In response to a 2005 discrimination complaint filed with the New Jersey Attorney General's office, online dating site eHarmony has finally agreed to launch a new service for same-sex couples, CNN.com reports. Compatible Partners, as the new service will be called, is due in by the end of March. GoErie.com reports that police charged a 19-year old man in Florida with domestic battery after he threw a sandwich at his girlfriend while she was driving, nearly causing her to loose control of the car.
On November 25th the Literary Review will announce the winner of the Bad Sex in Literature award. To be considered for the Bad Sex in Literature Award, the author has to have published a very good novel that happens to have poorly written sex scenes. The sex writing varies from being too serious, to too ridiculous, to just plain illogical. This award is a way for publishers to discourage authors from including bad sex writing in their novels.
YourTango (with a little help from noted film junkies across the web) has pulled together a list of the 10 most romantic new releases coming out between now and the end of the 2008
One-night stands: for or against? The Daily Bedpost posed this question earlier this week, and readers responded in favor of the casual liaison. Em and Lo, in turn, laid out ten basic rules of the one-night stand. After all, knowing you'll never see him again does not give you (or him) permission to be rude. Some of our favorites (with a bit of interpretation)...
One-night stands: for or against? The Daily Bedpost posed this question earlier this week, and readers responded in favor of the casual liaison. Em and Lo, in turn, laid out ten basic rules of the one-night stand. After all, knowing you'll never see him again does not give you (or him) permission to be rude. Some of our favorites (with a bit of interpretation): Do make your intentions clear. Do not talk about your father's alcoholism or your sister's rehab. Do talk about safe sex. Do not get mushy and romantic.Do it doggie-style. Do not kick someone out before sunrise. Do one-night it with an Italian. Do not update your Facebook status with said Italian's name.
After getting a good look at Brad Pitt on Oprah Winfrey, ladies can't stop talking about his new accessory: the mustache. Smitten would like to know if the mustache is a do or a don't. Did you know that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males between ages 15-40? DearSugar reports how to check your guy for testy cancer. "Take both hands and gently cup his testicles (check both carefully). Keep in mind that testicles are usually smooth, oval-shaped, somewhat firm, and one testicle may be larger than the other. As you gently roll his business between your thumb and forefingers, feel for lumps, swelling, or hardness." The holidays are quickly approaching and if you're about to meet his parents for the first time, The Frisky says to go prepared. Before shaking their hands, it is recommended that you ask your guy what his parents are actually like. Churchgoers? Ex-hippies? Military type?
I've been in the infidelity situation from all angled: the cheated upon, the cheater, the cheatee. My experience at the tender age of 17 as the cheated upon has clearly informed my ethics in this matter. Responsiblity counts. As the cheater, I've apologized. As the cheatee, I haven't, but I would if I was ever confronted. Maybe it's naive of me to compare two horny high school students with former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a married public figure and father of three children. I do realize the two situations are not comparable at all. But I think what any "woman scorned" wants is remorse. Does that mean all call girls and strippers should apologize to the wives and girlfriends of the men who see them? No, that would be impossible. But high class call girl Ashley Dupre became famous due to Client Number Nine and surely not a day goes by where Silda Spitzer does not think about her. The ex-governor has said "I'm sorry" to his wife countless times; now Ashley Dupre really has no other choice but to show remorse as well. So I think it's responsible, respectable -- a little bit classy, even -- for Dupre to give a remorseful shout-out to scorned wife, Silda Spitzer, on 20/20. Gawker reports that during her interview with Diane Sawyer, to air on Friday, Dupre offers Silda Spitzer a simple, "I'm sorry for your pain." It's not much, but it's something. And in a situation where there don't seem to be many clear "winners," that seems to be enough.
ABC News reports that Julie Wallace, 46, got to know Justin Lister, 26, from his frequent visits to her pharmacy in McPherson, Kansas. Lister had been working in a machine shop when a metal splinter shot into his leg. His wound became infected and caused an unbeatable infection in his kidneys. His name was eventually added to on an organ transplant list. Wallace offered to help her frequent customer. Somewhere between doling out his numerous pills and driving him to dialysis appointments, the couple fell in love.
Based off sex studies from three different nursing homes in Kansas, researchers are suggesting nursing home staffs talk start to talk about sex with their residents. More private rooms, sex education about STDs, along with discussions about sexual consent were all brought to the table. All these measures are all being done in hopes retirement home staffs will become more open to the possibility residents may have sex.
Conservative dating site eHarmony will launch an offshoot dating service catered to gays called Compatible Partners, the company announced today. According to the settlement of a New Jersey discrimination lawsuit, the site must launch by March 31 of next year and be marketed in gay and lesbian media outlets. In addition to a large dose of pride from gay supporters, the man who filed the suit, Eric Mckinley, will receive $5,000 in damages. He filed a formal discrimination complaint against the site in 2005; a similar case against the company is underway in California. Whether or not the New Jersey ruling will affect the California suit is still to be determined.