From The Boston Globe By Carolyn Y. Johnson Joyce Dales went through 30 guys on Match.com before she found her Jedi Knight in shining armor. "I was either too strange or they weren't strange enough," she said. Eventually, she found and married Jeff Dales, a "recovering lawyer" from Nottingham, N.H., who was geek enough to sprinkle Star Wars references into his first flirtatious e-mails. But the long list of rejections, from teachers and lawyers and other professionals scattered among the millions of profiles she encountered on popular dating sites, showed Dales that people like her had a problem: Online dating -- once the domain of geeks -- had gone completely mainstream.
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From Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) - Condoms of all shapes and sizes were on display at a Beijing fashion show on Wednesday featuring dresses, hats and even lollipops made of the said item. Models fought through extravagant soap bubble special effects to show off tight-fitting wedding gowns, scaly-looking evening dresses, outrageous bikinis and other garments made entirely of condoms, inflated or otherwise. Tango’s Take
Cathy Hanauer is the editor of The Bitch in the House. Daniel Jones is the editor of The Bastard on the Couch. They have been married for 14 years and together they provide a his and hers take on questions about sex, love, dating and relationships. This round: being friends with the opposite sex. Question: My husband and I are newly married and share most of our friends. But recently I made a male friend who my husband doesn't get along with—in fact, he seems suspicious! What's the best way to cultivate this new friendship on my own? –Arianna, 32
From ABC News By Jake Tapper Republican Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, whose phone number was linked to Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called "D.C. Madam," says that he is sorry for a "serious sin" and that he has already made peace with his wife. Palfrey is awaiting trial on racketeering charges related to a prostitution ring she allegedly ran. "This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible," Vitter said Monday evening in a printed statement. "Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way." Tango’s Take
Mat Boggs and Jason Miller traveled the U.S. in an RV to find the secrets to lasting love. They asked couples married forty years or more to share what made their marriages last. 12;000 miles; 25 cities; and 250 interviews later; both guys are older; wiser; and; perhaps most importantly; single!
By The Associated Press and Internet reports Teri Hatcher and her daughter Emerson arrive for the wedding of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker in Paris. "Desperate Housewives" cast loyalties became clear at Eva Longoria's over-the-top French wedding to NBA star Tony Parker, the New York Daily news reports. And the subject of the sniping was Teri Hatcher. Some didn't like that Hatcher commissioned an outfit from Badgley Mischka that was very similar to the bridesmaids' dresses, by the same designers. And she was called a "diva" for using the church, St. Germain l'Auxerroix, as a photo op. "A private walkway was set up so that as the celebrities exited the bus from the hotel, they could sneak through the fans and paparazzi," says one guest. "Felicity [Huffman] and Nicollette [Sheridan] walked into the church hand in hand, but Teri took her daughter and walked around into the public area to pose for photos and wave to fans for 10 minutes." Tango’s Take
New Book ‘Uncommon Arrangements’ Details The Lives Of Literary Giants Who Had Unusual Relationship Circumstances
From Salon.com By Rebecca Traister With raves for her book dissecting modernist marriages and a hot new journalism job at NYU, has feminism's enfant terrible finally grown up? Jul. 09, 2007 | In her new book "Uncommon Arrangements," about the marriages of seven couples on the London literary circuit in the early 20th century, Katie Roiphe describes pacifist journalist Vera Brittain as a woman who "radiated an ambition that made itself felt as nervous charisma." It was fitting, then, that as Roiphe sat at a Brooklyn cafe on an early summer afternoon, she picked unconsciously at her nails, chewed on a straw until it was ragged, and radiated a frank likability.