Sixty years of research in social psychology show that positive, meaningful interactions with people different from us have strong positive effects, reducing our prejudices, making us trust, like and empathise with the ‘outgroup’, and making us feel less threatened by its members. This is known as intergroup contact theory. It has been shown to work […]
On 22nd September, the Metro published an article entitled “Casual sex is still banned”. But is this really true? Casual sex is still banned https://t.co/Zg9eCXdRUS — Metro (@MetroUK) September 22, 2020 Established couples can now have sex Established couples that don’t live together are now allowed to have sex, according to new government guidelines. Many […]
When I started dating after a twenty year relationship, and after I had got through my Tinder phase, I tried OKCupid. There were lots of questions. Could I date a smoker? Did I care about their height? Was it essential that they had a degree? It all seemed a bit like shopping, reducing people down […]
When you set up a profile on a dating app, you may be asked to filter out people who are the wrong age or too far away. Perhaps you don’t want to date a smoker, or someone who is keen to have children. But some dating apps still allow you to filter out profiles by […]
When was the last time you complimented your loved one or date? Maybe you think you’re not the kind of person who is into that soppy stuff, but it can really help to buffer your relationship against the daily irritations as well as the bigger challenges we are all facing right now. Many of us […]
Is it OK to watch different TV programmes in the evening? Do you have to go for a romantic walk together EVERY day? Rachel helps you navigate the New Normal and make the most of those opportunities to irritate each other as creatively as possible.
So you’re staying in and already going stir crazy. You need social contact and emotional intimacy. Maybe online dating can come back into favour … with some variations? Virtual dates A video date is a great romantic substitute for a first date. It saves you travelling and spending money and you can cut it short […]
Five fresh ideas to boost your love life in 2020!
Do you need a lot of space in your relationship or when dating? Find out how to express your needs and avoid running away,
Gary came to see me recently. He found dating really hard work last year, and told me: “I spend hours on dating sites but rarely get a date, let alone a second date.” He is a decent, not bad-looking guy, and asked me, “What am I doing wrong?” Here is some of the advice I […]