A personality test used by members of PerfectMatch.com, an online dating and relationship service, derives "perfect matches" based on similar and complimentary factors. In addition to the questions posed above, the initial analysis includes questions on literature, music, sense of humor, approach to money, romantic gestures and pet preferences to seemingly provide for more perfect matching. It is clear from the thorough assessment that the site caters to those seeking serious relationships, so seekers of one-night stands would fare better elsewhere. Each member receives a love and compatibility classification called a Duet Type, comprised of similarity factors (romantic impulsivity, personal energy, outlook and predictability) and complementary factors (flexibility, decision-making style, emotionality and self-nurturing). A member's Duet information is showcased in a five-tab profile which includes open ended questions and photos. PerfectMatch provides matches based on member's Duet information. Users can also use their own judgment to search through over four million active profiles using compatibility factors, keywords or custom (savable) searches. One helpful feature on the site is the bookmarking application which lets members organize people members they have contacted with notes for future reference.
Guys, listen up. If you're preparing for a trip down the aisle in the near future and need some groom advice, then there is only one website you can turn to. Groomgroove.com is this weeks blogger crush and it is the ultimate guide for dudes who are about to pop the big question. But don't worry ladies, this site is also for you! Although The Groove (as we choose to abbreviate it) targets men, most of their wisdom can go both ways. Some, in particular, is even more important for the ladies. So for this blogger crush, we are going to outline what advice on The Groove is good for guys only, girls only, and, of course, what is best for both worlds. Ready? Here we go.
Several recent studies have surfaced claiming that working women logging long hours means they have kids much later. This effects other issues like population, along with the ethical and economic issues surrounding infertility treatments. Infertility treatments are increasing in popularity all over the world, while population decreases, and families become smaller. Will these discoveries be enough to make women get pregnant, want to have children sooner, and focus on career and family? Fat chance.
Single and sick of the online dating scene? Try on some good ol' recession-friendly activities instead, and you just might find yourself rolling into love where you least expect it.
I smell some sour grapes... Gawker's got a video clip of comedian Dennis Miller on Bill O'Reilly espousing a unique post-election theory: liberal women are jealous of Sarah Palin because she's got a better sex life than they do.
A 30-year Springer study found that happy people are watching less TV and having more sex. Surprise, surprise! Reuters Health reported a study this week that parents of a child with ADHD are almost twice as likely to divorce before the child’s 8th birthday. Also likely to divorce: couples with monstrous mother-in-laws. In Italy, a man was granted divorce for his nagging mother-in-law. He’s seeking an orphan as his next partner, according to The Daily Times in Pakistan. There’s even worse news for divorcees this morning. The Local reports a Rostock University study done in Germany found that people who get divorced die an average of nine years earlier than those who don’t.
These days, cheating can happen with a credit card, one's own hand or even an online alter ego or "avatar." A British woman recently filed for divorce after she found her husband's avatar cheating on her alter ego in the virtual reality computer game Second Life. The Guardian quoted the man as as saying "We weren't even having cyber sex or anything like that we were just chatting and hanging out together."
Two nudism stories this week give a differing view points on spending time in the buff. Over on the Daily Beast (found through Smitten) Arienne Cohen wrote about going to a nudist dinner party. Guests stripped down as they arrived and sat on hand towels provided by the host. Arienne kept her legs closed but some of the (ahem) ballsier guests weren't so modest. Although Arienne didn't become a convert (the "dinner guests seemed free, getting a dopamine high off the rarity of what we were doing. I was not high."), she does bring up several interesting points.
Jason Ritter and Marianna Palka star in Good Dick, a film written and directed by Palka that, according to Merury News involves a sadomasochism relationship between the two. Although Mercury reports that Palka's character is a serial masturbator, the film actually unfolds a sweet love story between the two characters, despite its occasional raunchiness. Psychology Today blog says self-love precedes the love of others. They report that many people believe that self-love is code for self-centeredness, which is commonly referred to as "narcissism". However, the blog believes that self-love is actually a healthy dose of narcissism and a key ingredient for attachment to and love of others. Did you know that having friendships with others is actually healthy for you? The Times Hearld says that friendships profoundly affect the physical and mental health of both men and women. People who are lonely die earlier and get sick more often. So go out after work today and meet up with your best friends. Hey, it's good for you!
"Toxic bras." It sounds like a 14-year-old boy's bad fantasy porn/slasher movie. But it's one some women are alleging their Victoria's Secret lingerie has become. London's Daily Mail reports several women experienced rashes, welts and in one case, permanent scarring. I really, really hope these women at least got laid for what they went through!