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Everything you ever wanted to know about romance, dealing with parents (and being a parent!), and friendship.

7 Reasons Why Being Single Rocks

7 Reasons Why Being Single Rocks

A candlelit dinner and a stroll home in the summer breeze might sound like the perfect romantic Friday night to some. Others might find it utterly stifling. I’ve certainly seen couples on the street and wondered, “Wait, how does that feel again?” after being single...

The Pros and Cons of Dating Your Best Friend

The Pros and Cons of Dating Your Best Friend

A trustworthy, genuine boyfriend or girlfriend can often become your best friend. But what if you were already best friends from the start? More precisely, would it make your relationship easier…or harder?When I set out to explore this question for this piece,...

Dear Mochi: Taking Sides in a Breakup and Early Career Struggles

Dear Mochi: Taking Sides in a Breakup and Early Career Struggles

Dear Mochi,Recently, two of my close friends who were in a long-term relationship have broken up. After months of fierce denial, the girl has admitted to harboring romantic feelings for the guy’s roommate. Upon learning about the news, our group of friends deemed her...

Life Lessons: What Mochi Staffers Learned at Prom

Life Lessons: What Mochi Staffers Learned at Prom

It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of finding a date, picking out a dress, and coordinating rides as prom approaches—Mochi staffers know this from firsthand experience. We hope you’ll learn a thing or two from our prom lessons as you gear up for your own...

Five Things You Should Know about Online Dating

Five Things You Should Know about Online Dating

One in 10 Americans has used an online dating service, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. That figure isn’t shocking when we consider the influx of not just online dating websites, but also apps that allow you to rate potential matches with the tap of a...

How to Flirt Like a Master in Three Easy Steps

How to Flirt Like a Master in Three Easy Steps

We know—flirting is frustrating. There’s no single magic method to capturing someone’s attention. But the process is half the fun, anyway. You can think about flirting like being a character in a three-part play—there’s an introduction, a climax, and then a...