How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness

Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.


A Collection of Revolting Texts From Men Who Got Rejected

"No wonder you're still alone. Enjoy masturbating forever."


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.


A Bullshitter’s Guide to Avoiding People

Our time on this planet is precious, and we should not squander it by spending it with people we don’t want to be around.


How to Handle Rejection

A sexuality educator, dating coach, philosopher, and more give the lowdown on the best tools to help cope.


The Friend Zone Isn’t a Thing and Women Don’t Owe You Shit

A public service announcement.


What I Learned While Listening to My Patients Talk About Their Sex Lives

I'm a clinical psychologist, and most of my younger patients' anxieties are related to their sexuality.


What Doing Door-to-Door Social Research Taught Me About Humanity

People are suspicious and impatient. Except for the elderly, who are starving for any kind of human contact.


I Asked Men Why They Ghosted Me

Seriously, would it kill you to text a girl back?


An Artist Deals with Rejection in This Week's Comic from Anna Haifisch

No number of well-wishes or compliments preceding it can soften the word "no."


Why Do I Suck at Dealing with Rejection?

Why is it so soul-crushingly sad when a guy says he doesn't want to date me?


The Stages of Grief for the Chronically Single

I had to go through a bunch of emotions before I could finally end up at my current state of being not at all worried about my perpetual singleness. Those emotions look strangely like the traditional stages of grief.