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On Monday The New York Times' "The New Old Age" blog published a piece called "6 Reasons To Grow Old," based on advice from Joshua O. Haberman, a 90-year-old rabbi. Sure, your skin may sag, your hands may shake, but growing old comes with great benefits—especially if you have someone to share your time with. Based on their post and on Haberman's observations, we've come up with six reasons it's great to grow old—together.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Jarret Stoll, professional hockey player with the Los Angeles Kings, decided that the best way to call off his impending wedding with Rachel Hunter (model, occasional actress, Stacy's mom) was via an email blast. That's right. A mass email to all the wedding guests. Less than two months before the wedding was scheduled to take place. Without bothering to tell her in advance. And yet, we know Stoll is not alone. Many, many people who aren't even athletes call off relationships in much dumber, more cowardly ways than this everyday. Below are just a few examples.
A man laid off from his consulting gig at a young 25. A 39-year-old photographer who nearly ends his relationship with a woman he met on eHarmony. An IT consultant who considered full-on halting his search for a partner when he lost his job in January. These are the feelings of men wading through the current waves of unemployment, reports an article in the New Tribune Illinois.
Brides are renting wedding gowns, long-range weather predictions are helping avoid foul weather weddings, people are marrying in outer space, and Pennsylvania is saying no to cave wedding receptions.
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Michelle Pfeiffer plays a cougar from another era in this delightful film. Although Cheri, like its title character, does not reach the depth it strives for, it nonetheless is an enjoyable picture—for those who like the period piece genre.
A new study published in the online edition of Fertility and Sterility has concluded that half of men taking SSRIs could have damaged sperm and compromised fertility. The study, conducted by the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center, followed 35 healthy male volunteers who took paroxetine (Paxil) for five weeks. At the end of the five weeks, sperm samples were taken from the men and examined to determine whether there were any missing pieces of genetic code in the sperm DNA. Their findings? That the percentage of men with abnormal DNA fragmentation jumped from less than 10% at the beginning of the study to 50% afterward.
With piercing honesty, Sandra Tsing Loh writes in The Atlantic about the dissolution of her marriage. She tells us what it's like when two people, who once stood beside each another eager to start the rest of their lives together, are left wondering, "Now what?"
In January, I left a live-in relationship after three years. The experience was all the sad adjectives you can imagine. But after the sobbing spells and the heavy drinking, the fog lifted—I was finally single again for the first time since after I graduated college. Naturally, I expected my single friends to react with equal doses of giddy glee. For the record, I'm not the kind of girl who ditches my ladies when I'm dating someone. But lots of time does free up when you become single.