Dating Advice

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 02.12.2015 | 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.

Age-Gap Relationships: Can They Last the Distance?

Brett Harding | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Do you date people your own age? Or do you tend to go for men or women who are older or younger then you? They say age is just a number when it comes to love but is that really true? Many famous celebrities are in age gap romances.

Prankster Leaves Hilarious Fake Dating Tips In Supermarket

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Fake sign extraordinaire Obvious Plant is back, and this time he's been dropping off made-up dating tips in a supermarket's floral section. http://...

Call of Duty Players Could Be Good for Your Dating Life

Jonathan Bird | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Bird

While many of you may be busy checking out the hot jock or bad boy across the way, you're making a huge mistake overlooking the nerdy yet handsome, bookworm and gamer guy! Being an avid Xbox gamer myself, I felt that it was important to showcase the reasons why finding yourself a gamer is a MUST!

Alpha-Dating - The New Must Do

Lisa Palmer | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

Alpha-dating is a way to put the excitement, mystery and fun back into your relationship by going week by week (or month by month) and taking it in turns to go through the alphabet, coming up with a different date beginning with each letter of the alphabet. For example A could be for archery, get out Cupid 's bow and arrow and put the love back into your life!

Five Seriously Cool Reasons Why Booking a Dating Profile Photo Shoot Should Be on Your Bucket List

Saskia Nelson | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

In a nutshell, images are everything. Invest in some cool new photos and you'll massively improve the click-through rate on your dating profile and the amount of engagement with your profile will soar.

Could It be the Night You'll Be Getting the 'Pie and Chips?!' - An Expert's Guide to Dating...

Lisa Palmer | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

Dress to impress! First impressions do count and we all judge a book by its cover as much as we like to pretend we don't! We sum a person up within the first 30 seconds based on how they dress and what they look like.

'Make Him Wait for His Apple Crumble!' - An Expert's Guide to Dating...

Lisa Palmer | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

So we all know how nerve racking and uncomfortable dating can be; the awkward wander over to meet them that seems to feel like your embarking on a climb up Mount Everest (Do you make eye contact? Do you wave? Is that even them?)...

Where Did You Go? - Here's The Right Way to Wrap up a Relationship

Katy Horwood | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Everything about dating is lazy these days and it's a pity, because the irony is, the more effort you put into a project, be it within a work context, when raising children, nurturing friendships or forming romantic relationships - the more return you're going to get.

'Pink Viagra'. Godsend or Goddess-Slayer?

Jacqui Macdonald | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Macdonald

Feeling sexy is a fundamental part of being female. It's no wonder that low sex drive leads to low mood. Without that passion and juiciness, we feel incomplete. But there are many natural, beautiful, exciting ways that you can re-ignite your love life, without taking drugs.

Five Tips To Help You Thrive While Dating A Divorced Dad

Saskia Nelson | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

I decided to take a risk on him though and it sure paid off, I couldn't be happier. I wanted to share my tips on how to thrive while dating a divorced dad to encourage you in case it's a risk you're thinking about taking.

11 Signs You're Probably Too Comfortable In Your Relationship

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

After a while we start to get a little too comfortable. We realise that person isn't going to breakup with us for some of our tiny idiosyncracies and that they love us for who we are. Who we really are (ahem) right?

Date Hot - Avoid Cold - Marry Warm

Roy Sheppard | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

The best relationships continue to 'simmer' for decades, requiring only a little extra heat to bring things back to the boil at a moment's notice.

What TV Show 'Married at First Sight' Tells Us About Modern Dating

Caroline Brealey | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Brealey

The fact that people are willing to marry a complete stranger gives a clear indication of what dating is really like in 2015 - a messy minefield! Put simply, people would rather sign a legal document and spend their life with someone they've never even met than navigate the dating scene.

Why Men Don't Fancy Big Women ... But Should

Katy Horwood | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Sad to say that, the vast majority of men who I spoke to who were single and ready to date, refused to date 'fat girls'. Some disguised it as 'preferring girls to be fit' or 'wanting them to be in proportion' but we all knows what that means - find me skinny.

Will My Children Like My Girlfriend?

Ben Adams | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Adams

Dating after kids is a different world from dating before kids. No longer does my date have to impress my mother over Sunday lunch before the relationship becomes serious. Now, I care more about whether she impresses my children.

Why Women in Their Thirties Need to Lower Their Expectations

Katy Horwood | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When it comes to finding love, women in their thirties need to lower their expectations. They need to compromise, stop being so fussy and realise that the older you get the less of a position you are in to start making wild demands about what you expect from a partner. There, I've said it.

Why, When You Lie Online, You Are Only Fooling Yourself

Katy Horwood | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Having online dated since time began, it is fair to say that I have had my fair share of both good and bad dates - as a by-product of this I am not someone who expects miracles, far from it in fact, I'm quite happy with half a lager and a packet of salted peanuts these days.

Chemistry on a First Date? You'll Be Lucky

Caroline Brealey | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

These days most of us know that first dates don't always (never!) go to plan. Awkward silences, cringy jokes and jilted conversations are the norm. That's what happens when you meet a stranger outside the tube and proceed to vet them for the next hour...

Why Women Who Go Out on a Lot of Dates... Get the Guy That's Worth It

Olga Levancuka | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

The minute the word 'date' enters our mind, the barricades are put in place and judgment... the worst of its kind. Why? We can't face being hurt yet again. The emotional pain is so much harder to deal with than physical. We'd shy away from the opportunity of a lifetime without a hint of a hesitation.