The Internet: Depending upon how you choose to use it, it can be a benign tool useful for expanding your social and romantic circle, or a hellish hosebeast whose thirst for ruined reputations knows no bounds.
Poll: Have You Snooped On His Email?: Yes, I snooped and it was totally justified! Yes, I snooped, but I'm not proud of it. No, I've never snooped, but I'm thinking about it. No, I never snoop and I never will.
Is it just us, or are confessional websites the Internet trend du jour? In between PostSecret, FML, and Texts from Last Night, we've been suffering an sinister blend of schedenfreude and TMI. CheatConfession, which is exactly what it sounds like, is the latest collection of diatribes and tales of despair to emerge from the crop.
Can you believe that less than ten years ago, we were still coming to terms with how the internet would revolutionize dating? We could barely wrap our heads around using the web to find love, let alone maintain (or destroy) it the way social media does nowadays. Since there's been a lot of talk about Facebook and relationships lately, we've decided to give a little attention to Foursquare, the mobile social media service generating buzz as the next big thing.
There we were, checked into one of the most stunning hotels in Vancouver, and my husband had just one thing on his mind—and it had absolutely nothing to do with me. No amount of negligee (or lack thereof) was going to distract him. Guidebook in hand, I headed out to explore the city, while he sat in front of a laptop for the next six hours doing his fantasy baseball draft.
Some men sometimes aren't as brave, particularly when it comes to relationships, as we'd like to think we are. Getting our lights punched out is generally less scary than being rejected by some broad. For this reason, God invented alcohol. But with the advent of online dating and social media (social networking), liquid
Men I met in real life had no chance compared to the projected perfection of my internet lover. It was so much easier to talk to him behind the screen of the computer, which led me to believe it was so much easier to talk to him period. I had spent my life searching for my prince charming, and I was sure I had found him. On January 31, Patrick said we should meet. I agreed. A romance blossoms on Twitter, but can it survive the shift into real life?
The Internet: Depending upon how you choose to use it, it can be a benign tool useful for expanding your social and romantic circle, or a hellish hosebeast whose thirst for ruined reputations knows no bounds. Basically, it's like Reese Witherspoon (wholesome, open, fresh) meets any of the trolls from any Real Housewives iteration (unbalanced and hell-bent on airing your personal business to anyone willing to listen to irrational nonsense.) So how does a classy lady network socially with dignity and self-respect? Tristan Coopersmith, relationship expert and owner of Menu Dating Online, advises that there are seven deadly sins women should avoid if they wish to maintain digital dignity.
Is saying "I love you" enough? Try using technology to strengthen your relationship.
It's been a couple weeks since you and your latest match on eHaromy have started corresponding, and after a few late-night GTalk sessions, the two of you are finally ready to meet in person. Do you test the waters over flights of beer? Or do you pump up the romance with a picnic in the park? Decisions, decisions—this one more challenging because your date is more or less a complete stranger.
This past January, Jeff and Erin Wong dazzled the Internet with their epic wedding invite, which featured the couple in just about every blockbuster movie stereotype. We thought that was pretty cool until we saw "Darino and Niko's Incredible Adventure," an 8-bit video game where invitees can play as either the bride or the groom to receive details about the wedding. Here's a clip from their Mario/Donkey Kong-inspired creation:
Woman with no vagina gets pregnant? A story of dubious legitimacy about a teenager without a vagina who became pregnant after swallowing semen and then getting knifed in the gut is making the rounds on the internet, after being scrounged up in a decades-old British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Is the internet finding fact or spreading rumors?
My computer is ruining my relationship...Do I get rid of that or my boyfriend?
Technology has fundamentally changed the way we seek, nurture, and experience intimacy. Beyond the coy status updates, drunken emails and occasional sexting, we find soulmates on dating sites, we fight over IM, make up over email, then go on Facebook to announce to the world our renewed devotion. Gadgets make our love lives better, but they also enable mixed messages, vague sentiments and other bits of intentional or unintentional confusion.