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Genes and your Valentine prospects

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We wonder about many things when we are attracted to someone, and probably the list expands when we consider marriage. But are genes part of those considerations?

How can couples recover from cheating?

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Yes, there are concrete ways for couples to recover from an affair

Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:11 AM

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships displays various objects on stories of heartbreak

A picture taken at the Musem of Broken Relationships in Zagreb on February, 14, 2109 shows objects displayed during an exhibition of personal objects and stories of heartbreak created by artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic. - Artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, who broke up after four years together, launched in 2006 the project, an exhibition displaying a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak. (Photo by Denis LOVROVIC / AFP)

Open relationships, LDRs, secret affairs: Love stories that are not your usual

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

What makes a relationship real?

Dating today is easier, but is it ‘better’?

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Find yourself saying “so many fish in the sea, but none for me”?

Does cheating 'just happen?' We ask an expert

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Rappler talks to a relationship counselor and psychologist about cheating, affairs, and the warning signs you can look out for

This Valentine’s Day, are you on team #blessed or team #foreveralone?

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Filipinos on being single, believing in may forever, and buying condoms during the love month

Valentine’s day treats you can enjoy, no bae needed

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:17 PM

From decadent chocolate cake, to starlit dinners here are Valentine's goodies you can enjoy no matter what your relationship status

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET. Valentine's Macarons from Bizu are among the treats people can enjoy on this holiday. Photo courtesy of Bizu Patisserie

[Two Pronged] Porn in a relationship

Feb 10, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'I don't like porn because it commodifies people and love'

Got an interesting love story to share?

Feb 06, 2019 - 2:39 PM

We could all use a dose of happy and kilig – and your love story might just be what we need

Are you in an 'unusual' relationship?

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Is your relationship status 'it's complicated' – particularly to most people? We want to hear your story

[Two Pronged] Hot, raging libido and a 'lazy' wife

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'I love my wife but every time she rejects me I pity myself so much'

[OPINION] Relationship status: Happily single

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:11 PM

Singles may not be committed romantically, but are committed to other meaningful relationships that require full-time commitment

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How joking around with your brothers and sisters shapes your sense of humor

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Our research has taken us a step closer to finding out just how important sharing humor with a sibling may be

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[Two Pronged] I can't stop replying to my ex

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:45 AM

'I feel no romantic ties or physical attraction towards him, but the niggling desire to still be his confidante continues. How do I stop feeling this way?' Arabelle writes about her ex boyfriend

[Two Pronged] He cheated on me – now he doesn't want to leave his parents' house

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:12 PM

'I still feel hopeless and angry that I can’t be the queen of my own castle because my husband is afraid'

[Two Pronged] He says a relationship won't work but he still wants to hang out

Jan 13, 2019 - 5:09 PM

'I am in pain, and confused. What did the messages mean?'

[Two Pronged] Cheating boyfriends and second chances

Jan 06, 2019 - 6:02 PM

'He wants to try again, but he never said sorry, still treats me harshly, is very distant.. although it’s only been a week since we reconciled.'

If someone hurt you this year, forgiving them may improve your health (as long as you're safe, too)

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Research shows forgiveness helps us feel better and may help us live longer. But forgiving others is only beneficial if the advantages exceed the potential costs.

IDEAL APOLOGY. Promising not to repeat hurtful actions makes an ideal apology. priscilla du preez unsplash, CC BY

Lola Saturnina’s holiday reunion survival guide

Dec 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Bookmark, save, screenshot – we got you covered, bes

[Two Pronged] I love him but the situation is 'messy'

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'To say that it has been messy would be an understatement'

Three stories that will make you want to spread hugs this Christmas

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Take some time to hug a loved one today!

What makes the Pinoy family special

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Read on to find out if your own family possesses these habits!

[Two Pronged] Amazing sex, toxic romantic relationship

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:46 AM

'I am scared that I won't find anyone I can grow with in the sexual sense'

How I learned to start connecting with others and love the holidays

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Giving yourself, opening up and connecting, may be the best gift you can give others this season

[Two Pronged] Am I destined to be a 'forever tita?'

Dec 09, 2018 - 8:40 PM

'I want to love and raise a family. Is that too much to hope for?'

[Two Pronged] I'm an eligible bachelor, she just separated from her husband

Dec 02, 2018 - 3:24 PM

'Should I still keep on fighting for this?' writes Matt

[Two Pronged] Should I leave my husband for a guy I met on a gaming app?

Nov 25, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'To make my story more complicated, I have a husband and he has a girlfriend. For 5 years, I have been hiding our situation because I doubt anyone can understand what I feel.'

[Two Pronged] I love my long-time girlfriend. What to do with my child's mom?

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Carlos' once again writes: He wants to marry 'Dee,' his girlfriend – and not 'Rita,' the mother of his child

Tinder 'Swipe Surge' notifies users when many users are active

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:58 PM

During a surge, the chances of matching with someone may go up 2.5 times higher than usual

Photo from Tinder


[Two Pronged] My baby's father doesn't want to marry me

Nov 11, 2018 - 4:01 PM

'I reached out to PAO and was told that I cannot force the baby daddy to marry me. I honestly don't know what to do.'

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Facebook, like Google, allows complaints of sexual harassment to be aired openly in court

[Two Pronged] From Tinder match to my friend's husband

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'When I first met the husband of one of my best friends, I was shocked. He was a man I first met on Tinder and had sex with a few times.'

[Two Pronged] Angel and her uncle

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'My uncle then told me that he loves me, not as a daughter, but as someone who is his wife'

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Kinakausap ako ni college crush pero... may girlfriend ata

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Alamin ang '4-Way Test ng Panglalandi'

[Two Pronged] My mother, the (former) alcoholic

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'I am now 33 years old. I am still unmarried. It is her fault. I have many girlfriends and then I leave them.'

Why women, including feminists, are still attracted to 'benevolently sexist' men

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Does benevolent sexism always undermine women? It might depend on context.

SIGNAL. What sort of signal does holding a door for a woman send? KOLOTAILO LIDIIA

5 ways to show your love from afar this Christmas

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:05 AM

OFWs, bridge the gap by doing these little things for your family back home

[Two Pronged] My in-laws want me and my baby to be Catholic

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:58 PM

'I can't get myself to patronize something I don't believe in the first place'

[Two Pronged] 22-year-old picks between a 57- or 63-year-old

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:00 PM

22-year-old Eva narrows down her marriage prospects to a 57-year-old man separated from his wife and a divorced 63-year-old based in the US

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Advanced ako mag-isip kaya walang love life

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'I have sabotaged multiple potential relationships and I do really think na it's due to my perfectionism'

[Two Pronged] My husband picks porn over me

Sep 23, 2018 - 6:23 PM

'These actions were always done in secret, mostly when I'm already asleep or out of the house at work, all throughout our marriage'

[Dear Lola Saturnina] Matalino, hindi pangit... pero no boyfriend since birth

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Paano po ba nakakahanap ng boyfriend?

[Two Pronged] How do I break things off with the mother of my child?

Sep 09, 2018 - 2:31 PM

He's is a long-term relationship with Dee but 'accidentally' got Rita, his supposed fuck buddy, pregnant. What's Carlos to do?

'Brother of the Year': What happens when a brother gets in the way of romance?

Aug 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Thai director Vithaya Thongyuyong and actor Sunny Suwanmenthanont hope viewers will relate to the story

Brother of the Year - Marco Polo. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[Two Pronged] My husband promised to end affair, but he still talks to his mistress

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:53 AM

Her husband cheated on her with his gym instructor – who he's still in contact with, even if she's already working abroad. What to do?

[Two Pronged] My 2nd husband wants my son to move out

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:35 PM

A Filipina married to an Englishman says he gave her one year to prepare her 22-year-old son for independence

[Two Pronged] My wife wants me to stop being friends with my ex-boyfriend

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:59 PM

'She is very defensive about my bisexuality, even if she accepts it. She knew from the start that I was bisexual. But it’s as if she doesn't want to be reminded of it.'

[Two Pronged] I'm a single mom. How and when should I tell the guy I'm dating?

Aug 05, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Alana is dating a new guy and hasn't mentioned her 7-year-old kid just yet – and things just got a little more complicated

[Two Pronged] I was complacent and presumed he'd stay – until now

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Ana asks our columnists for help on how to 'fix' her strained relationship with her American husband