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.
What's the worst date you've ever been on? Love Buzz heard a hilarious story last night that we must relate. A friend of YourTango, who shall go unnamed, went on a blind date with a man whose appearance she compared to a bad version of Woody Allen. (Great if you're into geeks—if not, well, hopefully he had other assets.)
Tough times calls for tough cut backs. According to The Wealth Report, a new survey shows that more than 80% of multimillionaires who had extramarital affairs plan to cut back on gifts and allowances for their lovers. 12% of the cheating multimillionaires polled said they plan to give up on their lovers altogether for financial reasons. Sounds like good news for wives of multimillionaires! Yesterday, Match.com reported that its members have officially exchanged over one billion winks, according the WSJ’s Market Watch. (Winks are used to flirt virtually without resorting to formal e-mail introduction. Read more about Match.com here.) The Detroit News reports that a love triangle may be responsible for a fatal fire. The 71-year-old whose home was destroyed by the flames suggested to police that an ex-girlfriend and neighbor–now in custody–may have caused the fire. Sadly, the fire took the life of the homeowner’s new girlfriend.
Looking for a fling, fellows? Then wrestle a lion, sword fight with a pirate...or perhaps just give yourself a swipe on your face: a study shows women are attracted to scars when looking for short-term relationships.
While one man—British actor Robert Pattinson, pictured, who plays main vampire heartthrob Edward in the forthcoming Twilight movie—garnered most of today's media attention today, let's check in with the rest of the XY set. Esquire, Asylum, Gardasil, gossip and a possible cause of bad sex.
Love Buzz recently reported that romantic love lasts an average of two years, six months and 25 days. While assigning the enchantment phase an exact number might be a bit absurd the idea that new relationship energy doesn't last is old news. Anyone who's been in a long-term relationship knows that the crazyfranticloveglow eventually fades. Or so we thought. Apparently some couples stay madly in love for more than 20 years, and science has proof.
Counting down the days until the Twilight premiere? I am, too, and I'm enjoying all the media attention the books and movie are getting. But a recent Gawker post about the Stephenie Meyer series ticked me off. In "Vampire Chastity Belts: Anticipation for Sex That Never Comes is the Highlight of Twilight," blogger Alex Carnavale complains that the lack of sex in the book series is unrealistic, especially since the two main characters pine over each other for hundreds and hundreds and hundres of pages.
Good morning all! Here is what's going on today in the world of love and relationships. Wondering what guys think of you if you put out easily? Well, Steve Santagati, author of The Manual answers the question on Dear Sugar. Do you like a man who looks like he just fought in battle? According to Science Daily, women find scarring on men attractive most likely because they associate it with bravery. Sorry Heidi Klum, but we might have to take Seal off your hands. Over at Marie Claire, Sex and the Single Guy claims that we are constantly repeating emotional mistakes. Some common emotinal mishaps we tend to make are: taking them back, staying with the bastard (AKA "I can change him/her") and mistaking physical intimacy for emotional intimacy.