Love, sex and Relationships
A test of couples subconscious attitudes to one another is seriously revealing.
Happy wife code
KASEY EDWARDS When keeping your wife happy is a form of emotional abuse rather than romantic investment.
The Hunger Games
Holly Horan Break-ups are tough, but tracker jackers are tougher.
PDA v VDA
Natasha Wallace Why so many couples are falling victim to a virtual-fuelled obsessive comparison disorder.
Clementine Ford A study says women are less likely to have an orgasm from casual sex compared to men. Really?
Getting through IVF
KASEY EDWARDS IVF takes its toll on your body, your emotional state and sometimes ... your relationship.
Sexist dating advice
CLEMENTINE FORD Christian motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo says first, you need to "‘know how to shut up".
A new best friend's very "friendly" proposition leaves Ian Rose lost for words.
CLEMENTINE FORD "Don't give your time, energy and love to someone who’s intent on making you feel like you're not as smart as them."
Hanna Rosin Hanna Rosin explains the six types of affairs and why the result differs for each of them.
Awkward DIY models
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN A tribute to men who model their girlfriend's DIY creations.
DANIEL STACEY statisticians, to a chilling level of accuracy, identify romance through Facebook behaviour, they can also detect the alarm bells of a failed relationship many months in advance.
Nicole Haddow A generation raised on "hook-up" culture is craving romance but has never learnt the skills to embark on a hearts-and-flowers relationship.
The break-up gene
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN Are genetics to be blamed for for bad relationships?
Secret of successful relationships?
Neil McMahon Everybody's favourite sex columnist Dan Savage on life, love and having a successful relationship.
Nina Badzin The real reason couples like to double-date
Disclaimer free life
ANNIE STEVENS How to survive the dating scene with your heart and dignity intact.
Going the distance
RACHEL HILLS I don’t think marriage is inherently anti-feminist, but being married has made me more cynical of the way it is presented.
Social media rules
Amanda Hess Is your social media behaviour affecting your relationship?
ANNIE STEVENS It's adorably awkward with a good message. Even if they do use words like "moist" and "velvety".
ANNIE STEVENS Oh boy, this video is chillingly accurate.
CLEM BASTOW "Women living in poverty are more at risk of experiencing family violence."
LAUREN SMELCHER SAMS Are men’s relationship concessions worth more than women’s?
Molly Horan Because sometimes you just need a cathartic cry, you know?
Sexist marriage advice
KASEY EDWARDS Is it really a woman’s work to 'keep the marriage alive'?
SARAH MACDONALD Sarah MacDonald on the surprising revival of 'ex-dating'.
ANNIE STEVENS Spousal embarrassment: it's a thing. How to deal with it and what it says about you.
49 Days of Dating
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN An experiment in love simulation.
Sex at a young age
COSIMA MARRINER Teenagers are having more sex than ever before and at an earlier age – and in ways their parents wouldn't dream of.
While many aspects of the wedding ceremony have evolved, the practice of giving up one's maiden name has remained, statistics show.
SARAH WHYTE So you want to find a (non-creepy) match with the swipe of a smart phone...
Sex and Infographics
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN Should you aspire to be the Nate Silver of your own bedroom?
BENJAMIN LAW Not wanting to have sex isn't necessarily the same thing as not wanting to be in a relationship.
Are alpha male sexier?
KASEY EDWARDS Why do some of us get turned on by fictional characters who would be issued with restraining orders in real life?
Dinner tab chivalry
ANNIE STEVENS Dinner tab chivalry remains a thing.
Clementine Ford Clementine Ford knows how to find someone who will love you forever. And ever. And ever.
Creepy dating manual
ANDREW P STREET Including: His 'Imaginary Wake-up Test', moisturising regime and yep, preferred terms for his penis.
Jane Cornwell French writer Sophie Fontanel on her 12-year break from sex and why celibacy shouldn't be shameful.
ELLY TAYLOR So you're in your mid-30s, you've met someone and having a baby is a deal breaker for you. Here's how to approach the 'talk'.
DANIEL STACEY How different would adult films be if they weren't produced by the exploitative mainstream industry?
MONICA TAN Why an increasing number of gay men and women are partnering up in 'straight marriages' in China.
KASEY EDWARDS Should you take the so-called 'love drug' to save a failing relationship?
MONICA TAN Inside an exclusive dating course for 'unmarriage-able' Chinese women.
NICOLE ELPHICK The internet and social media has emphasised "hyper-coupling".
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN Perhaps loneliness hits women harder because of how we are valued in terms of our relationships.
Melissa Kite Melissa Kite thought she'd found her dream man – but their relationship quickly turned into a nightmare.
How to tell if someone's single
DOM KNIGHT Dom Knight laments the end of a time when a theme party could make this blissfully obvious.
Olivia Fane Many of us believe arguments spell trouble in a relationship. But they can be an essential part of intimacy.
Melissa Jacob And is it something you actually want to know? Melissa Jacob finds out.
BENJAMIN LAW Does money really change everything for couples? Ben Law investigates.
S.A. Jones One female writer thinks it's time we re-invented our wedding traditions.
Alice Wild Williams Forget the rom-com clichés -- falling in love can be totally terrifying for someone with depression.
Privacy v secrecy
PIP DOYLE Newlywed Pippa Doyle on the (very important) difference between privacy and secrecy.
REBECCA GOLDEN Life inside a relationship with a man in an 'open marriage'.
CANDICE CHUNG Why couples are spending more on elaborate engagements than the actual weddings.
CLEM BASTOW *And why they're arguably healthier than real-life unrequited love.
ANDREW P STREET Andrew P Street on why the chance to be married (whether you choose it or not) is still worth fighting for.
JEAN HANNAH EDELSTEIN Or perhaps weddings now only exist to be documented.