Online Dating

Finding Romance In A New City

Claire Certain | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Certain

So, you've just graduated, secured your dream job, and are moving to a new city. You're kickstarting your career and want to do the same for your love life. The good news is that dating, though similar to filling out a job application and keeping your fingers crossed you performed well at the assessment centre, is far easier, and a lot more fun. But where do you start?

Six Things You Should Know About Dating A Widowed Person

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

About a year after my wife was killed, I was asked by some newspaper or other to write about my experience of dating as a widower. Having not written a word of fiction or fantasy since leaving high school, I politely declined the offer and rolled my eyes at the assumption that I would be back in the game so soon.

Telling Yourself That 'All The Good Ones Are Taken'? Call Bulls**t

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Jane Thompson

Yet another wasted date with a loser, a guy who didn't look anything like their photo, or worse - someone who seemed perfect on paper but in reality, another evening with them makes you feel like chewing your own arm off?

No Matthew Hussey, We Don't Have To Be Polite And Playful To Flaky Dates

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Conlisk

The common theme running through Hussey's responses is that no matter what behaviour the flaky texter throws at the textee, they should be polite, playful, happy, positive. If you want to try to engage the flakes in conversation they yes of course be happy and playful - but again, why would you? You are worth more than this and Hussey should say so.

16 Things You Only Know If You Met Your Partner On A Dating App

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

These days we are statistically more likely to meet someone new through a dating app than in real life. But just because the odds are in our favour, ...

'Kittenfishing' Is The Online Dating Trend You've Probably Experienced Without Realising

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us are guilty of presenting the best versions of ourselves online, but take it too far and you could be accused of ‘kittenfishing’. Coined...

Seven Tips To Stay Safe With Online Dating

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jyoti Agrawal

From a user's perspective, statistics and platforms don't matter as long as you get to meet wonderful people and feel the thrill of youthful romance. But before you get too excited, you need to review the most important issue when it comes to any online activity - your safety.

Dating Profile Tropes Decoded

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Conlisk

If you have hung around for long on online dating websites you soon get to see the same stock phrases and photos repeated over and over again.  What does it all mean? 

Online Dating: How Safe Is It Really?

Tristen Lee | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tristen Lee

Dating apps have revolutionised the way that we connect with other people, and new platforms are emerging and evolving at an incredible speed - each designed to offer us a fast and simple solution to finding love in the millennial age.

‘Straight Acting' And 9 Other Dating Profile Red Flags

Polly Rayne | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Gay, straight or any shade in between: dating’s changed. We’re past the tried and true method of ‘gets drunk in bar, makes slightly sloppy move...

Cushioning: 10 Signs You’re Guilty Of This Dating Practice

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

No one could dispute that online dating and apps like Tinder have given single people more choice than ever before. But having lots of choice can mean...

Text Kiss Politics

Olivia Jones | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

Love bravely, text wildly and add an x wherever you go. Take back control. It's your choice to put the x not theirs and if you're not ready, don't put that x. If they take back their x, laugh wildly with your head back because they could not be as brave as you.

Experience Delayed Gratification With The New Slow Dating Apps

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Rachel Conlisk

These apps have serious novelty value in the Tinder era, and the potential to be a lot of fun and a less superficial way of connecting with people. They remind me of the olden days of the internet, connecting with strangers on bulletin boards and making friends and potential relationships without eve knowing what each other looked like... *drifts off into nostalgia*

7 Signs You Are In A Happy Relationship, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Many relationships go through ups and downs, but only some of them are going to stand the test of time. And because we don’t have a crystal ball to...

Woman Discovers Perils Of Incomplete Dating Profiles When '97-Year-Old' Turns Up For Date

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman learned the hard way about meeting people with incomplete dating profiles, when the man she agreed to meet turned out to be pretty old... As i...

Would You Let A Stranger Pick Your Facebook Profile Picture? This Is Why You Should

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech

We all spend more and more of our time building relationships online, whether that is professional connections on LinkedIn or slightly-less-profession...

We've All Been 'Ghosted' At Some Point

Sophia Murray | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Murray

I've been ghosted many times and I've also been guilty of ghosting others (something I don't do anymore). It's a horrible feeling. From somebody you thought was your closest friend to a guy you've been on a date with, it can be a huge knock to your self-esteem.

What You Didn't Know About HIV And Dating, Until Now!

Christian Mercer | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Mercer

Most people's thoughts on HIV relate back to the tombstone campaign from the 1980's. Thankfully, much has changed since those daunting advertisements and there is now a much brighter future for those living with HIV.

Dating After Death

Beverley Ward | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beverley Ward

I started gently, casually, by reactivating Tinder and adjusting my personal statement to reflect my change in circumstances. I made it clear that I was not ready for a relationship but would like some male company. It was a clumsy beginning. The first person who approached me got short shrift when he asked me about my taste in books, films and music.

Why Dating Apps Are Not Solving Your Love Life

Ales Zivkovic | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ales Zivkovic

So why do dating sites keep failing to meet a lot of users' satisfaction? Why aren't they getting people what they are really looking for? Without really assuming a lot of people do not even know what they are looking for--and putting aside the dissatisfaction arising from the actual overflow of sites and apps is itself a problem--the search for the right app still remains.

How Many Dates Should You Wait Before Having Sex With Someone?

Matthew Smith | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Smith

Despite not being the most popular option for men or women, the "three date rule" is more popular when Brits think about other people's romantic entanglements. When asked how many times they thought a newly dating couple should go out before having sex for the first time, 16% of Brits gave three dates as the most appropriate milestone, including 18% of men and 14% of women.

The 16 Most Annoying Things That All New Couples Do

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ok, we get it, you have found yourself a relationship that is not only emotionally validating you as a person, but also provides enough regular sex th...

Why I'm Ditching Dating Apps, For Now

Liam Beattie | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

One of the biggest attractions of using apps is that they take the pressure off having to ask someone 'out on a date'. There's no face-to-face rejection, it's all done via a screen where any emotional outpouring can easily be masked with a light-hearted LOL or emoji.

Tinder Has A Secret Members-Only App That It Doesn't Want You To Know About

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Tinder is for everyone, except actually it isn’t. Tech website TechCrunch has found evidence that Tinder has not one, but two apps and one of them i...

Online Dating Exposed

Mandy Charlton | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Charlton

Men like to send naked photos to women they don't even know, they think this will score them points, I can confirm, however, it won't, the photos, however, will be passed around the pub and laughed at.