Despite all the chat about the younger generations being promiscuous, Tinder-loving, bed-hopping deviants, a new study has shown that millenials are actually lonelier than other age groups.
57 percent of 5000 millennials polled in a new study admitted that they are lonely, but despite the forever-alone feels they are actively looking for love.
Millennials are 125 percent more likely to admit that they are addicted to making potential romantic connect ions with others, compared to other generations, which reflects out smart phone-obsessed way of life.
They should've had a class on how to socialize with one another and dating when growing up. Millennial dating is a complete utter joke
The way that technology has enabled people to connect in our generation is extraordinary, but millennials are 22 percent more likely to feel that the dating technology holds them back from finding true romance, or makes the pursuit of love more difficult.
This isn't surprising really when some dating apps and websites, on which 57 percent of millennials admit to having a profile, encourage users to make a judgement based purely on looks rather than deeper connective traits like intelligence, personality and common morals.
Some technological turn offs that the study revealed were people who openly complain about things on Facebook and people who are constantly on their social media accounts instead of focusing on real life. We know a few people who could do with reading that statistic.
As much as I love tech, social media, & the 'millennial' of things, I don't think I'm cut out for "millennial dating". Just can't. Terrible.
Looking for love in 2017? 30 percent of the population are in the same boat, so surely there are enough girlfriends and boyfriends for everyone.
It's not surprising that millennials are feeling the heat when it comes to coupling off, as our generation are 117 percent more likely to get overwhelmed over the pressure of marriage. So if all our aunties could stop asking us when he's putting a ring on it, that would be fab.
While it would be nie to catch feelings in time for Valentine's Day, being single isn't all that bad, right?
Modern day dating can be a right pain in the arse.
If you're sick of swiping through endless shirtless selfies and grainy snaps that could pass for mugshots on Tinder, then you're not alone.
Which is why one woman decided to take matters of her love life into her own – magical – hands.
Kate Goth, from Devon, is not your average 30-year-old woman – she also identifies a s a witch.
Which, it turns out, comes in handy when she's looking for a fella.
She said, ''I had suffered a few heartbreaks and so wrote down in my journal that I was off men for good. I would only accept a man whose charm and wit were the equal of my imagined vision of actor Tom Hiddleston.''
Personally I'd go for Adam Driver but whatever you're into.
BECAUSE GUESS WHAT – yep, she match with her very own Tom Hiddleston two weeks later.
She said, ''Adam worked in a furniture warehouse and was living 25 miles away in Tavistock.''
But the use of her magical abilities didn't end there, oh no.
So Kate, determined to get together with Adam, headed into the woods to use her magical abilities to bring them closer.
She said, ''I went to this tree in the woods just outside Totnes, where I often go to perform magic rituals. I began by casting a protection spell around me and then placed down on the ground some bread and herbs as an offering along with three coins.''
Each coin represented a desire – abundance in fortune, happiness for her friends and family and abundance in love.
And it worked.
Kate said, ''A week later Adam was made redundant from his job in Tavistock and came over to live with me in Totnes. I later told him what I had done and he was a little shocked – but that was back in May 2018 and we joke about it now!''
Right, pass us the spell book and expect to see us with a Timothee Chalamet look-a-like ASAP.
People can be divided by being cat lovers or dog lovers.
And while we love our pets with all our hearts, can the same be said for them?
A new study has found which species loves their owners more, and the findings are pretty interesting.
The study was conducted as part of the BBC Two show Cats V. Dogs, and saw researchers measure the amount of oxytocin – a.k.a. the love hormone – in the two animals when they interacted with their owners.
Dr Paul Zak, who led the research measured the oxytocin levels ten minutes before a play session, and then again immediately afterwards.
"We have pretty good evidence that dogs actually love their humans. A couple of small-scale studies have shown that when owners interact with their dogs, the human and their dog appear to release oxytocin," Dr Paul said.
"It’s one of the chemical measures of love in mammals. Humans produce the hormone in our brains when we care about someone.
"For example, when we see our spouse or child the levels in our bloodstream typically rise by 40-60 per cent.”
And while it has been proven that dogs have immense affection for us, can the same be said for cats?
Well, the research found that oxytocin levels in dogs increased by an average of 57.2 per cent after playing with their owners, and the average increase in cats rose by… erm,12 per cent.
“It shows these dogs really care about their owners. It was also a nice surprise to discover that cats produce any at all. At least some of the time, cats seem to bond with their owners."
The fans beg to differ; "I seriously hope Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are having an affair, not kidding," said one fan. Their chemistry in the award-winning film is palpable, but it's called ACTING, folks.
bradley cooper and lady gaga are secretly in love and no one can convince me otherwise
We acknowledge that Bradley and Lady Gaga have a stunning relationship, but men and women can actually be just that; friends. Co-workers. Creative talents on the same set pretending to be lovers for a screen and entertainment purpose.
Please locate your chill people, and leave poor Irina Shayk out of this. Gaga has enough on her shoulders with a break-up, in private.
She captioned the first image; "My Valentine every single day." Too cute, Miley. You're both stunning.
The next image shows the happy couple embracing, with the caption; "Thank you for always bending down to hug me…I promise I will always meet you in the middle on my tippiest toes! I love you Valentine!"
There is a definite height difference, so we have mad respect for Liam for bending down. The bar is super low…
Making your bedroom more suitable for Valentine's Day lurve-making can actually be shockingly easy. Think of it like NSFW Marie Kondo; use a bit of feng shui and suddenly your room is gasping for sauciness.
We've done our research, and it's time to share our top tips for sex-ifying your boudoir, and bringing those romantic, sultry vibes.
Even if your room is a war-zone of dirty clothes and old plates (mugs, always mugs), these little changes can really transform your personal space into something far sexier. You're welcome, gals.
1. Move all those family photos or childhood trinkets AWAY from sight.
Try adding in pops of colour to your bedding, and enlist in some autumnal or dark coloured throw pillows. Michael recommends warm hues like tan, browns and gold, but NOT red. Interesting…
"I wouldn't recommend red, because red stimulates hunger, and is usually used in a dining room," she says. This is news to us. A warm-toned blanket at the end of the bed brings a sense of cosiness and intimacy.
3. Invest in new sheets
"The one thing I would invest in, and I tell people to invest in, is really good sheets," says Michael. "It makes all the difference."
We're talkin' breathable material, like linen or cotton, instead of heavy material or cheap, coarse fabric. It's all about those smooth vibes.
4. Put a nightstand on each side of the bed
This one is more unconventional, we admit. Sandi Kaufman, a sex and relationships therapist in New York, says that putting a nightstand on each side of the bed is a healthy way to keep a power balance in the bedroom.
They're also super handy for stowing condoms, lube and sex toys, FYI.
5. Vicky Howie suggests incorporating elements of FIRE to the room.
Now this we have to hear. Heat things up with some sultry candles and lamps, just DON'T set the whole place on fire, for the love of GOD. We don't want to get sued.
Why not try massage candles? They're handy for sex-duty by giving off a nice light and also melting down to a body-safe wax that can be used with a partner. Sounds fun to us.
6. Red objects for femininity
Okay, this one is slightly more bizarre, but it's feng shui. Try to be open minded: placing a red object on the 'female' nightstand is thought to heighten the woman's libido.
Ah, Galentine's Day. Our saviour from the horrors of Valentine's Day, AKA the only day of the year where showing love and men being romantic is socially acceptable.
Whether companies are using female friendships as a marketing tool or not is a WHOLE other discussion.
For now, we're just gonna bring Leslie Knope vibes for 2019's Galentine's Day, which falls the day before Valentine's Day, and celebrates the power of galpals.
Of course, you don't need to be single to celebrate the special day that is Galentine's; You can snatch all them sexy roses from your boo and high five your ladypals at the same time.
1. Channelling the OG Renaissance Romantics:
Happy #GalentinesDay everyone! Don't forget the real meaning of the holiday, which is not only about uplifting your best girlfriends but coming together as women to drown men and have great hair pic.twitter.com/A7g06btUtw
The Late Late Show is celebrating love in all its forms tonight with a show dedicated to romance and butterflies in your stomach.
'So who are the guests for their infamous Valentine's Day episode?', I hear you ask. Well, Tubs has a treat for everyone in the love-struck audience.
Reality TV star couple Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews fell in love while filming a TV show in 2017, and now they're married with little baby Theodore. They join Ryan Tubridy in the studio tonight, getting candid about their relationship.
What else could startle the romantic senses on the guest seat? Well, someone who has adapted some of Shakespeare's greatest love stories to film and TV is stopping by for a chat.
Actor and director Kenneth Branagh will join The Late Late Show panel of guests to discuss his new movie All Is True, and will elaborate on why Ireland holds a special place in his heart, having moved to England at a young age.
The show has also carried out a search for 'The Greatest Love of All' nationwide, and the public will exclusively be hearing some of the most romantic tales of true love, and viewers who have found their soul mate against all the odds. SWISH SWOO.
Apparently celibacy was the secret to Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber's love life.
The American couple have given their first interview together on their relationship to Vogue, opening up about how they each saved themselves during their 12-week-courtship until they tied the knot last year.
Bieber got candid about his "legitimate problem with sex", and how his religious and spiritual beliefs led him to abstain in order to dedicate himself to God.
“I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that," he said.
He elaborated on his feeling that God brought Hailey to him as a result of this dedication;
“I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behaviour.”
The couple met on the Today Show back in 2009 but only developed their friendship after meeting again at a Hillsong church service in Manhattan a few years later. Hillsong is a renowned church based in America which numerous celebrities follow.
Baldwin confessed that she had never been a “crazed” Belieber, but said:
“One day Justin walked into Hillsong and was like, ‘Hey, you got older.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s up?’ Over time he became my best guy friend. I was running around with him as his homie, but we weren’t hanging out romantically.”
Baldwin said the pair went through a “very dramatic excommunication” after Bieber's personal life took a downward spiral, which led him to ignore her and shut Hailey out of his life.
The young model said church has always been “the common denominator” in their relationship, allowing them to "hug it out" a few months later;
“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life,” he said. “I was like, Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.”
Valentine's Day can either be the most swoon-worthy event in the calendar year for loved-up couples, or a Hallmark-card disaster for the broken hearted.
Whether you'll be heading on a candelit-dinner date with roses or cuddling up with your pet on the couch, we can all use a little romantic-comedy movie magic.
We've created a list of our film favourites for the loveliest day of the year…enjoy ladies.
1. Set It Up
Harper and Charlie, played by Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, are plagued by cruel and hugely demanding bosses, until they decide to join forces and essentially trick them into falling in love with each other.
The biggest project of their young careers ensues, as their bosses will only fall for each other around their tight schedules, but will Harper and Charlie make a connection too?
Lucy Liu steals scenes as Kristen, Harper's insanely scary sports reporter boss. This movie is one of our favourite rom-coms ever, it somehow banishes clichés while remaining lovable at the same time.
2. To All The Boys I've Loved Before
The massively popular film is based on Jenny Han's trilogy, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and the Netflix movie caused quite the stir since its release.
Starring the adorable Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as teenagers who pretend to date in order to solve one young girl's letter-related disaster, you'll fall in love with this feature.
Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the five love letters written privately to every boy she’s ever loved are mysteriously mailed out, despite the fact that they were hidden in her bedroom…
3. La La Land
Who could forget this stunning movie from Academy Award-nominee Damien Chazelle.
La La Land tells the breathtakingly beautiful story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggle to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.
The unique musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams; Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are unbelievable in their acting prowess and chemistry in this tale of love in LA.
4. Valentine's Day (of course)
Yet another American rom-com from veteran film-maker Gary Marshall; Valentine's Day shows a series of interconnected stories of L.A. residents (celebrities) who go through the highs and lows of love on Valentine's Day.
From first dates, long-time marriages, old flames and new crushes, the stories will melt your heart like Ben & Jerrys on the couch.
The all-star cast consists of Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Kathy Bates, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, Anne Hathaway, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, and even Taylor Swift in her acting debut.
5. The Notebook
The Nicholas Sparks classic that has everyone reaching for the tissues, and which launched Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams from obscurity to stardom.
The pair also fell in love in real life while filming, so it's even more special.
Based in 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah falls for rich girl Allie but her parents force them apart. Noah leaves to serve in the second World War, and Allie finds love elsewhere. When Noah returns to their small town, their romance is far from over.
6. Crazy, Stupid, Love
Ryan Gosling just can't escape this round-up list, can he?
The hilarious and heart-warming film follows Cal, played by Steve Carell, as he undergoes a divorce from his wife Emily, played by Julianne Moore. Cal is still desperately in love with Emily, and his life is unravelling until he discovers Emily's infidelity.
Single at the age of 40, he finds Jacob (The charming Ryan Gosling), a handsome and youthful seducer who teaches Cal how to flirt with women again. Jacob is a bachelor of sorts, until his consistent co-star Emma Stone comes into the forefront. The pair really do sizzle on-screen together, but maybe it's just Ryan Gosling and anyone?
7. The Fault In Our Stars
Based on the critically-acclaimed YA book by John Green, the film follows Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley), a young teenager diagnosed with cancer.
The 16-year-old meets and falls in love with Gus Waters, played by Ansel Elgort, after meeting him in a cancer support group.
Gus uses his invitation to meet Hazel's favourite author, Peter Van Houten, and brings her to Amsterdam to meet the recluse. Their love story becomes entangles by health problems, with often tragic circumstances. This one's a certified tear-jerker.
8. About Time
With an Irish star, what's not to love?
Domhnall Gleeson stars as Tim, who discovers the family secret at 21-years-old; the men in their family can time-travel.
Tim resolves to change his life by getting himself a girlfriend, Mary. Rachel McAdams plays his love interest, who falls in love with him after time-travel ensues.
As life goes on, Tim figures out that his special ability can't save himself or those he loves from ordinary and mundane human problems.
9. P.S I Love You
The movie that led to Gerard Butler apologising for the butchering of an Irish accent; Hillary Swank plays his co-star and widow, who finds a series of messages that serve to guide her new life.
Starting on her thirtieth birthday, Holly Kennedy receives the first in a series of letters written by her late husband, designed to ease her grief and encourage her to move forward after his tragic death.
Parts of it are filmed in Ireland, with stunning scenery and endless romance from Cecelia Ahern's novel.
10. The Holiday
Normally watched at Christmas, The Holiday also serves as a perfect flick to watch on the most romantic day of the year.
It's got Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swapping houses, it's got Los Angeles and English countryside scenery, sunshine and snow, Jack Black and Jude Law; basically everything.
Depressed and suffering from unrequited love, Iris agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky-in-love Californian Amanda for a break. Of course, both lovelorn ladies bump into local lads and sparks fly. Utterly romantic…
11. Love, Rosie
We can't curate a list of love-themed films without including Love, Rosie.
Best pals Rosie and Alex have known each other decades, but are suddenly separated when Alex moves to America to pursue a dream.
Can their friendship survive the distance, as well as each of their own personal turbulent love stories? Tune in to see Sam Claflin and Lily Collins light up the screen.
12. Maid in Manhattan
Jennifer Lopez at her best.
The classic New York City-based flick follows a mother-of-one, Marisa Ventura, who lives in the boroughs and works as a maid in a top Manhattan hotel.
A twist of fate leads to her identity being mistaken for that of a wealthy socialite, and she meets Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), the heir to a political dynasty.
He has no idea who she really is, but the pair fall deeply in love. When her identity is revealed, their worlds couldn't be further apart. Will their love withstand?
We're in LOVE with this list, maybe we'll skip that date and just binge-watch all 11 of these in a row?
All we need is chocolate, candles and a fluffy pet to keep us warm for the perfect movie night.
Happy Valentine's Day gals, don't forget to treat yourselves.