Could AI help us write dating profiles or improve the way we interact on dating apps, on dates, or in our relationships? When I was a teacher trainer, I often wanted to give my teachers an earpiece so that I could suggest what they could say to their classes in real time as I was […]
There’s no doubt that dating is evolving. With the advent of new technology, the way we connect and communicate with potential partners is changing. And, as our lives become increasingly busy, it’s no surprise that more and more people are turning to online dating. So, what does the future hold for dating? Well, we can […]
Read Rachel’s short story about a shopping app guiding a couple in their relationship, published by Bewildering Stories. You can also read another of Rachel’s short stories with similar themes of technology and relationships here.
There are plenty of great books to read and films to watch during LGBTQ+ history month, as well as throughout the year. Here are Rachel’s top recommendations for some with relationship themes. Books Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters: A hilarious and sharply honest novel about being trans, parenthood, friendship, cis divorce, sex, love, betrayal. The […]
In 2021, you knew what you wanted from dating and became more focused, not wasting time on people with incompatible values, goals or visions of what relationships should look like. You talked more openly about your mental health, your needs, what you felt comfortable with, what you weren’t willing to put up with, the facts about public health. You started putting self-care and compassion in the diary, working on yourself, building up your support networks. Authentic connections, organic dating (meeting in real life) and healthy boundaries became the ideals you knew you wanted to pursue.
After Christmas and New Year, many people think about breaking up with their partner. Holidays are in some ways unnatural, because we are spending lots more time together than usual – even more than in previous lockdowns. It’s often in a confined space with the heating on too high. We – or family members – […]
Here are some of my favourite novels written by authors of colour that taught me something about relationships. Research shows that reading is a great way to develop your understanding of people who are both the same as and different from you. And reading about relationships that are outside your social circles is a powerful […]
Bring to mind a time when you felt you were truly yourself and fully alive. How did it feel, physically mentally, emotionally? What was it you liked about yourself? When did you last feel completely at peace and accepting of every part of yourself without judgment? Now think of a time when you were “in […]
Why do we blame ourselves when we don’t get a second date? There are plenty of possible reasons, most of them not our fault. Read on for how to protect yourself from disappointment.
From Monday 17th May 2021 in England and Scotland, you can meet indoors and stay at another person’s household overnight. Hugging is allowed, and so is close contact with people outside your household or bubble. Many single people are being cautious and continuing to take things slowly, with sex happening at later stage on the […]