When the London-bred Ben Elman married his Connecticut-born wife on New Year's Eve in 2008, he was inundated with requests from her American friends, desperate to be set up with single, British men. Two years and one aha! moment later, Ben and his wife Becca created DateBritishGuys.com, a dating site geared toward American women looking to meet and date a British guy.
"Well, since you're done," he told me, slowly, "there's something I need to tell you ... I'm not actually divorced." The silence on my end of the line was deafening. I was just devastated. I mean, how could you be lied to like that and really, seriously believe it? I'm a smart woman. The story about how one woman got duped into dating—and falling in love with—a married man.
They say that love has no bounds, but maybe it should. Reading this story about a biological grandmother and grandson who are romantically involved only illustrates that as long as love and sex abound, scandal will as well. Here are six couples whose story is more disturbing that delighting:
Closet full of clothes and nothing to wear on date night? Make sure you have these sexy basics in your closet.
Did you know that when it comes to online dating, it's a chick's market? Apparently, dudes get shut down left and right, and women get winked and emailed to death. If you check out OnlineDatingMatchMaker.com, you'll see that it's men who are sending out plenty of emails, but rarely do they get a return email.
You lose more than a paycheck when you lose a job. Whether you're downsized or flat-out fired, the financial stress and embarrassment of being unemployed, plus the anger, worry, and lowered self-esteem that can go with it, can strain even the most solid marriage. Money's tight. Household routines change. Expectations shift.
We couldn't help but chuckle after reading about e-Pressed, a shirt that uses biosensors to interpret and communicate the wearer's stress levels via embedded LEDs. People who see the shirt light up can then press acupuncture points drawn on the shirt, which in turn relax the wearer and turn off the light. At this point, the shirt is still in the preliminary concept stages, but imagine the implications for relationships if e-Pressed went commercial. We're not sure that it'd make the best anniversary present: "Here's an LED-lit shirt, honey, because I can't read your emotions otherwise." (Cue the blinking red light). There are right and wrong ways to get angry. Here are 6 ineffective methods.
Twitter and other online platforms make it easy to "know" someone, but the pseudo-intimacy they provide can cover a host of flaws. Sure, twirting (flirting over Twitter) is fun, but watch out—you don't know everything about him, even if it seems like you do. Here are 10 Twitter romance red flags.
All this time I had simply ignored the fact that Coop was this incredible cook, and that his cooking seemed to effortlessly delight women, while I was walking around the party like a mildly concussed Dane Cook. On my lonely cab ride home, it hit me: I needed a skill. Coop's skill. The next day I called him and asked him to take me under his wing.
One woman is suing a phone company for revealing her affair, thereby sending her marriage to ruin. Gabriella Nagy, a Toronto native, engaged in an affair that lasted just a few weeks. Her husband eventually discovered her infidelity and, evidently, having no one to blame but herself…she blamed her cell phone company.