UK Romance

Internet Dating: An Impertinent Guide For Gentlemen And Rogues Alike

Tom Conrad | Posted 23.02.2015 | 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 22.02.2015 | 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 20.02.2015 | 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 20.02.2015 | 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 18.02.2015 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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 13.02.2015 | 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.

The Psychology of Valentine's Day - Who Says 'I Love You' First and Who Really Means It?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

One theory as to why men in fact tend to say 'I love you' first is because men are expected to take the initiative in relationships. Also this verbal declaration may prompt women to reciprocate and commit. Perhaps men use this phrase first in a relationship as a tactic for sex.

Love on the Agenda

Charles Elvin | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

More than 70% of managers surveyed said they had no problem with workplace romance as long as those involved acted professionally.

How to Plan the Perfect Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

So you're engaged. Congratulations! And now you're both off on a rollercoaster of wedding planning to make sure one of the most important days of your life goes without a hitch. This is also a time when you realise you have a wonderful excuse for a holiday of a lifetime.

Should You Take Her for Romantic Dinners?

Kezia Noble | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

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.

London, The New Romantic Hotspot of the World

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

London has heaps of history, a bucketload of charm, photo opportunities by the dozen and so much romance to offer that you could echo Samuel Johnson's famous quote: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."

Grandmas Remembering Their First Kiss Is Unbelievably Sweet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

As awkward teens, first kisses divided us into two camps: those who were convinced they'd found The One and those who hoped the ground would swallow...

A 'Frozen' Guide to Surviving Valentine's Day

Caroline Thain | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

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.

V Word... Variety this Valentines...

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

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.

Valentine's Day - Here's What Most of Us Probably Ought to Do

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

Most of us probably feel we should do something to mark the date of Valentine's; indulge or revive a little romantic feeling with our significant others or just use it as an excuse to send the children anonymous Valentine's (from Prince George or just the dog - either way it can be fun).

These Are The Worst Valentine's Day Presents You've Ever Been Given

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we asked HuffPost UK Lifestyle readers: "What is the worst gift you've ever been given on Valentine's Day?" ...

Valentine Schmalentine!

Claire Kirby | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Am I cynical? Have I lost the romance of it all? The way I see it is, there are two distinct types of Valentine's people. Those who love it, and those who hate it. Both however, are damned if they do, and damned if they don't.

R, Alice and I

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Alice came with the house. She is the maid. An observant, motherly figure in her late fifties, Alice could have been a character in a silent film. It was possible to walk into a room and not know that she was there, levitating through the house like a human hovercraft.

Is the Search for Romance Ethical?

Ben Greenhalgh | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Greenhalgh

To invest in a person's beauty isn't the wisest of investments due to unfortunate asset depreciation. But it got me thinking, is romance just another economical trade? If so, where does that leave romantic love morally?

Top Ten Most Romantic Safari Lodges

Jane Anderson | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

It's not just the wildlife and the vast African skies that will put romance in the air - some of today's safari lodges are incredibly stylish and intimate, with luxury tents, roll top baths and game drives that finish with dinner beneath the stars. Here are 10 of the most romantic lodges in the world.