Awww, suburbia! Garages, yards, good public schools, sidewalks you can walk on, and when it comes to some places—like my home town in North Jersey--seven major shopping malls in a twenty-five mile radius! Parents and grandparents asking young people when they are going to get married? All the time! A singles scene that inspires you to get out of your sweatpants? Not so much!
*** Join Jason and Kelly when they TAKEOVER YourTango's Facebook page this Thursday, July 28th at 2pm eastern. Jason and Kelly will be live and answering your questions about Facebooking as a couple, parents, grandparents and covering all of the sticky situations we get into on social network sites. Join us at 2pm on Thursday, July 28th for this live event.***
Florida-resident Joseph Bernard Campbell hacked the private email accounts of 19 women, most of whom he was familiar with, and stole naked and nearly-naked pictures of them. Then, he posted them as the women's Facebook profile photos, exposing them to public humiliation of the worst kind. Reports indicate Campbell's goal was to "harass the victims and cause them emotional distress."
Is internet sex on a webcam or through a chat room really sex? In this new millennium, more divorces are being blamed on social networking sites than ever before. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites that encourage social connection are now being blamed for causing real time affairs. Infidelity is now easier and more accessible online. And online affairs may often lead to real time affairs.
Why is being sexless so trendy? Oh, let's blame Samantha. The Observer blamed the rise of Facebook and the fact that we live in public on the fact that young people are no longer terribly interested in sex, Erica Jong claims that young women place more emphasis on monogamy and motherhood.
This Thursday, July 14, YourTango is letting our experts take over our Facebook page to answer your questions. The take overs will happen once a week, in the afternoons and will be the perfect way to break up your work-week malaise and get some real, expert answers to your relationship challenges. Hey, it's way better than Googling, "Why does he hate me?"
Mars Venus Coaching talks about social media and relationships. Today we use social media like FaceBook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and Twitter to check on the lives of many people whom we call family and “friends.” Our relationships run the gamut of son or daughter, to best friends from high school, college drinking buddies, alumni, acquaintances, co-workers, bosses, exes, and the nebulous is he or isn’t she my boyfriend/girlfriend?
Facebook has been an Internet phenomenon, with over 600 million members and showing no signs of abating in growth. Along with this huge growth has been the emergence of a new culture of relationships. I call this relating 2.0. And along with the promises for connection are the pitfalls that have the potential to ruin your relationship and your reputation. After years of hearing about Facebook dilemmas from singles and couples in my therapy office, here are my top five Facebook faux pas, and how to avoid them happening to you.
So, you hit it off with someone you met on an online dating site (yipee!), and you two have reached the stage of exchanging full first and last names. Is your Facebook page ready for this? Chances are, when someone gets your full name, they're going to look you up on Facebook -- to see if you have any friends in common, to see what kind of stuff you like, to get a glimpse of you in the real world.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but do they give you the best advice on love and relationships on the web? Do they? Yeah, we didn't think so. But Your Tango does. And we do that because we want you to live your best love life. But we also don't want you to go without diamonds. So, we combined those two desires into one fabulous contest.
You may think spending too much time on Facebook and Twitter is a bad thing—it eats at your time, it's a tool for procrastination, you've become a stalker—but new researcher may have you thinking twice before attempting a social networking sabbatical, especially if you're in a relationship. It turns out Facebook can be good for you.
Don't just think about taking action to attract your soulmate. Take these practical steps right now. Magnetizing the love of your life is a simple process when you are willing to combine your intention, attention, and action with an open mind and open heart. Nearly everyday I receive emails and Facebook messages from readers around the world sharing their Soulmate Secret success stories with me. Today I'd like to introduce you to Audra & Roberto.
Weinergate gives men five lessons to learn from when it comes to sexting, dating and infidelity. Weinergate gives men five lessons to learn from when it comes to sexting, dating and infidelity. What do you get when a high profile Congressman named Weiner gets caught sending a picture of his junk via Twitter? The funniest story of the year, filled with endless one-liners, countless double entendres and hilarious unintended puns that naturally come up in the news reports. And everyone is getting in on the action. It’s as if the inner 10-year old boy is being awakened in people, girls included. But the real lessons to be learned from Weinergate are for the men, any and every man who uses social media.
In last week’s "Opinion" section of the NY Times, author, Jonathan Franzen, discusses the hidden evils of technology and facebook, an ever-popular topic of conversation among social critics. He argues that both forces are turning American society into an increasingly superficial group of people who have forgotten the difference between liking people or things, and loving them. A few days after reading this article, I watched the most recent episode of The Bachelorette, and low and behold, the first half of it brought Franzen’s ideas to life.