UK Romance

You're Not Marilyn Monroe, Babe

Katie Beswick | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

The internet is awash with hazy black and white pictures of Maz looking smoking, with 'if you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best' printed over her beautiful face in a cursive font. They're always posted by single women. And I want to take this opportunity to say to those single women, stop it. Stop it now.

The World's Best Spas for Honeymoon Couples

Jane Anderson | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Over 15 years of writing about honeymoons, I've visited and experienced many fabulous hotel spas. During that time spa and wellness holidays have moved on apace. They are no longer regarded as faddish or niche, but mainstream and fashionable.

Five Romantic Gestures That Your Man Will Actually Appreciate

Liz Marie | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

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.

The Real Fairy Tale

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

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...

Working and Living Together: How It Feels When You and Your Boyfriend Work From Home

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

My boyfriend and I are two of the four million Britons now working from home. I am a writer, whilst he is a graphic designer. We both work freelance and so have irregular hours. We live together in a one-bedroom flat in Sheffield. Oh, and we have a cat.

City's Stay-Away Fans Mocked By Paul Scholes And Rio Ferdinand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes wasted no time in aiming a dig at Manchester City's stay-away fans ahead of their crucial Champions League clash...

10 Best Venues for a Secret Wedding

Jane Anderson | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Have you ever dreamed of eloping and getting married in secret? If all the performance of a big wedding at home has no appeal, take a look at these 10 amazing places overseas where just the two of you can tie the knot. You'll have no worries about who to invite, seating plans, flower girls and so on. Just you, the love of your life and a fabulous setting...

The Chemistry Factor - Is This Something We Have to Wait for or Something We Can Create?

Brett Harding | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Chemistry is undoubtedly a positive connection or that spark that makes you feel excited, physically attracted and interested in that person. But if there is no chemistry, is a fledging relationship doomed to fail?

How to Get a Free Wedding in Paradise

Jane Anderson | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Many couples dream of getting married on a tropical beach. It's an increasingly popular way to tie the knot, particularly for those that want a discreet ceremony without hundreds of guests in tow. And it's not as expensive as you might think. In fact, some resort hotels now offer free wedding packages if you stay for a minimum number of nights.

How Evolution Explains Attraction

Saj Devshi | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saj Devshi

The way relationships form between people has always fascinated me - How does science explain attraction? Through my study of Psychology I came to understand this a little better and found it fascinating trying to explain what the science in attraction was from the evolutionary perspective.

Can Rappers Speak About Love and Romance Without Appearing 'Soft'?

Nick Brewer | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nick Brewer

I've always taken quite a personal approach when it comes to the subject matter of my lyrics. It's not something I remember making a conscious decision about. It just sort of happened. When I first started writing lyrics I didn't ever imagine that people would actually hear them. I just wrote about what was going on in my life...

Why Everyone Is Talking About... Saint Lucia

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Saint Lucia is an island that exudes relaxation and luxury. Whether you're looking for an eco retreat in a chocolate plantation (yes, you can do this!...

Three Reasons Why Being Nice Is More Important Than Being Sexy

Liz Marie | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I don't believe that nice guys finish last. At all. Whatsoever. In fact, male or female-being a genuinely nice and caring individual will take you much further, and much faster, than being the hottest person in the pub or on your online dating website.

Summer Lovin' Five Budget-Friendly Dating Ideas

Chenice Clarke | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

I'm a big advocate for continuing to make an effort in your relationship, after you've made it "official", and I love finding new, fun, and most importantly budget-friendly date-night ideas. Here are my top five money-saving tips for dating on a budget.

Alone Again (Un)naturally

Paul Marshall | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

No one wants to be reminded that they're alone... the question remains, is it really so bad to be alone? ... To some people, eating alone is dreadful enough. But what about visiting the cinema, the theatre or, heaven forbid, going on holiday alone?

Is It True Love? 20 Ways To Tell

Liz Marie | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

It's not always easy to tell if the person you're dating is going to be around for the long haul. Here are 20 signs that will make it crystal clear if you've found the one... or not!

Love Me Tinder

Ashley Hames | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Hames

Like millions of other lonely souls, I recently joined Tinder to try and spark up my non-existent love-life. Romantically, I'm sure it would probably be better if I was to meet someone organically, but hey ho, to Tinder I go.

This Guy Sent Romantic Facebook Messages To 5,000 Girls. All Of Them Said No

CEN | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Serbian man looking for love has sent a staggering 5,000 messages to women on the social network site without a single positive reply. "I got onl...

WATCH: What Happens When Private Texts Get Sent To The Wrong Person

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know nothing says intimacy and romance like texting. However, when the well thought-out message goes out to pull on the heartstrings of you...

Visiting Verona - Are You a Sucker For Love or Just a Sucker?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

There is a humorous sense of irony surrounding the amount of visitors that Casa Di Giulietta attracts each year, especially considering that Shakespeare's famous play was a fictional concept, and the balcony in Verona wasn't an original feature of "Juliet's house".

10 Classic Office Romances From The Small Screen

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whatever generation you grow up in, your heart will belong to a certain televised work romance. Whether it was Moonlighting, Cheers, ER, The West ...

Five Things I Have Pretended to Like Just to Get Sex

The Guyliner | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Football: I remember a very miserable afternoon - a rainy Saturday - spent in a pub that smelled of cauliflower and dog, staring with great concentration at a TV up on the wall. I didn't really dare look away in case I looked like I was bored and I couldn't have given two bronze f***s about what was happening...

No Kids Allowed: 10 Most Romantic Adults-Only Hotels

Jane Anderson | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Finding a child-free haven of calm with no toddlers in the pool or teenagers hanging around the bar, can be tricky. Here are ten of the best from an arty B&B in the West Country to a castaway resort in Zanzibar.

Why Love Letters Belong on Paper

Sue Moorcroft | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Moorcroft

In the aftermath of the Second World War Tom had to return to his family after spending the duration in Polly's tiny rural village. Circumstances and parents didn't allow the young couple to meet for a year. It was their daily love letters on cheap lined paper torn from exercise books that kept their love alive.

Just Call Me Romeo of the New Forest

Gareth Richman | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Richman

As soon as we headed towards Beaulieu, my mood changed. A quick check on things to do in the area hits up a visit to the National Motor Museum. As an episode of Top Gear and a bottle of Merlot was my first date (true fact), I reckon I'm onto a winner already.