Much as I despise applying fixed rules, or games, to relationships, there is one part of the infamous Rules, which I know from experience to be valid, even to dating in 2014. A woman should never actively pursue a man. If he likes her enough, he will engage in the pursuit.
London-based online daters are the most health-conscious when it comes to diet, with 46 per cent reporting that they have a 'healthy' diet. This contrasts with those from with Hertfordshire, who have the most carefree approach to diet, with 53 per cent claiming to eat 'whatever.'
The "I Don't Want To Waste My Good Hair Day Date" You catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror and think "Damn! I look super hot today, I simply cannot waste this pretty on going home and doing laundry." So you set up a date, obviously!
What do you look for in a man? Nice eyes? Bright smile? Good taste in footwear? Ability to make you laugh? We all have tick-boxes and black markers at the ready when it comes to finding a mate. I can't tell you who you should date - that is simply none of my business - but I can certainly advise you give this quarter-century of drips a wide berth.
Try to see the best in her -Your mother in laws intentions are probably positive but these may be heavily disguised in negative comments, actions and judgements. Maybe she is a little jealous of you and her son, maybe she is jealous of your youth or anxious for you to like her.
Seemingly harmless suburbs such as Bracknell and Farnborough are apparently a hotbed for extramarital affairs, while the UK's capital or larger cities are nowhere to be seen on the top ten list. Who would have thought that Maidenhead, yes Maidenhead, would play host to the most adulteress town in the UK?
Maybe your dad was just cr*p. Did he leave your mum for another woman? Damage her so badly with the open nature of his extenuating sexual exploits or controlling dominance that neither you nor her ever recovered? Most Dads just don't know how to be a Dad.
The nice guys simply live each day doing what needs to be done, accepting what is before them to do. They are unaware that they are slowly, over time building something pretty amazing. Then one day they are old and they discover that they have nurtured a life resplendent with respect and love.
No matter the twists and turns that your love life takes, your girlfriends will always be there to pick up the pieces and put you back together again. The housewives were insane, but they stuck together and got each other through the tough times.
As a singleton in 2014, Facebook is a key social hurdle to navigate in the early stages of a relationship. Do you really want someone you're getting to know to have access to details of the last ten years of your life? Should you see photos of his parents, friends and siblings before you actually meet them?
This one is for Adrian Albert Mole and all other males, young and old, who worry incessantly about the size of their members...
Put simply, traditional dating websites and singles events are normally full of hot women, but completely lacking in sociable, attractive guys. Like most women my age, I'd rather be single than in a relationship with the wrong person.
As an educated woman, I was fervent on being a success, earning my own money, whilst maintaining a good level of health, fitness, an active social life and when the time was right - we'd decide when to start a family, where we would both play an equal role as co-parents. I realise now that this was an unrealistic expectation.
Few things are as mind-numbingly political, stupid and awkward than the simple 'x'. Not the one that marks the spot on a treasure map, or the one that ends the words box and fox, but the little mark of appreciation you put at the end of a text or an email to denote a kiss.
Online dating is a bit better than dating apps, because sites like Match and eHarmony match people with you in a systematic way regarding your personality and circumstantial expectations for a potential partner.
Conscious coupling is about being conscious about whether you want a relationship, what are the important values for your ideal partner to have and what kind of relationship are you looking for? Are you just interested in something casual? Do you want a long-term partnership?