Love Bytes: Surprising Immigrant Marriage Trend

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Immigrants marrying within their race, apology tips and deflowering a man.

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Interracial marriages are on the rise in the U.S., but Hispanic and Asian immigrants are increasingly marrying within their race. [Washington Post]

 

The generation that is coming of age is the most open-minded in history and living in the Obama era -- where hues mingle in classrooms, nightclubs and the White House. Conventional wisdom has it that they will begin choosing spouses of other ethnicities as the number of interracial marriages rises.

But scholars delving into the U.S. Census have found a surprising converse trend. Although interracial marriages overall have increased, the rate of Hispanics and Asians marrying partners of other races declined in the past two decades.

The art of apologizing: seven tips for saying you're sorry. [DivineCaroline]

14 steps to popping a man's cherry. [EMandLO]

The trickiest thing is finding the right balance between vanilla and not-so-vanilla. You don’t want to freak him out (or make him pull a muscle) by getting into all 768 positions of the Kama Sutra early on. But you also don’t want his Very First Time (VFT) — not to mention his second and third and forth times (assuming this is going to be more than a one-night stand) — to be so stereotypically “normal” that he gets it into his head that that’s the way sex is "supposed" to be.