Ana's Thought: "Artist, Love is your Deepest feeling - let it fill your Soul with Sunlight." Do you recall how it feels when love's first blush tak...
Saturday night, we are child free, it is Valentine's weekend, should we hit the town, or stay in? Decisions, decisions!! Hit the town of course.
In a way I do envy those that are childless and about to embark on a relationship that will see them marry and have kids as the years progress. Single parents like us do the best they can for ourselves and for our kids - but the best time to get it right is before you've got it wrong, but some people need to get it wrong before they are ready to get it right!
How can we protect ourselves from the pitfalls? Checking out is not an option: a life without girlfriends is a life deprived of a bond we cannot find anywhere else. Research bears this out: for both sexes, the biggest insulation against loneliness has been proven to come from strong emotional connections with women.
I hate St. Valentine's Day. I can't do romance on prescription. So, this year, as I do every year, I leave my three children with some relatives, book a night in a hotel in Dublin, with dinner for two thrown in, and take a deep breath. Fun? I don't think so.
Happy Flippin' Valentine's Day. I don't know what happened to me this winter, but I have been struggling to find that loving feeling. Maybe because ...
What worries me most about our generation is that we are in love with the idea of love and being in love and Valentine's Day doesn't help us fight the reality that relationships are hard work, but this survey might just give us hope.
As St Valentine turns up to warm the cockles of our hearts once again, thoughts invariably turn to warm fluffy bunnies, doves cooing in harmony, flowers, chocolates and lots and lots of love. Which is all well and good... just as long as marriage doesn't figure anywhere in this lot.
The popularity of online dating sites such as match.com, eharmony and plentyoffish could hardly escape the attention of fraudsters. Spam emails imitating notifications from popular dating sites are widespread in almost all major languages.
One passion - or more accurately love/hate affair - that I am happy to talk about is running. We've had our ups and downs, but it all started with a 5k Race For Life seven years ago and grew from there.
Waking Tuesday, upon seeing the trending topic, "Pancake Day," I froze in the face of unwanted responsibility, despite the unseasonable balminess of the air.
Those looking for a little extravagance and pampering this 14 February may want to check out these pictures of some of the finest and most exclusive luxury hotels.
A gush of oddball events, only loosely themed on love, are taking place across Britain this year. Most welcome the whole spectrum of relationship statuses - from the cringingly co-dependent to the bitterly heartbroken to the breezily unattached - while others actively tout themselves as post-modernist pick-up joints for the discerning lone ranger.
Thanks to our friends at Findus, horsemeat is now more popular than ever. What better way to say "I love you" than to cook this delicious heart-shaped meaty treat for that special someone in your life?
The run-up period to Valentine's Day is key for the flower producers who make 40% of their annual revenue in February and March. Astoundingly, the production line is now so efficient that flowers picked in the early morning in Kenya, can be sold at Europe's flower auctions the same day.
Today, around half of all stalkers are ex-partners, and up to one in four of the population have suffered from being stalked. So many people start relationships not realising that the particular kind of possessive love exhibited by obsessional lovers, could turn romance into a nightmare.