It's all over but the crying. Paul McCartney's marriage to Heather Mills is over. The judge came back with a settlement figure today that was between what both parties were requesting. Again, in a divorce no one really won. Except for the person that got $50 million for 4 years of marriage. She did OK.
My self-inflicted inundation with last week’s Spitzer scandal left me feeling some man hate deeper than call-girl-Kristen’s cleavage. That an otherwise intelligent ex-boyfriend justified the father of three’s romp with a “Those girls were hot” response certainly didn’t help. I was left thinking: Are men at the core un-evolved animals interested only in hopping into bed with as many pretty young things as possible? Hence, it was refreshing to start this week anew with a list of real men’s opinions about women. The male staff at Men’s Health recently compiled a list of “50 Things Men Wish You Knew” to accompany a female-created 50-point list outlining what women want from men. While certain entries, such as #7 “Shopping is a chore, not an activity,” come as no surprise, there are certain tidbits that, even if they’re nothing new to you, I believe are beneficial to read and be reminded of.
The former governor of New Jersey, James McGreevey, left office amid a gay sex scandal. Now he's in an ugly divorce from his heterosexual wife. She's alleging fraud because of his sexuality. And a friend of theirs is now saying that some pretty crazy stuff went on between them. This could get interesting.
So weird. That's how we sum up virtual dating. Apparently, stats show that the dating trend is taking off, but we don't believe it. Sites like omnidate.com offer users a platform to not just “online date” but to go to a bar, chat it up, and flirt with another user.
I moved this weekend. If my blogs haven’t been my very best for the past couple of weeks, I blame it solely on my distraction and pure frustration over looking at 6x8 rooms that I’d have to sell my ovaries to rent. But it’s all gravy, baby because I finally found a nice place. The apartment is gorgeous and I’m in this great new neighborhood in the city that I’m dying to explore, and explore I will – along with some fresh dating options. Last week, I wrote about meeting guys in public places and trying to gage their potential. Now's the best time to take my own advice right? Wrong. In the face of change, I yearn for a familiar one. I called up my former crush / friend, Jon, who was in a bar a few blocks away watching a fight with his friends, and told him to come over and act impressed with the furniture I put together all by myself (Cue Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Woman”).
Remember when people always honeymooned in Hawaii or Bahamas? It was all about gazing into each other's eyes with the backdrop of a tangerine-hued sunset, fancy meals and then endless love-making in a secluded resort. No more! For the past couple of years, I've noticed that every couple I know who've gotten hitched have indulged in an exhilarating adventure honeymoon. Backpacking through Nepal, African safaris, and frolicking through rocky beaches and waterfalls in India...
Tango suggests some conversation topics to make your first date a little less awkward. Such as...Sports: What's his favorite hometown team? News: Was what Spitzer did amoral or perfectly normal? Ego Boost: Can he explain the whole foreclosure issue to l'il ole you?
Oxfam is eradicating poverty one celebrity date auction at a time. Recently they've auctioned off Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson raising almost $50k. We're not going to get into who raised more money just guess though. Selling dates is okay because it's for the kids!
The average wedding cost in the UK has more than quadrupled in the last 20 years. And it's not just inflation and a squeeze play by the lace cartels. Brides are wanting more extravagant shows. But because of this, so couples are putting off weddings because of cost. Sometimes indefinitely.
A website dedicated to cheating spouses ran a full page ad in the New York Post both touting their services and chiding outgoing NY governor Eliot Spitzer. Their theory is that cheating, if done through their site, is safer and more discreet than using the sex industry. We're not sold.