Like a plot ripped straight from a Nicholas Sparks novel, the BBC reports that a U.K. man finally married his ex-fiancee after a lost love letter he wrote to her 10 years ago was recently discovered behind a fireplace of her mother's villa.
One way technology is making infidelity more seamless than ever before. There's an app that allows you to find an adulterous partner with a few taps of the keyboard – or handheld device. A website named AshleyMadison.com is a dating site specifically for committed individuals who want to cheat, and now it can be accessed by Blackberry and iPhone, reports Jeremy Caplan in this week's Time magazine.
This is one man who's happy to ask for directions. But should he trust his wife… or his new GPS? "For the last nine years, my wife has been my shining directional beacon, a kind of sit-next-to-me Northern Star. When we lived in New York City, she would send me on the subway with yellow post-it notes that detailed the stops and transfers. Without these handwritten guides, I'd likely be penning this story as an emissary of the mole people. But this year, I was given a Garmin global positioning system (GPS) as a birthday gift—a robot whose sole responsibility was to offer me the best route to take."
Ever sent a sexy text to your boyfriend... and then realized it was to your boss? Do you know your partner's email passwords? Are you constantly checking your Blackberry—even when you're on a date? Even if you've never experienced these tech troubles, it's likely that you've encountered the intersection of technology and relationships—and maybe you've wondered what to do. Below, 22 dos and don'ts. Let us know yours in the comments.
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Yesterday, Apple premiered the latest incarnation of its smart phone line, the iPhone 3G S. Featuring a faster processor, more space and a bevy of new capabilities, the public is already buzzing about the June 19 release date. However, if you're still hesitant on whether or not to take the technological leap, here are five ways having a new iPhone may even improve your love life.
Compatibility was already complicated enough. She's an only-child; he's from a family of 12. He's a meticulous planner; she's fly-by-her-seat spontaneous. She's all urban; he's a rustic nature lover. But technology is fast adding an entirely new layer of compatibility for would-be couples. And it can suss out the potential for a relationship in a matter of dates, reports Monica Hesse for Washington Post Styles.
Remember when dating simply meant a guy asking out a girl? Maybe he would call her up, maybe he'd do it face to face. Either way, the options were limited, the results easy to decipher. Even with this simplicity guys and gals everywhere still managed to lose at the game of dating a fair amount. Now with email, instant message, text, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and their brethren at our disposal, we have found plenty of new ways to communicate and even more ways to mess it up. Where there's a new technology, there's a potential relationship dissolving because of its (mis)use.
Poll: Are Long Distance Relationships Worth the Effort?: Absolutely. If the relationship is solid, the distance shouldn't matter. It depends on how long we've been together and how much I love him. No way! Too much effort, and it would never last. I would stay in touch but keep dating others. He's probably doing the same thing anyway.
If I were single, I'd never play any kind of online game. Let's face it, I'm a 48-year-old woman who likes sewing and shopping and playing with my pets. But since both my husband and my son have multiple characters on the online role-playing game World of Warcraft, I put on my boots and bracers and entered their realm.
Seven percent of people in the United States have rekindled a romantic relationship with the help of the internet, according to a new study. But the United States doesn't stand out when it comes to rehabilitating hook-ups from the past. The world-wide average was 14%. The country with the most internet-inspired love renewals? India. A full 37% of Indians say the web has helped them renew a past love. These numbers come from the 2009 Norton Online Living Report, which came out on March 17.
When Bitkom, a German broadband association, surveyed 1,000 Germans, ages 19-29, asking them what they'd pick if they were forced to choose between their spouses or Internet connections and cars or cell phones, technology won out big time, reports Reuters.