WYou ever think that 'stars' are completely different from the rest of us? And then you're like, "hey, you know, I bet that Brad Garrett from Everybody Love Raymond occasionally eats, sleeps, and excretes. And he's a pretty big star. Do you think other stars have to do the gross stuff that we peasants do?" And then you read on Digital Spy about Lauren Conrad googling dates and you're like, "Damn, I do that. I might have to start watching this The Hills program. Maybe they're doing some other awesome stuff I should get into, like kickboxing."
Building a social network online, for dating purposes or otherwise, just got a lot more fun. Youniverse.com profiles your dating, love, mind, party and personality types--to name a few--based on the images you select to correspond to prompts such as "I find this the funniest..." or "To me, sexy is..." At the end of the quiz, your profile is revealed, along with how your image choices correspond to all other Youniverse participants.
Introducing the Talk To Me pin: the worst parts of online dating and the Home Shopping Network blended together, with a scoop of awkwardly getting hit on by random people on top. It's supposed to be a social lubricant helping gel awkward singletons together, but a yenta it is not.
We wish we had found this first, but Fox News reported on an Atlanta area student looking for kissing lessons. We're not kidding. And neither is he. Twenty-year-old Michael McCarty is prepping for the first time he and his girlfriend of five years will meet face to face (ah, the Internet age), yet he's worried about his lack of make-out experience. So it's time to cram. With anyone who will help him. C'mon Atlanta ladies, any takers???
More than 500 people responded to recent online ads selling both a home and the affection of its current owner, a single mother of two teens eager to turn over her deed and her heart. When traditional means of finding love such as online dating and scoping night clubs came up dry, the Associated Press reports that one South Florida woman decided to use the next logical forum. No, she doesn't have her own reality TV show or a YouTube following. Yet. Instead, she thought to kill two birds with one ad and sell her love along with her 2,000 square-foot West Palm Beach home on eBay and Craigslist. Forty-two-year-old Deven Trabosh insisted to the AP that her ads, listing the package deal at around $500k, were not about selling "herself" but her "love."
Imagine getting back into the dating scene, ready to find someone special, only to dread dropping the K-bomb? Single parents have built-in baggage, not that children should be seen as such (I know, I have one), but the self-imposed kind that comes with telling a date that you've got someone waiting for you at home. And not the furry kind of someone. I'm sure a good 80% of people react just fine to hearing their date has kids. But the impending doom of broaching the subject is enough to keep single parents from even making it to that point in the relationship. You want people in your life that are going to accept and admire all facets of your life, especially the little ones you've taken the time to create and raise.
BeautifulPeople.net is moving to Canada. The site will only allow users on board that are sufficiently hot for the established user base. Can the kind-natured Canadian psyche handle all this cruelty? Time will tell, but this seems like a Pandora's Box that we could have done without.
You ever notice that a lot of things have a hard time living up to their hype? And sometimes you expect great results when you're spending real money? Yeah, a high-priced dating site is being taken to court for really letting their clients down. And the company is called Great Expectations. Irony is sooooo stupid.
"Gun issues can be difficult issues to bridge when two people are on opposite sides, and by providing a community where everyone is on the same side, Gun Lovers Passions hopes to make it easier for members to make new friends and maybe even find a little romance. Presumably, it is a little easier to break the ice when two people share something in common, whether that be an appreciation for a specific type of handgun, or the shared commitment to the support of the 2nd Amendment and Pro Gun Rights."
After five years spent researching arranged marriages and talking to over 300 women from Canada, the US, the UK, and across Europe about their experiences, author Reva Seth, of "First Comes Marriage: Modern Relationship Advice From The Wisdom of Arranged Marriages," learned some valuable lessons. Getting dating and relationship advice from those in arranged marriages might seem strange, but the success of arranged marriages (a 5-7% divorce rate versus the US average of 50%) speaks for itself. Some cultures make it difficult to find relationship happiness, often clouded by the notion of waiting for fate to bring you a perfect spouse. With a slight shift in thinking, it doesn't have to be quite so hard. Apply Seth's tips to see if the wisdom of arranged marriages can help you find love for yourself.
But this time around there's a twist: The Dating Game will incorporate the Web, with contestants going to an online dating site to find matches (uh, can't you do this on your own?), and The Newlywed Game will bring alumni back to face off against couples. By "alumni," I think they mean the original contestants the ones who have been together for more than 30 years. They better know their spouse's least favorite chore by now!
The truth is, I struggle with my own pain and shame that feels especially sharp in relation to dating, relationships, and sex. You see, my dears, I was born with the wrong parts—more specifically the wrong sexual parts. You’ve most likely heard it before: “I was born in the wrong body.” Yep, that’s right, I am a transsexual woman. The truth is, I struggle with my own pain and shame that feels especially sharp in relation to dating, relationships, and sex. You see, my dears, I was born with the wrong parts—more specifically the wrong sexual parts. You’ve most likely heard it before: “I was born in the wrong body.” Yep, that’s right, I am a transsexual woman.
According to the sun-sentinel.com, NJ has passed legislation requiring online dating sites to disclose their background check policies, and Florida is attempting to pass a bill that would require sites to prominently post whether they required background checks and how they are performed. Action has been taken in response to an increase in fraud. A high-risk target: lonely, widowed women with healthy savings accounts. (No offense Florida, but you do have a ton of, um, older folks, so we’d be watching out for them, too.)