Relationships

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How to tell your best friend youre in love with them by those who have taken the plunge

Popular culture is littered with examples of great love blossoming from platonic beginnings. But in real life, falling for your best friend doesnt always go so smoothly It was supposed to go the way things do in the movies. Nora would tell her best friend that she loved him, he would feel the same way […]

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Goodbye Tinder: Facebooks New Dating App Finally Allows You To Romantically Connect With Your Dads Friend Who Likes All Your Posts Even Though Youve Never Met Him

Online dating can be a serious headache, and it’s more likely you’ll find yourself stuck in an endless cycle of dead-end first dates than in a compatible match. But if you’re experiencing dating app fatigue, don’t lose hope of finding that special someone just yet, because Facebook just announced a brand-new dating feature that will […]

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Why Modern Dating Makes Me Want To Punch Myself In The Throat

As a 22-year-old single woman I’m pretty much living in the thickest part of the modern hookup culture perfecting the art of getting the right guy to buy you a drink at a bar, crafting the perfect response to a text to make you seem just interested enough, taking the proper five seconds to adequately […]

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I have herpes and my partner and I have lost our libido

She insists I wear a condom and is going through the menopause, leading to dryness, and I am experiencing premature ejaculation My partner and I have been together for 15 years but the sex has always been a bit hit and miss. I get occasional bouts of herpes and as she is, understandably, worried about […]

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Kasey Edwards: I love being married, but am I the exception?

The author asks happy couples the secret of their success and is shocked by what she finds out I was never going to get married. After bearing witness to my parents three decades of misery, I was not stupid enough to do it myself. When my father left my mother for a younger woman, I […]

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Blind date: Hes an I and me conversationalist

Eugenia, 27, project manager, meets Thomas, 34, freelance journalist Eugenia on Thomas What were you hoping for?That hes not so beautiful that I clam up and cant talk. First impressions?He wouldnt have been my first choice, but maybe hell be cool. What did you talk about?Politics. And we touched on books, music and family. Any […]

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Im angry that my partner is not invited to my cousins wedding

Mariella Frostrup says a woman irritated her boyfried has been excluded from a family wedding must accept that decision or decline the invitation The dilemma My cousin and I were extremely close growing up as neither of us had brothers or sisters. We spent summer holidays together and went away abroad together with our families, […]

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Blind date: She thinks Im a sad, naive hipster

Did 24-year-old student Tom and headhunter Willow, 23, hit it off? Tom on Willow What were you hoping for?A story for my friends to embarrass me with at parties. First impressions?She was gorgeous, in that effortless, graceful way. What did you talk about?Older men, the Guyliners blog. Any awkward moments?Probably when I told her she […]

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Im unsure about the fiancee my parents found me | Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup tells a Muslim man that if they are both willing to make it work they stand as much chance of success as those who marry for love The dilemma I am a 27-year-old man and a practising Muslim. I currently live in Germany. I am very liberal, and I respect the freedom and […]

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How the Trans-Siberian railway became the love train

Ann OLoughlin set off across the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, looking for adventure and a chance to practise her Russian. Instead, she met a fascinating stranger in a leather jacket in the next carriage The glasnost and Gorbachev. I had stocked up on notebooks and pens to write a journal of my travels, […]

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