12 gifts for your kinda-sorta-not-quite boyfriend or girlfriend

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LONDON — So, you’ve been seeing each other for a while. You’re not quite sure if they’re your boyfriend or girlfriend and you’re not quite ready to pop the question. 

As you ruminate your relationship status — or lack thereof — the universe deals you a blow. The holidays.

Sure, the holidays are fine when you’re loved up and able to casually throw around words like “love”, “couple” and “relationship”. But, what about your casual lover, fuck buddy, or the person who’s kinda-sorta-not-quite your boyfriend or girlfriend? 

Why should couples — and not casual daters — be the centre of gift-giving? Read more…

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6 films about being single that are actually relatable

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LONDON — Being single is great. But movies about being single aren’t always that enjoyable or relatable when you’re single and ready to mingle.

Time and time again, films purporting to tell the singleton’s story, actually tell the same old story. Single girl lives it up partying, dates someone she isn’t keen on and then falls in love.

Sometimes there are a few twists and turns to this formula. Take the ‘fixer upper’ movies, for example, where the girl throws out all her booze and stops her bad habits in order to make herself loveable (we’re looking at you Trainwreck). Or the ‘best friend turns into lover’ storyline (we’re looking at you When Harry Met Sally). Read more…

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8 reasons we’d go on a date with Betty White

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Not so fast, Betty. 

Betty White, 94, told Al Roker on TODAY before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that no one was interested in dating her. “Do you still date?” Roker asked. 

“Nobody asks me. Who’s going to want to ask out a 94-year-old?” White said. “It just doesn’t happen.” 

We at Mashable beg to differ and see plenty of reasons why one would date one of the coolest people in the world. 

1. She had one of the most successful careers of all time 

White has had one of the longest and most successful careers in Hollywood, and that’s no exaggeration. In 2013, Guinness World Records recognized that she had the longest television career of any female entertainer.  Read more…

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