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Rappler's latest stories on love and relationships


Love in lockdown: Dating for the single and quarantined

May 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Is this truly the worst time to be single?

[Two Pronged] I love him but the situation is 'messy'

Dec 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'To say that it has been messy would be an understatement'

How possible is it to find love online?

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Trying to find The One – or just someone, really – online? Here’s what you need to know about the local digital dating scene.

[Two Pronged] 'Tampo' and 'lambing' problems

Apr 29, 2018 - 3:49 PM

'Daisy' asks our experts about a partner who doesn't quite understand her need for 'lambing'

[Two Pronged] Is it time to say 'good riddance?'

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Donna asks our columnists if she should end her relationship of 6 years

Graphics by Janina Malinis

Career or love life? Survey says this is what Filipinos would choose

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:16 PM

More than half of respondents describe their love life as 'very happy,' according to a Social Weather Stations poll

[Two Pronged] My partner is HIV+

May 30, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Art asks our Two Pronged duo if he should continue his relationship with his HIV positive boyfriend even if his love for him is less than before

[Two Pronged] My flighty flight attendant

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:27 PM

I don t know if she s been or still is talking to other guys I just can t fully trust her you know?

How James Reid and Nadine Lustre became an official couple

Feb 23, 2016 - 11:31 AM

James says he asked Nadine s father for his permission before courting her

Big majority of Filipinos believe in 'forever' – survey

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The recent survey by the Social Weather Stations also shows that a big majority of Filipinos 67 believe in long distance relationships

#UnsentLetters: I Broke My Own Heart

Jan 16, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Totoo nga ang sinasabi ng iba you don’t know what you have until it’s gone

[Two Pronged] 'Neglected' husband says wife has changed

Jan 03, 2016 - 4:50 PM

I am also not sexually happy anymore writes Not So Happy Husband

#UnsentLetters: Maybe in the hereafter

Jan 02, 2016 - 5:28 PM

What happens when love and faith collide?

[Two Pronged] Is it infidelity?

Dec 20, 2015 - 11:58 AM

He insisted that it is not cheating unless you have sex with that other person writes Pat

Graphic by Nico Villarete

#UnsentLetters: Maybe It Was Meant To Hurt Like This

Dec 19, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Even though I get eye rolls and sighs of dismissal when I mention your name I’ve come to terms with the fact that maybe it was meant to hurt like this

#UnsentLetters: Tidal Wave of Despair

Dec 13, 2015 - 4:06 AM

It was never love you needed if anything love burdened you more

#UnsentLetters: The Weeks After I Lost You

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:47 AM

I erased every last bit of you out of my life I scrubbed so hard that parts of me disappeared too This is how I move forward This is how I convince myself I m okay without you This is how I fake it til I make it

#UnsentLetters: Ang Sakit Mong Mahalin

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Tangina ka Nababaliw na ako Ang sakit mong mahalin

#UnsentLetters: Aftertaste

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:05 AM

You re just this bad aftertaste I can t wait to get rid of

#UnsentLetters: You Will Always Have My Heart

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:45 PM

I m setting you free finally setting you free I want your life to be just the way you wanted and needed it to be even if I won t be part of it

#UnsentLetters: Walang Preno

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Ganon din naman ang gusto kong pagmamahal e Yung sigurado at walang pag aatubili Yung walang preno

#UnsentLetters: Para Kang Magnet

Nov 01, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Para kang magnet masyado ako na attract sa iyo Hindi ka naman ganon ka attractive pero Mahal nakukuha mo ang atensyon ko

#UnsentLetters: Wala Nang Pamamaalam

Oct 17, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Bibitawan natin lahat ng humahadlang sa atin at magpapasya tayong Ito na Ikaw na Tayo na

#UnsentLetters: One Thing I Will Not Regret

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:15 PM

If there is one thing I will never regret it is falling in love with you

#UnsentLetters: I'm So Sorry

Oct 03, 2015 - 5:13 PM

If you think I don t love you anymore you are wrong in the most absolute ways

Why my girlfriend and I decided to use toys during sex

Oct 01, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Just like good food tastes better when paired with a good wine making love is so much and I repeat so much better when it comes with all the condiments that make it so tasty It is really up to the two of you to find the recipe you like the most

PLEASURE. Sex toys can be used by couples who want to spice up their sex life. Photo from Shutterstock

#UnsentLetters: The First Letter

Sep 28, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Maybe because I know deep in my heart we were never really going to work

#UnsentLetters: Distansya

Sep 19, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Minsan may mga taong katabi mo na pero pakiramdam mo nasa ibang mundo May mga tao naman na talagang malayo sa yo pero pakiramdam mo parang nasa tabi mo lagi

#UnsentLetters: Parang Sugat

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:54 PM

Parang sugat na pagaling na tapos kinamot mo ulit Dudugo sasakit

#UnsentLetters: It's not you, it's me

Aug 15, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Minsan nga andaming kong what if What if ganito ginawa ko o what if ganito sinabi ko baka hindi mo ako iniwan

I fell in love with a seminarian

Jun 09, 2015 - 1:43 PM

You need to go I am letting you go Slowly but surely I am And as I let you go I want to see that God is the reason and I will be at peace

10 things you really don’t need to know about love

Feb 13, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Here are some things you really don’t need to know but may want to know about love

Why women shouldn’t settle in love

Nov 12, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Relationships are never easy and your self worth is far more important than your fear of being alone

[Two Pronged] Relationship gone cold

Jun 01, 2014 - 10:32 AM

When a woman leaves a man heartbroken he wonders if it s time to let go or try to rekindle the relationship

10 lessons I learned from having a lesbian sister

Mar 12, 2014 - 3:39 PM

My sister can be a toughie but there are times when she reminds you or you remind yourself that she’s still a girl