First prostitution, and now services that match men with young brides are taking a hit due to the ebbing economy. In Singapore, shaky markets and diminished bank accounts have single men looking to save their cash rather than dole out for a bride. Matchmaking services, like these two featured in a Reuters article, can cost thousands of dollars, not including the wedding itself.
Your daily round-up of love, sex, dating and relationship news and links. Love adventure? Try marriage in the sky, where you get married on a platform and bungee jump with your new spouse immediately after the ceremony. Chinaview.cn (includes pictures). Office romance is so mainstream now that less than 5% of HR professionals think it's bad. Canada.com. All those charity donations could have a positive side-effect: altruism makes you sexually attractive, according to a new study. Science Daily. The difference between sexual desire and romantic love, discussed. Cognitive Daily. Is he boyfriend material? Sometimes straight men have sex with other straight men. Psychology Today.
When going south of the border with a guy the cock gets most of the attention; after all, it's right in front, you have an erect, er, direct measure of its appreciation and the penis is the organ that eventually performs the deed. Compared with all that the balls can seem like an afterthought—hanging around in back, covered in hair and playing no discernable role in sex, they're easy to forget about. But dismiss them you should not!
Sex and politics? Although the combination may sound strange, the two controversial subjects met yesterday at the New York Museum of Sex. The third presidential debate aired last night on every news network and also on screens inside the New York Museum of Sex. Google News reports that, "The session of naked politics took place in a hall where dozens of TV screens only minutes earlier had been filled with quite a different kind of nudity."
With a name like "SeXXXercise," it was sure to raise some eyebrows. And now dance school owner Stephanie Babines has more free publicity than she ever could have hoped for: Babines filed a lawsuit against officials in Butler County, PA, for refusing to let her operate a dance studio featuring pole-dancing classes. The SeXXXercise classes, part of the so-popular-right-now pole dancing trend, would be women-only with no spectators aloud.
Politics is causing strife in the relationships of Ohio State college students. The Lantern. The redheads aren't having relationship troubles though, because thy just want to have sex. OkCupid polled 10,000 college students and found some important statistics: redheads are more likely to be confident in bed and want a threesome than blondes or brunettes. (Although our Managing Editor swears she's never seen a redhead on the Girls Gone Wild commercials.) MaketWatch. Are arranged marraiges making a comeback? One author argues that love marriages are overrated. Times Online.Asian-Americans in California oppose gay marriage. Random? SFGate.
Prostitutes with middle-of the road prices seem to be practically recession-free in a bad economy. While the more expensive hookers may feel the pangs of a faltering Wall Street, the more reasonable ones are enjoying a stable and steady job as prostitutes.
Do you believe you have a soul mate? There are lots of ideas out there about the person you marry: he should be the one, your true love, your soul mate. Unfortunately, life doesn't usually work out that way. It's romantic and beautiful to believe that there's someone out there who is meant for you, who is your other half, who fits you perfectly, but putting too much faith in those notions can lead to trouble.
Nine soul mate myths that will screw up your life. Ask Dan and Jennifer. How to talk to your kids about sex. Dr. Petra Boynton. A NY-based talk show wants open-minded men to set up on a date. Reality Wanted. One open-minded woman encouraged her husband to get a "happy ending" massage. When he finally did, in Asia, he called his wife to tell her about the full service and they "laughed for 60 seconds straight." Momlogic. Seventy percent of British women in a study report relationship happiness as one of the strongest influences in weight gain or loss. Daily Mail. If your man is overly grumpy but reluctant to deal with his symptoms, he might have Irritable Male Syndrome. Have him take the IMS quiz to find out what's really eating at him. The Irritable Male.
Beyoncé's new single, "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," features lyrics imploring men to "put a ring on it" but "Don’t treat me like things of this world/I’m not that kind of girl." Well, color me confused. Which is it?