Love and Relationships

Can Distance Really Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

Brett Harding | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

This 100% focus on talking and understanding each other could well mean that your love is bound to feel purer as you love them for their personality as what you feel isn't based upon passion or lust.

WATCH: How To Get A Date Using Siri

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Thought that Siri, the iPhone's personal assistant and knowledge navigator (thanks, Wikipedia) was useless and/or annoying? Think again! Becaus...

WATCH: Relationship In 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Want to see your life flash before your eyes? Or at least, possibly, some highlights from your relationships over the years? And be ever-so slightly d...

Four-Step Guide: How To Bag Your Roomie

Sofie Hagen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

You have heard him fart, masturbate and laugh at Adam Sandler movies. He has heard you fall in the shower, have conversations with inanimate objects a...

Switch Your View, Estranged Families and What Really Matters in Life (Part Four)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Love is both a noun and a verb; it implies an act of doing and a type of being. The nearest relation to deep love is divineness: a God-like act, devoid of all ambiguity yet honest and true.

The Day 'Agh' Was Supplanted

Lana Citron | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

In the beginning was the word and word was Agh. As with everything in the Bear's life, it happened almost imperceptibly. Mornings would begin with Bear Song, a definitive 'Agh', the opening of big brown eyes and a milk tooth smile.

Ready Made Love

Gina Lyons | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I have a theory... I believe, (and I hope), that as many people my age come from the 'divorced parents' ilk, that when we set off into holy matrimony, we will put more effort into our marriage in the hope that it will stick...

But... I Love You

Lana Citron | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Lana Citron

I wonder if it's a female thing this propensity to apportion blame on oneself for a relationship disaster. I can't recall many of my male friends blaming themselves for their love affairs going tits up... whether it is or isn't gender specific, it's a meaningless moan.

Is Having a Child the Next Logical Step?

Brett Harding | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

There are many reasons for having a child, but how do you know if having a child is the right step for you? There are a lot of different factors that you take into account before considering a child, but at the end of the day it's a very personal decision.

Psychologists Find Female Success Is Bad for Romantic Relationships

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Your romantic partner experiences a huge success; a big pay rise or their first novel is accepted for publication - how does that make you feel? If you are a man, you would be feeling worse about yourself, according to the latest psychological research.

Online, On-DULL!

Sadie Brown | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

Where are the creative types? Interesting, non polo-shirt wearing men who prick your interest intently? NOT ONLINE - I rest my case. I'm sure Will i am or Leo Dicaprio wouldn't go through that sign up form, no.

On a Personal Note...

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

As the Chief Executive of Relate, the UK's leading relationship support organisation, I thought it might be apt to share a little of my own experience of how relationships can develop over time. Ian, my husband, announced on the eve of a long weekend that we should paint the kitchen. I felt my chest tighten and an acute sense of impending doom.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Rita Pal | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

We live in an age where society attempts to conform to the status quo. We are told that in exchange for beauty we will obtain success and happiness. What we are not told is how much unhappiness we often go through to achieve this unachievable perception of beauty.

REVEALED: What Men And Women Say, And What They Mean

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Men! Want to know what women really think? Women! Want to know what men really think? Simply click play on the video above (written and directed...

Keeping it Real - New Technology that Can Make Online Dating Stress-free and Fake-free

Sophie Labrey | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Labrey

Since online dating made its way onto our computer screens in the early 90's, it's evolved from a stigmatised and sparkless process of dating deluded weirdos into a normalised and adventurous way to meet the love of your life. From its primitive beginnings, online dating has fallen into the whirlwind of emerging technologies.

Does Nan Really Know Best?

Olivia Lee | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

I have to admit it - I was never really much of a feminist! If I'm being even more honest I spent most my twenties not really understanding the concept, nor even thinking about it for that matter. Like most flat chested high-pitched cocky young girls - I thought I had it ALL figured out, and when I needed advice I went to the people I could trust the most; my Mum and Grandma.

The Friendly Girl's Guide to Becoming More Approachable

Renee Cutaia Olson | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Renee Cutaia Olson

There's a wild misconception amongst women that we have to do something extreme to be noticed by men; be the most beautiful woman in the room or be insanely outgoing or nobody will ever know you're there. It's quite the contrary. Chances are that men are keen to approach you, but they're not sure you'd be interested

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Rita Pal | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

India is supposed to be the exotic land of love, yet for some reason love seems to now be a second hand emotion. This is despite the multi-million dollar Bollywood industry based on selling love, passion and perhaps a bit of sex. Both sexes are becoming practical- choosing their partners based on bank balances, job security, baby carrying capacity, suitability/compatibilities to families, similar castes and good genetics.

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Woman

Liz Marie | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you're a single woman, it's highly likely that the most annoying things you encounter on a daily basis aren't bad dates or jerks hitting on you while you're on the train. Rather, it's the 'wisdom' that your friends, family and strangers on the street love to dispense when the subject of your single-dom comes up.

Drinks? Lunch? Dinner? The Dilemma of the First Date

Daniel Warner | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

Recently I read that there is a simple way to tell if someone is really 'into' us, and not surprisingly, in a material world full of material girls (and boys), it supposedly depends on how much money and how much commitment we are willing to put into that initial meeting or on that all important first date.

Twenty Things I Wish Someone Had Taught Me About Love

Liz Marie | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Most of my dating knowledge was learned the hard way, and while these past romantic experiences of mine sure make for interesting stories and wise lessons to share, there are times when I wish someone had sat me down and said, "Listen up, darling. Here is what you need to know about love."

REVEALED: The Main Reasons For Falling Out With Your Family

PA | PA | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Money, jealousy and choice of lover are the most key causes of family fallouts, according to new research, and you're twice as likely to have had a fa...

When Kate and I were BFF's - My Soulful Momma Advice to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Alice Grist | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Last night I dreamt that Kate Middleton was my next door neighbour and that she and Wills had their baby. It was a boy in case you were wondering, and...

Not Tall, Not Dark and Kinda Funny-Looking: Dating a Guy Who Isn't Your Type

The Guyliner | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

When he arrives, I'm totally at ease. I have no expectations; I'm just out for a drink. I'm just myself, whatever that is, and he can like it or lump it. It doesn't matter if I don't fancy him, right? It's a shock, then, to find myself warming to him almost immediately.

How To Kiss: Washing Machine Versus The Granny

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Pucker up, buttercup because everything you need to know about kissing is right here in our snazzy infographic to celebrate National Kissing Day. Even...