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    11 Ways To Incorporate Sex Into Your Everyday Routine | Bustle interview

11 Ways To Incorporate Sex Into Your Everyday Routine | Bustle interview

By NATALIA LUSINSKI

You’re working non-stop and tired, to say the least, when you get home. You’re excited to see your significant other and you have a big night planned (wink). But then you settle into the couch and exhaustion sets in. You both fall asleep, fully clothed. But don’t despair — there are ways […]

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    15 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re In A Long-Distance Relationship, Because It’s The Thought That Counts; Bustle interview

15 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re In A Long-Distance Relationship, Because It’s The Thought That Counts; Bustle interview

By NATALIA LUSINSKI

With February 14 around the corner, you may be wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re in a long-distance relationship. You’re certainly not alone — 14 million couples report being in a long-distance relationship, according to a study by Statistic Brain. As someone who’s been in plenty of LDRs, I think there are two key things to making them work (aside from trust) — communication and creativity. After all, even if you don’t ever expect to be in an LDR, sometimes you and your partner find yourself in one, whether it’s for a few weeks, months, or more — and key holidays may occur at the time, such as Valentine’s Day. Or, perhaps you’re used to celebrating holidays while physically apart.

“One of the keys to a successful LDR is to maintain healthy levels of intimacy and closeness, especially during Valentine’s Day,” Clarissa Silva, behavioral scientist and author of the relationship blog, You’re Just A Dumbass, tells Bustle. “Some couples use video chats, audio files, and snail mail as ways to compensate for the lack of being able to physically be in the same room. This Valentine’s Day, try adding creative elements to what you already do.”

Exactly. After all, when you’re long-distance with your significant other, everything is magnified — how often you speak, when you speak, and doing your best to keep up with each other’s lives while also maintaining your own. It’s a fine balance. Here are 15 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you’re in a long-distance relationship, because the more ideas, the better, I think.

1Surprise Them And Show Up […]

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    13 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Don’t Include Alcohol But Do Guarantee Fun; Bustle interview

13 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Don’t Include Alcohol But Do Guarantee Fun; Bustle interview

By NATALIA LUSINSKI

You may think Valentine’s Day and alcohol go hand-in-hand, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, there are many Valentine’s Day date ideas that don’t include alcohol, because, TBH, you don’t need it to have fun. As someone who gave up alcohol for over a year, I know all about date ideas […]

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    9 Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Aren’t Cheesy: Bustle interview

9 Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Aren’t Cheesy: Bustle interview

By NATALIA LUSINSKI

Relationships should always have romance, Valentine’s Day or not. But the pressure is definitely on come February 14, no doubt about it. So what are some romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas that aren’t cheesy? Great question.

“Valentine’s Day is just one day out of a remaining 364 in which to demonstrate your affection,” […]

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    7 Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas, Because There Are A Lot More Options Than A Fancy Dinner: Bustle interview

7 Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas, Because There Are A Lot More Options Than A Fancy Dinner: Bustle interview

By NATALIA LUSINSKI

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, ‘tis the season to brainstorm ideas for what you can do with the person you’re dating. Whether it’s a long-term partner or someone new, there are plenty of unique Valentine’s Day date ideas out there, because there are a lot more options than a […]

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    11 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For New Couples, Because It Doesn’t Have To Be As Stressful As You Think; Bustle interview

11 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For New Couples, Because It Doesn’t Have To Be As Stressful As You Think; Bustle interview

By NATALIA LUSINSKI

Dating can be a lot of pressure as it is, without throwing holidays into the mix. And with a certain heart-themed one in just a few weeks, the pressure’s on, especially if you ~just~ started seeing someone. But it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of Valentine’s Day date ideas for […]

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    Do People Swipe Right Solely Based On Photos? 15 People Share Their Dating App Strategies: interview with Bustle

Do People Swipe Right Solely Based On Photos? 15 People Share Their Dating App Strategies: interview with Bustle

By NATALIE LUSINSKI

By now, if you use dating apps, you’re probably a pro at swiping right or left. Do you swipe right just based on photos, or do you read people’s profiles, too? And what ~should~ you do? If you’re not attracted to a person through their pictures, should you still read their profile […]

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    No, Democrats & Republicans Who Date Are Not Fated To A Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris Future; interview with Bustle

No, Democrats & Republicans Who Date Are Not Fated To A Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris Future; interview with Bustle

By Christine Stoddard

So, you met someone. And you’re definitely interested in pursuing something serious, except for one thing: This person has completely different political beliefs than you do — and it’s an election year, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battling in what may be one of the most contentious in history. You figure […]