And it isn't 'sorry'
We asked everyone from a dating coach to a weddings reporter to tell us about the relationship rules you definitely shouldn't be following.
'Don't look them up on social media.'
Hal Runkel, a marriage and family therapist, says it's crucial to display vulnerability and let your partner know that they've hurt you emotionally.
So do we split the bill?
Four experts weigh in on the first step.
The couple's 24-year age gap is the talk of the internet.
Clearly no-one heads to a date hoping that it will go badly. It's also very unlikely that in the moment tumble...
Emily Morse explains how to break the cycle.
Thanks for letting us know what men want, Fox News!
'Longest I ever waited was six years.'
A fascinating new book uses Google searches to unearth women's secret obsessions.
In "Radical Acceptance," psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach says ignoring your deepest fears only makes them worse.
When one African American writer realized there was a racial bias on dating apps, it made her diversify who she went...
(And without chickening out halfway through).
Single and ready to mingle.
"He spray painted a penis on my car."
"The ring didn't fit, and neither did we."
I'll put my hands up and say I am the first person to be strategic when it comes to communicating with...
They're not as basic as they seem.
It is now possible to pay someone to dump your partner, write thank you notes or queue up for you....
From the plain awkward to the downright harrowing, every day, all around us, bad dates are happening to good people. As...
Because "what do you do?" is *beyond* dull.
For help navigating tricky sibling waters, therapist/depth psychologist Carder Stout, Ph.D. weighs in on: how to balance our sense of loyalty...
To catch an unfaithful partner, ask a friend, listen to their words and their tone of voice, and be suspicious if...
"I lost my virginity to a guy I barely knew because he gave me compliments."
"We hold onto the negativity and the negative emotions from past memories," meditation ambassador Jody Shield told Business Insider.
"My mum makes my bed for me."
Get ready to read the best dressing-down you will ever know
Pesky testosterone's to blame... again.
"I had a [your ethnicity here] girlfriend back in high school!"
Quit talking about your ex already.
Just like that, six months have flown by. To be honest, it actually feels like it's been longer, like this has been the norm for years. That's a good thi...
‘Tis a strange time in which we live. Sure, some people have - gasp! - actual boyfriends or girlfriends, but many...
It's all in the mind, bby.
From the life of the party to the penny pincher, a new study by OnePoll has shown that every group has...
Does not involve writing a drunk Facebook status.
Do you make the cut?
Not today Satan.
A study found the placebo effect works on broken hearts.
We all have our deal-breakers when it comes to potential romantic partners. The little things you just can’t seem to get...
"We call it our biannual marriage fire-up." Refinery29 talks to the couples who take MDMA to improve their relationship.
More proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder ð
Cats are better than humans.
‘Putting on a brave face’ has long been irritating advice normally given to you by a parent when you’re dealing with...
Imagine if you found out the guy or girl you’d been chatting to for weeks over Bumble, Tinder or your dating app of choice, with whom you’d been engaging in witty repartee and slightly flirty bants, in fact wasn’t them at all. Because there’s a chance it may have been...
Do you dream of romantic trips to Venice, getting engaged in Paris or honeymooning in the Maldives? Or do you freak...
It’s not unusual for some people to balk at the first hints that a partner wants to settle down – only to be dismissed as a commitment-phobe. It’s a go-to diagnosis for the Peter Pan types who don’t see themselves settling down until late middle age, but is it actually...
Let's start with not swiping on weekends.
Why do some people seem to have all the luck when it comes to love? Here's the thing, while we all equally deserve love, we don't all get an equa...
'The guilt has been eating away at me from the inside out, that's why I stopped.'
If you're not familiar with the term 'ghosting', it's the process of cutting off all communication with someone and ignoring their...
Think you've had a bad date experience? Just wait until you read some of these horrifying first date stories being shared on Reddit.
Yep, it really is possible to swipe your way to true love.
Earlier this month, it was revealed in a study by eHarmony that millennials are actually the generation who place the least...
If you say any of these, it could seriously harm your relationship.
As if ghosting, breadcrumbing and zombieing weren't bad enough in the world of online dating there's now the cushioning dating trend to be wary of.
Traditional gender roles are slowly being redefined - no longer are women expected to spend their days cooking, cleaning and bringing...
This is something you've definitely encountered and it's terrifying.
Don't let these sneaky behaviors torpedo your relationship.
Make mine a double then, bbz.
"My boobs exhibit steady growth over time."
"It felt like we had sort of joined this secret club..."
Rewind five years and the concept of ‘ghosting’ might have conjured up images of chucking a sheet over your head and...
Turn that pain into something positive.
In my short 25 years of life I have been through my fair share of breakups; some initiated by me, some expected, some completely out of the blue. But wha...
Don't be ashamed, honey bun.
If you’ve spent the majority of your young adult life in relationships - whether one or various - suddenly becoming single...
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We browsed Reddit for people's words of wisdom on dating, marriage, and love.
You may not want to trust your own judgment on this one.
Most people have at least one bad date story, but some are definitely more cringe-worthy than others. Just in the past...
When Melania Trump’s official First Lady portrait was released earlier this month, the backlash was immediate.
The concept of love potions has long been appealing, if somewhat dangerous. But surely there’s no real way you could consume something that would make you fall in love with someone? According to Dr. Anders Sandberg of the University of Oxford, love potions could soon be a reality. As a...
'Undying respect, no matter what.'
Frankly, we'd rather be ghosted.
Maintaining a relationship isn't always easy, and sometimes we need a little encouragement along the way. While credentialed sex and relationship...
"I had to get over feeling like we need to do every single thing together as a couple."
'Love is active.'
Sometimes a little tact is required. Other times, just GTFO.
It's called being a unicorn and it really works for some people.
If you're getting shady vibes, look out for these signs.
Oh hay 'Snugglebum'
Relationship advice for women: These are the common issues that will ruin your relationship according to a couples counsellor.
Deep breaths, you can make it through this.