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# Relationships

All time
# modern romance
The best way to text someone you want to go out with
Comedian Aziz Ansari has some advice for dating in the digital age.
# couples
11 Irish couples that will give you serious relationship goals
So much goals.
# smells like soup
10 people confess the most shallow reason they broke up with someone
We are all terrible people.
# i'm yellin tinder
14 differences between dating in college and dating in the real world
“Is this a date?” – You on a daily basis.
# merry ex-mas
This lad added all his exes to a WhatsApp group to wish them Merry Christmas
It worked out better for him than you’d expect…
Voices
'Breaking up is hard to do, but moving on is sometimes harder'
Christmas time can be tough if you have just recently broken up with someone, writes Bernadette Ryan.
# Don't take that tone
A computer program can predict whether your relationship will get worse or better
The tone of your voice is really important, it seems.
Voices
Going through a relationship breakdown? It's okay if you don't join in on all the Christmas razzmatazz
The end of a long term intimate relationship, whether a marriage or committed relationship, is experienced as a huge loss with all of the complex emotions of the bereavement process.
# expectations
Here's how to deal with any family stress this Christmas
“It’s important to realise that you can’t change the way other people speak to you or treat you, but you can change your response.”
# for better or for worse
A husband wanted to cheer his wife up, so he left a touching note on their bedroom mirror
He’s a keeper.
# the eternal sunshine of the spotless timeline
Facebook wants to end the nightmare of seeing everything your ex is up to
No more sleepless nights deciding whether to block or de-friend.
Voices
'Some parents sadly believe that no one is good enough for their darling daughter or son'
It’s natural to want your kids to choose wisely and above all that they be happy and treated well. However, it’s also important for parents to stand back and let their children make their own choices, Bernadette Ryan.
# polyamory
Three Brazilian women get hitched, sparking debate and controversy
The unprecedented union is the first of its kind in the country.
# teething ring
This woman's engagement ring was made with her fiancé's wisdom tooth
Teeth are a girls best friiiiend…?
Voices
'Making that difficult decision to cut off contact with an ex is a wise one'
Material promoting to help get your ex back only prolongs the heartache, as those who have been dumped emotionally invest themselves in the deployment of ‘tactics’ that at their best can only work in the short-term.
# Thumbs Down
Here's nine things you may do that make people instantly dislike you
And being too nice is one of them…
# Dilemma
The Burning Question*: Can couples/married people go on dates?
Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Awkward
This awkward couple are the living embodiment of #RelationshipGoals
This is our favourite engagement photo shoot.
Voices
Let's be honest: It secretly sucks when your BFF gets a boyfriend
I’ve been ditched by my best friend because of her new boyfriend. Maybe you think I’m jealous or I’m chasing after someone who has no interest in hanging out anymore, but this is my best friend, writes Christine Allen.
# nice guys
Here's why the word 'friendzone' needs to die
And soon.
Are you a slut? Maybe this useful list can help you decide
Do you like Hallowe’en? Or have any tattoos?
# the romance
This epic Tinder love story proves that the dating app isn't all bad
Love EXISTS.
# Love Hurts
This 2-year-old just found out she's single, and she's pretty devastated
“DADDY SAID I DON’T HAVE A BOYFRIEND.”
Voices
Have a toxic relationship in your life? Here's how to tell if you're in one and how to deal with it
When you quit that relationship you increase your chances of meeting someone with whom you will have a happy and healthy relationship, writes Christine Allen.
# get happy
A psychologist says one thing is 'the single biggest predictor of human happiness'
It’s simple, but important.
# don't at me
13 foolproof tips for texting back your stupid ex
SHOT DOWN.
# Bills Bills Bills
Who should pay the bill on a first date?
A question for the ages.
# LOL
Being funny is really important for men wanting to impress women
“If you meet someone who you can laugh with, it might mean your future relationship is going to be fun and filled with good cheer.”
# Courgette
Which fruit or veg does your penis resemble? These condoms need to know
Are you a cucumber, or a turnip.
Voices
Is work stress following you into the bedroom? Try these 7 tips from a sex therapist
Finding that work/life balance hard to crack?
# Relationships
Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life
But it’s a balancing act.
# Call Me
Dumping someone via text is The Worst, here's why
You deserve more.
# All You Need Is Love
12 wonderful facts about love that will make you feel all fuzzy
All you need is love.
Voices
New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don't worry, you're not the only one
Having a baby is a stressful experience that challenges even the best of relationships. When it comes to staying connected, small loving gestures mean everything.
# catcalling
Here's why people aren't impressed with this video of men watching their girlfriends get catcalled
The Cosmopolitan video has criticised by some on social media.
# swipe right
'Fancy a ride?': People tell us why and how they use Tinder
Our readers talk hooking up, finding love and REALLY bad dates.
# love u bb
Those annoying couples on Facebook? They stay together longer
Sorry, everyone else.
# sketchy
These couples described each other to a sketch artist and the results were brilliant
A tough task.
# this is how we do it
Ann Summers reckon they've found the formula for the 'perfect orgasm'
HMM.
# The lads
10 things men want women to know about sex
The much anticipated response.