As much as I loved Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, I have to concede that it's only suitable as a date movie when both of you can appreciate the series. You don't have to like it, you just need to remember why the Golden Trio skipped their seventh year at Hogwarts to hunt down Horcruxes in the backwoods of Scotland. Confused? Read on for a little Potter Appreciation 101.
Summer is a time when it's easy to fall in love. The vibe is more laid-back, there are lots of outdoor goings-on, and the warm temperature means fewer clothing and more skin. But the difficult part is figuring out whether your summer romance will last—or go down in history as a fling.
How often do you think, "Wow, this is exactly like my relationship" after receiving a 503 server error? Yeah, we never do either, but a comical new blog entry from writer Maile Ohye has shown us the light. In her piece titled "Recovering from a broken heart in HTTP status code," Ohye compares our loves lives to a website directory. Think of yourself as www.you.com. After a breakup, any attempts to land on www.you.com/romantic-interest would only elicit a 404: requested page not found.
OKCupid has a great new mobile dating app. What can we learn from dating rites of olden times? Should men be rewarded for doing chores? Is the Mystery Method dangerous? How to explore your inner-dominatrix. Is online dating ruining things for middle-aged ladies?
Why is being sexless so trendy? Oh, let's blame Samantha. The Observer blamed the rise of Facebook and the fact that we live in public on the fact that young people are no longer terribly interested in sex, Erica Jong claims that young women place more emphasis on monogamy and motherhood.
Caution, social media users of America: Facebook could get you sued. Or, rather, it could get you sued if you lead someone on while playing Mafia Wars.
A man's attempt to setup his co-worker with a mail order bride during work hours gets him reprimanded.
Have you gotten the all-mighty Google+ invitation yet? The latest in social networking, Google+ includes circles and "plus ones" ... and boy is it so fun. I think? It's confusing. I don't really get it. I signed up this weekend and still have very little clue how to use it, but hopefully someone will be able to teach this old dog a new trick or two. Anyway, I thought I'd start my foray into Google+ by setting up my profile. Seemed like an easy enough thing to do— answer some basic questions about myself, upload a photo, and viola! But there was one part of this "easy" profile set up that got me a little confused. Under the "Relationship" part, there's a drop down from which you choose how you define your status. But Google forgot something. Where's the "divorced" option?
We were fairly certain that domestic abuse would no longer be tolerated in any capacity, but it turns out there's still a large chunk of modern America who deems it acceptable.