The Links: Dating The Life Of The Party


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Couples who look alike, pick-up lines, the life of the party & the Obamas' married romance.

Every biweekly, fortnightly that is, I like to forget about coming up with something semi-unoriginal and go full monty on something wholly unoriginal (on my part). I find my favorite stories of the last week or so (on my favorite sites) and let it rip. Sounds fun, right? It is. And easy. Here goes.

Starting off, Lemondrop offers us something weird and possibly deplorable, couples who look alike. That is to say, 2 people in a relationship look (or dress) similarly, not twins dating twins or some such. Somehow people who dress alike love flannel. "No, silly, I am Nuni; she is Nuni."


Glamour serves up some good 411 regarding a man's genies (pronounced jen-eees). Sorry, it's a slide show (safe for work though). I think the first bit of advice is best and it's something Chris Rock has been harping on for a decade, don't use the word "penis" if it can be avoided, it's off-putting. Honestly, there are a million non-clinical synonyms.

And never, ever use "penis" as part of a pick-up line, trust me. The word "pianist" is gold, though. Em & Lo discuss what to do next if your chat-up line actually is well-received. Don't blow it, appologies for any entendre you may be picking up on there.

Be careful, though, if the small talk comes too easily to the dude you're with, he may be the life of the party. The Frisky has a bone to pick with glib, distracted guys. Sometimes being the life of the party is a cross that we must bear… alone.

Asylum appreciates a good party animal, but they know that a good relationship is about close, highly personal communication. They reveal that college-aged couples have a greater chance of "making it" if the girl-partner uses the word "I" frequently in their IMs. Maybe women who use the first person, singular like it's their first name are better at expressing their needs… in bed (it's like a fortune cookie).

Listicles introduces their to 5 woman-boy love stories from film. I didn't realize that you were supposed to be grossed-out by the love scene in Harold And Maude. Uh, crap.

Sometimes Sleeping Beauty happens in real life. According to the Daily Mail, a husband woke his wife from a coma by planting a smooch on her. Andrew Ray asked his wife for a quick snog and she leaned over and puckered up. This is way more romantic than the Englishman who woke his wife from a coma by berating her.

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