UK Love

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?

Heterosexual Married Men: A Redundant Species

Katie Beswick | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Let me make this quite clear to those married men who might be reading: when we're all dolled up, out on the tiles with our cleavage packaged alluringly in satin, clutching an expensive cocktail in our newly manicured paws, we do not want to talk to you.

How to Overcome the Pain of Separation

Karen Ruimy | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Sometimes I've experienced a lot of pain when somebody leaves my life, like a lover, a friend, a work partner or an employee - someone who is close to me in my life and then has to leave to go on another path. It takes a long time for me to soothe that pain.

Old Endings, New Beginnings

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

If Nairobi had charmed me despite itself, Mombasa, an historic island trading port, had initially done the opposite. It wasn't until a second visit in 2007 that I began to see it as something other than an old, faded, dilapidated city in need of repair.

Man 'Has Sex 118 Times' After Posting Adverts For A Girlfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Finding 'The One' is never easy, especially in a huge city like New York. So 51-year-old Dan Perino decided to advertise for a girlfriend, by leavi...

The Curse of Apathy: Why Don't We Believe in Ourselves?

Kay Smythe | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

Apathy is a strange curse. I recently conversed with a friend over the diminishing motivation of my generation. It's not that we're lazy, nor are we disinterested in the workings of our planet, but there is a heightened degree of the 'It will never happen' attitude.

Everyone Is Falling In Love With This Video And You Will Too

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new video released by the American Ad Council has people everywhere smiling. It begins by showing a large crowd some skeletons on a screen, befor...

Breaking Rude

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

What does sadden me is how many young disabled people still feel that a happy love life is out of reach. I started using my wheelchair at the age of fifteen and at the time I was sure I would never find love.

Nine Ways to Win the Heart of a Man (on the First Date)

Patricia Lohan | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Lohan

Winning the heart of a man may seem complicated, but it's actually quite simple. The key is to not overthink it, embrace your beautiful feminine essence and have fun! When dating a man, there are simple tips that will happier, confident, and more alluring.