Dating

All we want is a really good spanking?

The fastest way to turn me on is to spank me. I don't know why I have such a Pavlovian response to a hand crashing down hard on my butt, but it's one of my favorite sexual activities ever. It's not like this is for everyone, but for me, just getting on my hands and knees — my...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:15pm

The best #Blizzard2017 booty calls

With the exceedingly mild winter we've had this year, it seems like we may have skipped cuffing season altogether. Or maybe it’s just been delayed? Winter Storm Stella is set to slam NYC late tonight and through tomorrow morning, and folks around NYC are looking for someone to shack up with....

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 3:46pm

How to have more sex

Skipping ice cream and hitting the gym may not be most people's idea of fun, but few would argue the merits of having sex — an activity that's pleasurable and good for you. But as with most enjoyable pastimes, life and all of its stressors often get in the way. So, it may not surprise you that...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:22am

Single and Swiping: What to do after a date

In a world where everyone is dating multiple people, dating can feel transient. Maybe it often leaves you wondering things like, “Will I get a text … or is this it?”It’s rare to stop and revel in the glow of the flirtation and let the experience sink in. Even if it was a great date, you start...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:00am

Why are Americans having less sex?

Lovemaking. Banging. Sleeping. Nookie. Whoopie. Procreating. Knocking boots. F-dash-dash-dashing. No matter what you call having sex, you’re doing it less, America.According to a new study released in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, adults in the U.S. are having less sex than they did 25 years ago...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:58am

Single and Swiping: How to deal with rejection

There’s nothing worse than going on an amazing date … only to get ghosted. It can send you into a spiral. You may think, “Could I have misread her signals that much?” Or, “He said he wanted to go out again, so why isn’t he asking me out?”The feeling is similar even if the person does respond to you...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:00am

Michelle Obama's Valentine to Barack restores our faith in romance

Feb. 14 can be a tough day for many. If you're feeling brokenhearted for personal reasons, or you're just generally upset about, you know, America, let this photo Michelle Obama posted on Twitter today cheer you up. Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:37pm

CHECK IT OUT: Say 'I love you' with a Burger King meal in Israel and a sex toy

Talk about a "happy" meal! Sorry Mickey D's, but Burger King might have won this holiday.Burger King in Israel was selling "Adult Meals" after 6 p.m. on Valentine's Day. Forget the candles and wine. Who needs 'em? This box is packed with two Whoppers, two fries, two beers and (wait for it) a sex...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:20pm

West Village residents are twice as likely to find a date, analysis finds

New Yorkers can be particular when it comes to where they want to live — often sacrificing space, amenities and privacy for a better neighborhood.But how does our choice of where we live affect our dating lives?Real estate website StreetEasy and dating app Hinge decided to analyze that question...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:30pm

Single and Swiping: How to make sure your conversation flows on a date

It’s not uncommon to go on a date that feels forced and wonder, “How could I have misread the connection?” It can happen whether you’re five dates in on Valentine’s Day or it’s a first date on any day of the week.To flirt with each other in real life and connect completely, you need to create...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:30pm

Why being 'alone' on Valentine’s Day is cool

In 1962, Helen Gurley Brown released a revolutionary book: “Sex and the Single Girl.”She wrote about what the young womeon of her generation silently did: they had many sexual encounters before marriage and enjoyed their sex life.The book became a best-seller and Brown turned “Cosmopolitan”...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:08am

Sex robots and virtual dates could be the future of Valentine’s Day

New technological devices are constantly trying to make life easier and better, with varying degrees of success. The future may also include new devices and apps that will not just improve relationships among people, but also create virtual relationships.Robots, for instance, are making inroads....

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:02am

Haters gonna date with new dating app that matches based on common dislikes

Haters gonna date. If you hate paying extra for guacamole or people who walk too slowly (we’re looking at you, left side of the steps on the subway walkers), your just-as-peeved soulmate is out there and a dating app aptly named Haterwants to help you find them.Hater is the first dating app to...

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:46am

The Independent is serving glitter cocktails for Valentine's Day

Whether you’re seeking sour, sweet or maybe even sparkly –the Independentin Union Square is your destination for Boomerang-worthy Valentine’s Day sips.The Indo's Beverage Director Lauren Vigdor created a series of clever, shimmering cocktails exclusive to this year's ode to love. Her How To Make A...

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 3:14am

Half of Americans won't celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether you don’t have a special someone or just don’t like heart-shaped food, a survey says Valentine’s Day is going to be just another Tuesday for almost half of Americans.According to a survey by restaurant guide Zagat, 47% of people aren’t planning to celebrate the holiday of love at all, while...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:24pm

Trying hard to be more than just a dating app, Tinder seeks your Super Bowl forecasts

Apparently, Tinder wants you to swipe right for more than just a date next Friday. This time, they'll use that oh-so-honest swipe feature to gather Super Bowl predictions via an in-app poll.While voting remains open through Sunday, the results are currently leaning greatly towards #PatriotsNation....

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 10:53pm

The Independent is serving glitter cocktails for Valentine's Day

Whether you’re seeking sour, sweet or maybe even sparkly –the Independentin Union Square is your destination for Boomerang-worthy Valentine’s Day sips.The Indo's Beverage Director Lauren Vigdor created a series of clever, shimmering cocktails exclusive to this year's ode to love. Her How To Make A...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 4:44pm

Still single? Maybe it's not you, but your city

Ahh, February. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, it’s often considered the month of love — unless, of course, you’re single.For all those people wondering why they are still flying solo, they may be living in the wrong city.And real estate site Trulia may be able to determine the right one with its newly-...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 5:00am

Single and Swiping: Tired of dating? Try these tips

If you’re single and swiping, it’s likely that you’ve felt dating fatiguebefore. It’s that moment when you just can’t look at another profile or go on another bad date. So you log off. You’re burnt out.Most online daters cycle through times of being proactive — sending and swiping — and times of...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 5:00am

These colleges have the most attractive singles: Dating app Clover

If your college curriculum includes landing a hot date, stop studying.Dating app Clover just released its list of the 10 U.S. schools that have the most attractive singles looking for lovebased on data from 1.4 million users.“Clover’s proprietary attractiveness scoring system uses a combination of...

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:32pm