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 [….]

RELATIONSHIPS: Alternative solutions for relationship disputes

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How to resolve relationship disputes without going to court… BY GIBSON KERR, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK Family law experts in Edinburgh are suggesting five alternative solutions to couples wrestling with relationship disputes and unable to go to court to reach a resolution under current guidelines. Gibson Kerr has seen an influx of requests from concerned parents [….]

RELATIONSHIPS: How coronavirus could impact cohabiting couples

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“You may be left wondering what your rights are” BY GIBSON KERR Co-habiting couples are being urged to take speedy and proper action if one of them was to die without making a will. Personal law specialists Gibson Kerr said with Coronavirus sadly claiming the lives of many people before their time, the remaining partner [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: My life in LDR’s – the good, the bad and the Megabus

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Roxy Bourdillon on the agony and ecstasy of long-distance loving BY ROXY BOURDILLON Confession time. I have had a lot of long-distance relationships. Whole oceans full, in fact, of pining, whining, spontaneous-sobbing-on-public-transport LDRs. Some women like tomboys, others fancy femmes, I’m drawn to those in different time zones. I met my current girlfriend online and [….]