Dating Advice

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.

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.

How To Get Back Into The Dating Game At 70

Stella Ralfini | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

First on my list is to find a suitor. My challenge as a 70 year old is reeling in a man who still has fire in his belly as opposed to the 'been there, done that, let's watch TV' type. The challenge doubles because toy boys don't do it for me, and men my age want someone considerably younger.

If You're Looking For Love, Try Looking Inside First

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

Guided by the belief that love equalled loss, I deliberately sought out men with whom there was no chance of real intimacy - commitment-phobes, men with partners or men who were gay. Either that, or I would find fault with every good guy I got close to.

Which Type Of Break-Upper Are You?

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Conlisk

hey can occasionally blend from one category into another, but most break-uppers or break-uppees will identify with one of these. I present: The Clean Break; The Beat a Slow Retreat; The No Fault Clause; The Ghoster.  

Questions You Need To Ask Before Moving In Together With Your Partner

Olga Levancuka | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Some people cancel everything and prioritise a new relationship, sometimes out of laziness because it takes effort to keep your friends happy and your partner feeling special. Is your partner planning on keeping his or her routine intact? For example, do they plan to continue spending Sunday afternoon with their best friends, excluding you? It's not about right or wrong. It's about what would you prefer and what would keep you happy.

Should We Let Political Differences Affect Our Relationships?

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

I am not necessarily advocating that we defend our political views at the expense of our relationships but what I am saying is that those humane values that sit behind those views are worth defending at any cost. If we do not have the courage to defy racist and xenophobic attitudes in those closest to us then how can we hope to have the strength to fight them in a wider audience?

Terrible First Dates

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

He was supposed to pick me up at my house at 7pm. At half past six there was a knock on my door, and when I opened it, a middle aged woman grabbed me, said how lovely it was to meet me and told me to get my coat on and get in the car.

The Social Acceptance Of Online Dating

Jeronimo Folgueira | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jeronimo Folgueira

The discussion of online dating flourished and with this came an abundance of services to help you find a partner via the internet. A handful of serious dating sites and casual dating apps soon became household names and paved the way for the growing dating industry.

The Rise Of Relationship Contracts

Mairead Molloy | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mairead Molloy

People first started taking relationship contracts seriously when Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan advocated this approach. They in fact went on to wed at an event in 2012 where guests apparently were told they were invited to a surprise graduation ceremony.

If You Breakup With Someone - Do It With Class

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

That was before the whole "Tinder" age took over and things have obviously reached a new low. The amount of terrible texts, emails, voicemails and even EMOJIS used to breakup with people is now beyond a joke. And it needs to stop.

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.