How Tinder Is Killing the Home-Cooked Dinner Date

Swipe culture; fear of IRL interaction; anxiety about entering a stranger's home. There are lots of reasons why making dinner for a date is going out of style.
Allie Volpe

These Cocktails Will Help Your Bitter, Broken Heart Survive Valentine's Day

We rounded up cocktails from a few of our favorite bartenders to help the rest of us survive this grueling holiday of drugstore teddy bears, mediocre chocolate, and abrupt existentialism.
Munchies Staff

Malicious, Maligned Malört Is Chicago’s Most Beloved and Disgusting Liqueur

"They're like, ‘Here, drink this!’ And you do it and you're like, ‘What the fuck?’
Gray Chapman

Dating a Chef Convinced Me to Never Date a Chef Again

For four months, my nights consisted of partying and an orgy of French cuisine, sacrificed on the altar of intellectual nothingness.
Juliette Ganadé

Your Mezcal Might Literally Be Made with Love

Back in the day, people working the fields would carve their lovers’ names into agave leaves, hoping for good luck in romance. Some of those same plants could have been used to make the mezcal you sip today.
Natalie B. Compton

How to Love a Vegan When You’re a Meat-Eating Chef

The secret is accepting, embracing, and respecting each other for who we are and what we eat.
Mario Christerna

All the Ways That Food Has Nearly or Actually Ruined Our Relationships

The MUNCHIES staff shares memories of when their love un-blossomed because a date drank milk with a fancy dinner or put hot dogs in their spaghetti. Sorry, but sometimes, what you eat or don't eat can be a dealbreaker.
Munchies Staff

Remembering That Time on 'Divorce Court' When a Woman Complained that Her Husband's Incredible Cooking Made Her Fat

Chief among Rashida's grievances were that her husband said “I love you” too much—more than twice a week—and that he cooked delicious meals for her too often.
Charley Lanyon

This Pizza Chain Has Been Setting People Up on Blind Dates Based on Their Favorite Toppings

Most of us have long known something that big restaurant chains seem to have just discovered: A shared love of pizza is one of the cornerstones of a successful relationship.
Jelisa Castrodale
Valentine's Day

I Went on a London Eye Champagne Date with My Ex-Boyfriend Who Hates Both Heights and Wine

However bad your Valentine's Day, remember this: I spent £37 to drunkenly grind through the sky with my acrophobic, wine-hating ex.
Nell Frizzell

Hooter's Will Give You Free Wings If You Destroy a Photo of Your Ex on Valentine's Day

Love Buffalo wings? Hate that soulless garbage-human who ravaged all of the feelings from you and then left you emotionally crippled and single? Win-win!
Jelisa Castrodale
Restaurant Confessionals

This Is Why Relationships in Hospitality Never Work

Hospitality is such a tough bunch of hours that it’s hard to ever actually meet up. I couldn’t even get sexting to work—it really doesn’t flow if you have hour-long gaps between each filthy message.