On Unrequited Love and Respecting Each Other's Emotions

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

You don't need outside confirmation that love is love. Love just is. It's a rare and strange and beautiful thing. It's different for every last person who feels it.

Stop Slandering the Single Life

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Farrington-Smith

If we scroll through our Instagram feeds, we find pages dotted with posts that quietly slander the single life. We find parodies illustrating solo Netflix binges; empty sides of a bed and screenshots documenting how we get more notifications from Apple about our iCloud being full than we do actual messages.

27 People Sum Up Single Life In Three Words

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Twitter users are currently celebrating the joys of independence with the hashtag #SingleLifeIn3Words - just in time for Valentine's Day. Needless...

10 Reasons Why It's Fantastic to Be Single This Valentines Day

Charlotte de Carle | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Charlotte de Carle

Check out that couple over there, having a wonderfully overpriced, candlelit, dinner for two, 'enjoying' their Valentine's Day? He trolls the dating apps under an alias and she can only orgasm with the lights off, imagining Dan the repair man who came round last month to fix the boiler. Don't you just envy them so much? No, not really? Exactly!

Can't We Be Single AND Awesome?

Adele Barlow | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

The beauty of being single is that you have a lot of time to think. After a lot of thinking, I've noticed that I don't want to 'get married' - I want to fall in love and build a life with someone who feels the same way. If we happen to have a big party and a piece of paper to go with that, then great.

Travel Options for the Single Person

Helen King | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Travelling is great fun, but it can also be stressful, so it is important to have a travel companion who is compatible with you, who has a similar sense of humour and who you just hit it off with.

Commercial Love-ins Alienate More Than They Unite

Kevin Widdop | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Widdop

So-called Hallmark Holidays such as Valentine's Day, with bleach advertisers even getting on board, shimmer with the very best of intentions, but the crudeness of brands piggybacking on their popularity really dilutes their brand equity.

A Translation of Facebook Statuses on Valentine's Day

Pascale Day | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Pascale Day

V-Day for women is all about one-upmanship: "I see your hot air balloon ride and I raise you a hundred red roses!" Unless your proposal was sung to you by a large Disney flashmob atop a mountain at sunrise, you've essentially lost at Valentine's Day. That £200 Pandora necklace is just not going to cut it, my friend. Better luck next year.

10 Things Everyone Should Do, While They Are Still Single!

Charly Lester | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charly Lester

It's a period of your life, which my married friends reassure me will be gone far too quickly! So, unlike most singletons, rather than rushing to ditch my single status, I've set to work making the most of it. Because when I finally reach the 'other side of single', I don't want to have any regrets!

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.

Forget Conscious Uncoupling, How About We Try Conscious Coupling?

Claire Brummell | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

Conscious coupling is about being conscious about whether you want a relationship, what are the important values for your ideal partner to have and what kind of relationship are you looking for?  Are you just interested in something casual?  Do you want a long-term partnership?

Three Months Down: Dating Resolution Recap

Brett Harding | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Whether your "New Year New You" dating resolution was to find that someone special in 2014, to cut down on your never-ending list when it comes to finding that perfect person or to update your profile picture from the one of you posing on holiday seven years ago, I think now is the time to take a look back.

Can a Person Really Change?

Claire Brummell | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The more I've become the kind of woman I want to be, both in and out of a relationship, the man in my life has become even more of the kind of man that I really appreciate...and he was pretty amazing to begin with!

The Effects of Dating Pressure From Parents

Brett Harding | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Do you ever find yourself sitting around the dinner table with your parents while they ask yet again if you have met anyone special? Or do they drop not so subtle comments about hoping to be a grandparent before they die?

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, says 'embarking on a new chapter in your life and rejuvenating yourself'.

Five Love Lessons I've Learned From My Ex-Boyfriends

Liz Marie | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

A lot of things can come out of heartbreak. For me, breakups always entailed a lot more free time, the ability to focus solely on myself and a few love lessons. Here are my favourite ones below, all the credit goes to my (unnamed) ex-boyfriends. Thanks gents!

Heartbreak and the Ending of a Relationship

Stacey Lucas | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stacey Lucas

How do you mend a broken heart? There is no magical cure, just actions and words. No special book will help you. It is down to you to mend you. You can recruit friends and family. Take each day as it comes.

Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays as a Singleton

Ambi Sitham | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

Before meeting my other half I spent the best part of five years navigating the peaks and troughs of single life and know all too well the pain and pleasure of flying solo on special occasions. Here are some of my tips on how I enjoyed, made the most of and kept my sanity/perspective in check at Christmas and many other special occasions.

Seven Holiday Season Survival Tips for Singles

Liz Marie | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

No matter what your relationship status, this is the most wonderful time of year and you should enjoy it! We've compiled our top holiday survival tips for singles, so that you may have your (fruit) cake and eat it, too.

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Woman

Liz Marie | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you're a single woman, it's highly likely that the most annoying things you encounter on a daily basis aren't bad dates or jerks hitting on you while you're on the train. Rather, it's the 'wisdom' that your friends, family and strangers on the street love to dispense when the subject of your single-dom comes up.

The Single Life and the Value of the Personal Mastermind Group

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK
Martina Keens-Betts

I recently attended a government-related healthcare function where I was confronted with an award-winning company owner who boasted that he'd been abl...

There Are Enough Days to Celebrate Love - Give Us a Singletine's Day?

Helen Croydon | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

Our High Street this week, I have to say, is a shame to us all. It's gone a trashy shade of red. The colour pollution of Valentine's paraphernalia started four weeks ago. Four! Barely had the dregs of the January sales rails been relegated further into bargain bins when Clinton's was transposed into a sea of red.

Alternative Valentine's for Lovers and Haters

Natalie Harris-Spencer | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Harris-Spencer

Enamoured by amour? Sick of schmaltz? Or just indifferent to 'involvement'? Whatever your take on V-Day and your Facebook relationship status, there are plenty of alternative options for you in the city of London.

Anti-Valentine's Day Escapes

Polly Allen | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

With the cheese-fest that is Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's time to get your exit strategy in place. For whatever reason (you're recently heart-broken, perpetually single and cynical, or you just happen to have taste), here are the places where you're most likely to be left untroubled by lovebirds.

Supermarket Singles: Why a Trip to Grab the Groceries Can Be a Real Tearjerker

The Guyliner | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Almost everything sold in the supermarket is aimed at an audience of two or more. Your hand hovers over the English muffins, packed in sixes. You'll never eat six, not before they go stale. The only way you could get through six muffins before the mould hits is by having them for every meal for the next two days.