The Star Tribune reported on a new web site that allows users to see just about everything they might want to know about a neighborhood’s inhabitants—including marital status. Cyberhomes.com lists the number of singles, marrieds, and divorced in any given Zip Code, so if you’re in the market for more than just a house (relationship, perhaps?), the site will clue you in on the areas packed with others looking for love.
If you're going to become a pioneer for interracial marriage, it's helpful to have the last name of Loving. But Mildred Loving didn't like calling attention to herself for that—or the fact that she and her white husband changed history when they took their fight to make love colorblind all the way to the Supreme Court.
For example, do maintain profiles on various sites for maximum exposure. Don't, on the other hand, take it personally if you meet someone for a "running date," and he sprints away from you before you have the chance to do so yourself (this actually happened to a friend). Dating without endorsement from friends, yenta or otherwise means women especially need to tread carefully before letting their guards down. Our friend and dating blogger, Funkybrownchick, created a handy list of how she dates "safely" online.
In another 'wow, science is incredible' story, New York researchers discovered that a woman's voice sounds the most appealing during her most fertile phase of the month. The scientists recorded women counting from one to 10 at four different times of the month. When replayed for both men and women, the voices recorded during ovulation were deemed most attractive. The same voices recorded during periods of lowest fertility were found the least appealing.
One man reveals some useful second-date advice and calls girls out on their bad behavior: "Look, it’s only fair that if we’re feigning interest in your charming, if rambling, monologues about shoes, celebrity gossip, and that new woman at work who eats nothing but cashews and is always wearing something low cut AND SHE’S NOT EVEN WORKING JUST POKING PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK ALL DAY, then you can ask us questions about what we’re watching, listening to, thinking about. Would it hurt you to ask us about our NCAA brackets? No."
Fran and Denise (formerly Donald) have a strong relationship—and it has endured more than the common marital issues, according the New York Times. The two married in 1980; Donald completed gender reassignment—to become Denise—some 20 years later. Fran is fine with it. But New Jersey might not be. They worry that their home state will no longer recognize the marriage.
According to British newspaper, The Sun, a survey of more than 2,000 women revealed 62% of those who had "completed their education" reported problems reaching an orgasm. Only 38% of less educated women had similar issues. Hmmm. We're not sure what level of education the Brits were referencing, but it's possible that generally "smart" women's minds are occupied with, say, how to cure cancer or what the communication of the future will be like instead of her partner.
If you can't fathom how your husband forgot to empty the dishwasher after asking him a fifth time, perhaps a $99 Learning & Memory DNA test will help. Qtrait offers customers a pick-and-choose menu of traits and tendencies for which a DNA test will tell you if you're prone to have or do, thereby offering a more reasonable option to existing companies like23andme, which offers a complete genetic rundown for $1,000. Qtrait can screen your genes to evaluate a higher risk of certain fertility and pregnancy issues, such as preeclampsia. Tests for genetic diseases, which many cultural groups like Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews undergo before marrying or having kids, aren't currently available.
Want to know what it's like to date in the 21st century? Check out this animated video that accurately depicts flirting, sex and dating in the technology age.
Apparently, a New Mexico woman is being held in police custody for stabbing her BF. What's so special about that? Well, she tried to "shank" him (his words, not ours) because she was sure he was the male actor in the porn that they were watching. On a Wednesday. At 10:30 in the morning.