Relationship Advice

Can a Person Really Change?

Claire Brummell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The more I've become the kind of woman I want to be, both in and out of a relationship, the man in my life has become even more of the kind of man that I really appreciate...and he was pretty amazing to begin with!

The Lynx Effect

Alex McBride | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex McBride

Y'know the Lynx advert? Where the guy simply applies anti-perspirant and women flock to him. Well, it's bollocks. Total bollocks in-fact. I've been through plenty of cans in my time, from Africa to Java and back again, and I can tell you, with my hand on my armpits, that paying an extra quid-fifty for Lynx deodorant is money wasted

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Nicola Six | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

Last year was my year for getting back out there and I still laugh about how many men I had on the go at any one time. My antics became so notorious at work that every day at 5pm a group of girls would make their way surreptitiously to my desk for a daily update. As well as Serge, the Stuntman, Email Sex Pest and Posho I made a brief foray onto an internet dating site.

The Problem of Long Term Singledom and Self-Reliance

Greg Stevenson | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Stevenson

Long-term singledom breeds self-reliance, for better and for worse. Too many see a relationship as a cure-all, and that if they can just find someone to fix them everything will be fine - the reality is that these problems are likely to be exacerbated in the long run by ignoring them.

Five Reasons Why It's Better for Women to Be Single

Jeni Harvery | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeni Harvery

As a heterosexual woman of thirty eight years old, I have lived without a male partner for five full years now and I can honestly say with no reservations whatsoever, that my quality of life has improved as a result. Some reasons for which I give here, in a list, because everyone likes a list.

Relationship Advice: The Dos And Don'ts Of Texting While Dating

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In today's world of emoticons and abbreviations, it's easy to get lost in translation when it comes to texting your date or potential love interest. ...

Are You Settling in Your Relationship?

Claire Brummell | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We all have an idea in our mind of what we want out of our relationship, and how we would like it to be.  While we need to be conscious of seeking perfection from ourselves, from our partner (or potential partner) or from our relationship, we also need to be careful that we don't compromise ourselves for the sake of a relationship.

Sharing Is Not Necessarily the Key to a Happy Relationship

Poorna Bell | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Surely the 'secret' to a good relationship is being able to cut through to the stuff you really need to talk about, that really affects the bones of your partnership than white noise about who bought what? Sharing: it's overrated.

Is Your Coupledom Obsession Killing Romance This Valentine's Day?

Helen Croydon | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

I'm not saying it isn't a wonderful happy ending: falling passionately in love with someone for the rest of your life, someone who'll forever support you and of whom you'll never tire. But it's the journey which appeals to our imagination, not the destination. The fact 39 per cent of marriages end in divorce provides further evidence for that.

How to Get Lucky in Love for Valentine's Day

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

If you're facing Valentine's Day alone, you may be questioning why you have such bad luck. Being 'lucky' is actually a state of mind, as discovered by psychologist Richard Wiseman in his ten year study. Here are seven rules to improve your luck in relationships based on his findings.

LURVE, Exciting and New

Matt Zitron | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

If you're single, consider the love you want and try and move towards it. I know it's bloody easy to say, but stop sulking and do it. I don't care who you are, there's love out there for you. Even Katie Hopkins has a husband.

How to design yourself

Stephen Bayley | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Bayley

Confidence is essential. People often ask how to become confident. The answer is as simple to understand as it is difficult to practice: tell yourself you are the most intelligent and attractive person in the room. Tell yourself persuasively enough and it will come true.

The Secrets Everyone Should Know About Dating (Part Two) - Online Dating by Numbers

Maria Chiorando | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

It seems like online dating has its own set of rules, some of them more obscure than you might think. For example, apparently you are likely to get more hits if you wear red in your profile picture. Also, and this is not research, just anecdotal, you are less likely to get hits if your profile pic is a selfie (no friends).

Five Top Things to Find Your Valentine

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Valentines Day is fast approaching. If you're single this may fill you with dread as you contemplate yet another year watching couples celebrating together wondering when your true love will come along. But success in attracting true love can only happen from a place of joy and happiness within your self.

Five Reasons Successful Women Repel Men

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

You don't need him. When you make a man feel needed, when you let him do little things for you, it taps into a primitive part of his brain (the hunter and provider part). It makes him feel like a man, it makes him feel happy and it increases his attraction to you.

French Affairs Really Are Different

Dr Catherine Hakim | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Catherine Hakim

Affairs get a negative press in Anglo-Saxon countries, where they are discussed in terms of infidelity, adultery, cheating, dishonesty, and betrayal. Four-fifths of people in Britain condemn affairs as always wrong - even though two-thirds do not regard sex as a central part of marriage.

Why Feeling Permanently Good Isn't Normal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the third extract from the This Book Will Make You... series as part of our Say No To January campaign, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you ho...

Why Women Freak Out When He Doesn't Call

Becky Walsh | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

The withdrawal of attention can be used as a form of relationship control by women as well as men. Being distant can be used as a way of testing emotional interest, but also as a way to manipulate controlling power and become the dominate partner.

Five Top Things to Find the Love of Your Life in 2014

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Are you dreaming, hoping, wishing and longing for love to come along? Stop. Instead be on a mission to create the relationship you want.

How to Deal With Heartbreak at University

Jess Evans | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Evans

Having gone through a pretty horrific break up during my second year at University, I finally got the hang of this 'getting over it' business and for a romantic like myself, it wasn't something that came naturally to my marshmallow heart.

Deciphering Dating, Part One - the Rules

Kate Bellamy | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bellamy

To save you some time I have recently been immersing myself in the world of self-help and dating manuals, let's call it "research". So if you were considering buying one to help you in your search for Mr or Mrs Right let me help you out by examining some of the most popular, starting with The Rules

Why You Should Never Date a Christmas Fanatic

The Guyliner | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Every stage of Christmas is an event in itself, a milestone to be marked, a perfect Instagram moment. Christmas doesn't just happen to him, it's a series of experiences he feels he has to have, otherwise he's failed. At first this will seem romantic and exciting, before your brain slowly starts to dribble right out of your head. And when it does, it's got tinsel running through it.

Why You Should Never Date a Christmas Refusenik

The Guyliner | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

There'll be rumblings of Christmas being "too commercialised", that the town centre is "hell on Earth" throughout December and, when you slink in feeling warm and merry after your work Christmas drinks, he will look with scorn upon your flashing Rudolph nose and antlers, brush the crumpled mistletoe out of your hand and will refuse you drunken Christmas sex. What a joyless, heartless b*****d.

20 Ways To Be A Better Friend (Without Using Facebook)

Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a world where it’s considered perfectly acceptable to have several hundred ‘friends’ on Facebook, it is more important than ever that we nurt...

We Should Not Accept Second Best in the Bedroom

Dr Andy Zamar | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Andy Zamar

We all have a right to good sex - and it seems that we want it, no matter what our age or relationship status. In short, if you have a sexual problem you shouldn't shy away from it and try and brush it under the carpet- it's much better to find a way to deal with it.