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Singer Kehlani drops post-Valentine's Day break-up track

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:52 AM

Kehlani's latest track 'Valentine's Day (Shameful)' details an apparent break-up with rapper YG, who allegedly cheated on her

#HustleEveryday: How to deal with an office breakup

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:17 AM

The company will move on with their operations regardless of your relationship status

10 showbiz couples who make us believe in love

Feb 14, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Truly, sana all

'Time heals all wounds': Hontiveros gives love advice on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:21 PM

From giving cheaters a chance to finding "The One," Senator Risa Hontiveros answers questions about love and relationships

LOVE ADVICE. Senator Risa Hontiveros answers questions relating to love and relationships in a Facebook video. Screengrab from Senator Risa Hontiveros' Facebook page

Love, sweat love: Fun sports for couples

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Here are some sports and workouts that keep these couples in love

#HustleEveryday: Should office romances be kept a secret?

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Your office relationship shouldn’t be announced to everyone, but it shouldn’t be a top-level secret either

[OPINYON] Feb-ibig

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Ngayong linggong ito muling ipapaalala sa ating mahal ang magmahal, na magastos ang manifestation ng pag-ibig, lalo iyong may ebidensyang kailangang mai-share sa social media

Here’s where you can enjoy a romantic meal for under P1,500

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM

No date ideas yet? Check out these yummy restos to dine and wine in for under P1,500 – recommended dishes included!

Ghosting: Why it happens, and what you can do about it

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Ever been 'haunted' by a ghosting experience? Whether you're the ghoster or the ghostee, here's what you can do about the 21st century disappearing act.

#HustleEveryday: Is it ok to date my boss?

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Romance within the workspace happens all the time, and falling for your boss or subordinate is a completely normal possibility

Valentine's Day date ideas that will make you feel like you're in a rom-com

Feb 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If you're celebrating Valentine's Day, might as well go all-out on the romance

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: True love in dating apps?

Feb 07, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Finding love sa Tinder, Bumble, atbp para sa Valentine’s Day and beyond

Why my only New Year's resolution is to be a better friend

Jan 31, 2020 - 4:40 PM

This 2020, avoid being the "panira ng usapan" and start giving your barkada the care they deserve

5 types of chats you usually get from a traveling friend

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:22 AM

Aren't these all too familiar?

Here’s how you can champion kindness this holiday season

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The #PayMayaItForward movement aims to inspire Filipinos to give back to underprivileged communities

[Two Pronged] I'm separated and he's married

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Fe is with a married man. Should she continue the relationship?

Virtual boyfriends a match for China's single women

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Single Chinese women are paying 'virtual boyfriends' to keep them company online – from wake-up texts, video calls, to friendly advice

See a friend sharing fake news? Here’s what to do

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:41 PM

How do you engage with people who may have fallen victim to disinformation? Here are 3 tips.

Crossing the ‘Great Wall’

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Love will never be enough, but through mutual effort it can persist

Why Singles’ Day is the perfect travel opportunity for you

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Use these 5 tips to prepare for the Singles' Day online frenzy on November 11

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Sibling rivalries

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Is it you? Or is it ate, kuya, or bunso? May ganitong experience na ba kayo?

[OPINYON] Pinoy love in the time of hashtag

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Paano tuluyang lumimot kung marami kayong mutual friends sa Facebook? Lalo kung ang nakaraang gusto mong ibaon sa digital Hades ay isang terrabyte ang kabuuang sukat ng mga larawan, kanta, laro, video na pinagsaluhan?

Science says that when it comes to sex, it's really complicated

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: 'The One' na dapat iwan

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Dates that shouldn't have happened

Children, estranged couples, and neglected stories

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Call us out when we forget people in policy

Adulting 101: Here's how to move on from a break-up

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Here we breakdown break-ups – the why's, the how's, and what we can do to finally let go and move on

What the movies teach us about love and real life

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Our favorite flicks don’t just entertain us, they also teach us a thing or two about how society shouldn’t define how we live and love

5 love notes to send to your OFW family and friends

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Go on, send one today!

Modern-day cheating: What is a 'social media affair?'

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Late-night texts, dating apps, Skype chats – are these innocent or harmful? A relationship expert helps us find out.

What is it like to have timeless, #WalangIwanan friendships?

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Times may change but some things, like friendships, will always stay the same

The science of heartbreak and moving on

May 28, 2019 - 2:35 PM

The many things we feel and do when we are broken hearted, explained

[OPINION] Rated PG: This is why I wished my parents cared

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'Most of the time, I wish I had my parents’ support back then when these things were happening to me. It would have made all the difference in the world.'

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Titas of Manila: 40 and 'looking for someone to love'

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What's it like being a single lady in your 40s?

The science behind 'taking it out on someone'

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if you were asked to trust someone for the first time? What would make you trust them?

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A new approach to dating takes advantage of the power of data

CONCEALED? True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/Shutterstock.com

8 ways to strengthen your relationship

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:00 PM

There's always room for improvement, even in love!

What makes a 'healthy and happy relationship?'

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Goodbye toxic relationships – here's how to make sure you're in the healthy and happy relationship you deserve!

Love’s dark (open) secret

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Beneath all the fluff, love remains conditional. A recent study by Closeup found out why.

Broadcasting your romance on social media isn't always driven purely by love

Feb 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

'Are they just one’s way of satiating the need for amour propre – meeting the approval, and stoking the envy of online witnesses? Are they for one’s lover at all? Or, are they for public affirmation?'

How can couples recover from cheating?

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:26 PM

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

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

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

[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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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

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!