UK Romance

Why Romance Isn't Dead - Apps and The New Dating Landscape

Marie Cosnard | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Cosnard

The 'hook-up culture' that is so often blamed on dating apps isn't created by them - if it exists, it is created by a change in our attitudes more generally. We are more liberal in our thinking, and our use of any means of finding a partner reflects this, rather than the other way around.

Romance Across the Galaxy: Six Sci-Fi Couples Which Are Guaranteed to Make You Jealous

Jonathan Bird | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Bird

From meeting on Star ships to tracking unidentified flying objects, love and romance finds its' way into some of the best Sci-Fi movies and shows ever made. I have showcased 6 of the most well-known and epic love stories.

How to Love Dangerously

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

There are so many reasons to be afraid of intimacy and love we can hardly begin to enumerate them. John Paul-Sartre opined that lovers want to possess the desire of the other to quell their fear of rejection and abandonment. In that way he believes that all love relationships are doomed to battles for independence and ever present dependency.

Love And Loss: I Am Not Okay, But Neuroscience Can Help

Jojo Furnival | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

These were some of the last words I said to my beautiful boyfriend on Thursday afternoon, eyes swollen and soaked with tears, as he seriously debated whether or not to get hit by a car so that he could stay with me in the UK instead of boarding his flight home to Brisbane, Australia.

Dating After Divorce: How to Make It Work

Brett Harding | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Even if you are ready the thought of dating again is probably a terrifying one. It's worth remembering that first-date nerves are normal - and having dealt with a major upheaval in your life, you don't want to hit the dating scene all guns blazing.

A Positive Outlook and Healthy Dose of Romance Can Help Make Later Life a Better Prospect

Patrick Stannah | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

Although we face challenges as we grow older, such as in relation to health and mobility, more and more people are realising the benefits of finding ways to remain active for longer and of maintaining a positive state of mind.

Interview With Novelist Emylia Hall

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

Emylia Hall is the author of three novels including Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2012. Her new novel, The Sea Between Us, is a story of boy meets girl amidst a Cornish landscape full of surf, art and love.

'Love Locks' Removed From Paris Bridge, As Twitter Floods With Emoji Tears

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins/AP | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

Hearts were breaking across the world Monday after officials began removing locks loved-up couples had attached to a Paris bridge as a symbol of their...

By the Shores of the Indian Ocean

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

That veranda, with its endless, ocean view, brought us both a semblance of peace in a time of growing turmoil and uncertainty. Just to sit there was enough. On other occasions, we would take my telescope up to the roof to study the stars.

With Friends Like Taylor, Anyone Can Survive Boys in Their Twenties

Esther Harris | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Esther Harris

Naw. Taylor Swift. She had me at Calmly Handling Kanye and Shake It Off, but my girl crush on her has just intensified with the latest pictures of t...

Pen Names - Why Authors Change Sex

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

In 1859, Mary Anne Evans became George Eliot in order to be taken more seriously as a novelist at a time when it was believed women wrote only light romances. Today, it's male authors who adopt female pen names to be taken seriously as romance writers.

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Eleven: Love and Relationships V.2

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

I'm not very experienced with dating, I have been on around eleven dates and ten of those were with my now Girlfriend. I hasten to add that two of the aforementioned ten were one of my stand-up comedy gigs and the latter, a drive-in cinema, watch and learn boys, watch and learn.

Heterosexual Married Men: A Redundant Species

Katie Beswick | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.

Is Your City Making You Single?

Brett Harding | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Single Londoners often bemoan the fact that people are not in London for the long haul. They say that people come here and plan to stay for just a few years to focus on work and their careers before going back to their hometowns or countries, so "it's never the right time" is a regular dating issue.

Internet Dating: An Impertinent Guide For Gentlemen And Rogues Alike

Tom Conrad | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Tom Conrad

It's now the weekend, and my twitchy fingers hover over my laptop, much like a sweaty-tooth Hunter Googler, one feverishly eyeing a list of dating sites as they flash their hyperlinked harrises in my search engine results.

How to Have Sex When You Have Babies

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

You and your partner agree to have an 'early' night. Search the underwear drawer for something other than pyjamas. Options are; nighties (baggy tee shirts), comfortable knickers, two old maternity bras, three used breast pads or a random thong that must have escaped the Great Thong Purge of 2010.

Dancing with the Maasai

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

The Mara has long been the image of Africa. It is hauntingly beautiful, wild and largely untamed land with vast, open plains that roll on for hundreds of square miles. I was struck when I first came here by the way the Maasai seem to glide across each blade of grass, their feet barely touching the ground.

Why is 'Fifty Shades of Grey' so Successful?

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Ashby

Who doesn't want to be carried off by a great looking man, like Bella as Edward flies with her through the forest in Twilight, the way that Grey carries Ana, spent after their great sex, and Richard Gere carries Debra Winger from the factory where she works in An Officer and a Gentleman?

Film Documentary, 'Aspie Seeks Love' Documents Twenty Years of Searching for True Love

Jo Worgan | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

We don't want to give too much away but all we will say is that the film is engaging, funny, thought provoking and emotive. While watching the film, you quickly forget that you are watching a man with Asperger's syndrome, instead you just see a man who is searching for love.

Born to Be Together

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

A long time ago, there were two ladies who became friends, whilst waiting for appointments at their local doctors surgery. Both were expecting babies, and they just hit it off....You know when two people meet and suddenly you become friends for life, this is what happened to them.

How To Avoid Valentine's Day Disasters

Oliver Tezcan | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Tezcan

Even if your loved one says, "Oh don't worry about getting something, I'm not bothered," this does not give you Carte Blanche to buy nothing. It is something that is likely to be held against you for quite some time, possibly decades.

Four Ways to Make Every Day Valentine's Day

Liz Marie | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

While I admit that I don't have a huge problem with Valentine's Day as a whole and am quite looking forward to the plans I have with my cute man on Saturday, I don't agree that Valentine's Day should be the only day you go out of your way for the one you care about.

A Translation of Facebook Statuses on Valentine's Day

Pascale Day | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Pascale Day

V-Day for women is all about one-upmanship: "I see your hot air balloon ride and I raise you a hundred red roses!" Unless your proposal was sung to you by a large Disney flashmob atop a mountain at sunrise, you've essentially lost at Valentine's Day. That £200 Pandora necklace is just not going to cut it, my friend. Better luck next year.

Against All Odds

Lisa Edwards | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

At this time of year, as we approach Valentine's Day, I'm sure there are so many people thinking similar thoughts, but of those who say they've given up on love, most don't actually believe it in their heart of hearts. There is always a glimmer of hope, right?

Ways to Enjoy Valentine's Day Everyday

Susan Leigh | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Many people are justifiably cynical of Valentine's Day and regard it as a marketing ploy by retailers to shift stocks of over-priced cards, chocolates and flowers. And let's not forget those who would dearly love to shower their special someone with gifts or treats but have no spare money for extra presents.