Helen Croydon

Is Your Coupledom Obsession Killing Romance This Valentine's Day?

Helen Croydon | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

I'm not saying it isn't a wonderful happy ending: falling passionately in love with someone for the rest of your life, someone who'll forever support you and of whom you'll never tire. But it's the journey which appeals to our imagination, not the destination. The fact 39 per cent of marriages end in divorce provides further evidence for that.

When Did Children Start to Jump the Queue at Christmas?

Helen Croydon | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

When did we become so child worshipping? My friends who are parents don't care so much for buying presents for each other, but buy presents for each other's children instead. More bright plastic objects that will get thrown in a corner, lost or outgrown within months.

Revealing French Minister's Sex Life is a Cheap Trick in Paternity Battle

Helen Croydon | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Croydon

With a penchant for Dior clothes, vertiginous heels and expensive jewels it's easy to see why the colourful love life of Rachida Dati, 47, the former French Justice Minister, has attracted the world's media.

Fidelity Is a Fairytale

Helen Croydon | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

Now, more than at any other time, we need to adopt a more flexible approach to coupledom. Yet as the world allows for increasingly autonomous lifestyles, we tighten the reins on our spouses.

Sugar Daddies: A Decent Replacement for the Old-Fashioned Lover

Helen Croydon | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

It's an odd sight for a Sunday night - a sea of women in cocktail dresses and vertiginous heels sipping champagne in a boutique hotel bar dipping marshmallows into a chocolate fountain.

I Can't Trust Serial Monogamists

Helen Croydon | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

This week I was interviewing long-term happy bachelors for a women's magazine on the rise of singledom. When I say long-term, I mean willingly long-term. Not the spluttering, nervous, perspiring ones who hang around speed dating events desperate to find a girlfriend.