UK Love

Let's Dissect L-O-V-E!

Deirdre Collins | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

What is love? What does it mean to be 'in love'? Is it different for different people? Well individuals by their nature are different so it follows that no two people's experiences are exactly the same, right?

A Special Moment With A Stranger

Chloe Gunning | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I blush. I know where this is going, and unfortunately I don't feel he's my type. At this point I would usually run a mile, but instead I stand there and share a rare moment of conversation with a stranger.

Have You Ever Walked Out In The Middle Of A Date

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever been on a date that was so bad, you walked out midway through? When one Reddit user asked the good people of the internet this questi...

From MiliBean To MiliBond? Ed's Wife Reveals Wooing Secrets

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Politics

Repeatedly likened to Gromit’s partner in crime, struggling to get his chops around a bacon sandwich and even portrayed as ‘Milibean’ in cartoon...

10 Common Questions People Ask About Sex (And The Answers)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you've got an amazing sex life, you're probably interested to know what everyone else is up to in the bedroom and how you can make your own ex...

Hollywood I've Got a Bone to Pick With You (Part 2) - Hollywood Fairy-tale Brainwash - Harmless or Damaging?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

One of my clients had a kind, loving, sexy boyfriend, yet she couldn't work out if they should be together. She expected a Disney moment - they would look at each other, the sun would set at that moment and then she would just know that he was 'the one'.

What Happens When Your Teenage Daughter Tells You She Has A Boyfriend

Amy Treasure | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

So she comes home from school and casually drops it into our 'how's your day gone' conversation. The conversation we have every day. Except this isn't about the funny thing that happened in maths or that she sang a solo in the choir. This is about a boy, 'the boy' the one she likes and I can tell she's smitten.

This 80-Year-Old Grandmother Has Slept With 1,000 Younger Men

Barcroft | Rebecca Lewis | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Shirley Andrews lives in a housing complex for elderly people. She enjoys knitting and crochet, but Shirley isn't your average 80-year-old. The gra...

Why Everyone Should Have A Relationship MOT.

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it

Travelling or Leaving With Style?

Chloe Palmer | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

Choosing to travel is so wonderful so much of the time that it is easy for everyone (travellers included) to forget that it is like any choice in life: when you choose one option you have to forgo whatever the other option may be.

'Follower, I Married Him': Our Modern Marriage Obsession

Eloise Hendy | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

We have more options than ever before; the world is getting smaller by the day. Rather than attempting to fit ourselves into wedding-gift boxes, maybe we should be questioning why the gift-wrap still holds so much allure. Maybe it's time to blow the bloody doors off.

People Share Their Secrets On How To #DitchYourDateIn5Words

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget faking a phone call or pretending you're ill, there are far more inventive ways to end a terrible date. When @HashtagSkirmish asked people o...

Nothing Says Love Like a Gigantic Helium Balloon

Felicity Fox | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity Fox

I would do rational tomorrow. Today, I was freaking out. I hurried down to the location, hair thrown on top of head, make-up absent and dressed in full-spandex running gear as I knew my endurance would be tested.

The Unbearable Kindness of Strangers

Chloe Palmer | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

I have been travelling for just over six months and haven't put finger to keyboard for the whole time beyond the weekly reassuring email home. The good English girl that is still left in me feels like I should apologise for being so slack and not meeting expectations.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

Will You Post Me Rose Petals? In Remembrance of Loves Lost..

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

A recent house move has necessitated a ruthless clean out of those old boxes lurking under stairs and in the loft and which contain memories of a past long gone. My dream of living in a very small space is about to become a reality but more on that later.

What Women Want From a Man in Their Twenties - Versus Their Thirties

Sadie Brown | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

You're a strong, independent worldly wise lady who's developed an immunity to bullshit over time; you know what you want from your life, your career, and who you will allow into your bed and heart.

A Musing on Monogamy

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

From hormone-driven first loves, to long-term partnered 20-somethings, to the newly wedded and those well-into matrimony; we've all witnessed at least one of the above cross that oh-so-fickle faithful line, leaving loyalty far behind.

Five Stages Of A Relationship

Alexandra Massey | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Why do some couples break up after a couple of years yet others last a lifetime? Here's a model that's considered pretty accurate amongst psychologists when it comes to the stages that all relationships go through. It's not rigid but there are many aspects that most of us recognise.

A Sense of the Absurd

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

When parents and those in-charge of small children are asked what it is that they have done all day, the answer can be hard to quantify. The exact details may be hazy, some of it may sound like nothing much at all and there are probably moments they've forgotten to account for, but it covers a great deal.

What My Mother Taught Me

Lotte Lane | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

I longed to be like her. A rebel, an artist, free-thinking, chaotic, always centre stage. She commanded attention: we were all drawn to her, like moths, as she shined out, enveloping us with her light.

Motherhood - The Biggest Sacrifice

A. Dassu | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
A. Dassu

The moment I found out I was expecting my first child, my life changed forever. Nothing was going to be the same ever again. It couldn't be taken back and even if the pregnancy hadn't gone through, I still would have remained changed. This much I knew.

Couples Tell Their Partners How Many People They've Slept With

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Do you know how many people the person you're dating has had sex with? Let's face it, bringing up the topic can be pretty damn awkward, so a lot of...

'Hand Me My Selfie Stick' And Other #5WordDealBreakers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even if a date has been going really well, a few badly chosen words from the person opposite you can make you want to run a country mile. Comedy Ce...

Why I'm Sick And Tired Of YouTube Proposals And Romantic Flashmobs

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Are people starting to plan their gestures around what will appeal most to the rest of the world instead of the person they're supposed to be in love with? Are people expecting big flashmobs and media interviews only to be disappointed with a meal at a local restaurant and a typical down-on-one-knee gesture?