UK Love

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...

Young Couple Share Touching Story Behind Wedding Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This beautiful wedding photograph has been shared thousands of times across the internet. And the touching story behind it will make you feel all f...

Why Women in Their Thirties Need to Lower Their Expectations

Katy Horwood | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When it comes to finding love, women in their thirties need to lower their expectations. They need to compromise, stop being so fussy and realise that the older you get the less of a position you are in to start making wild demands about what you expect from a partner. There, I've said it.

Bilingualism Is the Norm - And Now Being a Good Lover Is Too

Lucy Bell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

So I would say that Riotta's article attracted a large amount of attention not only because he brought the hot topic of relationships and romance into the less media-friendly (but nonetheless extremely important) topic of language-acquisition, but also because - very simply - there are a lot of bilinguals out there. And following on from Riotta's logic, a lot of good lovers.

Adorable Son Is On Mission To Find His Mum A Date

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Alex Lyngaas, from Norway, is on a simple, but oh so important mission. He wants to help his mum Eve find the love of her life. So he's spent the l...

Chemistry on a First Date? You'll Be Lucky

Caroline Brealey | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

These days most of us know that first dates don't always (never!) go to plan. Awkward silences, cringy jokes and jilted conversations are the norm. That's what happens when you meet a stranger outside the tube and proceed to vet them for the next hour...

To My Precious Children, From Your 'Stay at Home' Mum

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Everyone was born a baby - we are all here for a short time and no matter how wonderful someone might appear, or how much they seem to have, we all come into the world and leave it the same way. With nothing but our body and our character.

Facebook and Relationships: How Has Social Media Changed the Dating Landscape?

Brett Harding | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Brett Harding

Are you "single", "in a relationship", "married? Or do you have an "it's complicated" status? How do you manage your personal relationship via social media? Do you obsessively watch what your partner is doing on there?

Photos Of Cancer Survivors Prove Love Really Does Conquer All

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's often when we hit the hardest of times that we feel the most love and affection for the people around us. Photographer Randy Bacon has photogr...

The Visit

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Half the fishermen and artisans on the beach where we live were expecting them even before they arrived. R had asked about dhow rides and a fishing trip for my dad and on our weekend strolls, they would wave us over.

Embrace Change and Life Becomes Easy

Jojo Furnival | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.

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 25.05.2015 | 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 24.05.2015 | 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 18.05.2015 | 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 17.05.2015 | 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 16.05.2015 | 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.