Love and Relationships

The Modern Way of Dating

Toni Rae | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Rae

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 Uncoupling, Exposed

Miranda Wilson | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Wilson

We've formed an illogical connection between love, and anger, fear and drama. Our minds believe that less demonstrative behavior means we love each other less. Yet, when partners behave without fighting and jealousy, it speaks of their own self-love and security in the relationship.

Trustful Tinder?

Eden Blackman | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Those of us who have ever used dating sites will not be shocked to learn of another story centred around fake profiles breaking in the world of online dating - today it's Tinder under the uncomfortable spotlight. It seems Tinder (owned by InterActiveCorp who also own Match.com and OKCupid) have been hit by the bots

Spring Fever: Five Ways to Open Up and Find New Love

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Spring is here and love is in the air! Flowers are blooming, trees are turning green again, birds are building their nests and we all naturally become more interested in love, sex and romance. With longer, lighter and brighter days, you have a spring in your step as you start to think about new beginnings.

Boyfriend Scares Girlfriend In Hilarious Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every couple has their own habits, likes and dislikes and if you're in a long-term relationship, chances are you and your partner will have your very ...

Disenchanted With Online Dating and Want to Try Something New?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

In the late 20th century the most common way men and women met was through friends or through work. There were many benefits to this; when meeting through friends, you know something about their history and background as well as being more likely to have shared values and interest. In the last 15 years this has started to change with the event of online dating.

15 Signs He Might Be a Player - Do Not Call That Guy

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

t's amazing how many female clients and colleagues I encounter who are highly intelligent, beautiful, kind, smart, witty and bright yet they get so easily duped by players. Players know how to say the right things, how to hook you by telling you want they think you want to hear.

It's a Love Story, but It's the Story That Counts

Becky Walsh | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Love won't take away all your problems. No soul mate to which everything they do, think or say is a perfect match to you. It ebbs and flows; it's never a permanent state of being

Five Reasons Why It's Better for Women to Be Single

Jeni Harvery | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeni Harvery

As a heterosexual woman of thirty eight years old, I have lived without a male partner for five full years now and I can honestly say with no reservations whatsoever, that my quality of life has improved as a result. Some reasons for which I give here, in a list, because everyone likes a list.

Just Remember Honey, We Signed a Pre-Nup

Kate Smallwood | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Smallwood

I'm always one for moving forward but to me this is a step in the wrong direction. Isn't planning the demise of a marriage before we even sign the register a recipe for disaster? Without question, if my husband-to-be had suggested we put together a pre-nup, I'd have torn up the invites and scoffed the wedding cake.

Mistresses Will Never be the Wives, but Why Would They Want To?

Cynthia Lawrence | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Lawrence

Mistresses will never bear the official 'missus', status, but it's not because the husbands won't let them. It's because they simply don't want it!

On Valentine's Day - How to Tell If Someone Really Fancies You

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Are you a 'romantic paranoiac'? Defined in Alain De Botton's 2006 book Essays in Love, as a tendency to misread sexual interest in the body language and conversation of others. Men, much more than women, see sexual intent in the opposite gender's friendly gestures. Working out who really fancies us may be down to evolution and psychology.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Adoptees' Worst Fear Will Likely Come True

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Acheson

What if Valentine's Day, or relationships in general, were a stark reminder of the most painful and distressing events that you ever experienced? What if they triggered a trauma so terrifically challenging that it forever altered your approach to life? Welcome to Valentine's Day, and relationships, for adoptees.

How to Get Lucky in Love for Valentine's Day

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

If you're facing Valentine's Day alone, you may be questioning why you have such bad luck. Being 'lucky' is actually a state of mind, as discovered by psychologist Richard Wiseman in his ten year study. Here are seven rules to improve your luck in relationships based on his findings.

An Oxford Companion to Valentine's Day

Daniel Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Parker

It's a question as old as time: do you eat out for Valentine's Day or brave the kitchen yourself in a foolhardy attempt to impress your partner? On the one hand, if you dine out, you won't burn your kitchen down, desperately scraping ashen steak chops off the oven walls as your love weeps into her napkin.

10 Things You Will Learn When You Move in With Your Partner

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Louise Thompson

Don't sweat the small stuff. Everybody has annoying habits. There needs to be some tolerance of your partner's pecadillos. Some weirdos put the butter in the cupboard because that's what their mum did, even though this is a gross miscarriage of justice

Undateable Me

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

Honestly, after all that I have experienced, I seek something much more fulfilling than casual flings, trivial dates and meaningless sex. Because I know exactly how I would feel after I've opened up myself to someone, and given myself to him, but he turns out to be a total jerk.

I'm Just Really Into Guys That Annoy Me

Sian Hunter | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Hunter

My ex-boyfriend really annoyed me. The guy before that infuriated me. The one I was with for five years? Constant frustration. But the guy who I dated for a few weeks but never really clicked with? Didn't annoy me at all. Inoffensive just doesn't really do it for me.

LURVE, Exciting and New

Matt Zitron | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

If you're single, consider the love you want and try and move towards it. I know it's bloody easy to say, but stop sulking and do it. I don't care who you are, there's love out there for you. Even Katie Hopkins has a husband.

How to Manifest Your Soul Mate

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

You can permanently re-wire you subconcious mind to accept these affirmations by listening to them in a deep meditative state. By changing your predominant thought process, you will eventually change your life and attract in the life that you dream of and deserve.

Valentine's Day

Canon J.John | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Canon J.John

At the beginning of the Bible, God says, 'It is not good for man to be alone.' We see here the heart of God, which is for us to be in relationship: relationship with each other and ultimately with him. We were made to be sociable, to interact, to interrelate. We were made to look outwards in love towards one another.

Why Are More Women Than Men Single After 60?

Catherine Thomas | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Thomas

Feminists would take the stance that this is somehow to do with the male appetite for a younger model. Women are left alone fending for themselves after a marriage breakdown and fated to an existence of meals for one and loneliness whilst their ex partner enjoys the fruits of youth. The truth, however, is often less interesting than spin.

Valentine Blues? Here's Why You Might Be Single!

Becky Walsh | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

If you're single and fed up with it, finding love can feel impossible. Often it's a combination of the psychological and the practical that stops us from finding love. So take a breath, and if you're ready, let's take a look at what you might need to change and do... to make it happen for you.

Schmalentine's Day

Ambi Sitham | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

I know many people love this day of schmaltz where hearts are de rigueur but I am not a fan. Irrespective of my relationship status I have never liked Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong I am a die hard romantic. In fact I am known for my excessive sentimentality which at times has proved to be my Achilles' heel.

How to design yourself

Stephen Bayley | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Bayley

Confidence is essential. People often ask how to become confident. The answer is as simple to understand as it is difficult to practice: tell yourself you are the most intelligent and attractive person in the room. Tell yourself persuasively enough and it will come true.