Google changes the classification of Cougar term to "non-family safe."
You knows the scenario, you meet somebody new, finagle a first and last name, go home, let it gel and then your computer screws it all up. "Find out more!" it hisses "C'mon. Don't you want to...google?" To google or not to google a date? 4 guidelines to follow.
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.
The dude-site Holy Taco has created a girlfriend application. Women just fill out the pro-forma before they start dating a gentleman so he isn't blindsided by certain items. To be fair, who really needs mystery? With all of the information out there on Facebook, Google and online dating sites about us, you're really just doing your date and yourself a favor by putting together some pertinent info in case there is a deal-breaker or something. This is satire.
At what point in the dating process should you start looking into your crush's criminal record, professional history, and offshore investments? Is there any right time? And what will you find out if you choose to start poking around? The New York Times has some answers, and so do we.
Google and Apple throw their bucks into the Prop 8 fracas. Florida has it's own 'definition of marriage' bill. Sometimes Japanese people burn down hotels instead of telling their fiance that they don't want to get married. Internet dating is popular amongst the elderly Chinese, at least one elderly Chinese. Wife-swapping in Egypt is not tolerated. Lots of British people have sex at work. There may be a link between ADHD and divorce. And it's still tough to run a sex club in suburban Dallas.
Online dating threw me an unexpected curveball: my career. As a professional writer, I gave men an easy topic to make conversation about in their initial flirtacious emails: "Where do you work? What do you write about?" The problem is, these men already knew my first name was Jessica; I knew that as soon as I gave them any other clue about my work, they'd be off and Googling. That's certainly what I did to a fellow JDating journalist who worked at a major entertainment magazine told me he once interviewed Blake Lively: it took three seconds to figure out his real identity.
WYou ever think that 'stars' are completely different from the rest of us? And then you're like, "hey, you know, I bet that Brad Garrett from Everybody Love Raymond occasionally eats, sleeps, and excretes. And he's a pretty big star. Do you think other stars have to do the gross stuff that we peasants do?" And then you read on Digital Spy about Lauren Conrad googling dates and you're like, "Damn, I do that. I might have to start watching this The Hills program. Maybe they're doing some other awesome stuff I should get into, like kickboxing."
According to the New York Times, soon you will be able to feast your eyes on the famous diarist's "one true love," Peter Schiff. Frank first confessed her crush when she was 11, he 13. "I'm such an idiot," she wrote on January 7, 1944. "I forgot that I haven't yet told you the story of my one true love. I can still see us walking hand in hand through our neighborhood." She died a year later.