Relationships

Relationship, love and dating news, advice, tips and trends. The latest news and trends as well as opinion pieces and features.

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“Being the social secretary in my friendship group is draining – it’s like a full time job”

Posted by
Kedean Smith
  • Hard-ball dating: why being direct about what you want is 2022’s biggest relationship trend
    Relationships

    “Hard-ball dating” will save you so much precious time on dates

  • A young woman of color looking for love on an online dating app
    Relationships

    A new dating trend is changing how people feel about being single

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    Family & Friends

    This is when it’s time to break up with a friend (and what to do about it)

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Friend detoxes: should you be decluttering the old friendships in your life?
Family & Friends

Want to ‘declutter’ your friendships? Here’s how to go about it

Would you brave a “friend cleanse”?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Why am I being ghosted? These are the personality types most likely to ghost you after a date, according to psychology
Dating

These are the personality types that are most likely to ghost you

These are the toxic traits to watch out for.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Dating: why do people get so competitive on dates?
Dating

Why it’s time to stop dating the person that’s done everything

“It was all about showing how much better he was than me.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Relationships

“I’m late for absolutely everything – does that make me a bad person?”

Four women on why they can’t get over their worst habit.

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Lauren Geall
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The key to a happier relationship could be closer to home than you think

It’s easy to implement, too.

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Relationships

Relationship anxiety is real – here are the 5 signs to look out for

From fear of commitment to doubting your compatibility with your partner.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Relationships

5 women on the weird, inappropriate and boring questions they hate being asked on a date

The questions range from the banal to the bizarre and everything in between.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Back burner relationships: the psychology behind “what if” and why we can’t let go of past relationships
Relationships

What are back-burner relationships and why are they on the rise?

It turns out there’s a reason why we can’t help but stay in contact with some past flames.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Friendship psychology: how commitment phobia is affecting our friendships, and how to tackle it
Relationships

Is a “commitment phobic” friend ruining your relationship? Here’s how to cope

Commiting isn’t just a problem in romantic relationships.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Relationships

‘Voicefishing’ is a thing – and it’s happening on some of your favourite dating apps

We spoke to three relationship experts about what it is, how to detect it, and how you might be doing it without realising.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Illustration of two young happy cheerful women are sitting on the couch and laughing.
Relationships

These are the 3 types of friends we all need, according to a relationship expert

Having friends that serve different purposes is not only pretty common, it’s also OK.

Posted by
Leah Sinclair
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Amy Beecham
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“Trauma dumping” is the toxic trend we need to watch out for in our friendships

“Your friends are not your therapist.”

Dating: how to navigate the pressure of ‘cuffing season’ as a single woman
Dating

4 women on how they really feel about being single during ‘cuffing season’

“I start second-guessing myself when it comes to dating.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Psychology of FOMO: “The pressure to make the most of life post-lockdown is crippling me”
Relationships

“The pressure to make the most of life post-lockdown is exhausting me”

Stylist investigates the impact of over-socialising on women.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Dating: “I went on a two hour date and he didn't ask me a single question”
Dating

“I went on a two hour date and he didn’t ask me a single question”

Is this 2021’s worst dating trend?

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
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Relationships

This is the subtle control tactic narcissists often use to control their relationships

‘Micromanipulation’ is a form of emotional abuse which can be hard to recognise.

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Shani Silver single
Relationships

“We’ve been groomed to believe being single is wrong – here’s why we need to rethink it”

This is why we need to completely rethink the way we see singledom.

Posted by
Shani Silver
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Friends talking on a sofa
Family & Friends

How to be honest with your friends when they ask how you’re doing

Opening up can feel scary, but it’s also incredibly important.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Amy Beecham
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“I spent a week telling my friends I loved them and here’s what they said back”

“Friendships can be as deep as being in love.”

A couple stood back to back
Relationships

This viral tweet highlights why toxic behaviour isn’t always obvious

“People dim your light in such small ways.”

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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