Beers & Cigarettes (A Letter to My Crush, Part 25)

You're bad for me. I know you're bad for me. ...but still, my heart says otherwise. I've always thought I was a practical person. Someone who didn't let emotions take over my judgment in certain circumstances, e.g. work, studies, even driving. But I guess when it comes to interpersonal interactions, that's all thrown to the …

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36 Questions that Lead to Love

Hello! Just a couple of days ago, I found this Q&A-esque post in The New York Times, and I was inspired to answer the questions. Especially when it comes to the dating scene and finding love in life, it can be difficult to get past those first-date jitters and sparking a good conversation that will, …

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Guys or Girls? My Thoughts on Love as a Bisexual

Sexuality (as a woman) has always been a difficult topic for me to explain. For the longest time, I didn't even know where I stood with myself on the spectrum: one day I liked guys, the other day I liked girls. My sexual preference fluctuated throughout my teenage years, even well into adulthood. It wasn't …

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I Used Two Dating Apps for a Day (and here’s what happened)

Valentine's Day is here, and I found it appropriate to write about my thoughts on dating and relationships through the example of today's ubiquitous dating apps. Hope you enjoy it! Growing up as a Millennial in the mid-to-late 2000's meant that I saw the shift from flip-phones to smartphones, along with the apps that came …

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Man Crush Monday: Sami Hossny

Hello! Welcome to this month's "Man Crush Monday" series. Today features none other than Sami Hossny, a Bulgarian actor and fitness trainer who's absolutely beautiful in many ways. I first came across Hossny through a "Dating Beyond Borders" video titled "You Know You Are Dating a Bulgarian Man When..." Since then, I've become smitten. While …

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The 1975– TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME (Song Sunday #13)

Greetings! It's been a minute, but in any case, welcome to this week's "Song Sunday." Today's track is that from the English band The 1975: titled "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME," it's a cryptic, but also evident track about love and the infidelity that comes along with it. https://youtu.be/4fxPQUKfim4 Although I'd heard about The 1975 before, I hadn't actually …

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Woman Crush Saturday: Paloma Renee

Hello! Welcome to this month's "Woman Crush" issue, in which I feature my current female celebrity crush. This month is none other than Paloma Renee (or Paloma Palau), who is a YouTuber, comedian, lesbian, and polyglot (seriously, she speaks Chinese!). I first came across her through an interview with Andrew Hale, in which she discussed …

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