From Reuters By Luke Baker LONDON (Reuters) - When "Sweetgal", a 29-year-old British Muslim from central England, began looking for a new husband last year, at first she didn't know where to turn. The answer, it turned out, was on the Internet. She'd been married once -- a union arranged by her parents -- to a man from Pakistan. It lasted seven years and produced children but broke down due to cultural differences and she didn't want to go through a similar trauma again. At the same time, being a respectful Muslim who wears hijab, she wasn't going to start 'dating', and knew her parents would have to be involved in her new search in one way or another. Over the past two years there has been a boom in the use of Web sites that introduce Muslim men and women, not for casual dating, but for those actively seeking traditional Muslim marriage.
From The Daily Telegraph By Sam Greenhill It could be the answer to many women's prayers - not to mention men's. A wonder pill has been developed which not only boosts a female's sex drive, but helps her lose weight at the same time. So far it has been tested only on shrews and monkeys, but scientists believe humans could be taking it within a decade. Professor Robert Millar discovered the double benefit while developing a hormone to treat loss of libido, a problem which affects millions of women. During tests on animals, he found that as well as displaying a greater keenness for sex, they also seemed less interested in food. Tango’s Take
From Reuters PATNA, India (Reuters) - Villagers at a wedding in eastern India decided the groom had arrived too drunk to get married, and so the bride married the groom's more sober brother instead, police said Monday. "The groom was drunk and had reportedly misbehaved with guests when the bride's family and local villagers chased him away," Madho Singh, a senior police officer told Reuters after Sunday's marriage in a village in Bihar state's Arwal district. Tango’s Take
From UPI GLASGOW, Scotland, April 27 (UPI) -- A Glasgow, Scotland, wedding night ended with the bride being hauled away by police, still wearing her wedding dress, for an alleged attack on the bridegroom. Heather Mearns, 33, taken away in handcuffs, just a few hours after being married to Mark Allerton, for allegedly attacking her new hubby, the Glasgow Herald reported Friday. Mearns reportedly bit Allerton on the arm and hit him on the head with her shoe just hours after they said "I do, But Allerton is standing by his new wife. "It was something over nothing. Just one of those silly things. It's unfortunate that the police got involved," he told the Herald. "But at the end of the day we're back together and we're happy. I'm not holding anything against her." Tango’s Take
From Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese tourism authorities are seeking investment to build a novel concept attraction -- the world's first "women's town," where men get punished for disobedience, an official said Thursday. The 2.3-square-km Longshuihu village in the Shuangqiao district of Chongqing municipality, also known as "women's town," was based on the local traditional concept of "women rule and men obey," a tourism official told Reuters. "Traditional women dominate and men have to be obedient in the areas of Sichuan province and Chongqing, and now we are using it as an idea to attract tourists and boost tourism," the official, surname Li, said by telephone. The tourism bureau planned to invest between 200 million yuan ($26 million) and 300 million yuan in infrastructure, roads and buildings, Li said. Tango’s Take
From Columbia News Service By Adam Edelman NEW YORK At 26, Mariana Bonino had just moved to Miami from her native Bolivia to take a job as a real estate agent. The job carried substantial time demands and prevented Bonino from enjoying the South Beach singles scene. "I had no social life," she said.