If famous works of romantic fiction were written while dating in 2016

Clem Bastow "I can't shake the feeling that those of us who have the misfortune to be single in 2016 are doomed," writes Clem Bastow.

Delivered meals

The shame of not having the time (or skills) to cook for myself

Clem Bastow Clem Bastow made a decision to stop feeling guilty about not having the time to cook for herself.

How well does 'feminist Tinder' work, really?

Clem Bastow 'Bumble' worked for Amy Schumer, but how does it actually stack up in real life?

Dating 'advice'

Eight places women should forget about going to 'meet men'

Grocery store romances are grossly over-represented in cheesy rom coms.

Clem Bastow Single women who are actively 'looking' are inevitably directed to certain locations to 'find' someone.

Festive Season

The 8 people you'll meet at every Christmas party and how to survive them

Clem Bastow The Christmas party season strikes fear into the hearts of mortals.

Textual relations

Are our archived conversations causing us unnecessary heartache?

Those of us prone to replaying conversations in our minds are entirely likely to endlessly rake over a message archive or inbox to see where it all went wrong.

Clem Bastow Clem Bastow is familiar with the awkwardness of revisiting on painful old texts.

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Why do we still care so much about 'meeting the parents'?


Clem Bastow "It's 2015; surely we can judge a relationship's seriousness (or lack thereof) independently of whether our partner has met our parents yet?"

Resting bitchface

Is a 'resting bitchface' an asset?

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Clem Bastow Should you correct your 'resting bitch face' or celebrate it?

Internet porn

What kind of porn do women like to watch?

Clem Bastow Newsflash: women dig porn, too.

Status update

Five ways to shut down the question, 'Are you seeing anyone?'

Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids: Nope, this is not one of the ways.

Clem Bastow For singletons, it's the question that never stops coming. Clem Bastow has some useful responses.

Touchy subject

It's a good thing we're finally showing female masturbation on TV

Broad City's Abbi scheduling some time with her dildo.

Clem Bastow Female masturbation is being treated as ordinary and even a bit boring... and that's revolutionary, writes Clem Bastow.


Does belonging to more groups make us happier?

Clem Bastow How the answer affects your happiness and self-worth.

Creative pay gap

Is there a pay gap for creative women?

'It's our time': Patricia Arquette made a passionate call for wage equality for women during her Oscar acceptance speech for best supporting actress.

Clem Bastow While Patricia Arquette might have fluffed the delivery of her call to arms, she had a very good point to make.

Relationship rules

Modern day relationship rules you should ignore

Stocksy couple love

Clem Bastow "Where matters of the heart are concerned, I say dive in blindly."

How I got gamed by a pick up artist

No one is immune from a pick up artist, not even our Clem Bastow.

Clem Bastow It’s popular internet consensus to see those who’d attend a PUA course or seminar as the desperate losers of the dating world; we are similarly uncharitable about those women who...

Exaholism for beginners

Exaholism and other love 'conditions' you probably don't have

Mindy Kaling from the tv show The Mindy Project

Clem Bastow There sure are a lot of afflictions to try and avoid when it comes to love and dating.

Economic abuse

When you can't afford to leave an abusive relationship

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Clem Bastow "Women living in poverty are more at risk of experiencing family violence."

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Degrees aren’t the answer to everything


Clem Bastow There's no shame in not finishing your degree and that lack of a “piece of paper” isn’t an intellectual death sentence.

Grown-up crushes

Adult celebrity crushes


Clem Bastow *And why they're arguably healthier than real-life unrequited love.

Men faking it

Do men fake orgasms?


Clem Bastow A new book challenges our notion of how sex between a man and a woman is “supposed” to happen.