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8 Non-Monogamous People Advise on Their Fave Dating Apps and Why

Photo credit: Sanchi Oberoi
Photo credit: Sanchi Oberoi

From Cosmopolitan

Thanks to decreasing stigma, the number of people practicing ethical non-monogamy (ENM) today in the United States is huge—even comparable to the population of LGBTQ+ folks. And because many singles are opting to meet their partners online anyway, it’s time to take a look at the best dating apps for those who identify as non-monogamous.

For starters, there are so! many! ways! to identify under the umbrella term of non-monogamy. But the one thing everyone has in common if they do: no expectation of exclusivity. Whether physical or emotional, exclusivity is not present in these relationships.

Now as an ethically non-monogamous person, I’ve always used dating apps—from my first open relationship at 19 to my solo-polyamory today. Through Tinder, I’ve found two of my long-term partners. Via Hinge, I had my first relationship with another woman. And while on Feeld, I’ve met all sorts

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18 Alternative Dating Apps To Tinder

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Esquire

Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.

As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love and live happily ever after, or at the least find someone to hang out with next weekend.

Whether it’s matching you on your favourite interests or finding someone who you share mutual friends with. Here, we take the biggest alternatives to Tinder and give them a spin to find out what (if anything) they do differently and what sets them apart.

Feeld

Photo credit: Feeld
Photo credit: Feeld

The USP: Originally called 3nder, Feeld is sex-positive dating app for polyamorous couples who want to explore bringing a third into their bedroom, but it’s also a place where people can explore other kinks as well. That being said, it doesn’t allow

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10 best places to find dating, sex, and relationship advice

10 best places to find dating, sex, and relationship advice
10 best places to find dating, sex, and relationship advice

For many people, dating can feel like one of the most challenging things in the entire world, to put it bluntly.

Modern-day technology has changed the game. The explosion of dating apps, from Tinder and eHarmony, offer seemingly endless options. But with this new convenience comes the stress of creating the perfect online dating profile, the tricky game of messaging a person you’ve never met, and a whole host of other complex issues. And, as if dating wasn’t hard enough already, the single people of the world now have to do it with the added stress of safely navigating a global pandemic.

But you are not alone! The dating world is challenging … which is why a bunch of helpful dating resources exist. It’s totally OK to seek out help from experts, books, advice columns, apps, podcasts, and more.

It

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Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare in the UK?

Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare in the UK?
Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare in the UK?

Though society has outgrown most cliché tropes that surrounded online dating in its early years, believing that meeting online can grow into a genuine connection can still be hard. If any dating sites can rekindle your hope that there’s someone out there who wants the same thing you do, Match and eharmony are it.

Technically speaking, online dating amplifies your selection of potential love interests to people you would never have stumbled upon IRL. It’s the obvious next step after you’ve exhausted the qualified singles in your local dating pool, and the pandemic has made online dating an even more ubiquitous way to meet people than it already was. Since social distancing has essentially made hookups with strangers a non-issue, weeding out people who aren’t taking dating seriously is easier than ever.

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Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare?

Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare?
Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare?

Though society has outgrown most cliché tropes that surrounded online dating in its early years, believing that meeting online can grow into a connection past something casual can be hard. If any dating sites can rekindle your hope that there’s someone out there who wants the same thing you do, Match and eharmony are it.

Technically speaking, online dating amplifies your selection of potential love interests to people you would never have stumbled upon IRL. It’s the obvious next step after you’ve exhausted the qualified singles in your local dating pool, and the pandemic has made online dating an even more ubiquitous way to meet people than it already was. Since social distancing has essentially made hookups with strangers a non-issue, weeding out people who aren’t taking dating seriously is easier than ever.

Still, trusting

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What is ‘Blackfishing’? Here’s why a Black publication was criticized after employing a white dating columnist

Some critics have accused a white writer of "blackfishing." Here's what that means. (Illustration: Getty Images)
Some critics have accused a white writer of “blackfishing.” Here’s what that means. (Illustration: Getty Images)

MadameNoire, a self-described “space for the unapologetic black woman,” is sticking with its mission in a new way this week — by refusing to apologize to angry readers who accuse the publication of “digital blackface” and “blackfishing,” after discovering that one of its top dating columnists is a white woman.

“She’s in digital blackface because she always uses stock photos featuring Black women/families/couples and uses ‘sis’ and the inclusive ‘we’ as if she’s a Black woman,” blasted one Facebook user about the writer, Julia Austin. “In addition, she’s been a content contributor mostly for ‘Black’ platforms including Black America Web, NewsOne and a plethora of Black radio stations.” Others echoed the criticism online: “This woman has literally hundreds of articles she wrote for MadameNoire and in a lot of them she speaks on

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This start-up works like a dating site for therapy

Mental health challenges are on the rise — a serious concern of health-care professionals around the world. 

A report from the American Psychological Association (APA) found that while only 69% of Americans reported feeling stress in 2018, nearly 85% now say they are feeling generalized anxiety. 

In April alone, about 20,000 people texted a hotline run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a federal agency for people in emotional distress. That’s a 1,000% increase.

It’s a growing trend amid, particularly when seeing someone in-person is a challenge. 

Enter Kendall Bird, CEO of Frame, a company helping match therapists and prospective clients.

Bird, who previously worked in technology at both YouTube and Snapchat, has been in therapy for more than 15 years. When she relocated from New York to Los Angeles, she had to change therapists, and finding one was no easy task. Bird said it took her

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