Pandemic Passion: DIVA readers spill the tea

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From corona-cuffing to going poly mid-pandemic, we find out how Covid-19 is affecting queer women’s relationships BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE VIA BROADLY GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION  For our December issue, we asked you wonderful DIVA readers to tell us all your passion filled tales from the pandemic. Whether you U-Hauled with a stranger for your queerantine [….]

VIEWS: Finding love in lockdown

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When looking for love in times of Corona, the all-important spark matters now more than ever BY FRANCESCA BLESSLEY, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK As we enter Lockdown 2.0, finding an immediate connection with someone and the ability to fast forward a few months to the Netflix and Chill stage is essential.  At the start of lockdown, [….]

CELEB: A brief timeline of Kristen Stewart’s dating history

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K Stew is no stranger to the dating game, let’s reminisce 💖 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA INSTAGRAM Over the years, Kristen Stewart has had her fair share of Hollywood romances. She’s been breaking hearts all the way back to her Twilight days and she’s dated some pretty high profile hotties.  Ahead of the release [….]

DATING: More than half of Black British people don’t see their love represented online

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Bumble’s #MyLoveIsBlackLove campaign aims to better represent the breadth of Black Love in the UK BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA BUMBLE Have you ever tried searching for images relating to words like romance, relationship, and couple? If you have, you’ll notice that there are little to no depictions of Black people within the images you find. [….]

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: 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 [….]

DATING: Virtual date nights to keep the spark alive 😍

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Dating from a distance doesn’t have to be boring! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Whether separated from your significant other, or suddenly forced to spend every moment together, lockdown is forcing couples to get creative with date nights in order to have fun together and keep the magic alive. One of the really exciting things to come [….]