The News Star is stressing the importance of rituals in relationships today. Apparently, many marriages are strengthened when romantic rituals are added to the mix. One couple has a ritual of calling each other every day at 2:22 because their wedding anniversary is February 22nd. However, having a ritual in a marriage should only be shared between husband and wife--no children allowed!
More than six decades after a sailor grabbed and kissed Edith Shain in the iconic photo taken during a World War II victory celebration in Times Square, she locked lips with yet another man in uniform. Just last weekend, the 90-year-old woman got a backstage smooch with a 25-year-old actor who plays a sailor in the show "South Pacific," according to The Daily News. In town for New York City's Veterans Day parade, the little old lady will be honored as the parade's grand marshal. Shain is one of many who've claimed that it was she whose kiss was captured on Broadway and 45th Street in 1945, but Alfred Eisenstaedt, the Life Magazine photographer who captured the moment, didn’t know either of his subjects. According to Newsday, Shain's guess is as good as his was when it comes to identifying the sailor. Eisenstaedt once visited Shain to deliver a copy of the photo, but did not confirm that she was the subject before he died in 1995.
Have you ever seen one of those plain, black and white signs advertising an online dating site for a very specific area? Love Buzz used to see one that said "Single? SohoDating.com," and we always wondered if anyone used the site—the signage was so budget looking and we'd never heard of Soho Dating other than on those signs. We saw similar signs around other parts of Manhattan and figured someone was trying to corner the New York dating market. Little did we know, there was something much more widespread going on.
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We don't often get too heavy about the more dangerous side of sex here at YourTango, but sexually transmitted diseases are part of the bargain, unfortunately. Amazing news this weekend of medical breakthrough in Germany: a man receiving a bone marrow transplant for leukemia appears to have been cured of HIV, the Wall Street Journal reports. Typically HIV-positive indivuals take anti-retroviral drugs to treat the virus. But a 42-year-old American man living in Berlin was HIV-positive until a bone marrow transplant with cells from a donor naturally immune to all forms of HIV. Doctors have not detected the virus in his blood for over 600 days.
The clever tone of the site spills over the design elements, evidenced in each profile, which calls for longitude and latitude (instead of height and build) and "ganja"-smoking habits (midnight tokers and nicely baked members are welcome on the site). There are plenty of open-ended answers, such as "My therapist describes my personality as:" and "To get my lover hot, I:" Under "Media Stuff" users can reveal what they read on the can, what their DVD is usually spinning, and what their Jukebox grooves to-these are the site’s words, not ours! Profiles also include an insanity test (ink-blot inclusive!) and a purity test, the results of which classify users' "lusty purity" -as (strangely) republican/conservative, "super friek" promiscuous, plain "frieky" or playful. As one may guess, the questions are pretty personal, so users can chose to keep their scores private or public. Users can then use the results to screen members using the spam application, a saved search which that lets users hide from other members.
It turns out female models make men feel just as self conscious about their bodies as us ladies. Researchers found that viewing impossibly good looking women made men have more body anxiety than looking at pictures of male models. Researchers theorize this has to do with the male reminder of how hard it would be get the woman in bed. On the flipside, if the hot models had average-looking boyfriends than the self conscious thoughts returned to normal.
Although we don't know her actual name because she chooses to remain anonymous, we do know all about her bad-girl behavior. The Ethical Slut is this weeks blogger crush. This blogger resides in NYC and, although her blog was originally created to talk openly and freely about her slutty one night stands and S&M action with different partners, she is now happily engaged to a fella she refers to as "Mr. M." (short for Mr. Monogamous.) The 'Slut (as she likes to call herself) is still surprised that she has settled down, but admits to being very happy in her relationship.
While most of the teacher student sex stories revolve around heterosexual couples, a 28-year-old female teacher in Australia was found guilty today of having sex with her 14-year-old female student. The sex affair took place back in 2003, when Amanda Louise Thompson was a brand new, married high school teacher in Brisbane, Australia. While after the sex, the student's grades improved and eating disorder problems diminished, the teacher faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.
TIME magazine recently included Canada, Iceland and South Korea on a list of the best places to travel in a recession, thanks to a stronger dollar. Heading to Canada would cut down on airline costs, and all three locations offer beautiful landscapes and memorable characeristics that a beach honeymoon in the Caribbean wouldn't. Plus, there's less risk of hurricanes.