Dating and Relationships

If You Never Say These 9 Things To Your Partner, You're Not Standing Up For Your Needs

Being assertive, and knowing how to speak up for yourself in a relationship is a vital part of learning to love as an adult. Partnerships cannot truly work unless both people are able to express themselves fully. If not, you may become a doormat in…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Rupert Grint Has Been Dating This Teen Star For YEARS & People Only Just Noticed

If you're in any way interested in the lives of celebrities, you've probably got a good idea of who's dating who. Obviously, the world isn't entitled to know the ins and outs of a person's private life just because their job involves acting or…
By Lauren Sharkey

Here's The Truth About Who Pays For The Meal On 'First Dates' & I'm Kinda Shook

When Wednesday night rolls around and the montage of Fred opening up the First Dates restaurant doors begins, I get butterflies. I don’t care how cynical you are, First Dates manages to encapsulate the excitement of going on a date and through all…
By Alice Broster

Here's Why We Need Rethink The Idea Of "Marrying Up"

Historically, the notion of "marrying up" — aka getting hitched to someone who is better-educated, earns more than you, or both — has been something that's largely associated with women. Nowadays, though, it's actually men who are more likely to…
By Laken Howard

How To Get On The Same Page As Your Partner About Exchanging Holiday Gifts

Whether you're ready to admit it publicly or not, everyone can at least privately agree that getting and giving gifts is one of the best parts of the holiday season. But even though shopping for someone like your best friend or mom (or yourself)…
By Laken Howard

Here's Exactly How Your Childhood Affects The Way You Date, According To Experts

If you've ever wondered why you tend to behave a certain way in your relationships, figuring out your attachment style can give you a ton of useful insight. To put it in the simplest terms, attachment theory — first developed in the 1960s by…
By Laken Howard

A New Study About Cheating Shows A HUGE Gender Disparity That'll Blow Your Mind

Having an active dating app profile to browse when you’re bored? Sending flirty texts to someone that isn’t your partner? Drunkenly kissing someone on a night out? What counts as cheating? With the introduction of social media and dating apps to the…
By Alice Broster

Here's The Reason Dating Makes You So Anxious — And What To Do About It

I've been a bundle of nerves for as long as I can remember. Whether checking my schoolbag obsessively to make sure I brought home the right books for homework as a kid, or worrying that I'll miss my flight, lose my keys, or catch bird flu as an…
By Jada Gomez

Holly Willoughby's Relationship With Her Husband Is A Love Story Made In TV Heaven

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is geared up for a new series and will start on Nov. 18. The promotion shots of Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnolly have been released and the duo look ready to take on the jungle madness. Whilst it is a dreamy…
By Alice Broster

Why Are Women Still Doing More Emotional Labor Than Men In Relationships?

We're living in a time where women and men are viewed and treated much more equally than in generations past, but there are still plenty of gender stereotypes and norms that are ingrained in us as a society — and these can have a big impact on how…
By Laken Howard

7 Signs Your Expectations Of A New Partner Are Too High, According To Experts

Getting into a new relationship can be really exciting. But it can also be stressful, if you're putting too much pressure on the partnership. If you have high expectations in a relationship, it's important to make sure they're not too high early on.…
By Eva Taylor Grant

This New Study Explains Why You Steal Your Partner's Hoodie & It Makes SO Much Sense

Have you ever wondered why sniffing something belonging to a loved one immediately comforts you? Well, a psychological study may have found the answer. Researchers at the University of British Columbia's psychology department found that smelling…
By Lauren Sharkey

How The Culture Surrounding Condoms Is Changing — Thanks To Women

Although condoms have certainly already come a long way from their earliest iterations (linen sheath condom, anyone?), there's still plenty of room left for innovation in the condom industry. As our sexual culture evolves, so do our needs when it…
By Laken Howard

The Real Reason People Stay In Unhappy Relationships Is Actually SO Surprising

What makes you stay in a relationship that's lost its spark? Is it a fear of being single, or a reluctance to plunge back into Bumble? Could you be unwilling to share custody of your Maltipoo puppy, Steven? According to a study published in the…
By Emily Dixon

Hooking Up With Your Ex May Not Be As Bad For You As You Think, A New Study Says

It seems like there's one piece of post-heartbreak advice that's more common than any other: 'whatever you do, don't sleep with your ex!' While this admonition is typically given with the best of intentions, what works for one person doesn't…
By Laken Howard

So Cuffing Season Is Actually NOT A Good Time To Get Into A Relationship & Here's Why

As the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting colder, that can only mean one thing: the beginning of cuffing season is upon us at last. Cuffing season is that time of year when singles start desperately searching for a partner to…
By Laken Howard

Brits Were Asked To Pick Either Their Dog Or Partner & The Response Was Such A Mood

Wow, how ruff is that? Yes, there will be a lot of puns in this article so make sure you are sitting comfortably. A recent study showed that two-thirds of Brits would pick their dogs over their partners. Hold up, am I the only person low key…
By Aoife Hanna

Here's Why Some Fans Think Bachelor Nation's Bekah Martinez Is Already Married

She's had such a busy week that you might think she'd fly under the radar for a bit, but one Bachelor Nation fan favorite isn't done making waves. Not only did she announce her pregnancy this week, but old Instagram posts are causing fans to winder…
By Alexis Rhiannon

OkCupid Will Display Your Pronouns In Your Profile With This New Tool

In a win for inclusivity, dating app OkCupid now lets all users list their pronouns on their profile. Released yesterday, the new feature marks OkCupid as the first mainstream dating app to offer users the option of displaying their pronouns. “We…
By Sanam Yar

BBC Three's Viral Success 'Eating With My Ex' Is Back & It Needs YOU

BBC Three’s Eating With My Ex is going to be back on our screens so soon. Whilst meeting up with an ex after a break up isn’t uncommon, most people don’t live out this reunion in front of cameras for the whole internet to see. However, if you’re…
By Alice Broster