Although there's still a certain inexplicable stigma attached to it, I am a huge proponent of online dating. I met my long-term boyfriend that way and the majority of weddings I've been to over the past couple years have been for couples who've met via the internet. So whenever I hear a friend whine about how they never meet anyone, I give them the online spiel. Heck, Nerve.com should be paying me a commission because I've talked so many people into joining. But as awesome as online dating is for expanding your dating pool, there are also some negatives. The biggest being that it can bring out the worst in people. And by people, I mean you.
Knotz recently wrote Sex As You Don't Know It: For Married Couples Who Love God. Nevermind that Knotz doesn't, you know, technically score—he thinks that's a moot point. Afterall, he says sex is always between you, your husband/wife AND God—and Knotz knows an awful lot about the third person in the bedroom. He runs a website called A Chance To Meet, where he answers sex questions from couples who are grappling with figuring out how to screw in a holy manner. Which, we guess sometimes boils down to sexual positions for married couples.
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Over the past few months, the tabloids have knocked themselves out trying to come up with new and elaborate details about the deteriorating marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin, stars of TLC's top-rated reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8. Stories have included a "confirmation" from 23-year-old schoolteacher/homewrecker Deanna Hummel's brother/roommate that she's brought Jon back to their place for loud sex; allegations from various "sources" that Kate has been carrying on her own affair with bodyguard Steve Neild; and even assessments from body language experts about how Jon's demeanor on camera shows he's a "broken man" (as if we really needed an expert to tell us this). One story we haven't seen, however, is about the rich, valuable lessons we can take away from this whole Jon & Kate debacle. And yes, we know there are many— because if our grandmothers, nursery school teachers, and that weird inspirational office art in the conference room have taught us anything over the years, it's that we can always learn from our mistakes— no matter how disasterous they are. And so, without further ado, YourTango presents What We Can Learn About Love From Jon & Kate.
Puppy. Kitten. Bunny. Just the names we give to pets have connotations of cute, adorable, fluffy, and cuddly. Generally, everyone adores pets, and animal-haters are often categorized with the like of terrorists and murderers. After all, who could ever hate on Lassie?
Dearest YourTango users, we've been seeing one another for awhile now. We love your comments, your blog posts and your honest questions and answers. Now, we'd like to get to know you even better. No, not in the biblical sense—in the survey sense!
Our partners at Colgate have a new product called the Wisp (it's a tiny toothbrush you take on dates so you can freshen up before the big lip-lock), and they're holding a contest called "Be The Face Of Wisp." They're searching for the most kissable person in America to be the face of their new campaign. Winners are sure to get tons of kisses. (This is not guaranteed by Colgate, however.)
Now ladies, before we do some playful poking (all in the name of tough love, of course), we want to first express how highly we think of you. Or rather, us. We (women) really are the superior sex in many ways. We're more articulate, sensitive, civilized and make maturity look easy. (Most of the time). Now if we could just fine-tune the below, we'd pretty close to perfect. 1.) Silly Body Obsession. 2.) Silly Jealousy 3.) Silly Question Asking 4.) Being Silly About Silly Guys 5.) Silly Second Guessing.
President Obama, after a weekend of reflection, nominated Sonia Sotomayor as the next Supreme Court Justice. The seat opened when Justice David Souter retired, and if confirmed by the Senate, Sotomayor's presence will help the Court reflect the demographics of this country more accurately. If confirmed, Sotomayor may be best known, demographically speaking, as the first Hispanic (Puerto Rican) and the third woman to be a Supreme Court Justice, but she also stands out because she is single, divorced and has no children.
They met at a YMCA dance in the St. Bordeaux area of Plymouth, England in 1926. They were teenagers at the time. Two years later, on May 26, 1928, they tied the knot at a nearby registry office. It was the same year penicillin was invented. Since then, Frank and Anita Milford have survived the Blitz (with one bomb even landing on their house), separation from their two children during the WWII evacuation, and 81 years of ups and downs. Now living together in a nursing home in Plymouth, Frank, 101, and Anita, 100, will soon be the longest married couple in Britain. And while they say there is no "magic secret" to a happy marriage, they do have some wise insights that they've shared with the BBC over the years.