Romance shouldn't be only reserved for the ladies. Men need to be wined and dined too, only their idea of romance generally tends to look a little different than rose petals on the bed. Here are five romantic gestures that will sweep the man in your life off his feet.
Dad's world was simpler than mine. Those he considered cowards were bullies and wife beaters. His idiots were layabouts, the intentionally uneducated and the spineless. My cowards are racists and homophobes. My idiots are the intolerant and the close-minded. People too scared to even try and understand anything that makes them look at their own lives.
For too long has sexual harassment and violence plagued the University institutions in the UK. For too long have these everyday sexism issues gone on. For too long have Universities failed to do anything constructive and effective about the issues that they are very much aware of. There is now such a dire need to tackle them head-on that it has fallen to students themselves to try and stop this phenomenon of 'rape culture'. ..
If there's one piece of ultimately invaluable advice that I can offer to women and girls of all ages, it is that there is nothing more important in this world than creating and maintaining strong, positive and ebullient friendships with other women.
25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall - a physical construction dividing a nation between two ideologies - came down. Not by bomb, not by fiat, but by hundreds of activists, emboldened by global public opinion, physically dismantling it brick-by-brick in the face of the same guards who only months before would have shot to kill.
I've always had a complicated relationship with food. A foodie for as long as I can remember, by the time I was 13, I weighed 13 stone. Constant teasing and self-consciousness finally led to a full-blown eating disorder in my late teens. After a great deal of hard work I managed to conquer my illness, and thankfully my love of food remained.
The 'But I thought we really got on!' date is one where, despite having an apparently successful evening, the proverbial phone line goes dead and you are left wondering what the hell happened.
Last week, during the course of a very complex divorce case, a wife was regaling stories of how her expectations of her marriage had fallen very short...
Many, many things in life are stressful. Work, finances, family drama...dating shouldn't be one of them. Sure, it's not always going to be rose petals and long walks on the beach, but at it's core, dating should be fun, not some drag on your resources-emotionally, mentally or financially.
I knew the long distance thing would be challenging, but I'd hoped that it might become easier over time. Long distance, though, can make the most firm relationship feel fragile regardless of hope, time and expectation. It's like throwing an egg in the air and catching it again and again, knowing it could break in your hands no matter how careful you are. It's not a ceramic egg either.
Here's the thing about men. They're not as complex as we like to make out. All this 'reading men's minds' business is quite frankly a load of poop. Why? Men tell it how it is. They give it to us straight. Sugar coating isn't usually their bag so if they don't want to see us again they normally say it.
Whatever the trigger for a couple taking such a step, divorce is never an easy or pleasant experience. But there are approaches which can make it more straightforward and somewhat less personally taxing, particularly if there are children involved.
Cancer can be as overwhelming for loved ones as it is for the patient and can sometimes change relationships in unexpected ways, including the effect it can have on marriages and intimate relationships.
What is wrong with people these days? Is it not enough that 70% of our Facebook feeds are filled with 'cute' babies and wild flower-ed, hipster weddings, we now have to suffer being liked, poked and commented on by couples joined at the 'account'.
Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.
Amongst all the tinsel, Christmas pudding and fairy lights Christmas can be a stressful time of year. The financial pressures and family demands to pull off that 'perfect' Christmas can put pressure on relationships. Here's some tips form me to help you through to a romantic New Year.