Dating Advice

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?

The One Word You Need To Get Your Ex Back

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Jane Thompson

BUT, enacting these dreams in real life - especially the one where you go round to their place and calmly explain why they've got it wrong, beautiful tears rolling down your cheeks so they see what they've been missing all along - is NOT, I repeat, NOT, a good idea.

Why Are We So Afraid Of Our Thirties?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

The idea that being 30-odd is too old to pursue your passions and dreams, even if that involves a drastic change, is ludicrous. You are not yet halfway through your life. You have survived your twenties, observed yourself change and grow, and now have a better idea of who you are and what you want than ever before.

Want To Date A 30-Something Woman?

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

I had a friend call me in tears because the guy she met on Tinder ran screaming for his life when he finally got her to take her clothes off. Okay, so she might have been exaggerating the screaming part but he did make his excuses and leave when they were bang in between the part when she takes her dress off and he gets his penis out.

Taking The Leap: Learning To Love Again

Bonnie Bruce | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bonnie Bruce

You'll never have these moments because, if you don't open yourself up to other people, why would they open up to you? Why should they give away the most precious pieces of themselves when the person that they're opening up to won't reciprocate that? Yes, it's scary to open up to somebody with such a huge level of hurt as a potential outcome.

Read This If You're A Woman Who's Ready To Give Up On Dating

Shani Jay | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shani Jay

You have to believe it though. You have to believe that guys like this do exist. You have to not settle for residing in a mediocre eternal limbo. You have to be the girl who expects to be treated like she's magic, because you are magic.

How Do You End A Relationship Gracefully?

Quora | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

What if those we select to share our lives with were well chosen and as such happen to be splendid people? What if they know us better than anyone? What if aside from lovers they are friends? What if we can manage to change the terms of our relationship with them without losing them?

Bad Dates... A Blessing Or A Curse?

Naomi Juckes | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Juckes

Clearly no-one heads to a date hoping that it will go badly. It's also very unlikely that in the moment tumble weed is spiraling past you, you're thinking to yourself, "what a blessing this moment is!" But hang in there. With a little space for reflection, often these dire, awkward moments can teach us something.

The Hell Of Dating In Your Late 30s

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

The trouble is, single men in their 30s who have never been married or had children are hard to come by. On the whole it's true that most of the good ones have been snapped up by savvy women while they were in their 20s and are now blissfully happy married.

Why Some People Have A Much Better Chance At Love Than You And What You Can Do About It

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Why do some people seem to have all the luck when it comes to love? Here's the thing, while we all equally deserve love, we don't all get an equal chance at it. This is hard for a relationship therapist to admit.

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...