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Allie Volpe

  1. it's complicated
    Being Orbited by Exes Is My Favorite ThingWhen I catch one looking at my Instagram Story, it allows me to imagine, for a moment, that my life is as fun as the social-media show I’ve curated.
  2. it's complicated
    The Dating App That Put My Friends in Charge of My Love LifeMaybe they’d have better judgment than I did.
  3. select all
    Should You Get a Robot Vacuum?A guide to Roombas and the not-quite cleaning revolution.
  4. 10% better
    How to Be a Tiny Bit Better at Group Workout ClassesUnleash your inner competitive monster.
  5. science of us
    A Psychological Explanation for Why So Many People Love KaraokeIt taps into one of our most basic human needs.
  6. science of us
    Getting Laid Off Taught Me How to Cope With BreakupsThe two grieving processes look a lot alike.
  7. dating
    7 Women on the Farthest They’ve Gone to Avoid Embarrassment on a Date“I blamed the wet spot on his rug on his roommate’s new puppy.”
  8. how does that make you feel
    Why Do I Still Feel Guilty for Ghosting My Therapist?So much for working on those communication skills.
  9. good/better/best
    How to Be Excellent (or at Least Pretty Good) at Canceling PlansMaster the art of the last-minute bail without making your friends hate you.
  10. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: The First Episode of The Ashlee Simpson ShowLike many things from 2003 that most people forget existed, this has been archived to my “Very Impactful to Your Essential Being” memory file.
  11. it's complicated
    My Life As a Perpetual 7th Wheel to All My Couple FriendsIt’s lonely realizing that they don’t know how to relate to my singleness.