Hooking Up Realities

Relationships Require Labels

May 4, 2015
Relationships Require Labels

This year’s winner of NYX’s Modern Love College Essay contest shares her heartbreaking account of a non-relationship with “that guy,” the one who remains for us in some netherworld between friend and boyfriend, often for years.” In No Labels, No Drama, Right? Jordana Narin, describes her history with Jeremy, whom she met at summer camp when she was […]

Continue Reading »

Next HUS Movie Discussion: Before Sunrise

April 29, 2015
Next HUS Movie Discussion: Before Sunrise

The first HUS movie discussion about 500 Days of Summer was very successful! Next up is Before Sunrise:         We’ll discuss it next Wednesday, May 6, so try to watch it before then. Though it’s 20 years old, I think you’ll find it holds up really well.

Continue Reading »

What Kind of a Guy Sends a Dick Pic?

April 14, 2015
What Kind of a Guy Sends a Dick Pic?

One evening when I had my focus group over for dinner, the woman on my left handed me a cell phone that had been making its way around the table. I hadn’t been paying much attention, so when I looked at the pic I couldn’t make out at first what I was seeing. It appeared […]

Continue Reading »

How Common Are Open Relationships?

March 24, 2015
How Common Are Open Relationships?

A new survey on open relationships reveals that “most people would never consider being in an open relationship.” The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted by Huffington Post in partnership with YouGov. Open Relationship Experience 86% of people have never been in an open relationship. 72% would never consider it, 14% would. Sex Party Experience […]

Continue Reading »

Smart Men Want to Date Smart Women

March 3, 2015
Smart Men Want to Date Smart Women

Some of the most harmful myths in dating revolve around the trait of female intelligence. On one hand, intelligent women may fear that men feel intimidated by them. This lowers self-confidence, and may even be used to excuse dating failures. “It’s obvious that he didn’t call you again because he was intimidated by your intelligence and career […]

Continue Reading »