Love and Relationships

Why Do We Have Affairs?

Bridget Harrison | Posted 21.03.2015 | 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 17.03.2015 | 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 15.03.2015 | 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 15.03.2015 | 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 14.03.2015 | 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 09.03.2015 | 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.

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Days - Date One

Mark Restuccia | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Restuccia

Right. It's October. Most people are giving up drinking this month but I'm giving up not dating for 30 consecutive days. How? With my trustee little instant date genrating device - Tinder. Ooh, but how are you going to raise money for charity by dating?

Five Lessons Learnt After Divorce

Shirley Maya Tan | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Maya Tan

Sometimes we do not know how much a decision will impact us until it is done. This is the case for me, and my divorce. It has undoubtedly changed my life, and me. But I am not here to retell the horror of divorce. Instead, I would like to share 5 important lessons I have learnt after divorce.

Why Retirement Can be a Tricky Time for Relationships

Penny Mansfield | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Mansfield

Historically, over 60s have always been far less likely to divorce than the rest of the population. But trends are changing and the first decade of the twentieth century has heralded a rising number of over-60s separating - often after years of marriage.

Ryan Adams: Gifted With Something Gold

Aaron Vallely | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

This album opens with the single, "Gimme Something Good". The video for which features sex-symbol and actress, or 'scream queen', Elvira.

A Day in the Life of a Dating Guru

James Preece | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

Two clients later and it's time for me to hit the gym. A quick workout helps me to clear my mind and switch off my thoughts for a little while. I think of myself as a personal trainer for dating. I put together a plan and make sure my clients stick to it!

The Wonder of Sex Talk

Sarah Berry | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Berry

If you feel like something has gone wrong during sex lying in silence next to the person you've had sex with can feel very lonely. One of you may not have climaxed or finished too soon, it may have hurt, it may have brought up negative feels, or you may have felt nervous.

Four Ways to Prevent Dating From Stressing You Out

Liz Marie | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Many, many things in life are stressful. Work, finances, family drama...dating shouldn't be one of them. Sure, it's not always going to be rose petals and long walks on the beach, but at it's core, dating should be fun, not some drag on your resources-emotionally, mentally or financially.

How to Pull - The Old-Fashioned Way

Katy Horwood | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When out and about on a Friday night there are certain rules a girl would be well advised to follow in order to secure herself a snog at the end of the night. Good lighting, Rohypnol and 7 sambucas being my preferred short cuts as I get older, or for those of you young enough to still be bothered to put some genuine effort in, the following.

Cancer, Your Partner and You...

Jayne Molyneux | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Molyneux

Cancer can be as overwhelming for loved ones as it is for the patient and can sometimes change relationships in unexpected ways, including the effect it can have on marriages and intimate relationships.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

How to Make Sure Your Relationship Survives Christmas

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

Amongst all the tinsel, Christmas pudding and fairy lights Christmas can be a stressful time of year. The financial pressures and family demands to pull off that 'perfect' Christmas can put pressure on relationships. Here's some tips form me to help you through to a romantic New Year.