Love Bytes: 5 must-click sex, love and relationship links. Sex studies, kissing mistakes and why guys cheat in the summer.
A woman named Laura thinks she's come up with the next big thing: finding dates with the help of Twitter. She calls it "Twating" (a mash-up of the words Twitter and dating) and she's using her friend Katie as the initial test subject for her experiment (which, thus far, has involved giving Katie the username "datekate," logging on as her, and then tweeting about how much she would like to be taken out on a date).
Technology has given us the ability to connect with just about anyone at anytime, instantly. Though this is often a beautiful thing, sometimes the all-powerful forces of technology make it a little too easy to reconnect with people you would much rather forget.MSNBC reports that Facebook is keeping some people from moving on after a break-up, even if both parties follow Facebook protocol and "de-friend" each other post relationship.
Amy Sohn—dating columnist for New York magazine—has penned a book, Prospect Park West, that follows the lives of four women living in Brooklyn's Prospect Park brownstone area. Sarah Jessica Parker has reportedly optioned this book and hopes to turn it into a television show.
Love Bytes: Five must-click sex, love and relationship links. Rules for friends with benefits, plus cheaters, bad boys, nerds and making the most of your time.
A study shows that men with much younger wives live longer. The study, which was based on the death rates of the entire population of Denmark between 1990 and 2005, says if a man's wife is 15-17 years his junior, his chances of dying are cut by 20 percent. Are cougars onto something?
What do you do when your man doesn't know how to treat you the way you want to be treated in bed? In this week's Savage Love, a young woman writes to Dan Savage about her desire for rough sex and her new boyfriend's seeming inability to give it to her. In order to remedy the situation, the woman has hatched a scheme: have a threesome with her new boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend, so that the new boyfriend can learn the basics of bondage, rape fantasies, etc. The new boyfriend, she tells Dan, is totally on board with the plan. Nonetheless, she can't help but wonder: "Am I being a selfish bitch?" and "Is it a bad sign that he's not satisfying me sexually after three months?"
In the cover story for this week's Time magazine, Caitlin Flanagan writes about what she deems the assault of marriage and the loss of the American ideal. Lately, we've been hearing other views—that the tumultuous economic times would inspire searches for committed relationships.
Before I got engaged, I used to think a couple's truest test of compatibility and readiness for marriage was living together. What could be more of a test, I reasoned, than successfully sharing the same space, splitting the bills, and delegating household chores while still enjoying each other's company and remaining sexually attracted to one another? That's why, when my boyfriend proposed after nearly a year and a half of co-habitation, I didn't hesitate in saying 'yes.' I'd lived with a boyfriend before—for over three years—and when that relationship eventually became more like brother-sister than boyfriend-girlfriend, I ended things and wondered if it was even possible for me to live with someone and continue loving him in the romantic sense. But then I met Drew and realized it was.
When we heard Steve McNair was possibly killed by his mistress, we wondered how many other beastly acts can be traced back to love gone wrong.