Stories of Grand Romantic Gestures Gone Horribly, Horribly Wrong

Valentines Day sucks, but these botched expressions of love suck worse.
Justin Caffier
4 days ago

Wildlife Center Will Name a Salmon for Your Ex, Then Feed It to a Bear

You said you needed closure. These bears are happy to help.
Jelisa Castrodale

We Asked People on First Dates How Their Dates Were Going

"I noticed he's wearing New Balance shoes so I'm into that."
Claire Sullivan

I Pretended to Be a Young Joseph Stalin On Tinder, and It Went Weirdly Well

Hot people seem to get away with anything on dating apps. But does that rule still apply when those people are dictators?
Paul Schwenn

Dating a Chef Convinced Me to Never Date a Chef Again

For four months, my nights consisted of partying and an orgy of French cuisine, sacrificed on the altar of intellectual nothingness.
Juliette Ganadé

Asexual People Tell Us What Their Romantic Lives Are Like

“I can look into my girlfriend’s eyes and feel the warmth that anyone in a happy relationship will feel—I just don’t feel that sexual urge to jump someone’s bones," and other stories of ace love.
Serena Sonoma
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

No One Wants You to Fall in Love After Rehab

You’re too fragile. Intimacy is a trigger. It’s simply switching addictions from a drug to a person. So when you do meet someone, how do you know your feelings won’t doom you both?
Hannah Brooks
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Man Dumped By Girlfriend Smashes His Yaris Into Porsche Dealership

Well, that’s one way to handle heartbreak I suppose.
Mack Lamoureux

Men Tend to Struggle With Breakup Regret More Than Women

Regrets over relationships that went south is more common than other forms of regret, psychologists say.
Nick Keppler

This Man Who Proposed with Lychees Was Harshly, Unsurprisingly Rejected

Poor 24-year-old Dong thought he could win his love's heart forever by presenting her with her favorite fruit when he publicly popped the question. Nope.
Hilary Pollack

How I Made Consensual Non-Monogamy Work

My girlfriend was the one interested in the idea of being open; I was duly terrified at the prospect. I asked for a six-month freeze on the non-monogamy plan—which turned out to be exactly what I needed.
Grant Stoddard
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

Love Binge

For 14 years, I photographed girls in upstate New York who were growing up the same way I did, with limited means in an American culture that promotes escapism through constant consumption.
Brenda Ann Kenneally