Dating Advice

The Time In December When Most Relationships Break Up

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Just in case you thought you were guaranteed a kiss with your partner under the mistletoe, you might just want to put the smugness on ice until next M...

Is 35 Too Young To Be A Sugar Daddy?

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

It never even dawned on me that I'd be labeled a "sugar daddy", especially not at 35 anyway. Sure, my hair might be getting a tad greyer and my "crow's feet" slightly more prevalent. But, I certainly don't feel that I'm at that age where I need to feel good about myself by finding someone 17 years my junior and paying for their lavish lifestyle along the way.

When Your Annoying Relatives Ask You Why You're Still Single At Christmas, Tell Them This

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being single at Christmas is never a barrel of festive laughs - no one to kiss under the mistletoe, no one who is legally obliged to take you to a San...

16 Things You Only Know If You've Been Breadcrumbed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you have ever swiped into the world of online dating, you will undoubtedly be familiar with the concept of breadcrumbing. This is where someone lea...

No More Bad Boys. Why We All Need Someone Nice

Lisa Palmer | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

I once went out with a shady sort, who gave me sleepless nights. When things were good, he was great fun, and he loved spending money on me - but they...

How Easy Is It To Be Catfished In 2016?

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jordi Sinclair

It was 2012 and I'd just gone through a horrible breakup. Drinking rum straight from the bottle and listening to "Nothing Compares 2 U" on repeat wasn't really getting me out of the post-breakup hole as much as I'd hoped.

9 Things That Prove Your Relationship Will Last, According To People Who Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve found a fellow human to hibernate with in the impending cold months. Congratulations. But now you want to know if it’s going to be all ...

The 10 Commandments Of Casual Dating

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One of the many benefits that comes with living in a dating app world is the ability to date ‘casually’. Like friends with benefits, casual datin...

How To Get Over Your Ex: 10 Life Lessons From Other People

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Going through a break-up is never easy: you’ll want to sing Beyoncé, drink a lot of vodka and leave your ex an emotional voicemail at 3am. But ther...

Stylish Date Ideas for Men

Kirstie Finlayson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Style
Kirstie Finlayson

Simply super stylish summer date ideas, hand-picked just for you.

Founder Stories: How Tech Transformed My Dating Business

Nana Wereko-Brobby | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Nana Wereko-Brobby

We're never going to be a Tinder, but to grow it's become clear that our product is the app and that's a new financial and business burden to bear. So watch this space.

13 Things You Learn When You Join A Dating App

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You tried to ignore that your love life was so non-existent you needed a dating app to give it CPR, but finally you've decided that if you're ever goi...

A Guide to Dating a Single Mum

Suzanne Day | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Parents
Suzanne Day

When mums are going on a date they are leaving their beloved offspring with someone that isn't them, which means they tend to worry a tad. So yep, if your mum date sees a notification flashing up on their screen they will of course look at it. But it totally doesn't mean you are boring them (probably)!

There's No Such Thing as 'The Friend Zone'

Nell Grecian | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

There's no such thing as the friend zone. Yeah, I said it, and it's probably about time we stopped using it as an excuse for not getting what we want. Really, the 'friend zone' is a socially constructed coping mechanism used primarily by men to make their female counterparts feel guilty about rejecting them.

The Ultimate Guide for Overcoming a Breakup

Charo Merida | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

There are plenty of types of breakups, probably just as many as people in this world. There are breakups in which you are coming out of a long relationship, which leads to an also long and some times tedious breakup period.

If He Calls You 'Dude' He's Not That Into You

Veronica Melkonian | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Melkonian

I recently attended the London Coffee Festival in Shoreditch. LCF is essentially just an excuse for men with hipster beards (and/or moustaches) to cra...

I'm Just Not That Into You - Five Ways to Avoid the Third Date

Krissie Rogers | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

For the fellas those six words are just so easy. They say it how it is and leave broken hearts trailing in their wake, seemingly without a care. For us girls, it's a little tougher. Unless you've got a truly cold-heart, when we want to give someone the flick we have to consider the emotions involved; primarily guilt.

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Sofie Sandell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.

Seven Dating Sins That Sabotage Your Love Life

James Preece | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

I've been a Dating Coach for over ten years and singles come to me to help them find a partner. When I work with them I can see many are making the same common mistakes. Here are the worst ways that singles sabotage their happiness. If any of them resonate with you, I do hope you they make you think about perhaps doing things differently.

Six Ways to Use Social Media to Play Mind Games

Olivia Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Crop them out of your profile picture. I know you think we're probably past that, it's 2016, it's something you do to your mates on a weekly basis but stop. This is the semi-crop. You need to leave in a creepy amount of them, like a single eye in the corner of the photo.

To Every Woman Fed Up With Dating And Wondering Whether They Will Ever Find Love

Poorna Bell | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Before I get into it, I should add that I am widowed. However, unless I set up my own nunnery, the prospect of dating will arise at some point on the horizon. One problem: the current singles scene seems to be as bog-awful as it was when I last left it, judging by the horrendous stories of my fellow single women.

How to Stick to Your Dating Resolutions

Brett Harding | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Before dismissing them as a waste of time, it is worth noting that resolutions are important. They increase focus and will clarify what you really want to achieve in life and 2015. When it comes to dating, wishes like, 'I want to meet someone,' are fine but actually defining the sort of person you want in your life, including any deal-breakers, will make it much easier for you.

A Year of Dating

Lisa Edwards | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

The main thing I learned last year is that if he appears to be too good to be true, then he usually is... This is such a cliché it's almost embarrassing to be writing about it. I had two instances of it last year, both with men in their late thirties.

What I'd Tell Her Daughter About Heartbreak

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
Adele Barlow

Fast-forward fifteen years; her mother and I sit on the couch; this little girl is now at university but home for the holidays and she walks in and bursts into tears, freshly dumped by her boyfriend.

How to Have a F***ing Awesome Date Night

Helen Thorn | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Thorn

Now our children are a bit older, we've decided to rekindle our relationship by going out on some dates. It's just like old times! Except totally different. Here's what I've learned so far about having an AWESOME date night, post-kids.