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.
According to a new study, single ladies are better texters. Researchers at the Indiana University analyzed flirty text messages sent between singletons at a screening of the Italian version of TRL and found that the women's messages were more creative. But once you're in a relationship, text messages might not be the way to go, no matter how good they are. A recent survey reveals that 70 percent of women and 53 percent of men would rather receive a love letter than an electronic message d'amour.
The inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, is an event—like so many good and bad that capture the world's attention—that we'll look back on in years to come and recall vivid memories of where we were and whom we were with. For most of us, the obligations of daily life will keep us apart from our significant others at the time Obama takes his oath of office—or will they? While you might not be able to hold your man's hand, you can stay abreast of his thoughts via Twitter, text message or instant messaging. Take a cue from those in long distance relationships. In our increasingly tech-savvy world, we'll remember the websites where we first read that Obama clinched the nomination, how we pinged our friends and lovers during his Chicago acceptance speech and whether we watched the inauguration via TV or computer screen. Those of us not in DC to witness the events can watch themstreamed live on sites like Hulu or Joost.
We like our standard booty calls to be our hottest, most talented ex-boyfriend. But The Booty Caller, text messages from babycenter.com to alert us when we're ovulating and likeliest to get pregnant, is a close second! The Booty Caller will text you 18 times, 3 times per menstrual cycle, and let you know when you're ovulating. It's a free service but you must register with the site to get the goods. You'll receive messages like "Your fertile window opens today and lasts 5 more days" or "Today is your last fertile day! If you get pregnant during this cycle, your due date will be on or around 6.25.2009." If you're trying to get pregnant, you now know when to attack your partner when he or she gets home. But if you're NOT trying to get pregnant, it's still brilliant. For those of us with no intentions of making beh-behs anytime soon, The Booty Caller could be a organizational godsend. Who has the time or good sense to keep track of your fertile days in your daily planner, anyway?Then you can triple-bag it (kidding) or perhaps try the backdoor instead. Especially if we're going to play Russian roulette by having condomless sex (which may or may not be the new engagement ring!), we want to know precisely when we're going to get shot.
A weatherman in Lubbock, Texas used another stations news set to propose to his girlfriend. It turns out that she's an anchor for ABC and he's the rain-and-shine guy for CBS. But that did not stop Matt Laubhan from asking Emily Leonard to be his wife on Lubbock's KMAC evening news.
Communication is essential in every relationship; but when is the right time to express yourself and what is the best method? Dean Chandler gives men and women a quick tutorial on how and when to reach out via phone; text and instant messaging. Keep in mind that sometimes less is more.
Have you ever checked your partner's email without his/her knowledge? Does he have your passwords? Is it okay to listen to your significant other's voice mails? Where is the line between intimacy and honesty when it comes to personal, private communication. YourTango takes it to the street to find out what you think about your and your partner's right to privacy.
The Telegraph recently reported on an interesting family: A set of identical twin women met and married a set of identical twin men. Then one of the couples produced a set of twin boys. We'd draw a diagram if we had the Web capability. One of the twin couples (Note: We could easily use each of their names from this point forward, but is there really any point? It'll just be confusing.) met in 1998 at Twin Day, the annual Twin festival. (The other twins sure got lucky: Their siblings totally hooked them up. Or they're just lazy.)
So what does man do? He jumps on a plane and breaks the other guy’s jaw. According to The Telegraph, Stephen Henshaw and his wife, Tammy, were happily married—until Facebook got involved. Tammy reconnected with an ex, Jake, through the social networking site, and ended up cheating on her husband with the former boyfriend.