Love and Relationships

Love is... Worse Than a Paper Cut

Helen Keeler | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

So, Valentine's Day, you pink, fluffy and, ironically, heartless bastard. Hated by couples who rue its commercialisation. Hated by couples who say, ...

Older People Share Timeless Wisdom Of Love And Loss

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Older people across London are sharing incredibly poignant stories of love and loss as part of a powerful photography exhibition. Each poignant lov...

Letting Go of the Fantasy of Mr Right and Learning to Love for Real

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I see now that my understanding of love and the journey I've been on to get where I am today reflect my personality and my inner battles. These may be unique to me, but I share them in the hope some of you can relate.

Watch The Heartwarming Moment WWII Beaus Are Reunited After 70 Years

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The heartwarming moment a World War II veteran is reunited with his wartime beau after 70 years apart has been captured on film. Former paratrooper...

My Very Own British Romcom

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippe Ladvocat

I'd been to that shop before. This time, however, it was a pair of Converse shoes with the Union Jack flag on it that grabbed my attention. Two of my friends were trying to cheer me up - it was a weird day as I was trying to cope with a break up.

World War II Veteran In 10,500 Mile Journey To Meet His Wartime Love 70 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 93-year-old World War II veteran who last saw his wartime girlfriend 70 years ago is to travel 10,500 miles to Australia to meet her. UPDATE: Wa...

We Asked Londoners: 'What Does Love Mean To You?'

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

What is love? (Apart from that maddeningly catchy Haddaway song, of course.) Ahead of Valentine's Day, we took to the streets of London to find out...

Five Epic Questions to Ask Yourself Right Now If You Want to Date Smarter

Saskia Nelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

Have you lost your online dating buzz? Are you currently weighing up whether you can face doing more online dating or whether you need to think about becoming a hermit? If so, you're asking yourself the wrong questions.

How I Turned My Broken Heart Into a Short Film Starring David Tennant

Daisy Aitkens | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Daisy Aitkens

I want this film to be a love letter to all those people who are worried about saying I Love You. Say it. Trust me. You will learn a lot more about yourself if you stride out and embrace the emotional surf that knocks you off your feet.

Do We Really Need a Plus-Size Dating App?

Fran Hayden | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Tech
Fran Hayden

Categorising us as a specialist brand whilst under the guise of advocating body positivity is not the way to go about supporting the imminent collapse of body shaming, rather integrating us into existing institutions or rather, treating us like everyone else, would be the more favourable option - trust me.

The Aftermath of Christmas on a Relationship and Family

Heather Montoute | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Heather Montoute

As a nation, we seem to put ourselves under more and more pressure each year to make Christmas better and to try and make people happy - and as a result we make ourselves miserable.

Six Ways to Use Social Media to Play Mind Games

Olivia Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

1. Crop them out of your profile picture. I know you think we're probably past that, it's 2016, it's something you do to your mates on a weekly basis but stop. This is the semi-crop. You need to leave in a creepy amount of them, like a single eye in the corner of the photo.

I Dumped My Boyfriend Because of His Political Views

Anna Brown | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Brown

Two weeks before Christmas, I left my French boyfriend of ten months. We hadn't argued, there wasn't anyone else, things were good... Little did I know, my then-boyfriend had given Le Front National his vote. I had no idea he was this way politically inclined, and 24 hours later, we were done.

Six Ways To Tell If He Likes You*

Olivia Jones | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

No no, we're not talking Lynx Africa, we're talking potent pheromones that get your heart racing without you even realising it.

So Lonely

Lisa Edwards | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I sat there listening to the stories of 70 and 90-year-olds still yearning for the company of their spouses - one keeps his wife's ashes in a bag on the chair next to him - and thinking about my own mother's story. Her husband died when she was my age, and her life pretty much folded. By choice.

How to Let Go of Your Ex After a Break-Up

Sara Davison | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

She was completely overwhelmed with sadness and an acute sense of loss. She had a high flying career and was angry at herself for falling apart yet she had no control over the crying or the obsessing over what she might have done wrong.

A Year of Dating

Lisa Edwards | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

The main thing I learned last year is that if he appears to be too good to be true, then he usually is... This is such a cliché it's almost embarrassing to be writing about it. I had two instances of it last year, both with men in their late thirties.

What I'd Tell Her Daughter About Heartbreak

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
Adele Barlow

Fast-forward fifteen years; her mother and I sit on the couch; this little girl is now at university but home for the holidays and she walks in and bursts into tears, freshly dumped by her boyfriend.

With Kindness, Not Love

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I am not a psychologist and I know that releasing childhood emotional trauma is a big complicated area. I wouldn't know how to start advising people, but as a mother of five children, I follow the old adage, it is easier to raise a happy child than mend a broken adult.

Couple's Who Cohabit Before Marriage Are Less Likely to Divorce

Sara Davison | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

The latest statistics show that the UK divorce rate has fallen by almost 3% between 2012 and 2013. The study shows that couples married after 2000 are less likely to get divorced than their parents.

Bumping Into Your Ex!

Sara Davison | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

The reality is that life goes on and if your ex chose to end your relationship then they are not the person you hoped they were. It's better to find out now rather than later. Sometimes good things come to an end so better things can come together so it's not all doom and gloom.

Age-Gap Relationships: Can They Last the Distance?

Brett Harding | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Do you date people your own age? Or do you tend to go for men or women who are older or younger then you? They say age is just a number when it comes to love but is that really true? Many famous celebrities are in age gap romances.

Sharing the Love #Youaregreat

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I made a rule to myself when I was 22 that when I heard anything nice, kind or positive being said about anyone I knew, I would always tell them.

Alpha-Dating - The New Must Do

Lisa Palmer | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

Alpha-dating is a way to put the excitement, mystery and fun back into your relationship by going week by week (or month by month) and taking it in turns to go through the alphabet, coming up with a different date beginning with each letter of the alphabet. For example A could be for archery, get out Cupid 's bow and arrow and put the love back into your life!

Five Seriously Cool Reasons Why Booking a Dating Profile Photo Shoot Should Be on Your Bucket List

Saskia Nelson | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

In a nutshell, images are everything. Invest in some cool new photos and you'll massively improve the click-through rate on your dating profile and the amount of engagement with your profile will soar.