Hannah Orenstein

Hannah Orenstein is the deputy editor of lifestyle and wellness at Bustle, where she leads coverage of a wide range of subjects: dating, relationships, sex, fitness, mental health, self-care, food, home, travel, viral culture, technology, astrology, and more. She joined Bustle in 2022.

She has a decade of experience in digital media, including roles as the deputy editor of dating at Elite Daily and the assistant features editor at Seventeen. She's written for The Cut, the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire, among others, and once had a brief stint as a matchmaker.

She's also the author of four novels: Meant to Be Mine, Head Over Heels, Love at First Like, and Playing with Matches. She writes about bold women with heart, humor, and chutzpah, exploring their love stories, careers, family, and friends. Her books have been featured on several “Best Of” lists by Vogue, O, the Oprah Magazine, Goodreads, and many more.

She studied journalism and history at NYU and is represented by Allison Hunter at Trellis Literary and Mary Pender at UTA.

Outside work, Hannah's interests include reading, yoga, travel, reality TV, and platform shoes. She lives in Brooklyn and Maine. Follow her on Instagram at @hannahorens. For more, visit hannahorenstein.com.


Tyler Cameron’s Ex Once Showed Up In Lingerie At The Worst Time

He also explains how he once wound up dating twin sisters.

By Hannah Orenstein

Survey Says...

What Does It Mean To Be A Wife?

Bustle surveyed 267 women about how marriage changed their lives.

By Hannah Orenstein

Chill Chat

Tayshia Adams Has A Trick For Making Morning Workouts Easier

The former Bachelorette lays out her self-care routines.

By Hannah Orenstein


You Narrowly Escaped Arrest In Bolivia? Wow, Swoon

On dating apps, some guys can’t resist bragging about outrageous — and questionably true — travel stories.

By Hannah Orenstein


This Celeb-Studded Wine Region Is A Chiller Version Of Napa

You can find more interesting, less expensive bottles in Walla Walla, Washington.

By Hannah Orenstein


Gwyneth Paltrow Brought Back Her Most Iconic Dress From 1999

Her holiday video features, uh, a few familiar faces.

By Hannah Orenstein

Need A Coffee Table?

Instagram Is The New Garage Sale

The lazy girl's method for finding and selling cute stuff.

By Hannah Orenstein

Eat, Pray, Love

Throw Yourself A Breakup Dinner Party. Trust Me.

Embrace the chaos! Laugh! Have a good time anyway!

By Hannah Orenstein


The '1989 (Taylor's Version)' Song Each Zodiac Sign Will Relate To

*Swiftly adds to queue.*

By Hannah Orenstein, Alexis Morillo and Jillian Giandurco

Friendship Reboot

I Hate-Watch ‘The Bachelor’ Because I Love My Friend

After she moved across the country, dissecting the show’s chaos kept us close.

By Hannah Orenstein


Take Yourself On A Solo Honeymoon. You Deserve It.

More women are jetting off alone than ever before.

By Hannah Orenstein


Is Therapy Actually Helping Your Boyfriend?

You say he doesn’t listen, he says he’s unable to perform emotional labor.

By Hannah Orenstein


I'm An All-Pink Girl In A Barbie World

Kitten Kitty Sera has worn nothing else since 1980.

By Hannah Orenstein


I Took A Solo Vacay To The World’s Bachelorette Capital — Turns Out, It’s Relaxing As Heck

From soothing spas to stunning scenery, this city has it all.

By Hannah Orenstein

Quick Question

This Entrepreneur Has A Radical New Approach To Egg-Freezing

The new health startup Cofertility was inspired by CEO Lauren Makler’s life-changing diagnosis.

By Hannah Orenstein


Shooting Your Shot

For years, drinking and dating made classic bedfellows, but recent years have uncorked new attitudes toward alcohol — and singles are taking notice.

By Hannah Orenstein


All Hail The "Single Girl Supper"

It's the 2020s version of dinner and a movie.

By Hannah Orenstein


Friendship Files

Monthly stories about different topics related to friendship.

By Hannah Orenstein

Eating Disorders

The Wild West Of Health Care

“Fingers crossed!” could be the official motto of the eating disorder clinical profession.

By Hannah Orenstein

Social Media

I Never Feel Older Than When I Try To Make A TikTok

Even the hashtags stumped me.

By Hannah Orenstein