Singles

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 breakupgems.com, 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 R Harris | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie R Harris

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.

So You're Single at Christmas? So What?

Daniel Warner | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

They say Christmas is about giving, about sharing and about being with the ones you love, which is a load of sentimental old tosh. It's about getting drunk, receiving underwear you wouldn't be caught dead in and tolerating behavior from people you normally wouldn't be seen dead with.

Will Madonna Ever Have Another UK Number One?

Kaushik Ray | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

If there's one thing we can be pretty sure of, it's that she'll be dancing in her knickers and duetting with her rapper grandchildren when she's 88.

A Risky Strategy

Nicola Six | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

After having such a nice time with the Stuntman after the gallery, I decided to get all proactive on his ass, and ask him out. But for more than just a few drinks. A friend of mine owns a bijoux little cottage on the optimistically-named English Riviera and asked me if I wanted to housesit for a long weekend.

Dating Wars! Plenty of Fish Vs. OkCupid

Joanna Bolouri | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Bolouri

Hooray for online dating! Who needs romance when you can be ridiculously picky and specify what you want from another human being, even down to their ...

The Wanderer Returns

Nicola Six | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

D Day I awoke to find a Facebook friend request from him. Now this was odd as he'd friended me many moons before and must have therefore UNfriended me at some point. As trivial and teenage angsty as that all sounds it really was the final straw. How much more could this man mess me about? ENOUGH.

What's in it for Me, Myself and I?

Debs Wild | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Debs Wild

If "being single can be amazing", could it start being amazing in its economic reward, so the girl on the platform could be me, on my way to the airport to escape on a holiday with no extra costs where I can sip my two for one cocktails - for one.

Singletons, Get Over Your Couple Envy - They're Probably Just as Miserable as You

The Guyliner | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

It takes two to tango, yes, but when you have two people, you have twice as much of everything. Twice as many moods, opinions, outbursts of anger, simpering uselessness, passive aggression, excessive control freakery.

A Christmas Isn't Just for Christmas

Debs Wild | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Debs Wild

It's 10 years since I experienced my first Christmas alone. I was apprehensive and judging by the unprecedented number of calls I received that day, so were other people. The reason I spent it on my own was due to a break-up and imminent move so it made sense. I had control over when, what and how I did everything. I loved it!

Only Me

Nicola Six | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

A completely rational and intelligent friend recently shocked me by bravely confessing that 'I don't actually feel like my life will really start until I get married and have babies'. I guess I am different in that noone ever put the batteries into my biological clock.

Welcome to Hell: The Lovers are Losing

Nicola Six | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

Saturday rolls around and I'm annoyingly aware it's the first weekend in ages that no plans have been made with the beau - I worry that he has tired of my affections, (incredible as this may seem) ...My best friend Zoe saves the day with a text.