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Ashley Benson has officially made her love for girlfriend and suspected fiancé Cara Delevigne known in a permanent way: Ink.

The 29-year-old showed off a 'CD' tattoo inked below her armpit in a photo shared on Instagram, announcing the launch of her new Privé Revaux X Benzo sunglass collection.

“So excited to share this with you guys,” the Pretty Little Liars star captioned the photo, adding a heart emoji. “My new collection with Privé Revaux is here.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Benson sports a pair of shades from the line in the image, posing with her arms in the air in order to expose the gorgeous tattoo.

While the actress didn't confirm that the initials are a tribute to her 26-year-old supermodel girlfriend, fans couldn't help but get excited.

The lovebirds sparked engagement rumours this month after being spotted wearing bands on their ring fingers in St. Tropez.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Delevigne and Benson keep their relationship status pretty quiet since being first linked in August 2018, but they did confirm their romance in June 2019 for their first anniversary.

“I don’t know because it is Pride, it’s been 50 years since Stonewall happened and I don’t know,” she revealed to E! News. “It’s been just about our one-year anniversary so, why not?”

Delevingne was honoured with the Hero Award for her commitment to supporting The Trevor Project’s mission of ending suicide among LGBTQ+ youth.

The star thanked Benson for her support during her acceptance speech;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are,” she told the audience, according to E! News.

“She’s one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought.”

The pair have been snapped piling on the PDA since they were first seen kissing in late 2018. We are LOVING the romance between the pair. True gay icons.

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Apparently, Love Island star and newly crowned villa villain Michael Griffiths has EVENTUALLY confessed that he still has feelings for Amber Gill.

This random U-turn is pretty chaldish to us, not to mention manipulative. The lad dumped her savagely for Joanna Chimonides after bitching about Amber behind her back, treated her like dirt, blamed her for Joanna leaving and made her cry.

Why is he choosing now to admit he was wrong? Ever since he made his decision to stay in the villa, there have been rumours flying that he couldn't let his ex-flame Amber go.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In tonight's show, Michael finally admits he still likes Amber during a chat with a stunned Curtis, Ovie and Jordan. Ovie called Michael out for telling Amber to "sit down" rudely the other night, because he's a KING.

He says: "Now Joanna's gone I've had time to think about things and I do actually like Amber."

The change of heart comes just days after Joanna's exit, where she called him (rightfully so) a 'snake'. Perhaps he's jealous now that Amber has a hot date with Limerick lad Greg?

Michael replies: "I didn't want to hurt you, I take out all my frustrations on you. I didn't mean to hurt you." He never explained WHY he took his frustrations out on her, though. Suspish.

Michael is later seen pulling Amber for a chat, telling her he got jealous seeing her spending time with the new boy. It remains to be seen whether the 21-year-old beautician gives him another chance.

The pair had a tearful chat in last night's show, with Amber saying to him: "I really have got over the whole situation. I did feel sorry for you after the whole thing and I decided to be civil and nice."

We all remember poor Amber's face when she returned from Casa Amor without a new boy to discover that Michael has recoupled, and had plenty of rude things to say about her.

More recently, she confessed that she still has feelings for the 27-year-old, Lord know how, and he rejected her twice more. Will she take him back? We certainly hope not.

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Kendall Jenner has always been mysteriously private about her dating life, despite the fact that her famous family have cameras filming them 24/7 for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Most recently, the model was dating NBA player Ben Simmons until May of this year after 12 months of dating.

A meme has now surfaced on the internet mocking her seeming appreciation for basketball players, and it did NOT go down well…

A Twitter account posted a meme of the "Starting five of NBA players" Kendall was rumoured to have dated, commenting: "This is a playoff team LMAO." Highly mature content altogether.

The image featured Jordan Clarkson from the Cleveland Cavaliers, D’Angelo Russell of Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers Ben Simmons, LA Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma and Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin.

You might say that the Kardashian-Jenner wasn't here for the joke, clapping back; "2 out of 5 accurate, thanks". Go off, sis.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Victoria's Secret model was referring to Ben Simmons and Blake Griffin, who she was previously seen with. Kendall rarely discloses her relationships in public, but she didn't let this joke pass her by.

Kendall allegedly dated Blake back in 2017, but the distance caused the relationship to fizzle out when he moved to the Detroit Pistons. She confirmed her romance with Ben Simmons on the Ellen DeGeneres show;

"So obviously you’re dating this guy who’s on the 76ers. How long have you been dating him?", Ellen asked. Kendall replied: "For a bit now."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The pair split in May, with a source close to People claiming that the relationship had "ran it's course. She’s spending time with her friends and back to being in fun mode."

Kendall opened up about why she protects her love life to Vogue Australia in May:

"For me, a lot of things are very special and very sacred, like my friends and relationships, and I personally think that bringing things into the public makes everything so much messier.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "I’m very young and right now I feel like relationships aren’t always super-certain and I don’t want to bring too much attention to something if you don’t really know long-term," she continued.

"A relationship is only meant to be between two people, and the second you make it the world’s business is when it starts messing with the two people mentally"

The reality TV star takes privacy seriously; "Like once everyone is let in, you’re letting all these opinions into your relationships, and I don’t think that’s fair."

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Ariana Grande has had a whirlwind few years, and is currently in the midst of her most successful career chapter to date following massive trauma in her personal life.

The 26-year-old has opened up to Vogue magazine about her five-month relationship with SNL comic Pete Davidson and how she dealt with the grief of losing ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.

The rapper died of an overdose in September 2018, and the Thank U, Next singer later began dating Davidson. Drama ensued after the couple got engaged after just one month of dating, and later broke up.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Grande described her romance with the comedian as “insane” and “highly unrealistic”, but praised him as “an amazing distraction” in the wake of her breakup with Miller.

“It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic,” she said, adding: “I loved him, and I didn’t know him. I’m like an infant when it comes to real life and this old soul, been-around-the-block-a-million-times artist. I still don’t trust myself with the life stuff.”

The young musician described the the loss of Miller as “pretty all-consuming”.

“By no means was what we had perfect,” she said of their two-year-long relationship, “but, like, f***. He was the best person ever, and he didn’t deserve the demons he had."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "I was the glue for such a long time, and I found myself becoming… less and less sticky. The pieces just started to float away.”

Grande recently said her relationship with Miller was “toxic” after a fan harshly criticised her for “dumping him for another dude”.

“How absurd that you minimise female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them,” she replied on Twitter, claiming the song Cinderella on his last album was about her.

“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be,” Grande continued, emphasising that she had “tried to support his sobriety” for many years.

Grande told Vogue: “People don’t see any of the real stuff that happens, so they are loud about what they think happened. They didn’t see the years of work and fighting and trying, or the love and exhaustion.”

The singer said that her tweet “came from a place of complete defeat”; “You have no idea so you’re not allowed to pull that card, because you don’t f***ing know,” she continued. “That’s where that came from.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ariana also explained that she doesn't remember the months after Miller's death "because I was so drunk" and "sad", understandably.

"You have no idea how many times I warned him that that would happen and fought that fight, for how many years of our friendship, of our relationship."

For Ariana, Thank U, Next was also a time of "self-realisation" about being "boo'd up my entire adult life": "It was this scary moment of 'Wow, you have to face all this stuff now. No more distractions."

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Ex-Love Island star Joe Garratt has sent the internet into a frenzy after teasing a return to the Spanish villa via his Instagram stories.

The star was coupled up with Lucie Donlan but was voted off the show last week alongside Elma Pazar, which cut their romance short and left Lucie single.

The sandwich seller headed back to the UK, but is on his way BACK to Majorca after sharing a mysterious Instagram photo.

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The photo shows an airport screen with the word 'Palma' alongside a palm tree and love heart emoji. It's definitely a hint if we've ever seen one. The second image showed him touching down in Palma de Mallorca.

His news comes just as Casa Amor is kicking off, with 12 new singletons set to join the show in a rival villa.

Joe previously revealed that he would wait for surfer chick Lucie on the outside, but she's partnered up with fellow single contestant Anton at the moment.

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After he was voted off by the public, he told The Sun; “I would love to get more time with Lucy in there. It is such an amazing experience and when you’re doing it with someone you care about its just perfect.

“I would never rule out the possibility of going back in. I met somebody who I fell for so I have already won that in that sense. I would love to go back in and see her."

He added: “I think that would be really nice and I think she would love that.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Would Lucie be happy to see her former couple partner, who was besotted with her? Or is she moving on?

She caused a stir in the villa this week after saying "Never say never" to a future romance with Tommy. Molly-Mae has since asked for boundaries to be set on their friendship, which Lucie definitely isn't pleased about.

Lucie has often mentioned that she's hoping the surfer dude of her dreams will walk through the door, which doesn't sound positive for city boy Joe. Tune in tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media for updates.

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Dua Lipa is reportedly dating model Anwar Hadid after breaking up with her long-term on-again-off-again boyfriend, Isaac Carew.

The New Rules singer has apparently been spending time with the younger brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid in Los Angeles following her split from the chef.

According to Glamour UK, Lipa attended Hadid’s birthday party in Malibu last week, where they were spotted “cosying up” to one other.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sources have said Lipa was pictured "by Hadid's side" on Instagram stories as his guests sang 'Happy Birthday' to him. Lipa and Gigi are meant to be close friends, which could explain the link to Anwar.

The Sun has also claimed that Lipa and Hadid have gone on a “string of dates"'; “Dua and Isaac have a lot of history and he holds a special place in her heart,” an insider told the tabloid.

“But she has been in Los Angeles almost every day since they split again and she has been able to spend time with Anwar, who she really gets on with. They are a lot closer in age and it’s just been fun," the source added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"It’s a confusing time for both Dua and Isaac but she is just going with the flow and doing what feels right.”

Carew dated Lipa between 2013 and 2017, but the pair called time on their romance. Dua then dated Paul Klein, the lead singer of band LANY, but rekindled her relationship with Carew last year and attended the Met Gala with him in May.

“Dua and Isaac have really struggled to see each other since getting back together,” a source told The Sun. “They wanted to make things work and things were great between them for a while but she is just getting busier and busier.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“She is gearing up to release new music and has basically been performing across the world non-stop for the past three years so it’s been tough. It’s been a difficult decision but ultimately they haven’t been able to make things work"

Hadid and Lipa could be just friends, of course, but boy would they make a damn handsome couple.

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Tonight's Love Island looks set to be a good one and we cannot wait.

In a twist, the couple had to vote for who they thought was the least compatible….and they chose Joe and Lucie and Elma and Anton. 

No big surprises there, right?

However, the public has the power now to kick out their least two favourite Islanders.

Thank f*ck.

Ok, so I know Lucie isn't Miss Innocent and whispering with a guy (Tommy) she was in a love triangle with isn't the nicest thing in the world to do, but she needs to get away from Joe.

Sandwich man Joe started out as alright, few red flags of jealousy and possessiveness…but the last few days, his behaviour is downright not ok.

He's making Lucie feel bad for not being a girlie girl and told her she needs to spend more time with the girls in the villa.

He 's said that her friendship with Tommy is ''weird'' because he's a guy and it's kinda gaslighting.

So bye Joe.

So – Elma and Anton.

Anton's video when he came in had me thinking – Oh ffs, here's an arrogant shit' but he's such a sweetheart. 

He's been pied so many times and is still smiling.

He told Molly-Mae how it was, hugged Anna even though he had to recouple with a romantic partner, is funny and just seems like a good guy.

He's not everyone's cup of tea but he's not a d*ckhead, that's for sure.

I initially thought Elma was ok and she and Anton seemed to make sense…but her behaviour the minute (could be just sneaky editing) after Anton chose her, she went cold.

I was like – wtf Elma?

Anton is a CUTIE – I know, I know, keeping her options open…I just feel like she's not and never has been into Anton and I'm not a fan.

So for me, it's an easy choice…Joe and Elma should get the boot.

We'll see how Lucie acts without Joe and as for Anton, throw someone in there who fancies the poor lad, will you?

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We've all been there; giving yourself lactose intolerance from the sheer volume of Ben & Jerry's eaten, tear-stained pillow cases and drowning our sorrows in tequila.

Nope, that's not just our weekend plans…we're referring to the age old reality of break-ups.

You can rant about your ex for weeks, chant self-love quotes from Queer Eye to yourself for the rest of your days and get involved in the rebound game- but it's hard to deny how hard it is to go through heartbreak.

Psychologist Guy Winch, who wrote How to Fix a Broken Heart, helps us out by debunking some common myths surrounding heartbreak

He explains how the pain of heartbreak lingers only as long as you allow it to. Sounds absurd? Let's take a look at his tips for handling break-ups. We need 'em.

“Functional MRI Brain scan studies have shown that the withdrawal of romantic love activates the same mechanisms in the brain as get activated when addicts go through withdrawal from substances like cocaine or opioids,” the TED speaker told The Independent.

"In other words, love is addictive and heartbreak causes us to go through powerful withdrawal," he continues. Love is a drug? This explains why we can obsess over our former loves almost like a deprived craving.

Winch emphasises that this is why it can be so difficult to move on to someone else. We tend to idealise our exes, and our rose-tinted glasses distort out memories of them. This convinces us that our romanticised vision of them is the reality.

“You have to make sure that any thoughts you have about an ex are realistic and balanced,” Winch insists.

“If your mind conjures up images of your happiest weekend together, you need to add in the images from the weekend that drove you crazy and upset you tremendously," he advises. He's like a mind ninja.

“If you find yourself longing for their sweet embrace, you should remember the nights they rejected our advances and slept on the far edge of the bed," Winch elaborates.

Another suggestion of his is to write down a list of reasons why the relationship failed, to keep you grounded. Acceptance of the notion of "being dumped" can also be tough, and usually leads to self-pity.

It seems like your ex is out there living their best single life, but actually they've been emotionally disengaged from the relationship for a long time. “By the time the break-up happens, they are essentially over the relationship,” Winch said.

“However, the person who got dumped is just finding out and is in the most initial stages of grief and loss." It's an imbalance, essentially.

Winch has some stellar advice for avoiding the common traps that people fall into, the main one being; NEVER check their social media. Your ex will only become more present in your mind, and this means it's even harder to quit fantasising about them.

He also advises to avoid creating mysteries about why the break-ups occurred, as this makes your ex even more prominent in your thoughts. Downgrade them, basically. Stick with the facts at all times, and try to uphold your self-esteem.

They were possibly unwilling to commit, they drifted emotionally or else they just weren't the person you thought they were; in any case, it's over and you need to move on. List out all the compromises you had to make in that relationship that you wouldn't do again.

Keep doing the fun things that made you feel like you. Don't lapse on your own enjoyment of activities, and your daily life. Going through the motions signals to yourself that life goes on and time heals all wounds.

Reach out to your pals and embrace their support. Heartbreak is ubiquitous and you can use all the advice you can get. You'll learn a lot from other people's experiences.

Take the reminders of the relationship out of your routine, such as texts or old photos from your phone. Delete their number, any kind of reminder will most likely cause you distress and pain.

We have to say; Winch is one wise man. Psychology can teach us a lot about love and break-ups; our mind is just as important as our hearts when it comes to moving on.

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I was seventeen the first time I fell in love. 

It was with one of my childhood friends and we had what I now know was chemistry (at the time he was just constantly getting under my skin).

But when we started going out, everything clicked into place.

We fell into an all-consuming type of love, the only type you can have when you're 17.

It was the messaging under the covers at night/hungry kisses in my hall on a school night/naive and hormone-fuelled kinda thing. 

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Being a teenager in general, your world is small and that means that everything is heightened.

This person is suddenly your whole life and because it's the first time you're having these feelings…it's intense. 

Things like jealousy rear their ugly head for the first time and this can cause dizzying heights and crashing lows.

When the inevitable heartbreak came, we were nineteen.

My whole world blurred and temporarily nothing seemed to make sense.

Being with your first love is a magical time and one that many of us just can't seem to let go of – but why?

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Why do we have this bond?

So, this is the science bit.

When two people first meet, their bodies release a stress hormone called norepinephrine.

This is what makes you have the butterflies in your stomach, heart pounding away in your chest, the whole works. 

Researchers at Arizona State University College also found this cool thing – the hormone makes events burn into your memory.

You know the way you can remember specific kisses or conversations you had but what happened the day before is a blur?

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They discovered a link that causes these strong emotions to form a specific sensory experience. 

In other words, when you get around that person again, their presence causes those old memories and initial feelings to come flooding back.

It's not that you don't forget about them; when you see them again, those old feelings of first love can return.

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So it looks like first love is the deepest – in a literal sense as it's carved out what you think love should look like.

We never learn as much from a relationship as we do from our first serious one and because of that, they will never fully leave us. 

In the words of writer Daphne du Maurier, ''I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say." 

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Fleur East is a married woman.

The former X Factor star has gotten hitched to her long-term boyfriend Marcel Badiane-Robin three months after hey got engaged.

The pair exchanged vows in front of celebrity friends like Harry Redknapp in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 31-year-old had been with Marcel for almost ten years when he surprised her with a yellow diamond ring after she left I'm A Celebrity.

She told Hello! magazine, ''I think every girl grows up thinking of their wedding. I'm a huge fan of love and romance.''

She continued, ''Marcel always laughs at me, saying I live in Disneyland and that I believe in fairytales!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Marcel said, ''There's a big difference between a marriage and a wedding – and you've got to make sure you've met the right person.''

He continued, ''It's a lot of work. You need a friend as well as a lover; someone who understands you and has the same vision as you.''

We are so happy for this cute pair and can't wait to see the wedding snaps. 

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The merry-go-round of reality tv couples continues.

The latest pair to hook up is Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson, of Love Island and Made in Chelsea fame. 

They have been doing the 2019 version of flirting – commenting on each other's Instagram pictures.

But then they were pictured holding hands in London and now their reps have confirmed that they are in fact, dating. 

 The pair furled speculation they were dating after they pictured together in a social media post on May 26

While Sam might be a bit of an eejit, he's a harmless one and we're delighted for Zara after being messed around by Adam Collard. 

It seems things are going from strength to strength for the couple as Zara commented ''“I [love] U'' under a shirtless snap of Sam. 

The MIC star was previously in a long-term relationship with co-star Tiffany Watson and he has since said it ended because he was ''immature.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Zara was rumoured to be dating singer Olly Murs, but she strongly denies this.

The 22-year-old told The Sun, ''He’s a lot older than me. I feel really annoyed now because it’s awkward.I sing and play the piano and he invited me to watch The Voice to see how it works as I want to get into all of that. He was lovely to me and that’s all I can say.”

We think they look kinda good together – crack on, we say. 

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We've heard some pretty quirky methods in our time of finding a soul-mate, but this has to be the most elitist.

A dating app in Australia named Toffee Dating is exclusively for those who went to PRIVATE SCHOOL, and you can just imagine how posh the conversations get. 

Sliding into DMs just got a lot more snobby…Tinder and Bumble clearly aren't upper class enough for these folks.

Lydia Davis, Co-creator of Toffee Dating, explained to 9Honey why the company brought the app from the UK to Australia. There's apparently a huge amount of privately educated people Down Under.

"In the UK, eight per cent of people are privately educated but in Australia that number is around 35 per cent. We felt that Australia would be the best place for us to roll out to first though as we were inundated with requests for us to launch there."

We have no words for this. Finding 'The One' is now about class, your education and economic background. Some app users must agree with the idea, seeing as it's lifted off the ground so quickly.

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The website has some fairly divisive words to promote the Toffee beliefs and framework:

"Toffee is the world's first dating app for people who were privately educated. We set it up because we know people from similar backgrounds are more likely to stick together."

"Toffee connects the right people to help them find their match with our sophisticated matching algorithm taking care of all your dating homework."

An algorithm works to generate matches based on hobbies and likes, such as adventure, sport, nightlife, city life versus country life etc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"The app has innovative personal interest and attributes 'sliders' where the user slides a cursor to show how much an interest in, for example, sport is important in their potential partner," the website continues.

"Secondly, whether it's a shared interest in horse racing or rugby, Toffee users can indicate which sporting and social events they are interested in or likely to attend, to further enhance the matching logic."

We're guessing it features a lot of chino-wearing polo players who love the conservative Tory party and probably got an overpaid job from their dad….

The hilarious ad for the app features ridiculously good-looking people (ugly folks don't go to private school, apparently) bonding over expensive champagne. They didn't stray too far from stereotypes, it would seem.

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