UK Romance

Valentine's: Before Kids vs After Kids

Claire Kirby | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

People say that romance is difficult after kids. I would actually argue that due to a significant drop in both standards and expectations, romance after the children come along, is actually easier. Allow me to demonstrate...

Five Alternative Valentine's Gifts for a 21st Century Girl

Amy Baker | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Amy Baker

As Valentine's Day is largely pointless, since flowers die, chocolate is bad for you and teddy bears are irritating items you'll eventually need to find hiding places for, perhaps it's time to update this tired tradition to make it more meaningful in the real world of the 21st Century. To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few suggestions designed to retain their lustre come Sunday morning...

10 Hot Honeymoon Ideas for Your Valentine

Cathy Winston | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with a proposal, you might want to start thinking about honeymoon destinations. Of course you could take the easy option and suggest a beach break in Florida or the Bahamas. But here are 10 more exciting options that will put some added spark into the start of your married life.

On Labyrinth and Adoring Absolutely the Wrong Kind of Men

Tamar Broadbent | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Tamar Broadbent

If you are not familiar with the film, it stars David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, who steals 15-year-old Sarah's baby brother away when she carelessly wishes for it to happen because he won't stop crying. Jareth says she can only have him back if she completes the Labyrinth. Apparently, Jareth does this because he is in love with Sarah, and wants to grant her wishes...

Online Dating - the View of a Self-Conscious Romantic

Luke Chandley | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Swiping right, or shunning left on the picture of someone's face did initially go against everything I've really ever believed to be right and proper. How can the world be so judgemental, how could I ever be so judgemental?

Beautiful Video Of Arabs And Jews Kissing Proves Love Trumps Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

Videos of strangers awkwardly kissing on camera was one of 2015's most popular video trends. But a new twist on the well-copied theme is genuinely hea...

My 48 Hour Experiment With Tinder Started to Sap My Soul...

Louise Jackson | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Tech
Louise Jackson

his isn't really an article about tinder anyway, it's another gentle reminder about how we allow social networking into our lives and whether we keep, as individuals and a society, these harmless, convenient, and fun tools for interaction in check.

Why Romance Isn't Dead - Apps and The New Dating Landscape

Marie Cosnard | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marie Cosnard

The 'hook-up culture' that is so often blamed on dating apps isn't created by them - if it exists, it is created by a change in our attitudes more generally. We are more liberal in our thinking, and our use of any means of finding a partner reflects this, rather than the other way around.

Romance Across the Galaxy: Six Sci-Fi Couples Which Are Guaranteed to Make You Jealous

Jonathan Bird | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Bird

From meeting on Star ships to tracking unidentified flying objects, love and romance finds its' way into some of the best Sci-Fi movies and shows ever made. I have showcased 6 of the most well-known and epic love stories.

How to Love Dangerously

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

There are so many reasons to be afraid of intimacy and love we can hardly begin to enumerate them. John Paul-Sartre opined that lovers want to possess the desire of the other to quell their fear of rejection and abandonment. In that way he believes that all love relationships are doomed to battles for independence and ever present dependency.

Love And Loss: I Am Not Okay, But Neuroscience Can Help

Jojo Furnival | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

These were some of the last words I said to my beautiful boyfriend on Thursday afternoon, eyes swollen and soaked with tears, as he seriously debated whether or not to get hit by a car so that he could stay with me in the UK instead of boarding his flight home to Brisbane, Australia.

Dating After Divorce: How to Make It Work

Brett Harding | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Even if you are ready the thought of dating again is probably a terrifying one. It's worth remembering that first-date nerves are normal - and having dealt with a major upheaval in your life, you don't want to hit the dating scene all guns blazing.

A Positive Outlook and Healthy Dose of Romance Can Help Make Later Life a Better Prospect

Patrick Stannah | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

Although we face challenges as we grow older, such as in relation to health and mobility, more and more people are realising the benefits of finding ways to remain active for longer and of maintaining a positive state of mind.

Interview With Novelist Emylia Hall

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

Emylia Hall is the author of three novels including Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2012. Her new novel, The Sea Between Us, is a story of boy meets girl amidst a Cornish landscape full of surf, art and love.

'Love Locks' Removed From Paris Bridge, As Twitter Floods With Emoji Tears

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins/AP | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

Hearts were breaking across the world Monday after officials began removing locks loved-up couples had attached to a Paris bridge as a symbol of their...

By the Shores of the Indian Ocean

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

That veranda, with its endless, ocean view, brought us both a semblance of peace in a time of growing turmoil and uncertainty. Just to sit there was enough. On other occasions, we would take my telescope up to the roof to study the stars.

With Friends Like Taylor, Anyone Can Survive Boys in Their Twenties

Esther Harris | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Esther Harris

Naw. Taylor Swift. She had me at Calmly Handling Kanye and Shake It Off, but my girl crush on her has just intensified with the latest pictures of t...

Pen Names - Why Authors Change Sex

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

In 1859, Mary Anne Evans became George Eliot in order to be taken more seriously as a novelist at a time when it was believed women wrote only light romances. Today, it's male authors who adopt female pen names to be taken seriously as romance writers.

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Eleven: Love and Relationships V.2

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

I'm not very experienced with dating, I have been on around eleven dates and ten of those were with my now Girlfriend. I hasten to add that two of the aforementioned ten were one of my stand-up comedy gigs and the latter, a drive-in cinema, watch and learn boys, watch and learn.

Heterosexual Married Men: A Redundant Species

Katie Beswick | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Let me make this quite clear to those married men who might be reading: when we're all dolled up, out on the tiles with our cleavage packaged alluringly in satin, clutching an expensive cocktail in our newly manicured paws, we do not want to talk to you.

Is Your City Making You Single?

Brett Harding | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Single Londoners often bemoan the fact that people are not in London for the long haul. They say that people come here and plan to stay for just a few years to focus on work and their careers before going back to their hometowns or countries, so "it's never the right time" is a regular dating issue.

Internet Dating: An Impertinent Guide For Gentlemen And Rogues Alike

Tom Conrad | Posted 24.04.2015 | 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 24.04.2015 | 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 21.04.2015 | 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 21.04.2015 | 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?