All posts by Nina Swift

I’ll love you forever (just don’t disappoint me)

I found a great guy. No doubt in these early months we are making a big effort to delight each other in every way, and it’s truly amazing how sweet love can be when you do that. We do all sorts of fun things together. We check in every day. We buy things and make

Current Love: Love My Way—How Not To Open Up Your Relationship

For most of us, have sexual attraction for many different people at once is a normal part of life that we have to accept and move past if we are going to maintain successful long term relationships. But for the polyamorous person, the pursuit of new lovers is an emotional necessity. “The only way to

Current Love: Polyamory—the New Classic?

The thing that gets me about polyamory is the way it’s billed as an evolved type of relationship structure. As if polyamorous people are moving beyond the antiquated strictures of monogamy forced upon us by the need for financial stability, ensuring the survival of our offspring, or the materialistic desire to possess or control one another, to embrace the complex truth of human sexuality.

Smash: My Lark as a Tart

After a couple of unsatisfying Tinder dates with guys who looked promising on screen but in reality were kind of “meh”, I decided to take the old fashioned route and go out with a guy I had already met in three dimensional space. To say that I knew him was a stretch- I talked to

Smash 3: Mind Over Matter

As I reconsider old stereotypes about masculinity, femininity, and power dynamics in relationships, I am starting to wonder if the ideas I have about whose job it is to woo and be wooed are as old fashioned as Rhett Butler. I met him on Tinder, and we had an ok first date. He was friendly