As you've seen every week, Odyssey creators never fail to create some of the most sharable content on the web — and we're not saying that just cause we're biased (though it definitely helps).
Because Swoon happens to be one of Odyssey's hottest verticals (naturally), we really can't get enough. Last month, dating and relationship content did not disappoint, in fact, we got some of our steamiest content in March.
In case you missed the top stories, we've rounded them up for you here.
"As time passed, I've learned the beauty of forgiveness. But no matter how much I may practice forgiveness, it's never easy and there is always places to grow."
By Kiley Coleen
"Love isn't complicated, people are. We often make love harder than it has to be. It's actually quite simple if you're on the outside looking in."
By Allie Raine
"My boyfriend and I are used to being together for long periods of time, but this is a whole new level of quality time. There are good things and bad, but overall I would say it is a true test for any relationship. All it takes is a little space and consideration to make it work. During this time being cooped up, you can sure learn a lot about yourself and your partner."
"Don't get me wrong, I love that my boyfriend and I are stuck together and have this extra time away from work and distractions to wrestle, make dinner, workout, and just be us, but it's getting, dare I say it, kind of boring. But, to re-spark that flame, we have been diving deep into conversation and it all starts with a question."
By Megan Patty
"We live in a culture that is so focused on sex and connecting physically that we often neglect the emotional and mental connections — aka the pieces that will ultimately make for a good relationship."
"When I first found out that 'coronavirus porn' has been a top trending search on Pornhub, I originally thought it was a joke so I immediately went to the website to see for myself. Much to my amusement, I found over 1,000 results of videos with people getting it on in yellow decontamination suits, protective face masks, and medical gear."
By Molly Joiner
"I often see posts about things men don't do enough. More often than not, I see complaints by women on my news feed or in my friend group about what 'he didn't do' and where 'he didn't take her,' and what 'he failed to remember.' I'm not saying the men are blameless, ladies, but let's try a little harder to remember the good things they do too and show them the same love they give us, unconditionally."
"Even on a day like today, when I'm so entirely mentally exhausted and burned out, I find happiness in you."
"According to Urban Dictionary, friends-with-benefits are "two friends who trust each other enough to engage in sexual activity without fear of hurting the other's feelings." This kind of relationship can be extremely toxic and can ruin a person's view on love forever."
By Bri Nicole
"Eight years you were in my life. You were a part of my family and I was a part of yours. I thought you were the one I would spend my life with and then one night in Nashville you let me see your true colors — the ones you had hidden so well over those years."
"It all started with a simple text: "I can't talk rn." He "couldn't talk" because he was having an affair.
"As a society, we value looks more than we care to admit. Physical attraction is a significant element in having an intimate relationship. This does not make you superficial — it just makes you human."
"Even though some relationships had crazier partners than others (*Ahem, Jessica), I think most people can identify with each relationship portraying different ones you might have experienced in your own life."
"My fiance lost his mom to cancer years back. I wasn't with him when it happened, so I didn't know what he was like while she was still on earth. I only ever hear stories, see pictures, or on good days, watch home videos of her. I am fortunate enough to still have both my parents."
"Someday, I'll be able to share my success and happiness with someone who's invested in me just as much as I'm invested in them."
"Pilot Pete is not innocent in all of this. He's encouraged the catty fights, rewarded the tattletaling, and prioritized sex over the prospect of a meaningful relationship. Basically, he's acted like every 20-something f*ckboy you've met on a dating app."
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