Dating and Relationships

December 8, 2017

Modern Love: He Showed Me His Tiles, So I Showed Him Mine

Advertisement “I bet you’re good at Scrabble,” I said to my therapist. For almost a decade I had watched him synthesize our group’s emotional themes, quote […]
December 7, 2017

Social Q’s: Will Y‘All Please Stop Yammering About Resilience?

Advertisement This summer, I lost a great job, and my boyfriend dumped me. These events weren’t linked, though the job loss may have hurried my boyfriend […]
November 24, 2017

Modern Love: Winning the College Contest Means Everything Is Rosy, Right?

Advertisement Modern Love has held four college essay contests over the last 10 years. We checked in with two winners to see how telling their stories […]
November 24, 2017

Modern Love: An Optimist’s Guide to Divorce

Advertisement Beka told me about her self-care plans for the day of her final divorce hearing as we were getting pedicures. Her two daughters sat between […]
November 17, 2017

Modern Love: 17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment

Modern Love By LAURIE WAX Every other month I receive two vials of frozen sperm in a nitrogen tank, which is then emptied, the vials labeled […]
November 10, 2017

Modern Love: Your 13-Word Love Stories

Advertisement Most of the essays we publish in Modern Love are about 1,500 words, and most of their authors could probably wax on longer if space […]
November 10, 2017

Vows: Love’s Road Home

Vows By C. J. CHIVERS The engagement began as notification more than proposal. Samuel J. Siatta was an inmate in the Shawnee Correctional Center, a state […]
November 9, 2017

Social Q’s: When Your Daughter Is So Over Your Friend’s Daughter

Advertisement A longtime friend and I have older daughters who are 11. When they were younger, we all got together frequently for play dates and mini-vacations. […]
November 3, 2017

Modern Love: Recognizing What They Had, 20 Years Too Late

Advertisement When I was an art student in London, I worked part time as a barmaid at a pub in Notting Hill. It was the perfect […]
October 27, 2017

Vows: A Sunday March, This One Down the Aisle

Advertisement Dominique Sharpton, a 30-year-old civil rights activist and aspiring actress, marched slowly past three police officers on her way into the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral […]