Love and Relationships

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

Jeni Harvery | Posted 01.05.2014 | 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 28.04.2014 | 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 20.04.2014 | 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.

The Secrets Everyone Should Know About Dating (Part Two) - Online Dating by Numbers

Maria Chiorando | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

It seems like online dating has its own set of rules, some of them more obscure than you might think. For example, apparently you are likely to get more hits if you wear red in your profile picture. Also, and this is not research, just anecdotal, you are less likely to get hits if your profile pic is a selfie (no friends).

Five Top Things to Find Your Valentine

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

Valentines Day is fast approaching. If you're single this may fill you with dread as you contemplate yet another year watching couples celebrating together wondering when your true love will come along. But success in attracting true love can only happen from a place of joy and happiness within your self.

LDRs: Can Love Conquer Border Control?

Rebeca Moss | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebeca Moss

If you're at University then there's a chance you'll meet the love of your life. There's also a chance that they won't be from the same country as you, or even the same continent. This means if they don't manage to find a job after graduation, and you're in it for the long haul, then you're headed for a Long Distance Relationship

Five Reasons Successful Women Repel Men

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

You don't need him. When you make a man feel needed, when you let him do little things for you, it taps into a primitive part of his brain (the hunter and provider part). It makes him feel like a man, it makes him feel happy and it increases his attraction to you.

17 Reasons I'm Still in Love With You

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Radcliffe

Believe me, I don't want to be. It would be a lot easier if I wasn't. You've got another life now. I'm long out of it. You had another path to pursue and I even encouraged it. But: Your voice. Ugh. It slays me. I still have five of your messages in my Voicemail.

On Social Networks and Unflagging Ex-Lovers

Karin Wasteson | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Wasteson

Sometimes everyday experiences, even seemingly trivial things like social networking, can be used for spiritual growth. Instead of going with your first reaction (to get upset and angry), taking a few deep breaths and seeing the larger picture can turn around a situation that feels otherwise "stuck".

Gossip Stories Are So Popular! Why Do the British Public Love to Speculate on the Lives of Celebrities?

Molly McGreevy | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Molly McGreevy

"Juggling a degree in Journalism and a high powered job in sandwich making it's hard to believe that Molly McGreevy has time for a man in her life, but the 19 year old was spotted out in Sheffield with a mystery male this week...

Why Women Freak Out When He Doesn't Call

Becky Walsh | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

The withdrawal of attention can be used as a form of relationship control by women as well as men. Being distant can be used as a way of testing emotional interest, but also as a way to manipulate controlling power and become the dominate partner.