From IT Week By Iain Thomson A man has lost £16,000 in two internet dating scams after sending money overseas to girls who failed to turn up. David Hodgkinson, from Margate in Kent, advertised his profile on a variety of internet dating sites and was approached by a Russian woman called 'Natalia'. Hodgkinson sent the woman £10,000 so that she could obtain a visa and purchase a ticket to fly over and meet him in the UK. After being given a variety of arrival dates he went to Heathrow to meet her four times but she never arrived. "I feel no ill in my heart. I did really love her," Hodgkinson told the BBC. Tango’s Take
From Associated Press By Norma Love CONCORD, N.H. Apr 19, 2007 (AP)— Gov. John Lynch said Thursday he will sign legislation establishing civil unions for gay couples in New Hampshire. "I believe it is a matter of conscience, fairness and preventing discrimination," Lynch told The Associated Press. New Hampshire would become the fourth state to adopt civil unions, following Connecticut, Vermont and New Jersey. Massachusetts established gay marriage. Lynch had previously declined to take a public position on civil unions, though has supported expanding health benefits to same-sex partners of state workers. He came under fire from both sides for not weighing in especially after a delay last week of the Senate vote on the House-passed bill. Tango’s Take
From Reuters JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli woman accidentally bit off part of her boyfriend's tongue during a heated French kiss, an Israeli hospital that reattached the tongue said Thursday. Nahariya Hospital said in a statement the man, injured while "passionately kissing his girlfriend," was discharged after the operation and advised to sip iced drinks and "avoid wet kisses" until the stitched wound healed.
From MarketWatch By Andrea Coombes SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- No one expects husbands and wives to agree about everything, but two recent surveys reveal that many spouses don't seem to talk to each other at all about their basic retirement plans. Overall, the husbands and wives of about 30% of couples gave different answers when asked what age they each will retire, their expected lifestyle in retirement and whether they'll continue to work after they retire, according to an online survey of 503 married couples between the ages of 43 and 70 conducted for Fidelity Investments. Unlike many surveys of married people, in this survey both the husband and wife of each couple were asked the same questions.