UK Romance

Valentine Schmalentine!

Claire Kirby | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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.

Life on Lake Victoria

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Ours has been a bumpy ride. Though it seems small in comparison to what followed, the first obstacle we encountered reared its head when the Kenyan government stopped issuing work permits.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of your trip below.

Rules for the Erection of the Mind

Christian Talbot | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Christian Talbot

I was lying there in ecstasy, realising that existence and the formal projection of a self are distinctly separate and within the means of human control but all the time in the back of my mind I'm thinking "Does this make me French? Does this make me French?".

The Man in the Airport Cafe

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

I set my bag down on a chair in the airport café, sensing someone's eyes on me. I looked up and straight into the watchful gaze of a man seated on the far side of the cafe, talking into his mobile phone in an accent it was hard to make out.

Six Ways to Stop Her From Cheating

Kezia Noble | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

Both men and women will stay loyal and supportive to their partners for many years because of the deep rooted love they have for them, however, this doesn't mean that other elements of the relationship should be taken for granted.

Ten Hot Honeymoon Trends for 2015

Jane Anderson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

If you're planning to tie the knot in 2015, your first thought might be a luxury hotel on a beach. But in a world where many couples have already travelled extensively, there's a search for something with more pizazz. More of a "wow" factor.

Four Tips for a Romantic Hotel Break

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

In the words of the very wise Bridget Jones, "A mini-break means true love" - so if you're trying to sweep someone special off their feet then a weekend away is the way to go.

The Number One Thing You Should Never Forget About Love

Liz Marie | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Love doesn't make sense. Love isn't supposed to. Love is here to catch you off guard, surprise the heck out of you, to show up when you aren't expecting it and make a mess of things. Love's job is to challenge you, make you a better person, sustain you through difficult times.

Planning a Beach Wedding? Here Are Seven More Authentic Ideas

Jane Anderson | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Long gone are the days when overseas weddings were just about being somewhere hot and on a beach. Today's couples are seeking out authentic experiences that incorporate at least a nod to local culture and sometimes a total immersion.

This Guy Takes Love Notes Writing To New (And Adorable) Extremes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Be warned, read this article and all the presents you receive and give this Christmas will pale into insignificance. A romantic Irishman has given ...

You're Not Marilyn Monroe, Babe

Katie Beswick | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

The internet is awash with hazy black and white pictures of Maz looking smoking, with 'if you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best' printed over her beautiful face in a cursive font. They're always posted by single women. And I want to take this opportunity to say to those single women, stop it. Stop it now.

The World's Best Spas for Honeymoon Couples

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Over 15 years of writing about honeymoons, I've visited and experienced many fabulous hotel spas. During that time spa and wellness holidays have moved on apace. They are no longer regarded as faddish or niche, but mainstream and fashionable.

Five Romantic Gestures That Your Man Will Actually Appreciate

Liz Marie | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Romance shouldn't be only reserved for the ladies. Men need to be wined and dined too, only their idea of romance generally tends to look a little different than rose petals on the bed. Here are five romantic gestures that will sweep the man in your life off his feet.

The Real Fairy Tale

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

Last week, during the course of a very complex divorce case, a wife was regaling stories of how her expectations of her marriage had fallen very short...

Working and Living Together: How It Feels When You and Your Boyfriend Work From Home

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

My boyfriend and I are two of the four million Britons now working from home. I am a writer, whilst he is a graphic designer. We both work freelance and so have irregular hours. We live together in a one-bedroom flat in Sheffield. Oh, and we have a cat.

City's Stay-Away Fans Mocked By Paul Scholes And Rio Ferdinand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes wasted no time in aiming a dig at Manchester City's stay-away fans ahead of their crucial Champions League clash...

10 Best Venues for a Secret Wedding

Jane Anderson | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Have you ever dreamed of eloping and getting married in secret? If all the performance of a big wedding at home has no appeal, take a look at these 10 amazing places overseas where just the two of you can tie the knot. You'll have no worries about who to invite, seating plans, flower girls and so on. Just you, the love of your life and a fabulous setting...

The Chemistry Factor - Is This Something We Have to Wait for or Something We Can Create?

Brett Harding | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Chemistry is undoubtedly a positive connection or that spark that makes you feel excited, physically attracted and interested in that person. But if there is no chemistry, is a fledging relationship doomed to fail?

How to Get a Free Wedding in Paradise

Jane Anderson | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Many couples dream of getting married on a tropical beach. It's an increasingly popular way to tie the knot, particularly for those that want a discreet ceremony without hundreds of guests in tow. And it's not as expensive as you might think. In fact, some resort hotels now offer free wedding packages if you stay for a minimum number of nights.

How Evolution Explains Attraction

Saj Devshi | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saj Devshi

The way relationships form between people has always fascinated me - How does science explain attraction? Through my study of Psychology I came to understand this a little better and found it fascinating trying to explain what the science in attraction was from the evolutionary perspective.

Can Rappers Speak About Love and Romance Without Appearing 'Soft'?

Nick Brewer | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nick Brewer

I've always taken quite a personal approach when it comes to the subject matter of my lyrics. It's not something I remember making a conscious decision about. It just sort of happened. When I first started writing lyrics I didn't ever imagine that people would actually hear them. I just wrote about what was going on in my life...