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Bad news for fledgling relationships – science says that if you're not careful, new love could cost you your closest friendships. 

There is nothing better than the first few months of a relationship – the time spent dating, learning more and more about one another and the excitement of a dalliance with a new person in the bedroom. 

However, science says that if new lovers aren't careful, they could end up neglecting their friendships and lose some of them all together. 

According to research led by Robin Dunbar, head of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University, for every new relationship a person embarks upon, they lose two close friends. Not ideal. 

'If you go into a romantic relationship, it costs you two friends,'  Dunbar told The Guardian

Dunbar's previous research suggested that most people have five very close friends. However those who get into relationships end up with only four. 

'Those who have romantic relationships, instead of having the typical five 'core set' of relationships only have four. And of those, one is the new person who's come into their life.'

Finding new love is exciting, amazing and can be all-consuming, and it's totally understandable that when you get a new partner, you want to spend all your time getting to know them.

However, keeping on top of your current friendships with those who have always been there is vital to avoid losing them to your new girlfriend or boyfriend. 

Spending time cultivating a new romantic relationship can leave current strong friendships by the wayside to wither. 

A recent Cosmopolitan poll shows that 92% of people have been ditched by their best friend for a boyfriend, so that's a lot of friendships which have the potential to be ruined by new love. 


Huge congratulations are in order as Grace Mongey aka blogger Faces By Grace has announced her engagement to long-term boyfriend Chris Gernon.

Her fiancé popped the question at her dad’s favourite spot along the pier.

Grace’s sister captured the monumental moment on camera, and the photos are just too cute.

The blogger looks completely shell-shocked in the moving snaps, “He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Actually can’t believe it, still shaking!”

She gushed: “I’m the happiest girl right now and I love you so so much Chris. Thanks for making my dreams come through and for being so thoughtful.”

Grace’s dad passed away from cancer nine years ago so the spot Chris chose is extremely meaningful.

Their daughter Sienna was even there to witness the magical moment.

“I am yours forever and I can’t wait to be your wife! I still can’t quite believe it, you’ve made me happier than I’ve ever been! In such a happy buzz and can’t stop looking at my hand! Is this real?” she shared.


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Grace showed off her dazzling engagement on Instagram and it is absolutely gorgeous. “There she is in all her glory! The most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen and exactly what I would have picked!”

“I’m so overwhelmed and love it so much!” she added.

We are delighted for Grace. What an incredible time for her!


So, everyone knows the way to a woman's heart is through her Pinterest boards, right?

They basically act as a window into our inner most wants and desires – even if they are just full of quirky cushions and expensive kitchenware.

If anyone is ever looking to buy us a gift (hint, hint), all they really have to do is take a quick scroll and pick the first scented candle that crosses their screen – simples!

Well, one man who figured out this genius hack years ago has been dubbed the “smartest man alive” by thousands of people who are only raging they didn't think of it first.

Meet Jordan and TyAnna.

The couple have been happily married since March this year, but Jordan admitted he'd been chasing his now-wife for three years before they actually got together.

"I had been trying to convince TyAnna to let me take her on a proper date," he told BuzzFeed News. "She finally said yes for Valentine's Day our senior year."

When TyAnna finally agreed to a date with Jordan, he began searching for the perfect gift to win her over with.

After becoming frustrated with his lack of suitable ideas, a mutual friend suggested that he take a look at her Pinterest page for inspiration.

Deciding it was worth a shot, Jordan created an account and began quietly following TyAnna's account for gift ideas throughout their relationship.

"She’s picky and she likes things that tend to be small or handmade … so I like to get things right the first time," he said.

Over the years, he said he's gifted her "a sapphire nose ring, lip glosses, and earrings" inspired by her Pinterest pins.

Until recently, he had managed to keep this clever little hack to himself, but when Deray McKesson recently tweeted to ask if anyone still used the site, Jordan just had to share this nugget of information with the world.

Needless to say, people were beyond impressed with his initiative.

Of course, TyAnna now knows about Jordan's secret account, but she says she actually wasn't surprised at all.

"I thought it was really really sweet but I wasn't surprised because Jordan really goes the extra mile to make me happy," she said.

Bravo, Jordan. Bravo.


Let's face it, when it comes to romantic gestures, it's all about that personal touch. 

Sure, flowers and chocolates are nice, but an extra special gift requires a lot more planning and creativity – and that's exactly what this woman's boyfriend (AKA our new favourite person) did.

Berlinda took to Twitter over the weekend to share a photo of the gorgeous necklace she had received from her boyfriend, Angel.

But this wasn't just any necklace.

The 22-year-old had gifted Berlinda with a necklace made from the petals of the first bouquet of flowers he gave her.


The viral tweet has since garnered over 80,000 likes, and as expected, people can not deal with this adorable gesture.

Speaking to the Press Association, Angel said: “I was looking to do something special to show my appreciation for her and the things she does. I came across a video of how they make the necklaces with the scorpions inside of them and I thought to make my own spin off and put something meaningful inside of the necklace.”

After creating the pendant, he then attached it to a silver Pandora chain before presenting it to Berlinda on their three month anniversary.

Although the couple have only been together for a short while, Angel said Berlinda “brought out a side” to him that he “never even knew existed”.

“I know how much she loves flowers so I thought it would be meaningful as she can now have a piece of the first bouquet of flowers with her wherever she goes.”

We're not crying, you are!


They made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala, and now Selena has finally opened up about her love for her new fella.

The pair have been dating since January, and while they've been pictured together numerous times, this is the first time the singer has commented on her romance.

In an interview with Miami's Power 96.5 FM, Selena told the hosts, "I'm taken."

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"I'm the kind of girl that loves tremendously big. I just have always been that girl," she said.

"I will give my heart and my soul to the person I love. It's just how I operate. With that comes a lot, you know?"

It seems like they're pretty serious!



It looks like Daryl Dixon is officially off the market, ladies.

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is all loved up with actress Diane Kruger, and they took to the streets of New York to show off their, erm… affection.

According to E! News, Norman and Diane went out on date night during the week where they went to a bar and hung out there for four hours.

When they left they bar they were all smiles and according to eye witnesses, they "made out for half an hour" on the streets, before heading off to another pub.

"They looked like they had a great time!" the eye witness said.

Norman and Diane have been sparking romance rumours for several months now, after first being spotted in Barcelona together.

They first met on the set of Sky in 2015.

We are kinda, sorta, totally loving this new romance!


With the amount of high-profile break-ups last year (we're still not over Brad and Angie), you’d be forgiven for thinking love is well and truly dead in celebville.

However, we are wholly encouraged by the sight of Matthew McConaughey and his stunning wife Camila Alves on the red carpet this week – a pairing that reminds us that the concept of romance and soul-mates and all that jazz IS alive and well.

Indeed, so smitten is Matthew with the 34-year-old – and so reluctant to leave her side – he was hilariously snapped photobombing his wife. And if that's not a modern sign of love I don't know what is!

So fear not, ladies: here are eight couples that certainly prove a point:

1.  Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

2. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

3.  Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

4.  David and Victoria Beckham

5.  Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

6. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka 

7. Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston

8. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

All the ultimate couple goals right there.


Friday the 13th wouldn't usually be the best day to search for romance, but one Ryanair flight passenger felt the flutter when she laid eyes on a fellow flyer. 

An online search has begun to reconnect the two people, who met last week on a flight from London to Dublin.

Vera Fedderson, who lives in Dublin, met a mystery man at the baggage claim but was too shy to ask his name. 

Vera's friends are taking things into their own hands by sharing a Facebook post, pleading with anyone who might know the blonde's potential suitor. 

"She would love to meet him again, and she is gorgeous," Vera's friend Leonie told Donegal Woman

"Vera had to collect her bag from baggage claim and he said his friends were waiting for him to pick him up. And that was it."

Vera described the man who caught her attention as dark blonde, about 5ft 11, and wearing a white shirt, grey jacket and a leather bag.

The only details she knows about her future bae is that he is British, lives in London and was visiting friends in Dublin for two days. 

The dreamboat, who sat in seat 9D, made eye contact with Vera several times during the flight, but their potential rom-com-style love became a missed connection

The pair were on Ryanair fight FR2371, from London Stansted to Dublin, at 10.05am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 



The rumours have been circulating for a few weeks now, but it looks like Perrie Edwards thought it was the right time to make her new relationship Instagram-official.

The singer and Arsenal football player, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, have managed to keep their new romance on the DL, but sent Little Mix fans into a craze last week when they followed each other on their social media platforms.

Last night, Perrie shared a picture of her new fella, along with her two dogs. She simply captioned the pic with a heart-eyes emoji.



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While nothing has been confirmed yet, a pictures speaks a thousand words, right?

From that infamous break-up with Zayn, to splitting up with former Skins actor, Luke Pasqualino, we hope Perrie's enjoying her new relationship.



Congrats are in order for Amber Rose – she has a new boyfriend!

The talkshow host stepped out with her new man, Dancing With The Stars pro dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy, last night.


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Rumours have been flowing since Amber took part in DWTS this summer and danced with Valentin's brother on the show.

Since then, they were spotted out together on numerous occasions, and even spent Halloween together; but this is the first time they stepped out as a couple.


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A source who spotted them out last night told E! News: "They were sitting at a big booth and it was just the two of them sitting very close together in the middle.

"As they were sitting next to each other, their hands intertwined – definitely a date night."


He left hearts breaking after his appearance at the AMAs this weekend, and let's not even talk about that Zayn handshake…

But after all the lights and cameras were off him, it looks like Niall Horan had a little rendezvous with his former flame.

The singer headed out to a gig in LA with Jessica Serfaty, who caused major controversy earlier this year when it was alleged she ditched her 7-year-old son to hang out with the famous Directioner.

The pair dressed casual as they went from the gig into Naill's car and it is presumed they kept the party going on elsewhere.

The rumoured couple were first linked together back in March, and after they were spotted in the US together numerous times, Jessica's ex-husband blasted her in the media.

He said: "She doesn't see Roman as regularly as you'd like to hear. So she sees Roman six weeks out of every year and some Christmases. Last Christmas she didn't see him.

"She's probably not thinking about us. When I see she dated Joe Jonas or Niall I'm just indifferent. I don't feel good or bad it's pure indifference. It doesn't matter to me. 

"What matters to me is what she does when she has Roman for those six weeks and that she's a good mother to him then."

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Late last week, Vicky Pattison sent the rumour mill into overdrive when she posted a touching tribute to Alex Cannon on social media.

But while the popular reality star may have shared “a special moment” with the model, she now seems to have redirected her affections back towards her former flame John Noble.

This morning, the 29-year-old Newcastle native took to Instagram to share a loved-up snap of herself and John as he joined her mother on a trip to Australia, where Vicky is currently filming the I’m a Celebrity… spin-off show Extra Camp.

In the image, the former Geordie Shore star can be seen kissing the businessman on the cheek as they celebrate her birthday.

The post’s caption furthers the idea that she and John have rekindled their romance as it reads: “What’s meant to be will always find a way.”


What's meant to be will always find a way…  @johnnoblejn

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John shared a similar image on his account in which he wished Vicky a happy birthday with a trio of accompanying love heart emojis.


Happy birthday to this one  @vickypattison.

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According to the Mail Online, John is already well embedded in the Newcastle social scene having previously been pictured partying with Vicky’s former co-star, Scotty T.


Fresh as fook ! Where's next #professinalpartyanimal

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