There are two ways to go with Halloween costumes. Over-achievers (and role-playing aficionados) go all out with fake blood, custom vampire teeth and the perfect shade of face paint. But if you don't have the time (or the will, or, let's face it, the cash) to create a masterpiece, go the easy but effective route: a pun costume. These costumes take minimal time and effort but make you look super clever. Below YourTango's five easy, funny (and punny) couples costumes.
Meet Albania's "sworn virgins." These poor, rural Albanian matrons chose decades ago (almost a century ago, in some cases) to live as virgins in order to be the "head of the household," in the absence of male heirs. In this patriarchal society, instead of marrying and becoming wives and mothers, these women act as fathers to their sisters and take care of the "man's business."
Google and Apple throw their bucks into the Prop 8 fracas. Florida has it's own 'definition of marriage' bill. Sometimes Japanese people burn down hotels instead of telling their fiance that they don't want to get married. Internet dating is popular amongst the elderly Chinese, at least one elderly Chinese. Wife-swapping in Egypt is not tolerated. Lots of British people have sex at work. There may be a link between ADHD and divorce. And it's still tough to run a sex club in suburban Dallas.
Your single self may be a product of nurture and nature, but your relationships are a product of compatibility and chemistry, or so says Chemistry.com, Match.com's sister online dating site. Chemistry.com differs from its sibling site since it targets singles who are serious about finding long and meaningful relationships. Chemistry.com uses extensive personality profiling to access the personality type of its users and hand-select compatible matches. The fancy-schmancy personality profiling is based upon the work of Chemistry.com's very own biological anthropologist and expert on human attraction, Dr. Helen Fisher. The Chemistry.com profile consists of 100-plus statements such as "People should behave according to established standards of proper conduct," and "I feel emotions more deeply than most people." Chemistry.com users choose from four responses on a scale of strongly disagree to strongly agree.
Not only does she write about sex, but she also provides readers with a sneak-peek look into all of the racy, new toys/books/games/objects in the sex world today. Regina Lynn is the creator of SexRev2.0--this weeks blogger crush. She is the award-winning Sex Drive columnist at Wired.com, and she has also written two books, Sexier Sex: Lessons from the Brave New Sexual Frontier and The Sexual Revolution 2.0.
Google Maps has helped you find the nearest subway when you're lost, and it can now help you find the closest booty call. Google Maps and Craigslist have teamed up to create the booty caller's fantasy: Hook Up Maps, a perfect filter of craigslist's casual encounters by exact location.Once you double click on your area of choice's heart, a list of ready and willing booty calls pop up. Regardless of whether or not you're looking (your secrets safe with us) the map serves as an interesting sociological look at the mating patterns of your city.
Amy Borkowsky, who lists her age as "somewhere between Carrie and Samantha," is looking for Mr. Right, and what better way to reach a large pool of potential mates than during the XY's must-see televised event? She's been campaigning on her website SuperBowlSingleGirl hoping to raise approximately $3 million for the ad spot. Borkowsky has so far raised a mere thousand dollars and only a few open slots during the big game remain, but the innovative singleton is hopeful an advertiser might like her cause and feature her in an ad, if she's unable to buy one herself.
If you're an internet user (hey there you!), you've probably seen ads for Adult FriendFinder—they're those banners promising that there are live women in your zip code waiting to have sex with YOU! Now, maybe you've wondered if these women really exist. Turns out they do. In his investigation for Radar, writer Teddy Wayne signed up for AFF with three distinct personalities: a straight man, bisexual woman and gay guy. Most of the his findings are what you'd expect on a casual sex site: profiles include lots of photos of erect cocks, his female profile received more far responses than his male one, and there seems to be way more men than women on the site (despite the fact that AFF says half of its members are women).
The country that brought loopy eyeliner, messy beehive hairdos and people named "Posh" and "Becks" to American culture have finally come up with something reasonable. Let's hope this one gets imported, eh, mate? Sex education will now be obligatory for public school students in Britain, specifically in order to address the teen pregnancy rate, says Schools Minister Jim Knight. You hear that, Bristol Palin? In 1999, Britain, which has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Western Europe, decided to cut the teen pregnancy rate in half by 2010. This is one step in its plan (more details from Tango's Tom Miller here) -- and a brilliant one at that. America, as we all know, is plagued by abstinence-only education, whose inefficacy is proven yet ignored.
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