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# Romance

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February 2023
Opinion: As Valentine's Day approaches, spot the romanticisation of stalking in popular culture
Members of the Active*Consent team take a look at how popular movies can make behaviours like stalking look ‘romantic’.
All time
Opinion: Love in lockdown – nurturing relationships through Covid restrictions
Two therapists have some advice for those looking to take care of their relationships on this Valentine’s Day.
# dating apps
Gardaí warn people about 'romance fraud' ahead of Valentine’s Day
In 2019, people in Ireland lost in excess of €1 million through such fraud.
# the big romance
7 extremely romantic things my husband does for me - from buying oversized pyjamas to cleaning up sick
When you become a parent, it’s a different set of gestures that set the heart aflame, writes Chrissie Russell.
# starter for two
11 of the best 'first date' restaurants around Ireland, according to a professional matchmaker
And why he thinks you should always avoid pubs.
26 romantic movies on Netflix for those not making a big deal of Valentine’s Day
For the week that’s in it.
# Future Focus
No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance
Dates are more accessible than ever thanks to apps. But it’s no easier to find a fulfilling relationship. How can tech help?
# Romance
'Love is love': Televised gay kiss lights up Olympics
It has been hailed by some as a landmark moment in Games history and the footage went viral on social media.
'Love is a drug', 'rose-tinted glasses': Here's the science behind falling for someone
Your stomach’s in knots, your heart flutters – but here’s what happens to your brain when you’re in love.
# giz chips
17 sure-fire ways to woo an Irish person
Romantic Ireland is NOT dead and gone.
# val's day
8 actually good things to do in Dublin this Valentine's Day
Pass the prosecco.
# 500 miles
Pickup trucks and 24 hours of booze - welcome to dating in the Australian outback
‘Bachelor and Spinster’ balls in rural Australia are a better bet than Tinder when it comes to finding romance.
# sioft me
11 Irish texts that prove romance is not dead
We have a way with words.
# Change generation
QUIZ: Are You Ready To Move In With Your Other Half?
Bye bye flatmates, hello partner? Find out here.
# love story
A Laois woman has appealed to local radio to find a man she met at Electric Picnic
Looking for that lad with a “nice smile.”
# met in coppers
Are you one of the lucky few to actually find love in Coppers? They want to hear from you
Anybody out there? Bueller?
# Romance
Chinese athlete wins silver medal, accepts marriage proposal from teammate
Shi Tingmao claimed gold for China in Sunday’s 3m springboard diving final, but was relegated to third wheel.
# would you look
These two 90 year olds were spotted on a blind date in a bookshop and it was so adorable
Ah here.
# World Class
15 times Irish people proved they do romance better than anyone else
We’re the most romantic nation in the world, really.
# maddie and shane
A Kerry lad has set up a fundraising page so he can visit his American girlfriend
This is the romance of the decade. We’re not even joking.
# Valentines
WATCH: Can two people already in a relationship go on a date? employees sat down and settled it once and for all.
# true romance
10 very Irish romantic gestures
Who said romantic Ireland was dead and gone?
# sponsored by Renault Clio
Open thread: Tell us your worst Valentine's Day date stories
Share the pain…
# bleein love you
16 Valentine's cards that just tell it like it is
Impress bae with this selection.
# Romance
We've found the single most Irish Valentine's card
So sweet…
# modern romance
The best way to text someone you want to go out with
Comedian Aziz Ansari has some advice for dating in the digital age.
# Old Flames
After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite
10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.
# is this a date
10 grim dates every Irish person has been on
This isn’t just any field. This is our *romantic* field.
# Old Romantic
This husband's Facebook post about "kind of" cheating on his wife has become a sensation
Ah, just the standard hundreds of thousands of shares.
# Old Romantic
This husband's Facebook post about "kind of" cheating on his wife has become a sensation
Ah, just the standard hundreds of thousands of shares.
The internet has become obsessed with this romantic maths note found on a tree
But all is not as it seems.
# First Dates
They've FINALLY put out the call for participants in Irish First Dates
# damn youths
11 things kids today will never understand about romance
It was a tough, but lovely, time.
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.
# sunset at kinvara
11 romantic things every couple in Galway should do once
Summer is ending, but love is in the air.
# Romance
Science-backed ways to get the most matches possible on Tinder
How to get more swipe rights.
# Inspirational
This 40-stone man is biking across America to lose weight and win back his wife
Eric Hites says he “has to show her and the world” what he can do.
# Love is in the air
Romantic marriage proposal kicks off Bray Air Display
An estimated 80,000 people are expected to turn up at Bray seafront this afternoon.
# rebel hearts
9 romantic things every couple in Cork should do once
You may need to inform your other half.
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…