Love, sex and Relationships
Clem Bastow 'Bumble' worked for Amy Schumer, but how does it actually stack up in real life?
Love at 60
Olivia Clement The idea of 'settling' has negative connotations. But, as we grow older, is it sensible to look for a stable partner rather than a passionate love affair?
Victoria Thompson Victoria Thompson played with fire when she began an affair with her therapist.
Daniela Petrova "This apartment is where I learned I don't need a man to be happy," writes Daniela Petrova.
Jenna Price Jenna Price on what she's learned from 33 years of marriage.
Penelope Wilson When you break up with someone, there's a lot you have to learn to let go of - but there's also a lot you have to take back, writes Penelope Wilson.
Eva Harder Here are a few trajectories Eva Harder's promising friendships have followed.
Antonia Hoyle Do you so want to be liked you'll say "Yes" to (almost) anything? Was that a "Yes" we heard? If so, it's time to break the habit and put yourself first.
Miran Hosny "Genuine invitations aside, a good portion of guests are asked along to avoid causing offence."
Clem Bastow Single women who are actively 'looking' are inevitably directed to certain locations to 'find' someone.
Love on the spectrum
Lisa Bonos Like all couples, Dave Hamrick and Lindsey Nebeker have to work on their relationship. But they're also proof that being 'on the spectrum' needn't get in the way of love.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen It's possible to feel more in a few months with one person than in a few years with someone else. So why do we judge relationships by their length?
Date the Nerd
Stacia L. Brown "I'm just really sick of "nerds" still being set forth as idealised relationship partners."
Fiona Gibson Author Fiona Gibson has found her mates from 30 years ago are the ones she can always turn to.
Real life dating
Lisa Bonos "My app hiatus was a much-needed break, but not everything about it was wonderful."
Penelope Wilson A list of things Penelope Wilson wishes she didn't have to learn by experience.
Suzannah Weiss Why Suzannah Weiss is happy not to be the most important person or thing in her date's life.
Monique Farmer The section of my aunt's death registration, asking for her partner's name and other details, was left sadly blank. As if she'd never loved or been loved.
Elizabeth King Some of my healthiest and most satisfying relationships are with couples, writes Elizabeth King.
Vicki Larson ... Stop reading survival tips.
The 'kids' talk
Suzannah Weiss Dating profiles allow us to be upfront about issues that may be deal-breakers down the track.
Robin Dibben In an increasingly sexualised world, what is it like 'coming out' as someone who has no interest in sex?
Life & Love
Chris Serres Adults with disabilities must overcome constant barriers to pursue a fundamental human right – loving relationships.
Olivia Clement An interesting perspective from two trans people on the way a lot of us are having sex – and having orgasms.
Natasha Monday The concept of women as men's captors is bizarre because, unlike women, few men are actually forced into marriages.
Andie Fox Literary couple Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon open up about the very real impact of children on marriage.
Jenna Price A new study takes us one step closer to discovering which marriages make us sick.
Tracey Spicer A future in which 'sex dolls with feelings' will have complex moral, legal and social ramifications.
Grief & Loss
Lesley Garner Nothing prepares you for the emotional force of the things people leave behind when they die, says Lesley Garner.
Natalie Reilly Let's call it the "Stay in Your Lane" theory of the fragile male ego.
Steven Petrow For same-sex couples, even a simple kiss may be viewed as provocative or flaunting.
Clem Bastow Clem Bastow is familiar with the awkwardness of revisiting on painful old texts.
Natalie Reilly "Men hope [the problem] will go away, while women get fed up with the lack of emotional connection and simply cut the knot."
Dom Knight "I can promise no more mopey columns about being single. From now on, I'm going to be one of those infuriating smug marrieds," writes Dom Knight.
Natalie Reilly A new study reveals the different dating outcomes for funny men v funny women.
Clem Bastow "It's 2015; surely we can judge a relationship's seriousness (or lack thereof) independently of whether our partner has met our parents yet?"
Maxine Tuyau It may feel like our attractions are inherent, but in reality our desires are influenced heavily by the world we grew up in.
Suzannah Weiss It took a fight with her boyfriend for Suzannah Weiss to realise she couldn't rely on others to tell her what she wanted to hear.
Lisa Bonos Being a friend-collector means that you also need to know when to stop.
Just a tic
Brian Conaghan A master at concealing the twitches, tics and grunts, Brian Conaghan even fooled his wife.
Sara Eckel When I was single, smug married people drove me nuts. Then I became one.
Jane Rocca Stylist and designer Rachel Zoe reflects on her relationships with the important men in her life.
Rachel Hills I was not religious, and I knew I wasn't a "loser," but I nonetheless felt horribly ashamed of the fact that I wasn't sexually active.
Natalie Reilly A new study contains the answer to the question of the ages: what makes love last?
Neha Kale Turns out numbers can't quantify the forces that galvanise our closest friendships.
Samantha Evans Samantha Evans tells why sex is better now, at 47, than when she was in her 20s.
Kathleen Burns Kathleen Burns remembers the day she married her long-time girlfriend.
Andie Fox "As someone who didn't make it last, I find it increasingly odd that a marriage can be celebrated simply for enduring."
Natalie Reilly When a man cheats, the media looks at the wife. Was she boring? Was she a nag? Was she a bitch?
Jessica Salter $13,000 later, here is what I learnt.
No Means No
Nelly Thomas I know from experience that, when it comes to sex education, it's best to avoid grey areas.
Caitlin Dewey Another day, another moral panic over The Kids and their "hook-up culture".
The cost of waiting
Ali Benton I was always looking forward to celebrating marriage equality with my sister. I imagined saying to her "thanks Gis, your struggle has been worth it."
Sabine Durrant I feigned a confidence and sexual experience that was far from the truth, and he either believed me or chose to.
Childhood sexual development
Erin Courtney Kelly There's plenty of writing around teen sexuality, but stories about sexual development in childhood? Mostly tumbleweeds.
Clem Bastow For singletons, it's the question that never stops coming. Clem Bastow has some useful responses.
Maureen Matthews A colourful past raises problems for a new partner.
Jennifer Klinec In Iran there are women for fun and women for marriage. I was not in the latter category.
Ann Zamudio Change is going to come when we force the words out of our mouths, and tell people our stories.