UK Romance

Valentine's Day Is Over for Another Year - Thank God

Christina Kenny | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

It's ludicrous that otherwise sane, rational people can invest so much emotional and financial capital in a day that they know is designed to fleece the consumer. More ludicrous still that we persist, despite the fact that everyone - single, attached, or 'it's complicated' - has a terrible time on Valentine's Day.

Are You A Valentine Romantic Who Needs Gifts To Prove Your Partner's Love?

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

If you are secure in your relationship and have made a commitment to each other your love, friendship, trust and confidence in your other half should be more important than one day a year when clever mass marketing of cards and double priced flowers hits the shops, adverts and media.

Valentine's Day or Breakup Day, How Will You Be Celebrating February 14?

Esther Hayden | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Not all break ups are being commemorated with a bitter streak and companies are emerging to promote celebrating not the end of a relationship, but as Jay Ryan, co-founder of breakupgems.com, says 'embarking on a new chapter in your life and rejuvenating yourself'.

On Valentine's Day - How to Tell If Someone Really Fancies You

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Are you a 'romantic paranoiac'? Defined in Alain De Botton's 2006 book Essays in Love, as a tendency to misread sexual interest in the body language and conversation of others. Men, much more than women, see sexual intent in the opposite gender's friendly gestures. Working out who really fancies us may be down to evolution and psychology.

Valentine Valenfine!

Sadie Brown | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

So there you have my three most memorable Valentine Days: a rejection, a freak, and non-event, yet I still LOVE Valentine's Day. I'm hanging out (praying) for an amazing one to finally arrive filled with Cartier - Kanye style, Roses and most importantly with the love of my life.

Britain's Least Romantic Towns Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a certain amount of scoffing that follows a story after it's revealed "2,000 people have been polled", but most of us aren't surprised that in...

Why Men Really Cheat - 27 Types of Man to Choose From

Martyn Stewart | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

You have to spot his habitual patterns of behaviour, dismantle his excuses and telegraphed responses. I'm not telling you to turn into a paranoid investigator. However, understanding your BET gives you greater insight and self-awareness. It's incredibly easy to sleep next to a 'Chameleon', mistaking him for a 'Family Man'.

Total Abyss of the Heart

Caragh Little | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Valentine's Day shopping cannot be the only means for making love become a transitive, active verb.

An Oxford Companion to Valentine's Day

Daniel Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Parker

It's a question as old as time: do you eat out for Valentine's Day or brave the kitchen yourself in a foolhardy attempt to impress your partner? On the one hand, if you dine out, you won't burn your kitchen down, desperately scraping ashen steak chops off the oven walls as your love weeps into her napkin.

Why Are More Women Than Men Single After 60?

Catherine Thomas | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Thomas

Feminists would take the stance that this is somehow to do with the male appetite for a younger model. Women are left alone fending for themselves after a marriage breakdown and fated to an existence of meals for one and loneliness whilst their ex partner enjoys the fruits of youth. The truth, however, is often less interesting than spin.

Six Tips to Rekindle Your Romance While Trying to Conceive

Candace Wohl | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Candace Wohl

What happens when the wick of that romance candle burns out and 3 months of you trying to conceive had long passed 2 years ago? By this point you are probably seeking out treatments. Instead of having a date night you are planning your life around your monthly cycle and your date night funds are all but gone from the costs of medical bills from clinics and pharmacies rolling in.

Schmalentine's Day

Ambi Sitham | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

I know many people love this day of schmaltz where hearts are de rigueur but I am not a fan. Irrespective of my relationship status I have never liked Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong I am a die hard romantic. In fact I am known for my excessive sentimentality which at times has proved to be my Achilles' heel.

True Romance: Four Things Your Girlfriend Actually Wants For Valentine's Day

Liz Marie | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Every woman is different. Personally, I can't stand flowers simply because I always kill them. I'm just not a flower loving gal. I'd rather be wined and dined with a hearty red and a cheese plate the size of my head. Brie is my love language. When you're in a relationship with a woman, you should know things like this about her.

Five Reasons You Should Never Go on a Running Date

The Guyliner | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

One date you shouldn't go on? Running. Or any fitness. But especially running. And it is a thing. A guy once asked me out for a running date and I read an execrable magazine column where one of the guys on a date wanted to go running. So it's officially a thing. And here's why you shouldn't do it.

Deciphering Dating, Part Three - Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Kate Bellamy | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bellamy

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus is probably one of the best known dating manuals there is, putting the, "sorry what?" Into "what are they thinking?" Comparing men to rubber bands and women to waves, from the beginning it's clear this dating guide could use its own guide.

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.