4 bonkers things single guys can do on Valentine's Day

Max Dickins | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Max Dickins

I've spent the past 12 months doing every Groupon offer I could find: literally hundreds of absolutely bizarre activities. And here I outline five cheap, wacky alternatives to crying, slumped in the shower.

Feel Skin-Tastic! On the Importance of Hugs and How Good We Are at Avoiding Them

Olga Levancuka | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

The very receptors that are sending signals to our brain subconsciously tell us whether we are wearing shoes or whether that hand is really pleasant to touch, or 'That skin is so soft, it brought back fond memories' or even as simple as 'He feels safe'.

I'm in the Mood for... More Gin, Probably

Leah Gasson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Gasson

Love, oh love. There are certainly better four letter arrangements that describe my general mood more accurately, but this little one's been on my mind lately.

Memories of Us Not Enough? What Legacy Can the Single or Childless Leave?

Paula Coston | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I'm 59, the eldest of four siblings, but have no partner and no children. A sense of inadequacy grows: what can I leave my nephews and nieces, and their children? I don't mean memories; I mean, what that is tangible and lasting, that I can equitably share among them? It's like feeling a phantom limb, a shadowy disconnect with future generations that I so ache to put right.

How to Take Yourself Out

Josa Young | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

A new piece of research suggested that people would rather have an electric shock than be left alone to think. So, I decided to see how I fared on the 'being alone with yourself' front, and took myself out quite deliberately, for an evening of pure, self-directed enjoyment.

Not Married? You Must Be Alone

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

That just undermines the perfectly valid and wholly committed relationships of all those out there who aren't married for whatever reason - maybe we aren't 'waiting' exactly, we just have better things to do.

Valentines Day: What Is Love and How Can I Find It?

Cat Williams | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

A healthy friendship or relationship is one in which both people are being themselves, and feel valued for being themselves.

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.

How to Have More Luck Online Dating This Year...Than You Did Last Year

Liz Marie | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

January marks the most popular time of the year for online dating, with singles worldwide pledging that this is the year they will find love once and for all, and jumping online to do it. Chances are though, if you're single, this won't be the first time you've tried online dating...

Is Single the New Married?

Brett Harding | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

When it comes to whether being single is a superior status to being married, attitudes across the world are changing but even in the UK many people believe being in a relationship could hold them back.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Sex With Your Ex

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Sex with the ex seems simple, but is actually very complicated. Samantha Jones from Sex and the City summed it all up when she said "Sex with an ex can be depressing. If it's good, you can't get it anymore. If it's bad, you just had sex with an ex."

All I Want in a Man

Sofie Hagen | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

I am pretty sure, I am the kind of woman that pick-up artists around the world would refer to as a "10". Have I not an excessive amount of lumps here and there? Men love that. And don't get me started on my extensive knowledge of Fresh Prince of Bel Air-trivia. In all ways, I am a catch. I think I am damn well entitled to make some demands of my own, when choosing a man.

The Five Worst Things A Woman Can Do

Catherine Balavage | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Balavage

People can be their own worst enemies sometimes, and women are no exception. In fact, I believe women can be very hard on themselves. So I have made a list of the top five worst things a woman can do to damage her life.

Living Alone Doesn't Mean You're Lonely

Chloe Best | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Best

Britain is home to a load of sad, lonely singletons if recent headlines are anything to go by. Since a UK study has revealed that 16% of Brits now live alone compared to 9% in 1978, mental health charity Mind have expressed their concerns over the state of mind of people living alone. However what they have failed to address is that for many of these people, living alone is a choice.

The Plight of the Single City Girl

Lauren Fraser | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Fraser

Transitioning from the mating ground of university to the corporate working world was never going to be easy. Watching too many episodes of Sex and th...

Why I Am Still Single...

Scott Bryan | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Bryan

I haven't really ever understood the concept of Valentines Day. When I was 14 I had a big crush on a bloke my age, and basically I made it so blatant that I fancied him for so long he practically went into hiding.

Valentine's Survival Guide for the Single Person

Candy Jannetta | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Candy Jannetta

You've just got over the stress of being alone at Christmas and then along comes the dreaded date in every single person's diary - 14 February.

Looking For Love?

PA | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Love is in the air at Channel 4 as the broadcaster revealed it will offer viewers a chance to date people they see on screen. The six-part series, ...

So What if I'm Single? I'm Not Contagious

Daniel Warner | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I don't mind being single. I like the freedom it gives me and I absolutely love sleeping alone. There is nowhere in the world more fun than my bed - even when I'm the only one in it.

Is it Possible to Be Single and Not Smoke?

Sarah Bridge | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bridge

Why, come nine o'clock that evening, was I hurtling down the road to the nearest pub to wave my debit card at them (I always forget to bring enough cash to weddings) and ask for a pack of cigarettes in return?

My Lovely Parent: Dating Website For Over 50s To Launch In UK

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Although Italian men may shiver at the thought of their mammas hitting the dating scene, two British brothers have no such qualms. They’ve invent...

Happy Ever After?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

New research finds that while a long-term marriage appears to curb men's drinking, it encourages women to drink more. American researchers examined...

Singles Sniff Their Way To Love At Pheromone Parties

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Singletons in the States are sniffing their way to love. American love-seekers are choosing to let nature have her way - and allow their noses to ...

Could Homemade Single 'Double Take' Be Worse Than Rebecca Black's 'Friday'?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Comedy

We need your help, readers. Here's a truly godawful homemade single called Hot Problems by amateur girl group Double Take - but is it real or just a m...

WATCH: Is Someone You Know In Graham Coxon's New Music Video?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Graham Coxon has previously said that music videos are "horrible" - but this, his latest promo for his new single, What'll It Take, is a really rather...