Why We Need to Stop Trying to be “Perfect” Partners

We live in a world that tells us we are only as valuable as the smile on our face; negative emotions aren’t embraced, and sadness is mistakenly depicted as weakness. We’re constantly seeking “perfection,” and part of this includes having the emotional scale of an automaton. In our relationships, we still try to remain consistently level-headed. Its usual…

Great Gifts for your Other Half this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, its time to start thinking about how you’re going to show that special someone just what they mean to you. Buying gifts for your partner can be stressful – you can neither go too generic or too eccentric. It has to be just right. Luckily we’ve passed a judge’s eye over whats on offer…

Winter Date Ideas

Its easy to be tempted by the thoughts of spending your winter evenings in front of the TV, and the chill in the air makes everyone less inclined to venture out. However, there’s plenty to do at this time of year that actually involves leaving the house, and your date nights don’t have to involve a…

“Putting Up” Over Christmas

Whilst it might be the time to be cheerful (good will to all mankind and all that), the build-up to Christmas is notoriously stressful. From dealing with chaos all over the high street, to organising the dinner you (now regretfully) decided to cook on the big day, its a given that everything might get a…

Staying Friends with Your Ex – Does it Work?

Break ups are hard, and are we expecting too much when we say from ourselves and the other person when we say, “let’s remain friends?” Society doesn’t deal well with the idea that not everything isn’t always peachy – we’re constantly under pressure to “stay calm” and keep our emotions intact. But this isn’t easy;…

Why Kindness is Good for Everyone

With world kindness day coming up on the 13th November, we wanted to find out exactly why being kind is good for us. It turns out that its not just the person in receipt of your act of kindness who is better off – its also good for the giver. Basically, its a win win situation, and in…

Documenting your Best Relationship Moments – Selfies vs Traditional Photos

In a very short period of time the printed photo – the ones that we actually paid to get printed, have seemingly become obsolete. Like the VHS humble tape, analogue photography has faded into the pages of history, and the use of a camera that isn’t also a phone, is now seen as a niche reserved for professionals or fans of…

Our Favourite Movie Couples

Whether they’re taken from classic novels or dreamt-up in a Hollywood production room, we cannot help but be entranced by the fictional love stories that are usually at the heart of our favourite films. When the nights start drawing in, watching a great film proves a welcome relief from the chill outside. Join us as we cosy up to revisit the…

Alternative Date Ideas for Halloween

Its become a much bigger deal in recent years, and as holidays go, there’s an increasing pressure to do something to celebrate Halloween. But what do you do if a) you’re mixing Halloween and date night (without it turning into a straight-forward fright night) or b) if you’re just over Halloween parties. Luckily, its a holiday that goes…

Our Favourite Tales of Love and Romance

Nothing beats a good book; curling up with a cuppa and losing yourself in a novel is one of those simple pleasures in life that never fails to make you feel contented, and the greatest love stories have gone down in history as some of the best works of literature out there. If you’re in…

How Online Dating Became Legit

Once upon a time, in those dark days of dial-up, online dating sites were anathemas of the internet. To use one was a shady operation; lest you become a social pariah, it was imperative that you keep schtum about your use. Fast-forward 20 years and behold! We have broadband, we have fancy mumbo-jumbo phones AND…

Date Night in vs. Date Night Out

There’s a chill in the air, truly signalling the end of summer. But before you start bulk-buying slipper socks and planning your annual hibernation, remember that a relationship can survive the winter, and be as exciting as in those first throes of summer. Whilst you might feel less inclined to continue venturing out for your date nights (we…