Amber Brooks

Amber Brooks
Amber Brooks is the Editor-in-Chief at When she was growing up, her family teased her for being "boy crazy," but she preferred to think of herself as a budding dating and relationship expert. As an English major at the University of Florida, Amber honed her communication skills to write clearly, knowledgeably, and passionately about a variety of subjects. Now with over 1,800 lifestyle articles to her name, Amber brings her tireless wit and relatable experiences to She has been quoted as a dating expert by The Washington Times, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, Bustle, and AskMen.

Latest Posts

1,234 posts written/edited to date
Survey: Is Having an AI Boyfriend or Girlfriend Cheating?

Is Having an AI Boyfriend Cheating?

By: Amber Brooks • 5/28/24

Not long ago, many folks were worried about robots taking over the planet. Now, some people are genuinely open to the...(read more)

What Are the Advantages & Challenges of Casual Dates?

Advantages & Challenges of Casual Dates

By: Amber Brooks • 5/23/24

Dating can be fun. Or it can be stressful. It can be a roller coaster of emotions. Singles can go into dates with many...(read more)

Pride Across America: 3 in 5 Wish Their Community Was More LGBTQ+ Friendly

3 in 5 Wish Their Community Was More LGBTQ+ Friendly

By: Amber Brooks • 5/21/24

LGBTQ+ visibility is reaching new heights every year. Gay culture in the U.S. is undeniable and nationwide. While some...(read more)

The Top 9 Most Common Ways Cheaters Get Caught

9 Most Common Ways Cheaters Get Caught

By: Amber Brooks • 5/20/24

For obvious reasons, the exact number of cheaters was once unclear. But that was before we conducted a revealing study....(read more)

A Guide to Double Dates

How to Plan Successful Double Dates

By: Amber Brooks • 5/20/24

My parents have been married for over 45 years, and they have a firm rule: Friday night is date night. They love to go...(read more)

Dating in 2024: Social Media Stalking & Background Checks

Dating in 2024: Social Media Stalking Trends

By: Amber Brooks • 5/13/24

The simplicity of dating has all but disappeared in 2024. People rarely walk up to someone and ask them out on a date....(read more)

How Divorced Americans Navigate Dating and Relationships

How Divorced Americans Navigate Dating & Relationships

By: Amber Brooks • 5/9/24

Divorce can be emotionally and mentally draining, and many divorced Americans may hesitate to jump back into the dating...(read more)

What Is Speed Dating?

How Does Speed Dating Work?

By: Amber Brooks • 4/23/24

If you’re feeling a little burned out on dating sites and apps, you’re not alone. Time Magazine and other...(read more)

What Is a Fling?

Is a Fling a Good Thing?

By: Amber Brooks • 4/22/24

The term “fling” doesn’t just mean to throw stuff. In the dating world, a fling is a casual, brief relationship or...(read more)

What Is a One-Night Stand?

What Is a One-Night Stand?

By: Amber Brooks • 4/18/24

Many flashy headlines claim that Gen Z is having less sex than previous generations and that 20-somethings are...(read more)

Mapping Love’s Migration: Survey Reveals Popular & Unpopular Cities

Survey Reveals Popular Cities for Love Migration

By: Amber Brooks • 4/16/24

You're head-over-heels in love, and the thrill of a long-distance romance has been both sweet and exhilarating. But as...(read more)

9 Best Gay Chat Roulette Sites of 2024

Do Chat Roulette Sites Work for Gay Users?

By: Amber Brooks • 4/14/24

Although the LGBTQ+ community uses online dating platforms far more often than their straight counterparts, harassment...(read more)

Bipartisan Bae: 63% of Singles Remain Open to Dating Across the Political Spectrum

63% of Singles Would Date Across the Political Spectrum

By: Amber Brooks • 4/1/24

Scroll across any dating app nowadays, and you’ll spot the usual wish list: a kind heart, loyal soul, and an appetite...(read more)

SCRUFF vs. Grindr: Dating App Reviews and 3 Alternatives

SCRUFF vs. Grindr: Cost, Features & Reviews

By: Amber Brooks • 3/23/24

Members of the LGBTQ+ community use dating apps at a much higher rate than their straight counterparts, so it should...(read more)

5 Ways to Meet Hot Single Gay Men (Feb. 2024)

How Do I Meet Hot Single Gay Men?

By: Amber Brooks • 2/3/24

Because general acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community continues to hold strong in spite of backlash from some extremist...(read more)

8 Best Sites for “Free Hookup Ads” (Feb. 2024)

Free Hookup Ads Attract Singles

By: Amber Brooks • 1/12/24

According Pew Research's latest study, around a quarter of singles use dating sites and apps for casual sex. So it...(read more)

6 Popular Tryst Dating Website Reviews (Feb. 2024)

Tryst Dating Website Reviews

By: Amber Brooks • 12/28/23

A night of romance can do the heart good. Today’s fast-paced hookup culture may make it seem like romance is a fading...(read more)

13 Best Free Hookup Websites (Feb. 2024)

Best Hookup Websites (Free to Use)

By: Amber Brooks • 12/22/23

Not everyone is looking for a happily ever after. In fact, a Pew Research study found that almost 25% of dating site and...(read more)

6 Lesbian Video Chat and Dating App Reviews (Feb. 2024)

Can Lesbian Video Chat Help Dating Prospects?

By: Amber Brooks • 12/8/23

Even though LGBTQ+ acceptance is at record highs, it’s still hard for some lesbians to feel safe online. The typical...(read more)

6 Best Free Hookup Chat Sites (Feb. 2024)

6 Best Sites for Free Online Chatting

By: Amber Brooks • 12/7/23

Dating is fun and all, but sometimes it can be frustrating to continually strike out with matches. It may start to feel...(read more)