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: 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 [….]

What are the online dating red flags?

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Don’t just ignore them until it’s too late BY DIVA STAFF There is a lot of talk about relationship red flags – things that pop up at the beginning of a relationship, that we tend to ignore until it’s too late. In hindsight, we realise the signs were there all along and vow to pay attention [….]

Flirty Dancing: how the date went down

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DIVA caught up with Faye and Sarah to get the gossip from their first date  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you didn’t catch Flirty Dancing on Channel 4 last week, we advise you to come back to this once you have – spoilers are up ahead.  Trust us, it’s worth the watch. It’s made TV history [….]

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Flirty Dancing is the UK’s first dancing show to feature a same-sex female couple and we are here for it

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The dating series is back for a second season, this time featuring queer couples BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Just when you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to dating shows, Flirty Dancing came along last year and changed the game completely.  Rather than judging someone on their naked body or how well they can [….]

Bisexuality: A tale of two loaves

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“Contrary to the stereotypes, being bisexual really isn’t like discovering the benefits of Hovis Best of Both…” BY ANT JACKSON Bisexuals. They’ve got it good right? They really are living the dating dream. So many options to pick and choose from, some may even say they get to be a bit greedy. Contrary to the [….]

Instagram cruising: a how to guide

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Strap in, it’s time to slide into them DMs WORDS BY JESS, PHOTO BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION In this fragile, chaotic, tech age there are but two kinds of queer person: those who hook up with  people they meet on Instagram and those who say, “Wait, how do you even meet [….]