Love expert’s ‘sustainable marriage quiz’ could determine whether your relationship is failing
By Sarah Mooney For Mailonline. Couples often shy away from talking about money, but when you are thinking about sharing a life with someone, it’s vital to discuss your financial situation and how moving in together will affect it. Money-saving website TopCashback. Having these open conversations before making the huge commitment will help couples feel secure in their relationship and stop people feeling trapped because of money worries – plus help to avoid plenty of bickering down the line! Couples often shy away from talking about money, but when you are thinking about sharing a life with someone, it’s vital to discuss your financial situation. Whose stuff is it — mine, yours or ours? It is silly to have two of everything, so if you are bringing possessions from two different homes you will need to discuss who owns them or if they become ours. For example, if you both have a laptop but rarely use them, do you need two or would it be more cost effective to only have the one? If that is the case, who owns the remaining laptop if one person offers to sell theirs? What if we break up?
Single radio producer Jana Hocking, 34, answers the juicy dating questions men want answered
By Chloe Morgan For Mailonline. Navigating the dating scene can be challenging enough, but nowadays you even need to speak a different language in the search for love. While ‘ghosting’, ‘catfishing’ and ‘cuffing’ have gone mainstream, experts at leading dating app happn have predicted the emergence of some new dating terms in , based on common dating behaviours and pop-culture trends. Didier Rappaport, CEO and Founder of happn explained: ‘If you’ve encountered dating disappointments or disasters, the way you describe the experience can sometimes help to make light of the situation.
Blind date Each week, we fix up two Guardian readers. Blind date: ‘If he had gone in, I would’ve kissed him back’. Olivia, 28, costume designer, meets Jeremy, 32, client relationship manager. Published: AM. Zachary, 24, audiologist, meets Laura, 25, conservation biologist. Pete, 36, writer, meets Claire, 40, journalist. Blind date: ‘We discussed geography teachers as good date options’. Anushrut, 26, doctoral student in film history, meets Eleanor, 25, environmentalist.
Who’ll find love on FEMAIL’s virtual date? This week it’s Zoe, 33, and Corrado, 40
Set I. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? Would you like to be famous? Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say?
Our relationships expert Zelda West-Meads answers your questions (ageuk.) or even try online dating.
If you have a problem, email z. Zelda reads all your letters but regrets that she cannot answer them all personally. My mum, who is in her late 70s, is in a nursing home and severely incapacitated with multiple sclerosis. I want to send her a letter to say that I hope she is OK but I am struggling to know what to write. I am one of three children and neither my brother nor I have any contact with her — she was nasty to us from a young age while my sister was always the favoured child.
I always dreamt of going to university but my mum was against this and she threw me out when I was 16, accusing me — incorrectly — of taking drugs. She tried to have me evicted from a flat when I was 17 by telling the landlord that I was living with my boyfriend. She refused to attend my wedding and banned my grandad and brother from going. I have three lovely children and three gorgeous grandchildren and I have always tried to be the mother that I wish she had been.
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If you have a problem, email z. Zelda reads all your letters but regrets that she cannot answer them all personally. It was an agonising decision as we had been together for three years and I really loved him — he is funny, warm, kind and clever — but I desperately want children.
My partner died six weeks ago is it too early to date again? ZELDA: Our relationships expert Zelda West-Meads answers your questions.
By Samantha Brick for the Daily Mail. The last long-term relationship I had was five years ago, when I lived in New York for 15 months. We lived together, but I returned to the UK after it ended. A positive thinker who is financially solvent and will make me laugh. Preferably, they would be sporty like me, and also want to start a family.
While James is attractive, he was just wearing a T-shirt. Almost two hours into our virtual date James started looking at another screen to check his emails. I wrapped things up. James is good-looking, but there was no chemistry. Dating at home made me feel more relaxed. None — it was a good way to pass an evening during the lockdown. What do you think he thought of you? I listened and agreed with him for almost two hours. JAMES,
Top psychologist reveals 15-question test that indicates whether your partner is ‘The One’
By Tracey Cox for MailOnline. Which is the best strategy for finding a partner? Playing hard to get or letting people know you’re interested?
Ask him lots of questions rather than launch into intimate details of her own life. Secondly, stop the date after three or four hours, regardless of.
If you have a problem, email z. Zelda reads all your letters but regrets that she cannot answer them all personally. My partner died six weeks ago… is it too early to date again? I lost my long-term partner of nearly ten years to secondary cancer just over a month ago. We knew what was going to happen which was a double-edged sword. We got to sort out many of the arrangements as well as talk about my future. My partner wanted me to grieve for her but to be happy again too.
Last week, one of my colleagues reached out to me to see if I was OK. In the few months we have known each other we have always got on well and this woman shares a lot of the brilliant aspects that my partner had too — intelligence, positivity and kindness. I was wondering whether to ask her — when this dreadful coronavirus eases in some way — if she wanted to go out for a drink or a meal?
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The dating game can be emotionally brutal – particularly if you find yourself suddenly single in your 30s and getting acquainted with divorcees and partners with kids. To adjust to your new normal, social commentator Kerri Sackville recommends asking your date five questions from the get-go to determine whether they’re right for you. Who are the most important people in your life? While they may rattle off their parents, best friends or kids – sometimes the follow up question of ‘why’ is even more telling.
Every week FEMAIL sends a couple on a blind date and asks them to don’t beat about the bush — I ask rather straight-to-the-point questions.
By Deni Kirkova for MailOnline. Can you really fall in love with someone after 36 questions? How about anyone? A year-old study says you can – and so does the New York Times journalist who took psychologist Arthur Aron’s test to see if closeness could be created in an experimental environment. The quiz progresses from relaxed questions like, ‘Would you like to be famous? In what way? Scroll down for video.
In , a New York Arthur Aron made strangers fall in love using a simple experiment deigned to create closeness between two strangers. For his study , Aron paired up a couple of strangers – a heterosexual man and woman – and gave them 45 minutes to answer the list of 36 questions, which gradually grew more intimate. In the end, the two participants who had walked into his laboratory through separate doors as total strangers fell in love.
Who’ll find love on our virtual date? This week it’s Felicity, 40, and James, 40,
If you have a problem, email z. Zelda reads all your letters but regrets that she cannot answer them all personally. She is in her late 40s and is morbidly obese. She is extremely academically gifted and has a very well-paid job in finance, as well as a beautiful, immaculate home. She does not drink during work hours — I would say her job is the most important thing in her life.
An Australian YouTuber answered questions ‘women are too afraid naturally when a man starts dating or is attempting to date someone else.
So in a bid to share her knowledge Miss Hocking poured herself a glass of wine on April 14 and opened her direct message inbox to the public, asking ‘what do you blokes want to know about women? She had between 80 and messages from confused men looking for answers. Do women watch porn? This was an easy answer for Miss Hocking to answer, and she simply replied: ‘Yes, yes they do. Even the quiet ones. She attached a graph that explained which categories of porn women engage with the most to provide more of an insight.
Lesbian videos, ‘romantic’ options and ‘threesomes’ were the top choices across the board. Should we go big on the first date or keep it more low-key? Miss Hocking argued that fancy gestures on round one weren’t the best idea, given you might work out ‘in the first five minutes that you’ve been catfished’. Instead she recommended taking your date to a restaurant or bar you like so she can get a taste for what you enjoy, which provides an insight into your personality.
Once the feelings are mutual between the two of you it’s okay to plan something more romantic. Why do so many cancel before the first date or without warning? You may have a million wines beforehand to calm the nerves but you go on the date. She said this kind of behaviour should ultimately be considered a blessing because the date clearly would have been a waste of your time.