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[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

Rhian Ramos not ready for new relationship after breakup

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Rhian clarifies reports linking her to Jolo Revilla and Andre Paras

Kung Paano Siya Nawala . Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

[OPINION] Would you date a journalist – a Rappler journalist?

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:48 PM

What turns our morning coffee time from a leisurely sip into a hurried slurp? What makes us stay so late in the newsroom that our dogs forget what we smell like? I’d like to share that with you every Wednesday.

Relationship status: Happy and pro-divorce

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:12 PM

In a survey conducted by The Nerve, Filipinos weigh in on the legalization of divorce

[Two Pronged] 10 years later, I'm only just a friend

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

'I want to move on but I also don't want to. I don't know anymore,' writes 'Eva'

Is it OK to date a co-worker?

Jul 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

There are 5 things you must think about before taking the plunge

To improve digital well-being, put your phone down and talk to people

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:40 AM

People spend more time with gadgets than with friends and romantic partners nowadays. We need to reclaim the happiness lost to digital activity, says one psychological scientist


8 unique and useful gifts for your BFFs

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Show your closest buds your appreciation for them with these little gifts

[Two Pronged] Caught between my family and my boyfriend

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Maria' broke up with her boyfriend because her family didn't approve of him – but now she's beginning to regret her decision. What should she do?

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Things I wish my mother told me: The one about heartbreak

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.

[OPINION] Out of the closet and into the internet

Jul 01, 2018 - 10:00 AM

For the benefit of my family, I'm staying in the closet. That's why I turned to online dating sites.

[Two Pronged] Frustrated by his erectile dysfunction

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:34 AM

'I love him, but I don’t know if I can stand this my entire life,' writes Pam

WATCH: How did you come out?

Jun 26, 2018 - 6:35 PM

In celebration of Pride Month, Rappler talks to members of the LGBT community to ask them about their stories and how they found the courage to come out

[Two Pronged] Pregnant with my boss' child and he isn't ready for marriage

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:45 AM

She's 7 months pregnant with the baby of her boss. She wants to get married but he says he's not ready.

My breakup survival plan? Binge-reading the New York Times Vows column

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

'It started as a salve for my breakup, but I got in too deep'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Wednesday.

Justices of the Supreme Court led by acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio starts the oral arguments on the same sex marriage on June 18, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How possible is it to find love online?

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Trying to find The One – or just someone, really – online? Here’s what you need to know about the local digital dating scene.

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart – study

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:53 PM

The study says compared to people living in spousal union, the divorced, widowed or never married were 42% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and 16% more likely to have coronary heart disease

[Two Pronged] Should I leave the Philippines for my boyfriend?

Jun 17, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Her boyfriend wants her to move to the UK for 6 months to see if they're compatible – should she stay or should she go?

Why we can’t forget our first love

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:07 PM

As cliche as it may sound, first loves never truly die. Do they?

[Two Pronged] A widower, a new relationship, and 'unsupportive' kids

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:38 AM

'How can I convince them that they are not being supportive of their father, who has mourned their mother for 6 long years but is now moving on?'

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[Two Pronged] Headaches from sex with a married man?

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'Is this God’s way of telling me I should stop it?'

Activists hail famous Japanese businesswoman's coming out

May 30, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Kazuyo Katsuma, a 49-year-old mother of 3 who was once featured on the Wall Street Journal's list of "The 50 Women to Watch" says she is living with Hiroko Masuhara, 40, a gay rights activist

From the Twitter of Kazuyo Katsuma

[Two Pronged] Why don't I feel satisfied?

May 20, 2018 - 11:27 AM

When everyone else is getting married and engaged, you're thinking about PCOS and its effects, and you've decided to abstain from sex – what's a girl to do?

[Two Pronged] Why won't my husband have sex with me?

May 13, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'I love my husband and want him all the time. I know he loves me too but I don't know if he finds me sexually attractive anymore. I feel so unwanted,' writes Mae

[Two Pronged] High school 'mean girl' wants to be Facebook friends

May 06, 2018 - 4:00 PM

A woman asks our columnists if she should let her tormentor in high school add her as a friend online