As the saying goes, (and as the great Michael Jackson has said) "It don’t matter if you're black or white." InterracialMatch.com is an online dating site for those that agree. Users join because they are fascinated by other cultures or especially attracted to a race besides their own. Run by parent site SuccessfulMatch.com , InterracialMatch resembles sibling sitesBikerKiss.com and PositiveSingles.com in appearance and application. While this happy online dating family does offer highly segmented audiences to online daters seeking singles in a specific demographic, SuccessfulMatch sites leave much to be desired for those seeking a seamless web experience on a pretty-looking page. Picky, picky!
London researchers have found there's a thin line between love and hate. Romantic love and hate circuits both lit up the putamen and insula, which are linked to aggression and stress in the "thinking region"of the brain. This is why you may have "loved someone so much it hurts" and hate to wait by the phone. While both are passionate emotions, hate is actually more logical than love.
Next week's New Yorker magazine explores the possible explanations behind this surprising statistic in an article titled "Red Sex, Blue Sex." For better or worse, Bristol Palin, Sarah's 17-year-old expectant daughter, has become the poster child for all that fails in the abstinence-only, virginity-pledge system. As the article points out, virginity pledge groups work only when participation is kept below 30 percent of a specific population. If too many girls join in the pledge at a high school, for example, it no longer is exclusive and cool, and the efficacy breaks down.
Remember Omarosa from the first season of The Apprentice? No? We don't either. But she's back nonetheless- at least on bookshelves where you'll find her face on the cover of the new book The B*tch Switch: Knowing How To Turn It On and Off, by Omarosa, of course. (Who does she think she is, Madonna?!) The book is about acceptance (she said the b-word, not us!) and control (not only is Omarosa a self-proclaimed b*tch, but she has the power to hold it in or let it rip…so she says).
If politics are important to you, discussing your beliefs early on in a relationship is important. Differing views shouldn't kill a bourgeoning relationship (Democrats and Republicans can get along in the bedroom and in life), but is there a stigma against those who opt out entirely? Love Buzz polled our friends and contributors to find out.
A study out of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, suggests a woman's beauty is a gift from both of her good-looking parents, but a man's facial attractiveness is harder to place. Attractive fathers do not necessarily have attractive sons -- and you can't look to a man's mother to find out if he'll still be eye candy in old age, either.
A middle of the road lubricant is going Web 2.0, Arnold Schwarzenegger is against Proposition 8, adultery can get you jail in South Korea, men are more suspicious of adultery, new film 'Cliente' is bugging French men, 'Zach and Miri' not welcome in many Utah theaters, 9/9/09 wedding so be fun, Vegas weddings down, Virginia Slims go pink to much disgust, and a little drinking while pregnant can benefit baby boys.
Today Gawker alerted us to the story of Carol Anne Burger, a Huffington Post blogger who stabbed her ex-lover in the neck with a screwdriver 222 times and then shot herself before police could question her. Burger, 57 and her ex, Jessica Kalish, 56, had broken up but for financial reasons were still living together in the condo they'd purchased in 2000. While they worked with a lawyer to sell the house and divide their assets (they were married in 2005), they spent time on opposite sides of the apartment.
The Handjob Handbook authors' new book, 101 Places To Have Sex Before You Die (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $13) hits shelves November 4. Old standbys like the airplane bathroom and the kitchen floor are mixed among more creative locales. The book provides tips and handy icons rating each locale on its levels of risk and exposure. If a place is especially conducive to same-sex partners (the gym, duh) or a bribe's likely required (backseat of a cab), Marsha Normandy and Joseph St. James (pseudonyms, can you believe it?) have mapped that out for you, too.
Seventeen is the magic age for a young lady's loss of virginity and seven is the average "number" for a woman -- whether she are overweight/obese or of a slender size. A study of 6,700 women out of Oregon and Hawaii shows overweight gals sleep with the same number of sexual partners per year, as well as during their lifetime, and lose their V-cards at about the same age, according to the Seattle Times. Surprising, right? It just goes to show you the cultural stigma against bigger women -- whether they're simply not Kate Bosworth-sized or unhealthily overweight and obese -- skews our perception about whether these women are sexual beings.