Dealing with Distance: How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship

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(Image Credit: Olly)

It’s the summer before you and your boyfriend or girlfriend go off to college. You’ve been together for a while now and things are going really well. In fact, you’re not clingy or anything, but this person might really be the one. Only problem is, you’re both going to different schools. Suddenly you’re starting to have second thoughts, maybe this wasn’t meant to work out… Continue reading

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Love, Anonymously: Stop comparing yourself to the new girlfriend

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(Image Credit: Elnariz)

What does she look like? It was the first thing I wondered when I heard that the guy I’d been crushing on forever was actually seeing someone. He was the kind of guy that a lot of girls are enamored with- easygoing, witty, great with kids, outdoorsy and adventurous, and good-looking in that Nicholas Sparks boy-next-door kind of way. Seeing that he was one of my best friend’s older brothers, I’d known him for a long time. As the years passed and the age difference stopped seeming like such a big deal, he went from being a silly crush to someone I was seriously interested in. And some stuff happened there, but it was never substantial. I knew it was just for fun and that to let myself get attached would be dumb, but- SPOILER ALERT- I got attached. When it didn’t lead anywhere, I was sad, but the dude was perpetually single. Naively thinking he would be single for pretty much ever made the blow of knowing we would probably never really get together much easier to handle. Continue reading

Life in the Linz Lane: Lessons Learned from Goodbye

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(Image Credit: Kasto)

It was only a couple of days ago; I sat on the tarmac waiting for my plane to take off, clutching desperately to a one-way ticket. I looked out the window and searched for a sign, a revelation, if you will. I needed to know I was doing the right thing. Yet desperately as I searched, I was only comforted and briefly saddened by the hazy New York City skyline and the familiar noises of a plane gearing up for flight. While the flight attendants prepared for departure, I scrolled through my text messages one last time. Just then, a message lit up across my screen. I don’t understand why you’re moving so far. Do you really need to leave? Continue reading

Celebrity Break Ups: From Classy to Nasty

Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson (Image Credit: Brian Birzer/MixRadio via Getty Images)

Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson (Image Credit: Brian Birzer/MixRadio via Getty Images)

If you follow me on Twitter, I’ve said it over and over again. 2015 = The year love died. I’m being serious! It seems just about every week there’s a new divorce, rumor of a separation or SOMETHING being reported in the world of celebrity news. I don’t know what’s in the water but something is clearly wrong. So to put even more salt in the wound, we rounded up all the relationships that are clearly in the public eye and their break up story behind it. Truth be told, some of them are praiseworthy but some of them are just plain… Eek. So naturally, we ranked it from classy to “nasty.” Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Date a Girl Who Reads

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(Image Credit: Djoronimo)

Everyone, ok mostly everyone, remembers the original “You Should Date a Girl Who Reads” by Rosemarie Urquico. It’s this great piece of writing that beautifully describes the characteristics of a girl who reads and how wonderful a life with her would be. I’m an avid reader, and like every other avid reader who read it, I was all like “YES, THIS IS ME, SOMEONE GETS IT! MEN OF THE WORLD COME HITHER AND BEHOLD THIS READING VIXEN!” Continue reading

Tara Talks: Episode Thirty Two (The One with the Friendzone)

TARA TALKS (Image Credit: Tara Robinson)

TARA TALKS (Image Credit: Tara Robinson)

We’ve all been there! Either having to friendzone someone or having someone put you there. Unfortunately, I have no advice to give you. Sorry there, but hey I can at least tell you to just get over it and find someone who actually wants to be with you and can give you 100%! Continue reading

The Health Benefits of Cuddling

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(Image Credit: Warren Goldswain)

Most of us really enjoy a good cuddle every now and then. Whether that’s with your significant other, your dog or cat, or that stuffed animal you’ve had since you were little, there’s just something about cuddling that makes us feel good. In fact, there’s this girl who is allowing people to buy cuddle time with her, a completely innocent way for her to help others feel better. But does it actually really help us? Well, as it turns out there are some really great health benefits of cuddling. Continue reading

How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: The One That Got Away – Part Three

 

How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: The One That Got Away – Part ThreeThere’s an odd sort of calm that comes over you when you know exactly what you want. It can be a blessing or a curse, because there may be no assurance you can obtain it, but still there is some kind of peace in the knowing. That’s how I felt when I realized I still wanted to be with the The One That Got Away. It was as if someone had finally turned on the lights in the darkness of my mind and now everything was clear. He was the only person I had ever truly loved and been loved by in return. And I still felt it. Continue reading

Tara Talks: Episode Thirty One (The One with Top TV Show Boyfriends)

TARA TALKS (Image Credit: Tara Robinson)

TARA TALKS (Image Credit: Tara Robinson)

A few months ago I posted a video, Top 4 Book Boyfriends! So, I decided to make a video about my Top 5 TV Show Boyfriends. Aka Boys I like on TV shows who I’d like to date… Continue reading

How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: The One That Got Away – Part Two

How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: The One That Got Away – Part TwoI gave in one night and called The One That Got Away. I wanted to tell him how wrong I was to take his words as the end, how sorry I was for all the pain I caused him, how much I still loved him. I didn’t think it would make a difference, but I felt like I had to do it or my heart would truly die. What he did next spelled both a new beginning and an end for us, because I truly suck at love. Continue reading

How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: International Man of Mystery – Part Two

How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: International Man of Mystery – Part TwoI was in over my head with The International Man of Mystery, otherwise known as 0040, from the very start. I had some gleam of it at the onset, but of course I ignored it in favor of concentrating on the fact that a very smart, very handsome, very successful man thought I was pretty and smart too.

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Tara Talks: Episode Twenty Nine (The One with The Things Guys Say on Dating Apps)

TARA TALKS (Image Credit: Tara Robinson)

TARA TALKS (Image Credit: Tara Robinson)

I have encountered many strange conversations on dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid. I frequently post them onto Twitter or Facebook with comical commentary. So I figured, I’d share all of these with you guys.

Let me know if you’ve gotten any horrible messages like these. And tell me your worst pick up line!!

If you have any topics you want to see me talk about let me know on Twitter or in the comments below!! Continue reading

How I Figured Out I Suck at Love: International Man of Mystery – Part One

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By the time I graduated college and had my first “big girl job” you would think I would have figured out the game of love, but that’s a big capital NOPE. I was just as clueless as ever and that’s how I wound up in a relationship with the International Man of Mystery. Let’s call him 0040 for short. Continue reading

What You Can Learn from Treating Best Friends Like Boyfriends and Boyfriends Like Best Friends

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(Image Credit: Savage Ultralight)

Unlike family, boyfriends and best friends are the people you choose to have in your life. For this reason, I have never known how to treat them. How do you treat the people you don’t need to have around, but want to? (Or, sometimes, don’t want to? Or shouldn’t?) I am no stranger to bad boyfriends or bad friends (we’ve all had a few), and I’ve struggled to come up with a way to sift through all the bullshit that comes with either of these strange, tenuous and wonderful brands of interpersonal relationship. Continue reading