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In a long distance relationship? Here's how to keep the love alive

Since the start of the pandemic, long-distance relationships have become increasingly common. Whether it be a choice or a consequence of navigating our modern-day world, research has found that more than 90% of people living in the UK and Europe have been in a long-distance relationship and 14 million people in the US are currently in a long-distance relationship[1].


The modern dating landscape can be a minefield at times

Researchers reveal top body language signs to look at on your first date

The modern dating landscape can be a minefield at times, so wouldn't it be great if you knew how your date felt about you without having to ask?

Ahead of the new ITV2 show Ready To Mingle, which is set to start in September, the research team at Busuu has identified telltale body language signs to look out for on a first date.

A person's body language can hold thousands of...

Lockdown is beginning to have a detrimental impact on couples

One in ten Brits fake sleep to avoid their partner

According to new data released by Just Eat, lockdown is beginning to have a detrimental impact on couples and cohabitors alike with 42% of people admitting tensions have been running high with arguments over cleanliness (56%), what to watch on TV (55%), snoring (54%) and even bedroom antics (44%) amongst the top reasons for bickering.

As the lockdown rumbles on, Brits admit that they...

Smoking tops the list for a relationship turn off

Top Dating Turn-offs Revealed: Smoking, Smelling & Swearing

Smoking cigarettes is rapidly becoming the least sexy addiction going. While once it was considered cool to be deemed a ‘smoker’, these days it’s more likely to earn you a swipe left or an early end to a first date. Since 2011, the number of smokers has fallen from 20% of the UK to just 14%.

A recent study from E-Liquids has revealed that our top relationship turn-offs are smelling...

Couple together looking out window

Six reasons why lockdown might have actually improved your relationship

When the world went into lockdown there were many uncertainties and one might have been: how will my relationship fare? Will being cooped up together 24/7 be too intense? Will we fight more?

Well, a few months on, you’re still together, and – perhaps surprisingly – even happier and stronger than before.

Maybe there’s even a part of you that’s dreading the end of lockdown...

Date Night in Lockdown

Eight date night ideas if you’re separated from your partner right now

For couples torn apart by lockdown, romance has probably slipped down the agenda, but there’s no reason date night should follow events and sporting calendars out the window.

Here are a few ideas for staying connected in your relationship, and turning nice nights out into romantic nights in…

1. Go on a walk together

In these domestic days, every moment outside is...

Happy toddler with cerebral palsy in his father's arms

My baby has a disability – how will this affect our family life and how do we adjust?

I’ve just found out my baby’s got cerebral palsy and I’m devastated that I’ll probably have to spend the rest of my life caring for her. Is there any hope that my partner and I can lead a normal life with our daughter?

Sera Johnston is a health and mindset coach who specialises in supporting parents of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, and...

Six signs that mean you might be in a toxic relationship

Experts tell us that no relationship is perfect, and that some amount of arguing and compromise is normal.

But if your partner’s behaviour is becoming a constant source of negativity, it might be a sign that you’re going through more than just a rough patch.

When it comes to love, we can easily be blind to the signs that a relationship is becoming harmful – because we all...

Five key signs you are in a happy relationship that will last

Sure, the start of a new relationship is amazing (if it’s going well) but long after the honeymoon phase is over, it’s often the more mundane day-to-day stuff that sustains a long-term happiness as a two.

We’re all familiar with the signs of an unhappy relationship – arguing, distrust, cheating – but what are the subtle markers of a partnership that has staying power?


Sex And The City author Candace Bushnell: Things I would tell my younger self

As the creator of Sex And The City, Candace Bushnell knows more than most about dating, the way women think about men and the romantic scrapes people experience.

And now, at 60, she is revisiting dating, sex and all that goes with it in her latest memoir, Is There Still Sex In The City? but this time focusing on what happens when women of a certain age find themselves not-so-young,...