The $20 That Broke My Relationship’s Back

  My boyfriend’s “borrowing” ended us. ​ By: Suzannah Weiss/Marie Claire The fall semester of my second to last year of college, I was browsing my OKCupid matches when a cute musician’s response to the site’s “most private thing I’m willing to admit” caught my eye: “My cat was 100 percent deaf, and I still talked … More The $20 That Broke My Relationship’s Back


“I am a man who simply enjoys dancing and needs money to have a better life, and being a woman is the way.” By Elizabeth Griffin/Marie Claire Cloaked in a vibrant red sari, a veil covering his fully made-up face, 27-year-old Waseem Akram has become “Rani,” a female dancer. “I am not transgendered,” Akram asserts … More INSIDE THE DOUBLE LIVES OF PAKISTAN’S CROSS-DRESSING MEN

The Accidental Mistress

After a lifetime of serial dating, Kym Canter thought she had finally found Mr. Right. Swept up in a whirlwind romance, they planned a happily ever after life together — until one e-mail changed everything. I MET ANDREW through a dating website last spring. He was good-looking, and we had a lot in common—we were the … More The Accidental Mistress

Where the Women Aren’t

In a village in Da Xin township, there are no single women. In China, a cultural preference for boys has created such a severe gender imbalance that unmarried men will soon outnumber unmarried women by an estimated 40 million. Abigail Haworth reports on the country’s looming marriage crisis from the lonely hearts ground zero — … More Where the Women Aren’t