The other day news broke that NY Rep. Anthony Weiner was sending inappropriate pictures of his, uhm, weiner to a woman via Twitter. But is anyone really surprised? Haven’t we seen this movie before? Whether it’s Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger or John F. Kennedy. This kind of stuff has been going on for decades. So why are we so shocked?
Weinergate gives men five lessons to learn from when it comes to sexting, dating and infidelity. Weinergate gives men five lessons to learn from when it comes to sexting, dating and infidelity. What do you get when a high profile Congressman named Weiner gets caught sending a picture of his junk via Twitter? The funniest story of the year, filled with endless one-liners, countless double entendres and hilarious unintended puns that naturally come up in the news reports. And everyone is getting in on the action. It’s as if the inner 10-year old boy is being awakened in people, girls included. But the real lessons to be learned from Weinergate are for the men, any and every man who uses social media.
Where have all the gentlemen gone? In this video from Fox News iMag, resident "bartender" Tobi Dragotta explores the oft-vexing question of why some men prefer to communicate via short, impersonal bits of text rather than hear someone's voice. How do you get a man to put in some effort and call you?
Whether you're going through a divorce or a serious break-up, you might think that the 'bigger' thing to do - or 'easier' thing to do - is to try and be friends with your ex. No need to act all aloof and distant after sharing a wonderful relationship for so long, right? No need to stop your harmless texting either, right? WRONG.
Are you like Sarah who said..."I have a love-hate relationship with my phone (the world of texting and INSTANT messaging)? On the one hand I like being able to contact any one of my friends pretty much at the drop of a hat, if I need to, because I know that if it's urgent they'll get back to me, almost immediately. On the other hand I hate how technology (not just cell phones; bbming, ichat and the like, but also facebook and other social network sites) has drastically affected the relationships we have with others."
Timmy Gordon has just started the texting phase of his budding courtship of one sweet Alice Johnson. Unfortunately, Timmy is as tongue-tied in text as he is in person. What should he tell Alice to get her motor revving? What happens when autocorrect has Alice inadvertently sending Timmy a message that gets his motor revving?
Have you ever wondered if Twitter could improve things at home? Or with your kids? With the addition of social networks in the past few years, it's amazing how easy it has become to stay "connected" to other people. Yet even with the connectedness these tools offer, many people are still more disconnected than ever. Especially at home. So could these tools be used to enhance marriage? Sure.
In the latest video episode of Ask YourTango—where readers seek out advice on love and relationships—dating coach and author Rachel Greenwald answers a question from a woman who is struggling to get a man to pick up the phone and call. Rachel advises this reader to retrain her text-happy boyfriend. Watch the video to find out how.