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Yesterday’s News


Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Lonely this Christmas?: Being single in a room full of couples is the worst

It might sound a little fluffy, but loneliness kills more older people than cancer does, writes Rena Maycock.

Sunday 20 December, 2015

It's very Irish to be ashamed if you don’t stumble upon love by some act of serendipity

“Actually admitting that we would be happier in a relationship seems to be an emotional hot potato,” says Rena Maycock.

Saturday 17 October, 2015

Should you be friends with your ex?

Similar to the age old question, can men and women really be friends, the answer is, of course, yes. But, only if there are literally ZERO romantic feelings on either part.

Monday 24 August, 2015

The stages of breaking up and the five steps you need to take to move on

Whether you are the dumper or the dumpee, breaking up is hard to do because most of us fear change, Rena Maycock has this advice.


Tuesday 7 July, 2015

How to get that elusive second date

Are you putting yourself out there on the dating scene but getting nothing back? These are the top ten things people do wrong on first dates…

Friday 13 February, 2015

Dreading Valentine's Day because you're single?

It’s easy to feel that everyone but you is loved-up around this time of year, but that’s just an illusion.

Saturday 13 December, 2014

Column: How to survive the festive season as a singleton

You never know when Mr or Ms Right will stumble across your path, so attending every opening of every envelope is mandatory during the festive season.

Monday 10 February, 2014

Column: Big date coming up? Here’s what NOT to do…

Wondering how to turn that first date into a second? Follow these tips and watch the sparks fly, writes Rena Maycock.

Monday 3 February, 2014

Column: How to score an “F” on your first date

If you’re on the dating scene and for some reason no woman is interested in a second date, perhaps you’re doing some of these things, writes Rena Maycock.


Saturday 7 December, 2013

Column: No one wants to utter the ‘C’ word – but it’s a barrier to blossoming romance

Learning to manage your expectations is the secret to finding your ideal partner, but professional matchmakers find that one factor is consistently keeping Irish people from finding their love match…