Official: Texting Lanes Are Actually A Thing, And It’s Genius

It’s Official: Texting Lanes Are Actually A Thing, And It’s Genius

A fast lane. A slow lane. And a realllyyyy slow lane.

Jun 15, 2015
10 Reasons Why Texting Is The Absolute WORST Part About Dating

10 Reasons Why Texting Is The Absolute WORST Part About Dating

Her: Okay, I'm going to wait 12 minutes to text him back. Me: I think more like 9.

May 28, 2015
38 New Emoji Are Coming Next Year For Your Texting Pleasure

38 New Emoji Are Coming Next Year For Your Texting Pleasure

20. Nauseated face (We needed a hangover indicator!)

May 21, 2015Lifestyle
Triumphs & Struggles of Group Chat Texting

Triumphs & Struggles of Group Chat Texting

Texting in group chats is basically sink or swim.

Apr 2, 2015Love
10 Biggest Texting Turn Offs (That Are Practically Begging For No Response)

10 Biggest Texting Turn Offs (That Are Practically Begging For No Response)

Even if *you’re* sending a quick flirty text, remember that *your* spelling and grammar matters.

Jan 15, 2015
19 Ways You Overanalyze Texting a Guy

19 Ways You Overanalyze Texting a Guy

Should I use two exclamation points? Or does that seem like I'm too excited?

Jul 16, 2013Lifestyle
Waiting For Your Crush to Text You Is a Lot Like This…

Waiting For Your Crush to Text You Is a Lot Like This…

The only thing more frustrating than dating in the 21st century is texting in the 21st century. Especially when the person you are texting is your crush.

May 29, 2013Lifestyle
Brace Yourself for Some Tough Love: Here’s What His Texts Really Mean

Brace Yourself for Some Tough Love: Here’s What His Texts Really Mean

When you have a crush on someone everything they do is a sign. His texts aren't just text. They mean something.

Feb 22, 2013Lifestyle
Heyyyy!! Why Are We Texting All Crazzzyy Likee?

Heyyyy!! Why Are We Texting All Crazzzyy Likee?

After reading this study, I actually felt really exposed because I was guilty of, like, every single thing they mentioned! It's really odd seeing behavior you totally know you possess being analyzed right in front of you.

Feb 18, 2013Love
Has Texting Improved or Ruined Dating? [Ask A Dude]

Has Texting Improved or Ruined Dating? [Ask A Dude]

Dating is a dance and texting is a brand new routine. You modify some old moves but you’re also creating new ones. The results are mostly the same and based on the same fundamentals, timing and rhythm included. But while the benefits are great, the burns are more severe.

Jan 1, 2013Lifestyle
No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Four [One Month Challenge]

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Four [One Month Challenge]

I gave up texting for December, and I didn’t become a better person. I didn’t feel relieved and cleansed. I didn’t decide to give up texting forever. I did learn something, though.

Dec 16, 2012Lifestyle
No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Two [One Month Challenge]

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week Two [One Month Challenge]

It’s interesting what you’re willing to share when there won’t be a record of it. I called a boy, and I told him he hurt me. I told him he embarrassed me, he made a fool out of me.

Dec 8, 2012Lifestyle
No Texting, No Exceptions: Week One [One Month Challenge]

No Texting, No Exceptions: Week One [One Month Challenge]

On December 1, I swore off texting. I figured giving up texting meant I would spend more time on the phone. What it actually did was make me crafty.

Nov 15, 2012Love
Why He Hasn’t Called You Back

Why He Hasn’t Called You Back

You ask yourself if maybe he lost your number or broke his phone or if you had food in your teeth the whole night and he thought you weren't playing with a full set of pearly whites. Any of these are completely likely scenarios, right!?

Oct 17, 2012Love
Why Do Guys Take So Long To Text Back? [Ask A Dude]

Why Do Guys Take So Long To Text Back? [Ask A Dude]

I'm not looking for volumes of prose sent via SMS, but a semi-prompt answer to my "Wanna catch a movie Friday?" invitation would be swell.

Sep 1, 2012Love
Communication Mediums Ranked: From Face Time To Pokes

Communication Mediums Ranked: From Face Time To Pokes

As someone who spends her days studying communciations, I've spent a lot of time contemplating the ways we get in touch with one another. It used to be simple. A phone call here, meeting for coffee there. Maybe an e-mail or an AIM chat if you were feeling adventurous.

Jul 31, 2012Love
Let Your Texting Skills Snag You a Relationship

Let Your Texting Skills Snag You a Relationship

I'm sure we've all been there before, waiting and waiting and waiting to receive that text, freaking out over how much time we should take to answer back, then of course, wondering what ON EARTH we could even say back that's quirky, cute and interesting.

Mar 5, 2012Love
Dude’s List: 11 Things Women Should NOT Give Up For Lent

Dude’s List: 11 Things Women Should NOT Give Up For Lent

Being as this is the season of Lent, when good Catholic boys and girls are sacrificing one of their favorite luxuries for 40 days, I started to wonder, how productive an idea is this for the 21st century? I’m all for penance, don’t get me wrong, love me some BDSM, but while you can give up certain things, are their ones that you shouldn’t give up?

Feb 11, 2012Love
Virtual Relationships Are the New IRL

Virtual Relationships Are the New IRL

You wake up. You reach over to your bedside table, grab your ringing phone and click the dismiss button to stop the alarm. Phone still in hand, you rub your left eye, but leave the right one open and peek at the device in your palm. Eleven new emails and four texts.

Jan 11, 2012Lifestyle
Tips for Texting Etiquette

Tips for Texting Etiquette

Recently, the New York Times ran an article along with a funny short film about the dangers of texting and walking. Oops, guilty as charged. Their solution? Stand out of the way with your back to the wall if you need to send a text. This is a great start, but there are a few more things you should remember when texting...

Oct 30, 2011Lifestyle
When it’s Okay (and NOT Okay) to Text

When it’s Okay (and NOT Okay) to Text

As a certified 21st century girl, I love all forms of "e" (or "i" for all you Mac geeks) communication. Email, IM, tweeting, texting- they're all great ways to stay connected, so why are movie theaters, schools and other public places getting so strict about them?

Oct 8, 2011Lifestyle
Sidekicks Aren’t Just For Superheroes: A Phone Review

Sidekicks Aren’t Just For Superheroes: A Phone Review

We all remember seeing pictures of Paris Hilton at a club texting on her pink, bedazzled T-Mobile Sidekick phone. Well just as Paris Hilton has changed (her hair is longer), so has the T-Mobile Sidekick.

Aug 31, 2011Love
When Flirting Becomes Stalking

When Flirting Becomes Stalking

It's summer. There's a bonfire. You look fabulous in your bikini. You've had a drink (or two... or three...). And that guy is hot. And you just want him to notice you and become your cabana boy for the next three months. It happens. But there is a very thin line between flirty and creepy.

Mar 25, 2011Entertainment
Internet Jargon Gets Official

Internet Jargon Gets Official

Yes, it's official, peeps. 2011 is leaving its mark (or blemish) on history with the addition of a few choice words to the good ole' dictionary. Among the words to made the cut: "OMG," "muffin top" and "LOL." What a legacy we're leaving behind for our children.

Mar 22, 2011Love
He Said/She Said: Decoding Text Messages

He Said/She Said: Decoding Text Messages

Sigh. The text message. So few letters, so many hours spent analyzing it. And throw in some punctuation? My god, you might as well have me solve a trig equation. Ambiguous text messages leave so many of us ladies staring blankly at our cell phone screens, a look of completely confusion on our faces (and not always due to auto correct).

Mar 9, 2011Entertainment
Candy Dish: Sexting Up a Storm

Candy Dish: Sexting Up a Storm

Great textpectations • 50 ways to fail on TwitterAre you sick of Charlie Sheen? There's an app for that! • Well now I REALLY want a dress like this • How can I get him to be more romanticThe gym and me...a rocky relationship • Are you excited for Jane Eyre? MORE LINKS AFTER THE JUMP

Feb 22, 2011Love
Tuffy Luv Sez: BLARGHDLPCZCXL<NFLEWIRQ!#J$EIWRJ

Tuffy Luv Sez: BLARGHDLPCZCXL<NFLEWIRQ!#J$EIWRJ

I am a freshman in college. I have been dating my high school boyfriend for more than a year now. He is everything I ever wanted in a guy and so ideal. He is so nice, patient, and kind. I had even been thinking about marrying him down the road. I could picture us together and I really thought that I loved him.

Jan 23, 2011Love
9 Mistakes Everyone Makes on Their First Date— and How to Avoid Them

9 Mistakes Everyone Makes on Their First Date— and How to Avoid Them

Ahhhhh, the first date. It can be the start of something great or can easily take a quick turn down the crapper. You may have thought the date went as perfect as can be but if Mr. Lover Boy hasn’t called you back for another one in over three days, chances are it didn’t.

Jan 19, 2011Entertainment
Top 5 Modern College Norms Parents Will Never Understand

Top 5 Modern College Norms Parents Will Never Understand

As a college student I’ve learned that there are just some things that parents will never understand. And I'm not talking about how to change their profile pictures or how to DVR The Closer. I'm talking about the way life is now, the way we college students communicate and socialize and hook-up.

Dec 22, 2010Entertainment
Resolutions for the Annoying People in Your Life

Resolutions for the Annoying People in Your Life

It’s almost the big 20-11 and that means it’s time to make your list of New Year’s Resolutions. Or more importantly make resolutions for all the absolutely annoying people around you -- or should we say, resolutions to help you deal with them better. You know, so you don't strangle anyone this year.

Nov 23, 2010Entertainment
Glamour Says The Darndest Things: December Edition

Glamour Says The Darndest Things: December Edition

For an issue that is supposed to be inspiring women, I was feeling pretty dejected reading through it. Glamour made me feel skanky, unhygienic, and sexually unadventurous. And then I came across an article that was so absurd that I had no choice but to feel a lot better about myself because at least I'm not clueless enough to take this advice seriously.

Nov 12, 2010Entertainment
Weekly Wrap Up: Is It Time To Go Home Yet!?

Weekly Wrap Up: Is It Time To Go Home Yet!?

Gwyneth Paltrow sang country, Lindsay Lohan and her father have been hanging out, John Mayer has moved on to married women…what hasn’t happened this week!? Trending topics this week have ranged from the slightly surprising (come on, it was only a matter of time before John lost ALL his morals) to the immensely bizarre.