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There’s An App for That: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

With dating often comes heartbreak, and we sometimes deal with the excruciating pain of break-ups in unhealthy ways: rebound hookups, eating tubs of ice cream while binge-watching TV, fixating on our hang-ups and convincing ourselves we are unworthy of love… the list of self-destruction goes on.

 

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Women Who Found ‘The One’ Shed Light on Finding True Love

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

I have been single for my entire life except for three months of high school when I dated someone I refused to kiss (Even at 14, I had the foresight to know he wasn’t worth it). I have dated people I’ve met on dating apps and at bars, but our relationships never panned out to anything serious enough to deserve a title.

This past August, a guy approached me at a dance party and we struck up the usual conversation – about our jobs, our opinions of the city, our interests, etc. As we chatted, my mind drifted: Was I attracted to this stranger? Were we connecting? Was I supposed to know whether or not I liked him within these first few minutes?

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What being single for so long taught me

Mary Ruland | @IRuleThisLand__

For as long as I can remember, I was forever single. I had moments of complete satisfaction being alone. Other times, I found myself swiping right on dating apps,  hoping to find a perfect match. Through it all, I always seemed to look at relationships as something I could do, but not something that would make or break me. I managed to find my own way around in this world, and having someone along for the ride seemed nice, but not a necessity.

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Beauty and the Beast

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The long-awaited “Beauty and the Beast” live-action film finally hit theaters this past weekend and 90’s kids everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief into jumbo buckets of popcorn. Not only was this musical as good as the animated original, but it expanded the feminist premises established in its 1991 counterpart regarding the traditional princess perception.

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Just Another (Positive) IUD Story

Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

As an editor for Moxie Media for more than a year now, I’ve heard my fair share of IUD horror stories – the excruciating cramping, painful bleeding, dizziness and nausea. We even published such a story- Getting an IUD (Might) Hurt– which, frankly, hurt my lady parts to read. So, you can imagine my level of anxiety when I walked into the gynecologist office for my insertion appointment. Here’s a hint: I brought my Mommy.

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Know the Players for Your Online Dating Game

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The holiday season is officially over and the season of New Year’s resolutions has taken it’s place. Among the weight loss, budgeting and new career goals set for 2017, you might be a single lady planning to expand your dating game.

The easiest way to jump start this specific resolution is to create an online dating profile. Let’s face it, we’d all rather meet someone in person, but the more than 49,000,000 people using online dating ups the ante for you to meet your special someone….and most likely a whole lot of other someones along the way.
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Stats Say Men Confuse Cold Shoulder for Invitation

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Sporting a black tank top and jeans, college student Marissa Samilow heads out for a night at the bars with her friends. Like most college-town bars, the sticky floors and loud music set the scene for a typical night out.

“I wouldn’t say I come out to the bars to find a guy,” said Samilow, who said going out is her way of unwinding after a long week. “I like getting dressed up and having a fun time with my girlfriends.”

For the 21+ crowd like Samilow, the bar scene is a prime spot for socialization on the weekends between dancing (sometimes horribly) to the top 50, hanging out with friends or hoping to meet somebody new. Continue reading “Stats Say Men Confuse Cold Shoulder for Invitation”

Cheating, Healing and Growing: A Trust Update

By Jamie Schafer – White Hall, MD

When I last updated you, I was one year past the tragedy that began what has turned into a series about cheating, healing and growing. I’m currently coming up on my one year anniversary with Steven, who I began dating after I discovered my ex, Brandon, was living a double life.

When Moxie Co-Founder and my editor, Lauren, came to me asking me for an update, I thought she wanted me to write about my dreams and plans with Steven, but nope. She wanted to know how I came to trust again after Brandon. This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to write. It’s a constant work in progress and to be honest, I didn’t have a choice – I had to trust again. I knew I’d ruin my life if I didn’t. Continue reading “Cheating, Healing and Growing: A Trust Update”

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s marriage is none of our business

By Becka Wall – @beckawall

Anthony Weiner was caught in another sexting scandal, this time with a photo of his son sleeping next to him in bed while he had a (fully clothed) erection. His wife Huma Abedin released a statement: they are separating. This is not the first time Weiner’s wife found him dallying in digital trysts. Continue reading “Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s marriage is none of our business”

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