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February 16, 2015 - Written by:

Lost In Translation: Learning The 5 Love Languages

5 year engagement

I have been trying to demystify the meaning of love for quite a while. I’ve written many-a-blog about the subject, searched history books (okay Wikipedia), women’s mags and Mariah Carey songs on the quest to discover what ‘love’ actually constitutes. The other day I was standing at a bus stop. In the rain. When it hit me: All this time... Read the rest of this post...


February 12, 2015 - Written by:

Book Boyfriends


A commercial money-making scheme or the most romantic day of the year, whether you love it or hate it, V day is looming. It’s the time of year where people tend to think about their ‘perfect partners’. I know of lots of perfect men, the only problem is that they don’t actually exist. You-Tuber Carrie Hope Fletcher has written a... Read the rest of this post...


January 17, 2015 - Written by:

Waiting for That Special Someone

Snowmen Love

My word, I am only 24 and last month I was getting the ‘So, is there anyone special in your life?’ talk from certain members of my family. I guess it doesn’t help that my older sister is getting married. My answer was quite simply and honestly: ‘There’s nobody you need to know about, and it will be a long... Read the rest of this post...


November 17, 2014 - Written by:

7 Ways to Deal with Jealousy


We ALL feel jealous from time to time.  I mean it’s totally okaaaay to despise your ex for finding love before you. It’s finnnnne to wanna bitch slap your colleague for getting the promotion you worked all year for. I completely get your desire to usurp the lead in the school play because blatantly you were born to play that starring role –... Read the rest of this post...


October 10, 2014 - Written by:

Spare Me Your Opinion


You know what really annoys me? People’s opinions. Yes that may sound absolutely ridiculous and a little hypocritical as I’m offering up mine, but hear me out… When I was younger, I was a lot more confident and hotheaded. Then things happened and I lost a bit of confidence. I started caring about probably a bit too much what people... Read the rest of this post...


October 3, 2014 - Written by:

Dating Decisions: Does the Career Make the Man?


Flashback to five years ago: I’m in university attending a meeting for a very aliljoy-esque student organisation. A group of young ladies are gathered to discuss everything from leadership and women’s issues to pop culture. Eventually the conversation turns to a subject that most teens and 20-somethings love to discuss: relationships. After we rant about the trials and tribulations of... Read the rest of this post...