UK Romance

Not Another Happy Ending by David Solomons - Book Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

I have always stuck to the notion of enjoying books providing the protagonist is a person that I can connect with and their sex, it appears until two weeks ago, had been one such contributing factor.

Deciphering Dating, Part Two - He's Just Not That Into You

Kate Bellamy | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bellamy

He's Just Not That Into You is brought to us by two of the writers behind HBO's Sex and the City, so it's bound to be good then!? Riiight. Very, very wrong.

Deciphering Dating, Part One - the Rules

Kate Bellamy | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bellamy

To save you some time I have recently been immersing myself in the world of self-help and dating manuals, let's call it "research". So if you were considering buying one to help you in your search for Mr or Mrs Right let me help you out by examining some of the most popular, starting with The Rules

Slow Metabolism in Times of Fast Food: The State of the Book

Ewa Zubek | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Ewa Zubek

I recently read a fascinating article by John Seed, cleverly entitled 'An Alluring Woman with Fries and McDonaldization in Art'. Among other things, John noted that a McDonaldised culture - one that focuses on efficiency and so becomes predictable - may be upon us.

If Your New Year's Resolution Is to Find a Date, Don't Do Online Dating

Jean Smith | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

Flirtology isn't just about catching a fish; it's about teaching you how to fish for life. And believe me, there truly are plenty of fish in the vast ocean of dating.

What's The Most Popular Day To Propose?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Move over St Valentine, Jesus is in town, and he's here to reclaim the eve of his birth as the most popular day for couples to pop the question. A...

WATCH: Flashmob Proposal That Brought Shopping Centre To A Halt During The Xmas Rush

SWNS | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We were ready to make a grab for the sick bucket when we heard the words 'Bruno Mars flashmob' but Bobby Beattie's proposal to girlfriend Laura Meikle...

Boost Your Sex Life: Banish Technology From the Bedroom

Jayne Morris | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

A national survey published this month by Lancet has revealed a decline over the past decade in the frequency with which Britons are having sex. Findings indicate that the average Brit currently has sex less than five times a month.

Top 10 Romance Movies & How To Get Away From It All

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Samantha van Dalen

What constitutes a great romance? Is it boy gets girl or is it more about the journey and discovering that they're actually falling for each other?

10 Romantic UK Boltholes

Jane Anderson | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

If you're not hotel people, your idea of getting away from it all might be snuggling up in a cosy cottage for two far from the madding crowd. However, it's not easy to find good-value romantic hideaways in the British countryside.

How To Tell If You've Found 'The One': Halloween Edition

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gabrielle Leimon

Once this all important conversation has arisen and been thoroughly discussed in depth it will reveal whether or not you and your partner are compatible... This conversation in particular is, of course, the ever crucial zombie apocalypse survival discussion.

WATCH: Relationship In 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Want to see your life flash before your eyes? Or at least, possibly, some highlights from your relationships over the years? And be ever-so slightly d...

A Guide to Finding Romance Abroad

Zahra Razavi | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I've visited some of the world's most romantic cities this year - not to brag, but both Paris and Venice I'll have you know - and I've had my fair share of romances abroad. How can you do the same, I hear you ask?

Thank You Helen Fielding For Acknowledging Widows

Endeavour Press | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

Fast forward twenty years and me and the fictious Bridget Jones once again find ourselves in similar situations. We are both widows with young children. She has two, I have three. I am fascinated that Helen Fielding has followed this storyline as, since I was widowed seven years ago, I have been amazed at how little contemporary literary reference there is to us 'young widows'.

Who Said Romance Was Dead?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Newlyweds are suckers for old-school romance, research has revealed. According to a recent poll to find the perfect honeymoon, five-star hotels, wa...

Five Steps to Creating the Perfect Online Dating Profile

Eden Blackman | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Learning to talk to new people online, creating a profile, arranging a date are just a few of the steps to finding your perfect partner so it's not surprising that you might feel like you're navigating a minefield. However, with over half of UK singletons looking for love online, you're not alone.

Six Ways to Tell if You Should Sleep With Him

Liz Marie | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Part of what makes dating so exciting is the possibility, if ever so slight, that you might end up in bed together. However, just because you can doesn't necessarily mean you should. Ladies, here are six ways to tell that you should sleep with him...or not.

But... I Love You

Lana Citron | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Lana Citron

I wonder if it's a female thing this propensity to apportion blame on oneself for a relationship disaster. I can't recall many of my male friends blaming themselves for their love affairs going tits up... whether it is or isn't gender specific, it's a meaningless moan.

Am I the Only One Dreading Football Season?

Gina Lyons | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Last night, my boyfriend and I got into a bit of a spat over football. We had been away for the weekend to our very dear mates wedding and were exhausted from all the 'over socialising' (if that's even possible). I came home last night to a "very important football match".

How Much Does Dating Make For The UK Economy?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

Single people going on dates in Britain are helping the UK economy recover by contributing £3.6 billion to the wider economy, research has found. ...

(Online) Dating for the First Time

Ellie Lewis | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

What I have gained most from match.com, and the last thing I expected to, is I now feel calmer about being single. My relationship status no longer causes me to panic, and start thinking of cat names. Online dating made something click - it's not about being in a relationship, it's about finding the person who you want to be with.

REVEALED: What Men And Women Say, And What They Mean

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Men! Want to know what women really think? Women! Want to know what men really think? Simply click play on the video above (written and directed...

Dating for Jewish Men

Sammy Sultan | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sammy Sultan

As a young Jewish man, I take issue with the meddling, match making elders in my community. There comes a time in every Jew's life, where a compulsion to play cupid takes hold. I have been subject to its viceroy grip. Aunties and uncles orchestrate awkward family get-togethers, disguised under the pretence of a religious evening.

Romantic Getaways in the UK

Zahra Razavi | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

If you're thinking of planning a romantic getaway in the UK there are plenty of options to choose from. No matter what your budget is or what your interests are, you're bound to find something perfect for you and that special someone in your life.

The First Date Was Great, but Can the Sequel Live Up to the Hype?

The Guyliner | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

The first date went so well, I hadn't really felt like I was trying; now I'm flailing and babbling. And when I'm not firing off questions, there is silence. I watch him fidget like a constipated toddler on a tricycle trying to let out a fart. He fiddles with his laces, runs his hands through his hair...