Love Bytes: four must click sex, dating and relationship links.
We all have our own moral code we follow when it comes to sex, whether it's to wait a month or two before sleeping with a new partner, to do it whenever it "feels right," or to save sex for marriage. While today's media often depicts society as being free and open about sex, with those Gossip Girl hooligans shacking up with a new partner every week, it turns out some people are even saving kissing for marriage. That's right, kissing.
If you're in the New York City area, come hear YourTango writers speak about bringing their relationship experiences to the (web) page, join us this Saturday, May 16, at 7pm as part of Lit Crawl NYC.
When couples get hitched they agree, often in front of large audiences, to support each other through the thick and thin. It's well understood that there will be times when one of the partners in the union will need a bit of propping up. But what happens when both partners need a boost?
Guess what. Contrary to everything the church, the Bush administraton and Jessica Simpson have told you, your virginity is not priceless. No, dear hearts. There is a price that can be put on it and that price is $20,000. Plus a film role. Plus 90% of the highest bid when your virginity is auctioned off to the masses. Or so says an Australian filmmaker.
I went out with a guy a few weeks ago. We had a really good time (I think?). We had a few drinks, then he drove me all the way home, even though I told him I could walk. The convo was great, we had a lot in common and I thought he was a cutie patootie. I don't want to be all annoying girl in "He's Just Not That Into You," but I really don't understand why he never called? Aren't all those things signs that he's interested?
Love Bytes: three must click sex, dating and relationship links. Separate beds, first date conversation topics, and not relying on your vibrator.
The good old recession has apparently lifted the stigma associated with dating someone who is unemployed. Men and women alike are losing jobs meaning many more jobless date-seekers are roaming the streets. It seems that the dwindling legions of the employed population aren't holding it against their former brethren when it comes to engaging in romantic relations. Well, at least men are much more willing to ignore one's employment status when seeking a date. Zoosk, the world's largest social dating community, conducted a poll in which 1009 of its single users responded to questions about how the realities of the recession have affected their opinion on who they would or would not date. 78% of those polled said they would date someone who is currently not working. However, the breakdown between men and women was staggering. While most men, 92%, said they would date an unemployed woman, only 52% of women would get involved with a man without a job.
Stubborn love can drive a wedge between a man's competing passions, forcing him to make torturous decisions. As the old adage goes, you can't have your cake and eat it too. In this case, you can't marry the woman you long for and remain a priest in the Roman Catholic church. That's the thorny predicament in which Miami-based celebrity priest, Father Alberto Cutie , finds himself as YourTango told you on March 7.
Much has been written in the media this week about men cheating on their wives. We have the tale of two Jo(h)ns: John Edwards, whose scorned wife, Elizabeth Edwards, appeared on Oprah yesterday to promote her new book, Resilence, in which she addresses her husband's much publicized affair, and Jon Gosselin, costar of the hit TLC reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8, whose rumored affair has become tabloid fodder. The former is a tale as old as journalism itself: a man in power cheats on a wife who, from the outside, seemed a supporting and loving spouse undeserving of her husband's unfaithfulness. The latter is another familiar tale: a man under an enormous amount of pressure is regularly and publicly emasculated and treated like dirt by his wife and seemingly seeks solace with another woman. In both cases, the men are vilified—but is it possible that maybe, just maybe, at least one of the women had it coming?