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It’s perfectly okay for you to be single, I promise.

This is an issue that I’m facing a lot lately, which is why after a long hiatus from writing for this wonderful website, I just felt that I had to return to my relationship rants to ask if any other women are being asked this question a little more often that they’d like: Oh, why [...]

Dating etiquette: Can I just order a burger or…?

From the moment of conception I was pestering my mother for some kind of chocolate-covered snack from within the womb, so it’s not much of a surprise that I’ve grown into a woman who really does love her food. In my day-to-day life, this causes no problem; in my dating life, it makes things a [...]

How do you get back in the dating game?

It seems, as my friends and I creep closer into adulthood, more and more of us are finding ourselves in serious and steady relationships. Dating is a thing of the past for the most of us; so when we all started watching the Channel 4 series, ‘Dates’, which is allegedly an honest look at modern dating, [...]

Be Brave: Let Yourself Like Someone!

If there is one thing that I have learnt from my turbulent dating life, it’s that as one romantic door gets slammed in your face by the person you love, someone you could love will open a window for you.   A couple of months ago my Big Love not only slammed the door in [...]

Sex: It’s just me, you… and the rest of the world?

  This morning a press release got dumped in my inbox for another website that I clutter up with my written ramblings. These press releases are usually bog-standard articles that need to be written about the state of the world or the actions of a celebrity; so you can imagine my surprise when I opened [...]

What Happens When You Lose A Big Love?

I’ve recently gone through something that I think most people reading this will be able to relate to. I’ve lost the person who I deemed to be my “great love”. After three years of running away from each other and, inevitably, running back to each other, the plug has finally been pulled on what was [...]

Is A Break The Prelude To A Break-Up?

  When things get heated in our lives, we tend to opt for taking a step back; we shut ourselves off for a while and take a break from things to re-evaluate the situation so we can ultimately move forward with it. Generally speaking, this method works. We gain the ability to look at things [...]

Why Are People Always Picking On Kate Middleton?

Although I am far from being a fashion expert, I do occasionally dip in and out of the tabloids to make sure what I’m planning on wearing that day is at least socially acceptable to leave the house in. So perhaps it is my lack of fashion knowledge that led to this article, or my [...]

Is The Past In The Present?

A friend of mine has been in a relationship with the same person for nearly three years. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a consistent relationship. Perhaps I should revise that sentence to: a friend of mine has been in love with the same person for nearly three years. The reason for the revision of that sentence [...]

Can A Relationship Be In The Red?

If A-Level Psychology taught me anything it’s that relationships function on a system of input and output (or a balance system, to use the right term!) and it is when that system becomes disturbed that problems will arise in the relationship. A simple explanation that seems to make perfect sense.   The one thing that [...]

H&M Criticised Over Use Of “Disturbingly Thin” Model

Over the years we have become accustomed to the sight of super-skinny girls who are plastered on posters and billboards up and down the country in an attempt to sell us mere mortals a new product. Although I ashamed to admit it, more often than not for myself at least, this marketing ploy works – [...]

Keeping Your Foot in the Romantic Door

After a break-up there are typically some leftover feelings and questions that you can’t help but try and answer: Is this for the best? Can I really live without him? Did we do the right thing in breaking up? They’re natural queries that everyone experiences. Breaking up with someone can sometimes be a life-changing event [...]

Florence Welch and Her New Man – Love’s Young Dream!

Late last year British musician Florence Welch announced she had split from her long-term boyfriend. The break-up posed as a tough time for the young singer; however a silver lining was provided with the break-up offering prime inspiration for her second album.   It would now seem that young Florence has not only recovered from [...]

Cynthia Nixon Goes Bald

Sex and the City provided us with a host of giggles, cringes and great/awful sex that women still refer back to today. The main characters were made up of four fabulous women – Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davies and Cynthia Nixon – and since their roles in the hit TV-series and two very [...]

Plus-Size Model To Be New Face Of Ann Summers

After years of hiding our curves away and desperately trying to slim down to whatever fashion has deemed to be “slim” this year, there is one particular lady who has proved us all wrong in demonstrating that curves can be exactly what people are looking for!   That young woman is Lucy Moore, who, despite [...]

Is The Secret To Great Sex, Great Friendship?

So recently a girlfriend and I were having a discussion about what happens when people cross the relationship boundary with someone who’s always been “just a friend”. It seems there are mixed reviews and ideas about this dating strategy so I enlisted the help of some of my best and closest gal pals to enlighten [...]

What’s In It For Me?

Relationships are meant to mark the beginning of a new life involving two people, sharing their good times and their bad, because they both care for each other deeply… Here in the real world, relationships don’t always work like that – in fact, they hardly ever work like that! There will always be something we [...]

Going The Distance…

Earlier today I was having a discussion with my only female house mate about relationships – nothing specific, just relationships in general. It was when we got onto the topic of the relationship one of our male house mates has with his girlfriend that things became really interesting: before university they were together all the [...]

Is Honesty The Best Policy?

When we were younger our parents told us that we should always be honest about things – they drill into us the “honesty is the best policy” mantra and encourage us to live by that idea for as long as possible. However, somewhere along the road from childhood to adulthood we seem to abandon the [...]

Compromise or Character-Crushing?

We’re constantly reminded that, when it comes to relationships, there is a certain element of give and take; there will be times when compromises need to be made, when you will have to miss poker night for a work event that isn’t yours, or even times when you’ll have to vacate your own house for [...]