We all go on dates. The good, the bad, and the downright, get-me-out-of-here ugly.

The best part? You’re not alone.

DatingFML welcomes you to share your story in a judgement-free community setting because, after all, misery loves company. We want to learn from a diverse range of people and experiences. But first please familiarize yourself with the website. That said, here’s a breakdown of DatingFML’s article categories:

Horror Stories

Snarky, true stories of those dating experiences that make us silently scream Fuck my life! as they’re happening. These should be short, quick, and fun. Snarky, true stories of those dating experiences that make us silently scream Fuck my life! as they’re happening. These should be short, quick, and fun.

Advice

Sex, love, and relationships. Give us an in-depth personal account or observation you’ve made over time that might help out people. References to academic studies, statistics, etc. are welcomed, but keep it conversational like a Friday night gathering with boxed red wine. Sex, love, and relationships. Give us an in-depth personal account or observation you’ve made over time that might help out people. References to academic studies, statistics, etc. are welcomed, but keep it conversational like a Friday night gathering with boxed red wine.

Single Forever

There are two sides to this coin. Breakups can be awful and daunting. But being single can be a blessing. So tell us why. Although we prefer shorter submissions, we will consider long-form stories. There are two sides to this coin. Breakups can be awful and daunting. But being single can be a blessing. So tell us why. Although we prefer shorter submissions, we will consider long-form stories.

Dating Over 40

Life gets complicated. Kids. Divorce(s). Aging. But that doesn’t spell out early retirement for your dating life. We want to hear visceral accounts of what finding love and intimacy is like after 40. Life gets complicated. Kids. Divorce(s). Aging. But that doesn’t spell out early retirement for your dating life. We want to hear visceral accounts of what finding love and intimacy is like after 40.

Overall, each story or advice column should offer some positive spin. Cynical optimism is our favorite! And details … plenty of colorful details. There is, however, one caveat: Ugly as some dates might be, we WILL NOT publish any stories that use actual names. This identity protection is also beneficial to you.

So get creative! Send your story in the body of an email with the article category in the subject line to editor@datingfml.com.

If your story gets rated as truly horrifying, it could be Featured on the front of DatingFML.