Welcome to Ask Laura: A love and relationship advice column. This is a place for you to ask me any question you like on things relating to your love life.
Whether you want dating tips, advice on relationship issues, break-ups, friendship, sex, first date ideas, date night outfit suggestions – any question or thought that’s niggling away at your brain.
Consider me your non-judgmental, love life query friend!
Relationship advice and dating tips
I make no claim that I’m a therapist or professional expert (there’s my disclaimer). I have however spent several years reading, researching and writing about all things love and dating. I’m that person who comes into people lives and listens to all their relationship drama.
And speaking of drama – my own love life hasn’t been smooth sailing. So many strange situations, hilariously bad dates, toxic exes, years spent single and lost – feeling hopeless about ever finding someone. I’m now in love with my old high school crush after reconnecting a decade later.
I’ve been through a lot which has given me a sense of openness and understanding. Sometimes you go to friends for guidance on your relationship problems but they can only see things from their perspective. They give you advice that they’d take and maybe not what feels quite right for you.
Over the years, I’ve been asked questions through my Instagram and via my contact form. And while great, it doesn’t give me the space to say everything I’d like to say.
I’m a big fan of dating advice columns because I like seeing how other people would go about solving a problem – answering personal issues written by strangers. In my head, after I watched Sex and the City, I remember thinking I’d love to do that one day. If you read my blog a lot, you might know that I love the show and still enjoy watching a good repeat or two (or ten!).
Relationship Advice and Dating Tips to Expect
When you send me your queries, I will do my best to analyse your situation from different viewpoints, offering my personal opinion and perhaps some research if I can find something relevant. The more detail you give, the better I can respond (within reason as 1,000 words essays are hard to dissect!).
What you should know before writing to my column
I make no promise to answer every question – anything that looks like spam will be ignored. Problems that are answered will be published – your question and my answer will be made into blog posts.
Which means, you may want to write your name as “anonymous” or take on a pseudonym to remain hidden. You might also want to change any names/ages/location etc., in your question to keep identities private.
If you’d like a personal response from me, you can leave your email address in your question and I will then remove it when I go to publish.
So, whether you’ve fallen for your ‘no strings attached’ sex partner, feel clueless about your current relationship status, feel like you’re going to be single forever because online dating isn’t working, don’t know how to get over your ex… you name it, and I will try my best to help! Maybe you might even want to write to my relationship advice column to get a second opinion on a situation relating to a friend.
To get started, just CLICK HERE to fill out my submission form.