I found the statistics really shocking, but mostly as they seem to be totally opposite to my own experience. I was born disabled, and became a wheelchair user at the age of fifteen, yet I can honestly say I have never had any trouble making friends, being invited to social situations or finding love.
Forget everything you've heard in recent years about how to impress a woman on Valentine's Day. It's time to update your romantic gestures and tactics.
In our case, we have some neighbours who dug up their garden when we least expected it and thus dislodged a family of rats. Who could blame the refugees for scampering along the nearest branch available, straight into the cosy loft of the new family next door?
Fortysomething men are not a demographic that are particularly interested in me and I've blogged before about them wanting younger women so that they can a) fuel their midlife ego and b) possibly have children.
With its excess of parties, sweets and decorations, the dark and ancient Pagan festival of Samhain morphed into 'Halloween': the new Christmas. I think, in a similar vein, the bloody history of Valentine's Day's means it's becoming the new Halloween.
Stop and think about your bedroom for a moment. What are the main words you would use to describe your bedroom? A sanctuary? A Healing Room? A Mess? Perhaps it's "just a bedroom" and you are unattached to it.
I wrote a song for all my fellow woman who have to share their man with a team of virtual football players.
The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us. Whether you are single, dating, or in a long term relationship, Valentines should be a day we can all enjoy. Here are my tips on how to make this Valentines one to remember.
The glorious World Wide Web, oh how I love thee. Thank you for always providing me with the latest news and stories from across the globe. Thank you for allowing me to stay in contact with friends in far away places. Thank you for keeping me up to date with the latest fashion trends and styles. But most of all, thanks for being a great mate...
However, 2014 is over and 2015 has arrived whether it was welcomed or not. If 2014 was a year of 'us', it seems 2015 will be a year of 'me'. My focus has been someone else for so long and I'm not yet comfortable with this new solitary mind set.
From thinking of getting engaged, to finding a date or working out what to do on the evening itself, this advice, inspired by Disney's 'Frozen' film, will help make your Valentine's Day a success.
Dads often suffer a crisis of masculinity, particularly stay-at-home dads who rely on their partner as the breadwinner, finding themselves reluctant to ask for money from the partner, which goes against their natural instinct as a male, to be able to provide, to be self-sufficient and a role model to their child.
When a girl experiences their partner even looking at another female, it can be a great punch to the gut. I have been with my partner for five years, and yes, he does make the occasional comment about another girl he has seen. The only thing is that now, I am more likely to say 'yeah, she's attractive'.
The Talk is useful, it serves to clarify what you already suspect: you have a partner. Despite this, men find it impossible to treat the situation with the seriousness it deserves. We tend to broach the subject in a light-hearted manner, as if it's a mere afterthought.
All is not lost however, despite English men being in short supply, mercifully, with London being the diverse mixing pot that it is, there is a welcome supply of Europeans relocating to the capital. Great for our economy, and more importantly, great for my sex life.
There's nothing more romantic than reminiscing about a special moment or event that has meaning to your relationship. The traditional dinner for two is also an obvious choice, being wined and dined, but in reality, romance is often forced into a jam-packed restaurant and over-priced.