communication

The Guys Who Slide Into DMs With ‘Creepy Asterisks’

There’s a disconcerting style of speech that’s bubbled up from the depths of web culture and entered the dating world: the creepy asterisk. You’re texting…

The Case of the Fake Accidental Text

Desperation is the world’s worst cologne. In digital form, it often comes in the way of a fake accidental text — not to be confused with a…

Never, Ever Schedule Serious Talks With Your Significant Other

If you’ve been in a relationship for any length of time and heard your partner say, “We need to talk,” you likely had one reaction…

How Do You Tell Someone Their Fly Is Down?

This is how I tell someone that their fly is unzipped: “Hey man, are you afraid of heights? No? Well, your fly is.” It’s childish and…