UK Romance

How To Write The Perfect Romance

Douglas McPherson | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

Romance writers are often reluctant to talk about formula, for fear of cheapening the genre or making something creative sound mechanical. There is, however, a cast iron formula used by every one of them, from the best to the worst, and which will never let you down whether you're writing a magazine story, a Mills and Boon novella or a full length novel....

The Pace Of Change

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Life changed again, deeply and irrevocably so, with the arrival of R's girls. They landed in Mombasa when the city was labouring under a simmering, sweltering heat. R's youngest daughter came running when she saw us. R held it together better than I did.

The Next Online Revolution: A Date With Destiny

Marie Cosnard | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Tech
Marie Cosnard

Dating apps are evolving to remove expectations of romance and to simply solve the problem of introducing people. We are witnessing the start of the next evolution in the way society interacts with the internet - welcome to the world of 'meeting apps'.

This Playlist Is Everything You Need To Get You Through Your Break Up...And Brexit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Break-ups suck. One minute it's all dinner dates and dick pics via Whatsapp, the next he's asking to meet you in a Harvester car park to tell you it i...

Balancing Writing With Motherhood

Claire Copland | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Copland

It makes me feel slightly uneasy, that in 2016 I can still find myself pondering the issue of balancing writing with motherhood - perhaps I should discuss writing and parenthood, as I'm sure there are many father's out there doing a similar juggling act. However, that is not my reality, so I'm going to address the issues I have encountered during the writing and publication of my first novel, Russian Redemption.

You Couldn't Stop Me From Talking About Men With My Best Friends If You PAID Me

Tamar Broadbent | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Tamar Broadbent

There's a kind of rumour going round that it's not very 'good' for women to talk about men all the time. As if it trivialises us. Well, meh. OF COURSE we talk about other things: like Brexit, the threat of Donald Trump, and how would you genetically engineer a unicorn?.. but you couldn't stop me talking about men with my friends if you paid me.

Life in Kenya's Italy

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

'Bella, you go to the supermarket?' 'Yes, please,' I say to the taxi driver. He takes us past the Italian butchery, the Italian cafe, the Italian re...

Teenager Gives A Flower To Every Girl In His School

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK

A boy in the US has handed out a flower to every girl in his school, prompting classmates to call him an "amazing" person who pulled off a romantic "f...

How Having Kids Can Kill the Romance

Jamie Last | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jamie Last

Picture the scene. It's a stunning afternoon on the Italian island of Capri. An elegant young couple are sipping prosecco on a stylish hotel's rooftop terrace overlooking a beautiful harbour. There's romance in the air.

Valentine's: Before Kids vs After Kids

Claire Kirby | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

People say that romance is difficult after kids. I would actually argue that due to a significant drop in both standards and expectations, romance after the children come along, is actually easier. Allow me to demonstrate...

Five Alternative Valentine's Gifts for a 21st Century Girl

Amy Baker | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Baker

As Valentine's Day is largely pointless, since flowers die, chocolate is bad for you and teddy bears are irritating items you'll eventually need to find hiding places for, perhaps it's time to update this tired tradition to make it more meaningful in the real world of the 21st Century. To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few suggestions designed to retain their lustre come Sunday morning...

10 Hot Honeymoon Ideas for Your Valentine

Cathy Winston | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with a proposal, you might want to start thinking about honeymoon destinations. Of course you could take the easy option and suggest a beach break in Florida or the Bahamas. But here are 10 more exciting options that will put some added spark into the start of your married life.

On Labyrinth and Adoring Absolutely the Wrong Kind of Men

Tamar Broadbent | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Tamar Broadbent

If you are not familiar with the film, it stars David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, who steals 15-year-old Sarah's baby brother away when she carelessly wishes for it to happen because he won't stop crying. Jareth says she can only have him back if she completes the Labyrinth. Apparently, Jareth does this because he is in love with Sarah, and wants to grant her wishes...

Online Dating - the View of a Self-Conscious Romantic

Luke Chandley | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Swiping right, or shunning left on the picture of someone's face did initially go against everything I've really ever believed to be right and proper. How can the world be so judgemental, how could I ever be so judgemental?

Beautiful Video Of Arabs And Jews Kissing Proves Love Trumps Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

Videos of strangers awkwardly kissing on camera was one of 2015's most popular video trends. But a new twist on the well-copied theme is genuinely hea...

My 48 Hour Experiment With Tinder Started to Sap My Soul...

Louise Jackson | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Tech
Louise Jackson

his isn't really an article about tinder anyway, it's another gentle reminder about how we allow social networking into our lives and whether we keep, as individuals and a society, these harmless, convenient, and fun tools for interaction in check.

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 12.10.2016 | 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 03.10.2016 | 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 07.09.2016 | 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 31.08.2016 | 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 26.08.2016 | 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 28.05.2016 | 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.