Love and Relationships

From a Year of 'Us' to a Year of 'Me': Starting the Year as a Young Widow

Rachael Dickson Hillyard | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Dickson Hillyard

However, 2014 is over and 2015 has arrived whether it was welcomed or not. If 2014 was a year of 'us', it seems 2015 will be a year of 'me'. My focus has been someone else for so long and I'm not yet comfortable with this new solitary mind set.

15 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're looking for lavish gifts for the lovely lady in your life this Valentine's Day, then you've certainly come to the right place. No matter ...

12 Anti-Valentine's Day Cards For Those Allergic To Romance

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

No matter how much you want to bypass 14 February, there's no escaping it. Valentine's Day will soon arrive alongside endless bouquets, major PDAs...

How to Get Over the Love of Your Life in 24 Hours

Helen Keeler | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

I was heartbroken. And then I accidentally got over him in 24 hours. Honestly. So here, based on exactly what I did, is a 20 step guide to curing heartbreak in just one day.

Ten Ways to Get Ready for Love

Patricia Lohan | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Lohan

The man of your dreams won't just arrive at your door, knocking and saying "Honey I'm here!" You must take inspired action! To attract the man of my dreams and meet my soulmate, I made small intentional changes that had a profound impact on my whole life!

Why Premature Ejaculation is a Sensitive Subject

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Every man has an idea of how long he should 'last' in order to satisfy his partner - from a few minutes to 20 minutes or longer in some men's minds. One study found that, on average, penetration lasted five and a half minutes.

Have I Made a Mistake Choosing Divorce?

Sara Davison | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

After the initial January fresh start, how many people who are now in the process of divorce actually start thinking, have I made a mistake? Is it really worth it? How do I stay focused not he future? Will I ever move on?

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

Becoming Teetotal: Just Like a Messy Break-up

Jon Young | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

When I speak to people about my sobriety, they imagine either that I am fighting a constant battle against temptation or that I no longer have any thoughts about drinking at all. The reality is somewhere in between. The best way to describe it is through the metaphor of something most of us can relate to - a relationship with an ex-partner, from the initial meet, to the aftermath of the break-up.

Lonely Man Is Trying To Crowdfund To Pay For His Dates

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lonely Tom Packer from Norwich is asking strangers on the internet to fund his search for a girlfriend. "There's a popular theory, which states th...

How Barbie Really Met Ken

Patricia Lohan | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Lohan

At sixteen, I moved to France on an Erasmus exchange, the Internet was brand new and email was going to be our main form of contact with people back home. I set up my first ever email account. I did loads of different searches for suitable id's for myself.

Why Do We Have Affairs?

Bridget Harrison | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Harrison

Most affairs are rarely just about the desire to get steamy with someone else. They are far more often about people's inability to negotiate the relationship they are in. "People usually have affairs to cope with a marriage rather than end it," says Janet Reibstein.

Why Our Trust Issues Are the Key Sabotaging Ingredient When It Comes to Dating

Olga Levancuka | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

At the end, no one wants to get hurt again. Or no one wants to invest their time in romancing and find that only a few months down the line 'not to be chosen'. Rejection hurts. Bad relationships hurt as well.

My First Date After the Big D

Ben Adams | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Adams

If truth be told, it's about time I put myself back in the shop window for real now. No more excuses. No more "it's too soon", or "I've got to put the kids first", or even "I'll write a book about it instead of doing it for real".

The Five Dating Mistakes Everyone Regrets

James Preece | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

The dating process is full of trial and error. Yet, the mistake that most people make is constantly going through the trial part and not learning from the errors that follow along. Reviewing these mistakes and not falling into them can be just what you need to increase your chances in finding love.

The Number One Thing You Should Never Forget About Love

Liz Marie | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Love doesn't make sense. Love isn't supposed to. Love is here to catch you off guard, surprise the heck out of you, to show up when you aren't expecting it and make a mess of things. Love's job is to challenge you, make you a better person, sustain you through difficult times.

Stephen Fry and Elliot Spencer Aren't So Crazy...Trust Me

Owen Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Owen Lee

Unfortunately I'm not in a position to comment on how Stephen and Elliot got together, nor on the validity of their relationship. I can however tell you about my relationship with a 55 year old that started when I was 23.

New Year Resolutions for Your Love Life

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

New Year is a great time to celebrate the successes of the last year while making a plan for a new one. It is the perfect time to create resolutions to ensure you have a happy and healthy love life in 2015. As Benjamin Franklin said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!"

Would You Try to Stop a Marriage Trainwreck From Happening?

Roy Sheppard | Posted 15.02.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 07.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 01.02.2015 | 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.