Kate Hakala
Kate Hakala

Kate is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Mic. A former editor of Nerve, her writing has also appeared in the The New York Times, Playboy, Refinery29, Salon, and The Daily Dot. On most days she is thinking of Louis C.K.

May 31, 2016

There's One Way to Close the Orgasm Gap, Once and For All

"I just know that they come EVERY time and I don't."

April 7, 2016

'Broad City' Nailed the Problem with Casual Sex That We Don't Talk About

Breakups suck — even if you weren't actually dating in the first place.
April 6, 2016

In Defense of Settling for the Not-So-Perfect Partner

"I don't really find my girlfriend attractive [...] she is pretty much perfect for me."
March 29, 2016

In One Chart, Here's the Ultimate Hierarchy of Likes We Get on Social Media

How it feels to get a like from a Tinder hookup versus getting a like from your hairdresser.
March 8, 2016

Here's When It's OK to Start Openly Farting in a Relationship

Don't give a hoot. Go ahead and toot. It's classy to be gassy. And so on and so forth.
Feb. 22, 2016

We Asked Facial Symmetry Experts About the Science Behind Having a "Punchable Face"

Can you really be born with a punchable face?

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Feb. 12, 2016
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Jan. 27, 2016

The 5 Stages of Helping a Friend Through Grief

How do you help a friend who's hurting?
Jan. 8, 2016

Meet the Single, 20-Something Women Who Are Trying To Adopt Kids

"I'm not willing to let my life pass me by while I wait."
Dec. 21, 2015

Here's What You Can Buy With the Cost of Funding a Big Wedding

Say "I do" to saving money.
Dec. 7, 2015

Meet the Women With Tokophobia, An Inexplicable, Crippling Fear of Pregnancy

It's not that they don't want to be pregnant — they're terrified of it.

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Nov. 20, 2015

Who Should Really Pay for Plan B if the Condom Breaks?

20-something men and women weigh in on the most important dating issue of our time.
Nov. 13, 2015

What It's Like to Be a 20-Something Virgin on Tinder

You've probably swiped right on one yourself.
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Nov. 9, 2015

The Truth About Those Couples Who Quit Their Jobs to Go on Permanent Vacation

"You have to pay your dues, even in paradise."
Oct. 29, 2015

Men, Here Are 8 Rules for Taking Sexts Women Actually Want to Receive

Taking a good dick pic is an art, not a science.
Oct. 15, 2015

The Truth Behind "Virgin Births" — And What It Means for New Moms

You no longer need to have sex to become a parent.

Sept. 16, 2015

Here's the Real Reason Why So Many Women Are Single

It's not that there aren't enough good men out there.
Aug. 21, 2015

6 Reasons You Love Being Naked — From the People Who Do It 24/7

"We're all just human beings."
Aug. 18, 2015