Best Of The Web: Holding Hands & Dating Friends

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What's the right age to get married? What if he's not into sex?

Periodically, one of our friends or competitors in the Internet love content game (or blogosphere) publishes something before we've had a chance to get to it. And kudos to them. Here's the best the web had to offer this week.

My pal Julie Spira had a fun scoop at Huffington Post: the cyber hand. Don't think of Luke Skywalker, think of chatting someone up online (or going further) and being able to have a similar sensation as holding his/ her actual paw. Some real year 2000 stuff up in here. Read: Look For These Red Flags In Online Dating Profiles

At The Frisky, a discussion about the right age to get married. It's not always "after life has lost it's luster entirely"? Someone Google it.

Asylum picks right up on this timing theme and discusses the statistics around deflowering. Most Americans give it up in their teens, though more boys give up their virginity before their twenties. Also, most teenage boys are filthy liars. Read: Losing Virginity Later Can Lead To Sexual Problems

Speaking of young at heart, Larry King is getting his 8th divorce and it is getting U-G-L-Y. His Amazonian wife, Shawn Southwick, is waiting for the septuagenarian TV personality with the gloves off. Sex with her sister, by him, has been alleged, per CafeMom.

On the topic of cheating hearts, Gawker has it on some authority (good, bad or indifferent, it's hard to tell) that Eliot Spitzer once nailed (sorry, sexed) three hookers in one day. While there was no word on whether it was a calendar day or a 24-period, Charlie Sheen is giving a standing ovation somewhere.

My buddy Ky Henderson has some guy wisdom over at Cosmopolitan. He breaks down what a guy thinks when you're crying (and other outbursts). Generally, it's "don't get an erection if she wants to be held" or "do get an erection if she needs an outlet. Be a man, be a man for once. Don't let her down, think of something sexy."

More guy guidance; Em & Lo ( ask their man panel about the importance of a dude's friends' opinions regarding his special lady. I believe Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" sums the whole thing up, "When a man loves a woman… turn his back on his best friend, if he put her down."

Friends have codes, sometimes it's the bro code. Betty Confidential wants to know what you think of dating a best friend's ex. It depends: do you only care about your own selfish feelings or not? Read: Would You Hook Up With A Friend's Ex?

Lemondrop breaks down an interesting study that shows that more than twice as many youngsters have had a random hookup than a first date. Phaw, way to go, kids. First dates are awful. I mean, stop being so cavalier about sex, young people. It's a big deal.

Jingles, evidently, I don't get America's under-25 set. Per LimeLife, 11% of people under a quarter century would pause sexual activity to check a Facebook or Twitter account. What's the etiquette for being on the other end of that? Put on your pants and go home, right? 

Per MomLogic, it turns out that some married (and single, I suppose) men are just not into sex. They've a nice slide show regarding options on remedying a fella's lackluster attitude towards getting it on. He could have Low T, consult a doctor, do not consult a pool boy.

And Nerve has the 10 sexiest movie super heroes. Somehow they miss Will Smith as Hancock. It's Will Smith, ya'll. And half of the character's name is…

Finally, big congratulations to the YourTango home office. Our Facebook Etiquette video was an official Webby Honoree in the best writing and best comedy short categories. Good going, gang. More adventures of Alice and Timmy.

As always, hit us with sites we should check out for next week's list.