Author Archives: Sarah Sahagian

About Sarah Sahagian

Sarah Sahagian is a feminist writer based in Toronto. Her byline has appeared in such publications as Elle Canada, Flare, Bitch Media, The Toronto Star, and The National Post. She is also the co-host of You Do You: A Dating Podcast. Sarah holds a master’s degree in Gender Studies from The London School of Economics. You can find her on Twitter, where she posts about politics and live-tweets The Bachelor

Four Of The Best Books About Modern Dating

Tired of worrying about things like whether to text the person you’re dating? Why not read a text about dating instead! One of the best ways to educate ourselves on something is to read up on it. That’s why we’ve…

How Not To Shame Single People Over The Holidays

The holidays are approaching. And while Andy Williams would have you believe it’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” they can be a real pain in the ass for single people. Why’s that? It all comes down to single…

Why Dating During The Holidays Is Weird

It’s November, the month that signals the return of red cups at Starbucks, the release of countless Hallmark movies about  female bakers who’ve turned their backs on love, and scary Black Friday shopping. But November also signals something more subtle,…

Vice’s ‘Rat Park’ Is A Stunning Doc About The War On Drugs

Directed by Shawney Cohen, Rat Park is a new documentary from Vice that explores what the so-called War On Drugs looks around the world. Cohen’s film is inspired by an experiment from the 1970s. Canadian psychologist Bruce Alexander discovered that…

How Apps Made Dating Less Creepy (Yes, Really…)

Did you know 40% of American couples now meet through technology? And yet, we all know some anachronistic holdout who insists finding a partner online is “creepy.” Well, as someone who met her spouse on OkCupid (true story!), I’d like…

Three Ways Dating Is Like An Unpaid Part-time Job

I once read an interview with Wendy Newman, where the romance guru confessed it took her 121 first dates to meet a long-term partner. At the time, I balked. How could dating be that hard? Weren’t people who took forever…