#Love

The Silver Lining: Single Life, Kittens and Unrequited Love

Katie Beswick | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

I fucking hate cats, usually. Like men, they're either ugly, good-looking but dumb to the point of irrelevance, or else transparently cunning. And, also like men, they do that thing where they treat you with indifference, until you withdraw your affections, and then they're all over you like salt on chips.

Why Women Love Bad Guys

Kezia Noble | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

In this blog post, I will be as transparent and honest about my own personal experiences of being one of those women who CHOOSE to never learn their lesson, and hopefully, I will be able to give some clarity to why this is such a common predicament, and why it always will be.

I Don't Need a Husband... But Lord, Do I Want One

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

We all deserve a cheerleader, a champion, an equal. I've taken it this far, and I've done it goddamn well. If this is life alone, then life in a partnership - a coupling where we make each other better, compensate for weaknesses and amplify strengths - well, s**t. That'd be some life.

10 Things You Don't Discover Till AFTER Three Months Together, Cheryl

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

So, big congratulations Cheryl Cole! Unless you've been hiding under a big rock (Cheryl's is big enough to hide under actually) or maybe you live in a warm enlightened place where innate showbiz chatter bypasses your life (congratulations) you'll know that Cheryl's gone and married her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini after just THREE MONTHS of knowing each other.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part One: Back Pocket Ring Burn

Alex Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else's hand worth more than most people's car, well then perhaps you, like myself, have recently decided to get engaged.

Wedding Traditions, Your Way

Laura Babb | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

Most of these traditions emanate from heterosexual weddings but many of the traditions can be easily adapted to suit gay couples, whether you want to take a more traditional or alternative approach. I'll be including some ideas about how to adapt traditional wedding elements to suit a gay wedding.

Why There Is No Such Thing as 'The One'

Katy Horwood | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Make no mistake, I love nothing more than the idea of two people finding each other and living happily every after. However I have news for you, it may come as a shock, and likely not be what you want to hear, but there is no such thing as 'The One'.

Nine Reasons Why I'm Freaking Out About Living With a Boy...

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Moving in together seemed like the most logical thing to do. That was, until I started to tell people our news. Instead of receiving the "congratulations" I'd anticipated, reactions from friends and family have ranged from harmless teasing - "whoah that's a big step" - to the downright accusational -"isn't that a bit soon?".

Multi-Millionaire Reveals The Big Truth About Happiness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Those of us not part of the Rich Kids Of Instagram And Snapchat set find it hard to believe that we wouldn't be happier with just a little bit more mo...

Can I Find Love Through Groupon?

Max Dickins | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Max Dickins

I had to change. I'd reached rock bottom. It was time to get a life and Groupon was my tool. A Narnia of discounts, a wardrobe into a magical otherworld full of adventure. And since then I've become a Lord, changed my name by Deed Poll to "Max Groupon", and bought property on the planet Mars.

Nine Years of Breastfeeding: A Love Letter

Clint Greagen | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clint Greagen

Like a kid playing whack-a-mole at Time Zone, the nurse slammed Archie's newborn mouth at your nipple several times over, and that's when it first dawned on me that breastfeeding was not as easy as I'd imagined. But I learned about 'attachment' and that it was a matter of practice and felt we'd be high-fiving our way down milky street in no time.

The Gratitude Apple

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

This is a true story and I am thrilled to share it with you, as not only is it significant in the telling of unconditional love, compassion and gratitude, but also in the synchronicities of life too.

Hollywood, I've Got a Bone to Pick With You

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

When we were little girls we listened to fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. As we grew up, we watched movies like Pretty Woman. All contribute to fairy-tale brainwash, the belief that the right man or woman will just show up in our life at the right place and right time, without us having to do anything to make it happen.

Would You Class This As Sex? When It Comes To Cheating Some Men Wouldn't

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How far would you go with someone other than your partner without classing it as having sex? That was the question that Esquire magazine put to Bri...

Is It True Love? 20 Ways To Tell

Liz Marie | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

It's not always easy to tell if the person you're dating is going to be around for the long haul. Here are 20 signs that will make it crystal clear if you've found the one... or not!

This Adorable Bathroom Graffiti Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think about typical bathroom graffiti your mind will probably jump to penis pictures and trashy 'RM 4 RZ 4EVA 'N' Alwayz' declarations of teena...

Guess What...Animals DO Have Emotions

Maria Senise | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Last year, while I was home alone, I had discovered something that sent a wave of shock through me. I had ventured into the basement for a work out when it was to my dismayed surprise that I noticed a very old robin stuck in our window well. I knew he was old because he he had grey tufts of hair surrounding his head like a halo, and the poor little guy didn't move very much.

Disney Princesses: Role Models or Ridiculous?

Bethany Balkham | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bethany Balkham

So it seems that Disney has moved with the times, as it is the more recent princesses that symbolise true female role models. Merida, a new princess from Brave, shows that Disney has tossed aside the snow-white, angelic style. Instead, the bushy, ginger-haired scruff ball, is a free-spirited and powerful girl...

Which LGBT Tourists Most Want to Travel to Pride Events? (The Answer Might Surprise You.)

Ian Johnson | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Johnson

'Gay Pride' events have become big business, especially for tourism marketing offices who increasingly promote them to shine a spotlight on their destination in a competitive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market...

Wedding Photography Myths or How Not to Brief Your Wedding Photographer

Laura Babb | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Babb

There's a LOT of information around about the sort of questions to ask your wedding photographer, what to tell them and how to make sure they get the shots you want.

How To Pimp Yourself As An Online Date With 'Great Personality' (And For That To Be A Good Thing)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Online dating is now well and truly mainstream - using Tinder has become a standard pastime for anyone in their twenties or above - finding love onlin...

Bridal Make-Up and Hair Review at the Dorchester Spa

Poorna Bell | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

The last time a professional did my make-up (and I use that term loosely), I came off looking like a very grumpy doll on amphetamines. The hair was too fixed, my eyelashes had been teased yanked into curly spiders and the make-up enshrined my face in a layer of powder, blush and lipstick that screamed: I am so ugly I need this much make-up to hide what I truly look like.

The Big Day: A Reflection on the Journey

Michelle McKenzie | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle McKenzie

My darling Hubby and I embark on the 10-hour train from Puno to Cusco as part of our Peruvian honeymoon. It's three days into our marriage and I still find myself feeling warm and fuzzy. We have reached one of life's biggest milestones and, reflecting on the whirlwind of excitement surrounding our wedding, we realise it has been character building in itself.

Keep Going

Trevor Silvester | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

I press play on the CD player and the opening bars of Madonna's 'Holiday' suddenly filled the car. Instantly my two sons, Mark, 7, and Stuart, 5 burst into excited song. I sing along too. It's 1991, we're on our way to Majorca, and I've never felt so lost and alone.

How to Write an Online Dating Profile

Katy Horwood | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I have spent much of my adult life online dating and am coming to realise that the chances of forming a genuine relationship with a man off a shopping list, who copies and pastes a message to 70 girls a day, is unlikely, for me, at least.