DATING: 10 compliments to make on a first date

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Worried you’ll get tongue-tied? Here are our top tips for sparkling conversation. BY ARISTEA BITSAKAKI  We’ve all been there. You’re on a first date and you just don’t know what to say next. Well, don’t give up! Here are our top tips for compliments to pay your date. Follow this advice, and you may be [….]

CELEB: Niecy Nash: “I’m not limiting myself on what love is supposed to look like”

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Niecy Nash opens up about her marriage and coming out, after marrying Jessica Betts in August  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The internet blew up back in August when Niecy Nash, star of The Claws, surprised fans by announcing she had married Jessica Betts in an Instagram post.  In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Niecy has opened [….]

DATING: The dating (trans)action

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Why sometimes self-love is the first step to finding love BY FREIYA BENSON It’s 6.30pm, and I’m sitting in a pub waiting for my final date to turn up. I say final here, because I mean I’m pretty much done with dating, and honestly, if this doesn’t work out I’m considering just calling it quits. [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Serving wedded bliss realness

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Kaz and Jo Kansal share their multiple wedding celebrations with DIVA BY ROXY BOURDILLON “It was never gonna be a quiet understated do for you, was it?” Jo teases her new wife Kaz affectionately, as the couple cosy up on their sofa, PJ-clad with G&Ts in hand, all set for our Skype call about their [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: When sex changes

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We asked DIVA readers how their sex lives have changed in the lifetime of their long-term relationships  BY JANE CZYZSELSKA “At the start of our relationship I guess it was like any other newly formed partnership: passionate. The usual ‘at-it-like-rabbits’ any chance we could get. That was then. The last time we had sex was [….]

SCREEN: Pride season of lockdown dating show

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Lovedown features an all LGBTQI cast and explores virtual dating during COVID-19 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Since COVID-19 has seen the cancellation of all of our favourite dating shows, we’ve been craving some raunchy reality TV to get our teeth stuck into – even if they usually don’t feature LGBTQI cast members or couples. But fear [….]

VIEWS: My non-binary wedding

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How difficult is planning a wedding when you’re non-binary? “Enby” Will McCreath gives DIVA a peek at their mood board BY WILL MCCREATH My partner Bexx and I got engaged in May 2016 and since then I’ve immersed myself in wedding planning – wedding fayres, wedding magazines, mood boards, wish-lists, books, and spreadsheets. I’m planning [….]