Love and Relationships

Three Keys to Keep Jealousy at Bay

Sacha Knop | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Jealousy is exactly like the water spilling over the bathtub. Unless you be that team that fights the actual problem, it'll keep spilling over and over, creating paranoia and more mess leaking into other areas of your relationship, meanwhile damaging the trust and fun you have.

I Don't Need a Husband... But Lord, Do I Want One

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

We all deserve a cheerleader, a champion, an equal. I've taken it this far, and I've done it goddamn well. If this is life alone, then life in a partnership - a coupling where we make each other better, compensate for weaknesses and amplify strengths - well, s**t. That'd be some life.

Food and Romance: How Are the Two Connected and What Does It Mean For Our Relationships?

Brett Harding | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Food and sex; sex and food - there's no getting away from the fact that these two basic human needs are intrinsically linked. From Valentine's Day, where advertisers go crazy selling us aphrodisiac chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, to that special first meal where you spend hours preparing for a partner with the promise of what might follow afterwards.

How to Date

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

When you come out of a relationship one of the scariest things can be putting yourself back out there and start dating again. And if you've been in a relationship for a while - it may be that things have changed quite a bit since you were last on the scene!

Nine Reasons Why I'm Freaking Out About Living With a Boy...

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Moving in together seemed like the most logical thing to do. That was, until I started to tell people our news. Instead of receiving the "congratulations" I'd anticipated, reactions from friends and family have ranged from harmless teasing - "whoah that's a big step" - to the downright accusational -"isn't that a bit soon?".

Nine Years of Breastfeeding: A Love Letter

Clint Greagen | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clint Greagen

Like a kid playing whack-a-mole at Time Zone, the nurse slammed Archie's newborn mouth at your nipple several times over, and that's when it first dawned on me that breastfeeding was not as easy as I'd imagined. But I learned about 'attachment' and that it was a matter of practice and felt we'd be high-fiving our way down milky street in no time.

Skydiver Proposed At 12,500ft - What Could Possibly Go Wrong...?

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all love a good (or sometimes bad) wedding proposal story, and this one is just fabulous. A skydiving enthusiast decided to pop the question to...

Hollywood, I've Got a Bone to Pick With You

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

When we were little girls we listened to fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. As we grew up, we watched movies like Pretty Woman. All contribute to fairy-tale brainwash, the belief that the right man or woman will just show up in our life at the right place and right time, without us having to do anything to make it happen.

Would You Class This As Sex? When It Comes To Cheating Some Men Wouldn't

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How far would you go with someone other than your partner without classing it as having sex? That was the question that Esquire magazine put to Bri...

Is It True Love? 20 Ways To Tell

Liz Marie | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

It's not always easy to tell if the person you're dating is going to be around for the long haul. Here are 20 signs that will make it crystal clear if you've found the one... or not!

This Adorable Bathroom Graffiti Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think about typical bathroom graffiti your mind will probably jump to penis pictures and trashy 'RM 4 RZ 4EVA 'N' Alwayz' declarations of teena...

How To Recreate 50 Shades Of Grey With Duct Tape And A Spatula

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since EL James' 50 Shades of Grey topped the book charts in 2011, open discussion about sex and alternative bedroom pastimes has lost some of the soci...

How To Pimp Yourself As An Online Date With 'Great Personality' (And For That To Be A Good Thing)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Online dating is now well and truly mainstream - using Tinder has become a standard pastime for anyone in their twenties or above - finding love onlin...

How To Be A Kissing God (Or Goddess) On National Kissing Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Good people of Britain, get ready to pucker up because today is National Kissing Day. Even if you've been smooching for years, there's always more ...

Being Spontaneous Improves Your Love Life

Jo Hemmings | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Hemmings

While men seem to enjoy the excitement that a truly spontaneous gesture brings, women would much rather have a few hints dropped and prepare themselves for the moment - take heed for this thought guys, you can keep it a surprise but a little hint by email or text to show you have something special in mind will go a long way!

The World Cup Relationship Survival Guide

Mike Taylor | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Taylor

It's here, whether you're a fan or not, the World Cup is upon us, and it's probably about to take over your partner's life. But like any stressful time for couples such as Christmas or the family summer holiday, forewarned is forearmed.

Stop Being That Annoying New Girlfriend

Malminder Gill | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

So you are in love, that is great news, good for you! You may have spent years dreaming up this new guy in your life and finally it has all come true and now life is just wonderful. However, you may have noticed some other changes developing in the background like none of your friends share your enthusiasm or you are starting to do things that you normally wouldn't.

Is Dating Your Friend a Good Idea?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

The biggest risk was telling each other that they liked each other, in that way. Because they were friends the risk and impact of rejection is much higher. At the other end of things, if the relationship doesn't work, particularly if it ends badly, you run the risk of ruining the friendship.

Northern Ireland Quietly Opens Heart to Mixed Relationships

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

"This is off the record right? Before this conversation goes any further I need to know my name isn't going to appear anywhere." Thus speaks a Catholic woman from Northern Ireland upon being asked questions about her 35-year marriage to a Protestant.

Do You Really Want to Save That Relationship?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Scary or ugly or not, the only way to save a relationship is to save the relationship. Full stop. You have to be brave, rip off the bandaid and look at what's festering underneath. It's not for the faint-hearted. It's miserable painful dirty work but it's the only thing that will put it right.

All the Single Ladies: What It's Like to Be Single

Natalie Wisdom | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Wisdom

So what is being single like? It is a time when you assume that having a boyfriend would improve life. An assumption that every non-single person you know is probably doing something better than you. A time when you are envious of all the things you assume you would be doing if you had a boyfriend...

Five Signs You're in a Dead End Relationship

Liz Marie | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Every relationship goes through normal highs and lows, but if you seem to be stuck in the lows more often than not, it might be time to consider if you're in a dead end relationship. Here are the top five surprising signs that you're romance isn't going anywhere, fast.

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

Well, since we can't change other people, the only way to change your partner's behaviour is to change yours (we give out what we receive). Why not review the following five areas to see where you could put the spring back into your relationship?

Should Relationships Really Be Effortless?

Toni Rae | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Rae

I have always said that relationships should be effortless, and that there should be an unstated mutual respect and understanding for one another. For the most part, I still believe this. Relationships can be effortless, and the majority of the time it should be.

The World's Tallest Bride Gets Engaged To Her 5ft 4Inch Boyfriend

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

They say love comes in all shapes and sizes and that sure seems to be the case for the pair in this relationship. Brazil's tallest teen is set to ...