Love and Relationships

Would You Try to Stop a Marriage Trainwreck From Happening?

Roy Sheppard | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

How many people have you just 'known' were going to marry the wrong man or woman? But did you take them aside before their big day and quietly ask if they were 'sure' they were marrying the right person? Girl-to-girl, this is code for "You must be NUTS marrying this guy. He's a cheating, unreliable jerk." Or man-to-man, did you simply tell him point-blank "This woman is BAD news. Don't marry her. She will wreck your life."

'Single' Is a Relationship Status - Not a Waiting Period Between Relationships

Kate Leaver | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaver

I shake my metaphorical Crocs violently at anyone who thinks that right now, I'm just filling in time till someone loves me again. This is the most emotionally, physically, sexually independent I've ever felt and you will not take that away from me with pity.

Facebook Is Terrible for Serious Relationships and Great for Crap Ones Otherwise Known as 'Backburners' - Here's Why!

Xavier Toby | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

If you really liked this person that you've got on the backburner, why aren't you having a crack at it? If you don't have a solid answer to that question, then you're not being fair to the person that's on the backburner, or to yourself.

How to Start a Lasting Romance in Party Season

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

With Christmas round the corner it is time to start thinking about party season. There are some easy mistakes to make when looking for love in party season so here are some tips on how to start a lasting romance...

What Happens to Your Relationship When You Have a Child

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I can't tell you what happens to everyone but I can tell you what happened to me. And I can offer some reassurances too. It does bring you together. Probably in the same way as two people being held hostage are brought together. But that wasn't how it worked from the start.

A Fantastic Night: The UK Dating Awards 2014

Caroline Brealey | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

The night itself was jam packed with everyone from the big online dating companies such as eHarmony, Lovestruck and Guardian Soulmates, to TV dating expert Jo Hemmings and the glossy magazines who write about all things love, dating and breakups.

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Days - Date Two

Mark Restuccia | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Restuccia

What an atrocious night for a date. Why the hell would anyone ever agree to go out on a first date on a Friday night? It's the most exciting night of the week for people with grown-up jobs. For those that remember how to pull in the real world, it's the best night of the week for that.

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Days - Date One

Mark Restuccia | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Restuccia

Right. It's October. Most people are giving up drinking this month but I'm giving up not dating for 30 consecutive days. How? With my trustee little instant date genrating device - Tinder. Ooh, but how are you going to raise money for charity by dating?

Five Lessons Learnt After Divorce

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

Sometimes we do not know how much a decision will impact us until it is done. This is the case for me, and my divorce. It has undoubtedly changed my life, and me. But I am not here to retell the horror of divorce. Instead, I would like to share 5 important lessons I have learnt after divorce.

Why Retirement Can be a Tricky Time for Relationships

Penny Mansfield | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

Historically, over 60s have always been far less likely to divorce than the rest of the population. But trends are changing and the first decade of the twentieth century has heralded a rising number of over-60s separating - often after years of marriage.

Ryan Adams: Gifted With Something Gold

Aaron Vallely | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

This album opens with the single, "Gimme Something Good". The video for which features sex-symbol and actress, or 'scream queen', Elvira.

A Day in the Life of a Dating Guru

James Preece | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

Two clients later and it's time for me to hit the gym. A quick workout helps me to clear my mind and switch off my thoughts for a little while. I think of myself as a personal trainer for dating. I put together a plan and make sure my clients stick to it!

The Wonder of Sex Talk

Sarah Berry | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Berry

If you feel like something has gone wrong during sex lying in silence next to the person you've had sex with can feel very lonely. One of you may not have climaxed or finished too soon, it may have hurt, it may have brought up negative feels, or you may have felt nervous.

Four Ways to Prevent Dating From Stressing You Out

Liz Marie | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Many, many things in life are stressful. Work, finances, family drama...dating shouldn't be one of them. Sure, it's not always going to be rose petals and long walks on the beach, but at it's core, dating should be fun, not some drag on your resources-emotionally, mentally or financially.

How to Pull - The Old-Fashioned Way

Katy Horwood | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When out and about on a Friday night there are certain rules a girl would be well advised to follow in order to secure herself a snog at the end of the night. Good lighting, Rohypnol and 7 sambucas being my preferred short cuts as I get older, or for those of you young enough to still be bothered to put some genuine effort in, the following.

Cancer, Your Partner and You...

Jayne Molyneux | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Molyneux

Cancer can be as overwhelming for loved ones as it is for the patient and can sometimes change relationships in unexpected ways, including the effect it can have on marriages and intimate relationships.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

How to Make Sure Your Relationship Survives Christmas

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

Amongst all the tinsel, Christmas pudding and fairy lights Christmas can be a stressful time of year. The financial pressures and family demands to pull off that 'perfect' Christmas can put pressure on relationships. Here's some tips form me to help you through to a romantic New Year.

Love Is Real - How Fear Keeps Us From Starting a Relationship

Anna Roth | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Often, when we feel ourselves falling in love, we don´t yet know the other person. Our hearts begin to open, but we feel vulnerable. Can we trust them? Does this person love us? Is this person really interested in us? These are all things we cannot control.

Is There Really Such a Thing as 'The One'?

Brett Harding | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Are we destined to be with one person who makes us complete, or are there more opportunities to find happiness in different relationships? Can we simply become another person's soulmate as a result of deep and lasting love?

Ireland's Gay Matchmaking Festival: The Outing, Lisdoonvarna, October 3-6

Peter McGuire | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

The word "tradition" is so often misunderstood to mean the dragging heels of a conservative past, whereas modern traditions actually include our calendar customs such as Halloween and April Fools, our music and dance, our games and sports, almost all the foods we eat, the stories we tell, and so much more.

30 Simple Ways to Cultivate Beauty In Your Everyday Life

Adrian Millar | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

You have the power to recharge, refocus and recommit, without slog. All you have to do is keep in touch with the beauty of your everyday life. The way to do this is through your story.

The Journey Home

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

My parents do not come up to London anymore, though it is less than 90 minutes from where they live. They used to have a vibrant life here. My mother would always be there on the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show with her big hat on, and went to museums, galleries and operas.

Five Ways To Be the Best Girlfriend He's Ever Had

Liz Marie | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Not all men are created equal, but there are some common qualities nearly every guy looks for in a woman. Here are the top five ways you can be the best (and hopefully last!) girlfriend he's ever had.

Where Did I Sign Up for This?

Kim Davies | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

Where did I sign up for the indentured servitude that is picking up everyone else's undies, wee-sodden pull ups and a shipwrecked flotilla of toenail clippings from the bathroom floor?