Ali Drucker

Ali Drucker is a freelance writer who writes for Bustle. She primarily covers topics in the lifestyle section that range from love, relationships, sex, mental health, and more. She particularly enjoys stories that both help demystify the dilemmas people face in their personal relationships and provide actionable resources to move forward.

Ali is the author of Do As I Say, Not Who I Did: Honest Advice On Hookups And Relationships In College, which is a memoir that draws on interviews with students and experts alike to guide young women through their formative intimate experiences. Previously, Ali has worked at Cosmopolitan and Maxim, and her work on subjects from pop culture to fashion has appeared in The New York Times, HuffPost, The Cut, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, and more. She studied English and Gender Studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa (an honor society, not a sorority!) and graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors.

When Ali isn’t writing, she enjoys running, cooking, and going on walks with her moderately well-behaved German Shepherd, Bean. Her cat, Louie, is her inspiration for slowing down and taking time to enjoy a good nap wherever you can find it.

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @ali_drucker and on LinkedIn. You can read more of her work on her website,


The Case For Going To Bed Angry

Rushing to end the argument can actually make the situation worse.

By Ali Drucker


The Ultimate Couple? Video Game Boyfriends & Reader Girlfriends

The hobbies are surprisingly compatible.

By Ali Drucker


The Secret To Marital Bliss Is Never Touching Each Other's Laundry

My husband and I have separate hampers — and a stronger relationship to show for it.

By Ali Drucker


Here Comes The Wedding Therapist

For $175 a pop, you won't have to shoulder your future mother-in-law's meddling alone.

By Ali Drucker


Long Live The Post-Breakup Fling

Even the most impulsive rebound can teach you volumes about what you do and don't want in your next relationship.

By Ali Drucker

Sex & Relationships

A Guide To Romantic Crushes & When They Could Hit The Danger Zone

Exactly how to differentiate between a harmless crush and the type that will crush your life as you know it. You're welcome.

By Ali Drucker


How To Stop Worrying About A Partner Cheating On You Once & For All

Plus, a deep look at four reasons you constantly feel this way.

By Kristine Fellizar, Carolyn Steber and Ali Drucker


The Most Productive Way To Tell Someone They’ve Hurt You

“If we talk about what we believe our partner's thoughts, feelings, or intentions were, that creates defensiveness.”

By Ali Drucker