Married people happier than singletons?

You’ve probably heard the old joke: What are the three rings of marriage? The engagement ring, the wedding ring and the suffering. But according to a new study, married people are happier than singletons. A paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, concluded that those who are married are happier and more…

Could you love someone with a prison past?

They committed a crime, they served their time – could you be in a relationship with them? We all have our pasts and many believe it is those pasts – good or bad – that make us who we are. But is there anything a potential partner could have done in their past that would…

Is it hard for a man to stay in love?

Fellas, do you agree with this sentiment from Kirk Franklin? The gospel star, who turns 45 today, recently wrote a blog in which he honoured his wife of 19 years, Tammy Franklin, and shared his thoughts on marriage. Do you agree that it takes a lot for man to stay in love? Share your thoughts….

Real love: Mary J. Blige on marriage – do you agree?

An honest sentiment on marriage from Mary J. Blige, who celebrates her 44th birthday today. The R&B star wed Kendu Isaacs in 2003. Do you agree with her that couples should strive to better themselves for each other? Or should marriage be a case of ‘take me as I am’? Tell us your thoughts. And…

You want sex more often than your partner: what would you do?

Three brave couples recently revealed the impact their mismatched libidos are having on their relationships. In an article recently published by the Daily Mail, three married couples admitted they face a challenge in their relationship, resulting from their differing sex drives.   Stacey Powell said his wife of 12 years, Vanessa rarely responded positively to…

Could you be with someone famous?

Married men Monday! Snoop Dogg, pictured with his wife Shante, celebrates his 43rd birthday today. The couple have been through their trials and tribulations but remain united after 17 years of marriage. We want to know: Could you handle a relationship with someone famous or someone who courted attention everywhere they went? Tell us your…

Lusted for or listened to?

Is it more important that your partner finds you sexually desirable or listens to your opinion? “My husband is forever squeezing my bum! He thinks it’s my best asset and it often feels like he can’t get enough of me. I’m not complaining; I love knowing that after two years of marriage, almost 11 years together…

Is it a job to hold on to a man?

Monday musings: Ladies, do you think there is any truth in this quote? Does it take work to hold on to a man? And guys, do you think it’s a ‘job’ to hold on to a woman? Tell us what you think! And remember, if you’re looking for a relationship worth holding on to, join…

Have black Brits gone off marriage?

“My father used to say: ‘If a woman reaches 21 and she’s not married, something must be wrong with her!’” It sounds like an old-fashioned sentiment. But when you consider that the father in question was born in Jamaica in 1919, the thinking is perhaps understandable. Sharing further recollections with Dates4Us, 57-year-old Shirley Johnson says…

Happy anniversary Rudi Lickwood!

British comedian Rudi Lickwood celebrates his seventh wedding anniversary today! The award-winning comic has been happily married to his wife Jennifer since 2007 (the couple on their wedding day, pictured below) and he remains very much in love, stating earlier that he loves his spouse “more than ever.” As such, we asked Rudi for his…

Alicia and Swizz four years on: has love conquered all?

US songstress Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary today (July 31) – and the singer used the occasion to announce via Twitter and Instagram that she and her husband are expecting their second child. The Fallin’ hitmaker wrote: “Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz! And to make…