A writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, Andrew Greeley, wrote a humorous take on polygamy for the rich. His premise is that A) it was kosher in the past and B) they do it any way, might as well set up boundaries. It's an idea worth considering for rich philanderers.
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A new law in Florida will make it a felony to have sex on a public beach and some other public places. Before that it had merely been a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine. This could be a brand new day for Floridians. Older people can rest easy that they won't be surprised by 'white-lightning' while going for their dawn beach walk. And fornicators on the beach are probably going to appreciate this in the long run, some of our softer parts are incompatible with sand.
Well, I’m pretty sure the last week’s entry was more of a cliffhanger for me than for anyone reading this, but I figured I’d write the conclusion anyway. First, the news: we signed a lease for an apartment yesterday. I don’t want to brag, but that may be some kind of land speed apartment getting record. But this week has felt like it’s lasted about four months.
Singapore’s got its eye on the prize: In an effort to raise a low birth rate, the government has introduced a course entitled, “Understanding Relationships: Love and Sexuality.” The class is taught by the Social Development Agency (Singapore’s match-making agency) and covers topics such as love song analysis, speed dating, and online chatting.
I have a slight obsession with that new Bravo show Millionaire Matchmaker. It's astounding to me that a woman gets paid to set trophy-searching wealthy men up with a bunch of gold-digging whor… (ahem), I mean… women. But I have to admit, besides the pure entertainment value I get from it, I also take notes. Patti the matchmaker, despite her really annoying personality, is actually very good at matching people up. And since being engaged I have become something of a matchmaker myself.
Studies show getting in shape (or staying in shape) as a couple increases mutual weight loss, sexual satisfaction and overall happiness in the relationship. Not to mention the personal rewards that being active reaps. Case in point: try keeping a dry eye while watching the proud faces of NBC's The Biggest Loser contestants who have melted off mega pounds. Even mild exercise, like hiking or going to the driving range, can add a new element to your dinner-and-a-movie dating repertoire. And, imagine how much better tag-teaming a 5K instead of a Jumbo popcorn feels
A ruling (or decision not to hear the case) has been made in favor of the city of Houston against the city's strip clubs. Essentially, strip clubs have to follow a handful of stringent rules or get closed down. Maybe it's up to a community to decide what's right for it, morally. Or maybe there are rights protected by the Constitution.
The population in Japan is aging rapidly. Technically, they age at the same rate as everyone else, but they're having fewer children so the average age is increasing. One big reason is lack of sex. According to a recent survey 25% of married Japanese couples haven't had sex in the last year.
The government of Netherlands has decided to make public sex in Amsterdam's famous Vondelpark legal. The park was a notorious cruising ground for gays. And it's become too much of a hassle for police to enforce. Is this another in a long line of Dutch capitulations or another genius tourism move?
A study in Norway shows that kids in stable (non-divorced) homes make better grades. It also shows that kids of married parents make better grades than those with cohabiting parents. So, uh, stability is important to kids or smart people stay married, one or the other.
In the endless search for the ultimate online dating site (tough job, huh?), we came dangerously close to perfection with BharatMatrimony.com. The Financial Times profiled the site this week, offering a favorable review—and we couldn’t agree more. Now, this is a niche site, dedicated to Indian match-matching (sorry, rest of the world), but it should serve as a model for other dating sites. (And brick-and-mortars: The company has more than 100 walk-in centers for those who aren’t so computer-savvy.)