UK Romance

This Guy Bought His Girlfriend A 'Flower' Only To Find Out It Was Something Else Entirely

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There are so many varieties of flower out there, which can make the process of buying them incredibly difficult. One guy who liked the look of a purpl...

Squad Goals: Keeping The 'Womance' Alive

Sophia Walker | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

It's 6pm on a Friday and the weekend has begun. But I'm avoiding texts from my girlfriends who I'm supposed to be meeting for a drink. I'm still at home waiting for my husband to return so we can exchange our baby like a dodgy brown package, and I can have my night out.

Dating In Colour: The Politics of Interracial Romance

Georgia Chambers | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Chambers

My parents are proof that race may play an integral factor in social relationships, but it never will when it comes to matters of the heart. But I still have that insecurity in the back of my mind that my racial identity will be branded upon the space where my heart is depending on the colour of the hand that is holding mine.

Blind Dating And Awkward Romance

Marc Gulwell | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Gulwell

If I can offer a word of advice, don't ever do speed dating without research first. The bars can be dark, and there is a lot of movement. Not the good kind of movement either. Check to see if there are mirrors on the wall, as good looking as you may be, you aren't going to get anywhere by chatting up yourself in the mirror.

Hardcore Sexit

Rebekah Smith | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Rebekah Smith

I wish I could remember when it happened; the moment I was switched off and I lost all desire to do 'IT' anymore. I definitely wanted to do it the day I conceived my first child, so at least that is somewhere to start...

Emma Watson Addresses 'Beauty And The Beast' Stockholm Syndrome Concerns

April Wilson | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Wilson

Overall, I remain on the side that believes Belle is not suffering from Stockholm syndrome; but, like Emma Watson, I think that we should keep researching and talking about the subject. A discussion as important as this one should not be dismissed.

B Is For Ben (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes And Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I am still scrolling through my phonebook, looking at my past "conquests" (this is a questionable world - none of them were Jamie Dornan) and have had...

The Grass Isn't Always Greener - So Value The One You're With On Valentine's Day!

Lisa Palmer | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

It's easy to take each other for granted, especially when you're in a long term relationship - but the fact is, the grass isn't always greener! When you've found the one, you need to value them - especially on Valentine's Day!

How To Be Romantic (Without The Effort) This Valentine's Day

Beth Searle | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Searle

My ex-boyfriend used to describe himself as a 'hopeless romantic'. Not because he couldn't help but be romantic, unfortunately, but because he considered himself completely hopeless at doing anything romantic. The mere thought of Valentine's Day would bring him out in a cold sweat.

What Sort Of Love Did Medieval Women Want?

Elliot Kendall | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elliot Kendall

It is all the more fascinating, then, to find such texts imagining female desire and imagining it strikingly and unsettlingly. In endlessly surprising ways, popular medieval stories recognize that women have understandable erotic desires

The Most Important First Loves Aren't The Romantic Kind

Stephen Mayne | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Mayne

Everyone remembers their first love, even if they soon discard the relationship. There's something about that intoxicating rush of emotion, something ...

What Not To Wear This Valentine's Day

Danae Varangis | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Style
Danae Varangis

It's almost Valentine's Day, which means there's plenty of love in the air and many of us will already be thinking of what to wear. Whether you're heading out on a first date in the evening or spending a chilled out day with your loved one, it's a welcome opportunity to dress to impress.

Forget Sexting, Here's Why Love Letters Should Make A Comeback This Valentine's Day

Philip Ellis | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

As leaked nudes continue to go viral, and the government gears up to listen to your phone calls and read your emails, remember: it's impossible to hack a piece of paper.

Valentine's Day And IVF (Not Tonight Honey - I'm Watching My Ovaries)

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Cathan

I once imagined that having a baby would be a pretty romantic affair. I figured that we'd conceive this baby on holiday or following a candlelit meal. I fantasised about how I would tell my husband, maybe by wrapping the pregnancy test as a gift, or spelling out the news in Alphabetti Spaghetti on his plate.

These Are The Hints Women Drop To Let You Know They're Interested

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to dating, the majority of us regress to acting like children. Yes, we could just ask you out, but it’s easier if we get our mates to ...

Living In A Jane Austen Novel (When You're Not Elizabeth Bennet)

Krishen Samuel | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

As a single gay man, it has long been my earnest aspiration to be Elizabeth Bennet. But as time passes (I have recently turned 30), I realise that I may more likely be one of the other characters instead. As a man, one might imagine that the situation would be very different for me and that I would have much more agency in this regard.

We Are All Dateable. We All Need Love

Shaine Singer | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shaine Singer

The title can be a bit controversial, but when 'The Undateables' sign knocks off the 'Un' with cupid's arrow it shows we are all dateable. We all need love. Sometimes with a disability it's difficult, it's difficult for everybody.

Proposing On New Year's Eve? Buy The Ring Before Popping The Question

Robert Lane | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

It's far less pressure to spend time looking for rings online, on your own, so that you can compare gradings, carat sizes and reviews of the jewellers. You can also decide if you want to search around for discount codes or wait for a sale, which you are unlikely to do if you are shopping together.

Ladies - All He Wants For Christmas Is You!

Lisa Palmer | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

"All I want for Christmas, is youuuuuuuuuuu!" We've all sung Mariah Carey in front of the mirror, haven't we ladies? Well, I'm here to tell you that a...

Is Romance On The Decline In The UK? Google Says No

Robert Lane | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

The all-time peak was at the end of 2015, as people rushed to buy engagement rings for new year proposals. I expect the peak will be beaten this month (December 2016), though that's just a guess based on previous data.

Today Is The Least Romantic Day Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Love Actually has us all believe that Christmas is the most romantic time of the year, full of mulled-wine-fuelled-mistakes and mistletoe rendezvous. ...

No More Netflix and Chill! Why Cinema Dates Are Cool Again

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

Ever since the invention of the silver screen, romantics of all ages have headed to the cinema. From drive-in movie theatres to the fake-yawn-and-stre...

Dating In 2016

Lewis Oakley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

As a bisexual man and a reformed serial dater I have a lot of experience in the field and whether you like men, women or both my advice is to be happy with yourself first. Don't go out there like some desperate incomplete person searching for your other half. Put yourself out there with no expectation of finding someone, just enjoy meeting people and having a nice evening

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.