Time isn’t always kind to X Factor winners – they’re either overshadowed by the runners-up and wackier contestants, or swallowed up by obscurity. But since beating boy band JLS in 2008’s final, Alexandra Burke has barely paused for breath.
With a loophole on Grindr now being exploited by users looking to see who has blocked them, Justin Myers takes a look at our unhealthy obsession with confronting our online haters and engaging with their irrelevant minds.
Carefully clearing every pleasure and convenience from your life, and wearing this sacrifice as a badge of honour, is a great way to bolster an otherwise lacking personality. In 2018, giving up is the new going out, and the new puritans aren’t suffering in silence: they want you to know all about it.
Scoff away as much as you wish, but the conversations about gender and sexuality being shown on our #CBB screens are more nuanced and mature than in the pages of our national papers.
Our writer on why we must stop seeing persistence and coercion as seduction techniques.
There’s nothing worse than some joyless moaner spoiling your fun and telling you what you shouldn’t post on social media, but you don’t have to be that annoying couple everyone hates. The Guyliner explains how to tread that fine line.
When it comes to sharing confidences and keeping in touch, we’re all WhatsApping. The preposterously named app, which sounds like an unwelcome thumbs-up across the dance floor, has become the preferred method of communication for 1.2 billion of us – leaving emails, texts and face-to-face conversation in the dust.