Singelringen, a Swedish brand, created a gorgeous turquoise and silver unisex ring specifically to display one's proud solo status. Sold internationally and spotted on some happily single celebs, the ring is equivalent to a wedding band - declaring peace with the fact that people can be complete within themselves.
While it's hard to swallow, you might be undermining your own online search for Mr. Right. The New York Times today reports that online daters who choose their own matches go out with less than one percent of the people whose profiles they peruse. And, when dates do happen, the outcome is often disappointing. Looks like grandma was onto something. When it comes to choosing a date on paper (or, screen), it's best to let others do the matchmaking for you.
Mutual friends are plentiful while you are in a romantic relationship—a recent study shows 63% of married couples met through just such a network. But what happens to them if the two of you call it quits? Suddenly these same friends you once called for coffee and double dates could be called on by your ex to trash-talk you.
It looks like the Simpson family (not the cartoons) is heading back to reality television. Family Patriarch Joe is in talks to get Ashlee Simpson a reality dating show. This would be her second foray into reality TV, which helped launch her recording career. No word on whether or not boyfriend Pete Wentz is on board.
“Bargain shopping! I used to spend a ton of money in malls. Now it’s DSW for shoes and outlet malls for clothes. She helped me spend my money a little more wisely.” –Thomas, 27, construction management consultant “I used to drip water all over the floor after showering. My ex explained how to brush off my body before I grabbed a towel. I even shared the ‘Jessica Dry Brush’ with my nieces and nephews.” –Andrew, 34, project manager “She introduced me to The Nile, a Middle Eastern restaurant in New Jersey where singers and belly dancers perform. I still go with my friends.”
I’ve spent a couple nights recently on the couch. Doesn’t that seem old timey? Can you imagine ever being mad at someone and making them sleep on the couch, like in a sitcom or whatever? Does that really happen? My couch time has been due to a cold, first that I had, then that Frank had (has, actually.)
A while back, we mentioned firstwivesworld.com, a new site for women contemplating, navigating, and getting over a divorce. The site itself is a great resource, but behind all of the practical articles and emotional essays is a gem: “Hot Flashes,” a blog by Mimi Schmir, who also happens to be a writer for Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t let the name throw you off. It’s current, honest, funny, and slightly addictive. Check it out here.
Brazil's Carnival is one of the greatest parties in the world. And the government is providing condoms to make sure that it stays fun. Not everyone thinks this is such a good idea. Catholic groups, who oppose the use of birth control, thinks this only encourages bad behavior.