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Nude selfies: are they now art?

Lockdown has triggered a boom in the exchange of intimate shots – and now a new book called Sending Nudes is celebrating the pleasures and perils of baring all to the cameraHave you ever sent a nude selfie? The question draws a thick red line between generations, throwing one side into a panic while the other just laughs. And yet, as far back as 2009, that fount of moral wisdom, Kanye West, was advising how to stay safe. “When you take the picture cut off your face / And cover up the tattoo by t...
Tags: Books, Photography, UK, Sex, Relationships, Poetry, Women, Social Media, Life and style, Kanye West, Dating, Culture, Men, Short Stories, Online Dating, Jamie Foxx

Why is your ex or their new partner ‘so happy’ on Instagram when they mistreated you?

Pre-internet and social media, to know what your ex or their current partner was up to, you had to become a stalker. You had to be prepared to nose around extensively in their lives, and this was a signpost for recognising obsession. The idea of following someone or making a nuisance out of yourself put a boundary in place. It either forced you to start grieving or left you relying on your imagination. And the latter in and of itself often became a signpost to start grieving too. Of course, ...
Tags: Facebook, Grief, Instagram, Social Media, Dating, Comparison, Letting Go, The Replacement Mentality, Grieving The Loss Of Your Relationship, Why Did They Disappear

Podcast Ep. 172: It’s okay to not know what you want

In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I talk about about why not knowing what you want doesn’t have to mean something terrible and why it’s going to be tricky to listen to what you want if you’re not listening to (and meeting) your needs.  Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Android Some nuggets from the episode Sometimes it’s that we don’t know what we want in a generalised sense, and this will often be as a result of never having focused on ourselves or ...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Dating, Gary Chapman, Desires, Podcast: The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, Emotional Needs, Listening To Yourself, Understanding Your Needs, Gut & Intuition

How dating apps reflect our changing times

As we look forward to explore what’s next in love and sex, it makes sense to examine to the heart. That which lovers have once worn on their sleeve is now being navigated in the palm of our hands. With mobile devices and apps letting us literally explore desires with our fingertips, as social scientists we are in a new frontier in which to examine who we pursue for love, and why. Is this the end of romance, or the beginning of a new way to love and connect to one another?With over 1,500 dating a...
Tags: Books, Featured, Instagram, Washington Post, Dating, Sociology, Dating Apps, Social Psychology, Sex And Love, Gen Xers, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Drone Technology, Rob Hampson

Podcast Ep. 156: “I didn’t want to pass up on an opportunity.”

Have you ever rationalised doing something that you knew was a bad idea as not wanting to pass up an opportunity? What about when your gut or just what you know is screaming that something isn’t for you and yet you’re worried about passing up the” opportunity”? I explore some of the things that we see certain situations/people as a chance for and explain how to discern the right opportunities for you. If you’re based in Sao Paolo in Brasil, I’m going to be there on December 5th. Let me know i...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Dating, Burnout, Rejection, Sao Paolo, Podcast: The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, Casual Sex, People Pleasing, Life Experience In The Workplace, Over-Givers, Friends With An Ex, Ryan Holliday, Expressing Remorse, Stephen Hanselman Subscribe

How to catch a catfisher

When Max Benwell found out someone was using his photos to approach women online, he decided to track down the trickster – setting up a fake Instagram account and changing his gender on Tinder along the way Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Tinder, Internet, Life and style, Society, Dating, Online Abuse, Max Benwell

Dating apps face questions over age checks after report exposes child abuse

The UK government has said it could legislate to require age verification checks on users of dating apps, following an investigation into underage use of dating apps published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The newspaper found  more than 30 cases of child rape have been investigated by police related to use of dating apps including Grindr and Tinder since 2015.  It reports that one 13-year-old boy with a profile on the Grindr app was raped or abused by at least 21 men.  The Sunday Times also f...
Tags: Social, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Tinder, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Policy, Dating, Regulation, United Kingdom, Child Abuse, Dating Apps, Times

What to Consider When Choosing Your Dating Profile Pics

People joke that all anyone care about on dating apps is the photos, and it’s kind of true. But you’re not only being judged on a hotness scale—folks are trying to sense of you as a person without reading your bio. A picture says more than you realize about your taste, social life, and world view. Here’s what to think…Read more...
Tags: Photos, Safety, Tinder, Dating, Lifehacks, Dating Profile

How to Choose the Perfect Dating Profile Pics

People joke that all anyone care about on dating apps is the photos, and it’s kind of true. But you’re not only being judged on a hotness scale—folks are trying to sense of you as a person without reading your bio. A picture says more than you realize about your taste, social life, and world view. Here’s what to think…Read more...
Tags: Photos, Safety, Tinder, Dating, Lifehacks, Dating Profile

How to Stop Yourself From Checking Your Ex's Social Media Profiles

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when there are numerous public profiles where we can check in on everything our ex does. Looking at how the person you dated is filling all their days without you is a bad idea, but so hard to resist. Here’s how you can.Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Social Media, Dating, Break Ups, Lifehacks

Inside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia

Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its Dating feature. It’s centered around an algorithm-powered homescreen of Suggested romantic matches based on everything Facebook knows about you that other apps don’t. There’s no swiping and it’s not trying to look cool, but Facebook Dating is familiar and non-threatening enough to feel accessible to Facebook’s broad array of single users. Originally annou...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Colombia, Dating, Sharp, South America, Hinge, Nathan Sharp, Cambridge Analytica, Time Well Spent, Facebook Dating

Badoo adds Live Video chat to its dating apps

European dating giant Badoo has added a live video chat feature to its apps, giving users the chance to talk face-to-face with matches from the comfort of their own home — and even before agreeing to go out on a first date. It’s claiming it’s the first dating app service to add a live video feature, though clearly major players in the space were not holding back because of the complexity of the technical challenge involved. Rather live video in a dating app context raises some immediate risk fla...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Europe, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Dating, South America, Dating Apps, Kremlin, Live Video, Emma, Alexia Tsotsis, Chatroulette, Badoo

Facebook F8 2018: Messenger Expands AR for Users and Brands

In addition to bringing VR to the masses with the launch of Oculus Go on Tuesday, the kickoff to Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference brought more news intended to not only excite its developer community but also consumers and brands—particularly around AR and Messenger, for the latter. “We’re launching the ability for brands to integrate AR camera effects into their Messenger experience,” said Messenger head David Marcus, one of a number of enhancements for people and businesses to deepe...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Spotify, Technology, Instagram, Asus, Uncategorized, Advertising, Digital, Social Media, Nike, Whatsapp, Dating, David Marcus


Disclosure: I received The Baby Comfort lounger bed as a complimentary item for review, however all opinions express are 100% my own. Leave it to the power of social media to discover new and innovative products. With my first child I had no idea that there were commodities on the market such as co-sleepers or loungers. With my son, a friend gifted me a sleeper nest but I found it a bit rigid and intrusive for our, at the time, queen sized bed. Fast forward five years to my now third ...
Tags: Usa, Instagram, Parenting, Dating, Baby, Seasons Must Haves


Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with the Hass Avocado Board through Saborea Uno Hoy. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. According to The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics,  avocados  are a healthful fat that can help women achieve a balanced diet and have a healthy pregnancy. While pregnant with my son I ate so many avocados in all of its possible forms, and then again while on my fitness journey to lose the pregnancy weight after his birth. Now that I am 2 months...
Tags: Google, Food, Instagram, Abc, Pregnancy, Dating, Recipes, Health And Fitness, Dominicana, Mami, Hass Avocado Board, Academy of Nutrition Dietetics, Saborea Uno Hoy, Soborea Uno Hoy, Herb Salsa

PHOTOS: Meet Adam Rippon’s ultimate Tinder match

It’s “fresh,” Rippon describes his new relationship with Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, who lives in Finland. “I’m fresh!"
Tags: Photos, Instagram, Life, Love, Lifestyle, Relationship, Dating, Finland, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rippon, Adam Rippon, Slideshows, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala


Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with LoveBug Probiotics, products were sent for review. However all opinions expressed are my own. As many of you may already know I recently had a baby girl, unfortunately just as with my other two she also suffers  from colic. If you are unfamiliar with colic, as per WebMD - The term applies to any healthy, well-fed infant who cries more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks. It is severe, often fluctuating pain in...
Tags: Instagram, Dating, Baby, Health And Fitness, CFU, Colic, Labor Of Love, Digestive Health

Dating app under fire for encouraging men to alter their appearances to look more “manly”

Users can completely change their appearances by adding facial hair, changing their skin tone, and exaggerating their muscles.
Tags: Photos, Apps, Life, Lifestyle, Dating, Editing, Manly, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Hooking Up

What Women Want for Valentine's Day

Flowers sent to our work so everyone knows just how much you adore us.To be told we are beautiful, heavenly mortals. And that we look really thin.To be gushed over on Instagram with a pre-approved image of our liking.A heart-shaped box full of chocolates. And again, to be told that we look thin.Applauded for our youthful, fresh-faced glow, and told our skin is like that of a newborn. Then handed a $100 gift card to Sephora.A heart-shaped pizza just because.A kitschy item from a Valentine's Day ...
Tags: Instagram, Dating, Gilmore Girls, Jessica Druck

Is solo travel compatible with love?

On January 4th , I met someone. It had been a long day. I’d checked out of my hostel in Phuket Town, power walked to the bus station in 30-degree heat, and arrived in Kata Beach hot, disgruntled, and in desperate need of a shower. Being shown to a tiny dorm room with no air con didn’t help my mood, but my roommate saw to that. Ten minutes into our first conversation, we decided to go to the beach and ended up spending the rest of the day together. One thing led to another, and six days later I ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, UK, Instagram, Relationships, Dating, Prague, New Zealand, Laos, Central America, Auckland, Solo Travel, Alone, All, Phuket Town

A Dating Fairytale: Hansel & Gretel in Berlin

photos: Felix Russell-Saw Sometimes I wonder if our generation is more obsessed with fairy tales than previous ones. Faced with a reality of the gig-economy, serial dating and an all too uncertain future, who can really blame us? And honestly, nothing prepares you for life in Berlin quite like a steady diet of stories about abandonment, witches and cute animals. The revelation that fairy tales are not real (for better or worse) is one of the milder let-downs of adult life. As grown-ups, we jus...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Sex, Berlin, Love, Dating, Humor, Stories, Times, Tolstoy, Fairy Tale, Gretel, Hansel, Alix, Tattletale Heart, Alix Berber

The Secret to Stunning Indoor Wedding Photos

We're all used to seeing amazing wedding photography featuring expansive landscapes and veils blowing in the wind. But who says you can't get equally as breathtaking photos in an indoor venue? Read on to discover what it takes to get some great images of your indoor wedding!Continue reading on Style Me Pretty
Tags: Photography, Dating, The Blog, Weddings 101


In true Hispanic fashion or maybe even superstitious tradition, I waited until the end of my first trimester to share with the world that, my baby is the size of a lemon - I am 14 weeks pregnant. There are a few reasons for this, the main one is you don't want to go around sharing when you barely have a blastocyst hanging on to your uterus. The next one is... That naturally there is a higher risk during the first few weeks and although miscarriages are normal and common, I would honestly...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Lifestyle, Dating, Anna Maria, Pregnancy Announcement, LEMON PROPS, Lemon Dress Wear

5 Great Ways to Showcase Your Engagement Photos

You put a lot of thought into your engagement photos: where to go, what to wear, who your photographer will be. And for most couples, this photo session is the first time you're having a professional portrait done of you and your to-be. Engagement photos give you a chance to feel comfortable in front of the camera, to feel confident in your wedding photographer, and they give you beautiful pictures to treasure. Here's how to showcase them for years to come.Continue reading on Style Me Pretty
Tags: Photography, Dating, The Blog, Engagement Photos

5 Thoughtful + Festive Bridesmaids Ask Party Ideas

If you are reading this, it is likely that your greatest love has recently popped the question and congratulations are in order! Now, you get to start asking a few very exciting questions of your own. Garrett Richardson Rather than sending a bridesmaid box or inviting them to a traditional brunch, why not let the celebrations begin early and throw a themed party to remember? When it comes to your special day and the most special women in your life, there is no such thing as over the top! Bride...
Tags: Post, Florida, Pinterest, Instagram, Dating, Ohio, Bridesmaids, The Blog, Don, Bridal Party, Garrett Richardson, Katie Patton, Bridesmaids Ask

Expert Photographers Share Tips For Getting The Best Wedding Photos

While their specialty is photography, most photographers have been to countless weddings, and they’ve picked up a few tips along the way. So, we got into their brains a bit and asked them what they want you to know before your big day in order to get the best photos. a guy + a girl photography Research With so many talented wedding photographers, it can be hard to settle on a final decision for your big day. “On your wedding day, you’ll want a photographer who can create cool pictures in bad we...
Tags: Photography, Dating, Philadelphia, The Blog, South Florida, Michael Kelley, Lockhart, Michele Beckwith, Ryon, Jessica Tzikas, Lauren Saldutti, Sarah Lockhart, Lockhart Photography

Dates to go to in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO is a city where people come to reinvent themselves and when it comes to dating, that is just about as exciting and terrifying as it sounds. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, you can float between punk venues, video game bars, and upscale gyms until you find your scene. Tuesday’s bad date can be quickly erased by Thursday plans. Going on dates in San Francisco should be as unconventional as the dating scene itself. Here are 21 unusual date ideas in San Francisco that will ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Instagram, California, San Francisco, Dating, Italy, Little Mermaid, Jack Kerouac, Jack, Dates, Warby Parker, Chinatown, Romantic, City Hall, All

Sneaky Swaps for 8 Items On Your Wedding Budget

It’s no secret that if you aren’t careful, you can rack up a major wedding bill before you say “I Do.” You can have the day of your dreams without sacrificing piles of cash if you make a few smart, sneaky choices. Here are a few easy swaps for line items in your wedding budget that will leave you with a little extra cash (perfect for your honeymoon fund)! Josh Gruetzmacher Photography Champagne Toast Swap budget Prosecco for expensive champagne for your toast. Most people will be a bit tipsy a...
Tags: Post, Budget, Instagram, Dating, Wisconsin, Josh Gruetzmacher, Planning & Advice, Claire Swinarski, Tasha Seccombe Shoes Swap, Elyse Hall Photography Favors Swap, Budget Post

Wedding Day Manis For Every Personality

After mulling over raspberry jam and chocolate ganache fillings and scouring hundreds of attendant ensembles, how can you possibly decide on details like your wedding day manicure without a little help? As it turns out, there is a perfect nail polish for every bride based on their personality. Whether classic or quirky, bold or girly, your wedding day nail color choice can easily be suited to your characteristics, suggestions at the ready! Wedding Day Manis For Every Personality View Slid...
Tags: Post, Florida, Pinterest, Instagram, Dating, Ohio, The Blog, Beauty Trends, Manicure, Bridal Beauty, Katie Patton

6 Ways To Bring Style To Your Beach Wedding (No Seashells Necessary)!

Beach weddings can be beautifully serene and are often the perfect setting for coastline loving couples to tie the knot. However, it can be easy to get sucked into to the heavy theming these iconic shorelines offer up. Just because you are saying “I Do” at the beach doesn’t mean you have to do so barefoot with seashells in tow. Here are some simple tips for bringing serious style to your beachfront nuptials. Opt For A Beach Goddess Vibe For Your Bridal Gown While the bohemian trend is beautiful...
Tags: Post, Florida, Pinterest, Instagram, Dating, Ohio, The Blog, Don, Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Beach Weddings, Katie Patton, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Honeymoons Honeymoons Post

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