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  • Michelle Obama, dating advisor to the world's single females

    11/10/2009 11:45:56 PM PST · by malkee · 25 replies · 1,035+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/11/09 | Bryony Gordon
    Pass the sick bucket. This week Michelle Obama, first lady, wife, mom, has taken on a new role, as dating adviser to the world’s single females. In an interview with American Glamour magazine, she clearly sets out her policy on one of the most pressing social issues facing young women. Rule number one: don’t pick a man just because of his looks. “Cute’s good,” says the woman married to the cutest political leader the world has ever seen. “But cute only lasts for so long, and then it’s, 'Who are you as a person?’" “That’s the advice I would give...
  • After seven unlucky years, man sues for Axe 'failure'

    11/02/2009 2:19:42 AM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies · 2,271+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 02, 2009 | staff reporter
    AN Indian man claims he has been cheated by the cosmetics firm that makes popular deodorant Lynx after failing to land a girlfriend for the past seven years. Vaibhav Bev has been using Lynx deodorant since 2002, in the hope the company's promotional campaign - which features scantily clad women throwing themselves at men - had some basis in real life. Mr Bev is suing the maker of Lynx - marketed as Axe in his home country - for more than $100,000, seeking compensation for "depression and psychological damage". "I used it for seven years but no girl came to...
  • Michelle Obama shares dating secrets: 'Cute only lasts for so long'

    10/28/2009 3:09:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies · 3,315+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 28, 2009 | Amy Eisnger
    Michelle Obama is sharing her rules for finding Mr. Right. For starters: Looks aren't everything. "Cute's good," the First Lady tells the new issue Glamour magazine, out November 10. "But cute only lasts for so long, and then it's, 'Who are you as a person?'" According to Mrs. O, women shouldn't be concerned with the "bankbook" or "the title," but instead focus on the heart and soul of the person they're interested in. "You should always feel good," Obama says. Obama, who is the covergirl of Glamour's December issue, donned a stunning bright red dress for shoot and is...
  • Your Race Affects Whether People Write You Back (Race and internet dating)

    10/07/2009 11:05:34 AM PDT · by cyst · 50 replies · 1,621+ views
    OK Trends ^ | 10-5-09
    » Black women are sweethearts. Or just talkative. But either way, they are by far the most likely to reply to your first message. In many cases, their response rate is one and a half times the average, and overall black women reply about a quarter more often. » White men get more responses. Whatever it is, white males just get more replies from almost every group. We were careful to preselect our data pool so that physical attractiveness (as measured by our site picture-rating utility) was roughly even across all the race/gender slices. For guys, we did likewise with...
  • Top 10: Signs You're Too Good For Her

    09/17/2009 8:48:47 AM PDT · by null and void · 149 replies · 5,506+ views
    The only thing worse than having a job is looking for a job. Much the same can be said about dating. Men too often put up with a lot of crap from women just to save having to start looking again. In our minds, that shouldn't be the case. The longer a man is in this situation, the more he will grow accustomed to the drudgery, leading him to stay in the relationship far longer than its expiration date. Whether you suspect that you’re in this situation or you know it for a fact, we’re here to introduce you to...
  • Date Goes From Bad To Worse (Man Skips Out On Restaurant Bill Then Steals His Date's Car)

    09/06/2009 5:40:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 2,337+ views
    DailyTribune.com ^ | Friday, August 28, 2009 | Michael P. McConnell
    Date goes from bad to worse By Michael P. McConnell Daily Tribune Staff Writer Police say man skipped out on restaurant bill, stole woman's car. FERNDALE — A first date went from bad to worse when police say a man not only skipped out on a restaurant bill but stole his new girlfriend's car while she was still seated at the table. A Detroit man faces trial on charges he stole his date's car after they ate and he asked her for her keys so he could get his wallet out of her vehicle. "She gave him her keys and...
  • Man Allegedly Stole Date's Car (now that's a bad first date!)

    08/29/2009 5:09:31 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 7 replies · 2,782+ views
    AOL News ^ | 8/29/09 | n/a
    FERNDALE, Mich. (Aug. 28) -- Police say a first date went from bad to worse when a Detroit man skipped out on the restaurant bill, then stole his date's car...
  • My Weekly Date with a Liberal - ‘Emotional Redistribution’(BEYOND AWESOME)

    07/28/2009 7:38:13 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 25 replies · 1,496+ views
    BigHollywood.Breitbart.com | 28 July 2009 | Jon David
    My Weekly Date with a Liberal - ‘Emotional Redistribution’ by Jon David The article will begin shortly. Thank you for your patience.  Let’s begin.Although facebook has been the gift that keeps on giving in terms of confirming whether or not a prospective date is or is not a liberal, for this installment I thought I’d put my instincts to the test by participating in the very underrated process of “stereotyping.”I think, and rightfully so, that many Americans feel that Los Angeles is a place bankrupt of spirituality…not to mention just plain bankrupt. However, there is a spiritual movement among Angelinos...
  • Ron Paul Love

    07/20/2009 7:02:15 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 10 replies · 415+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 20, 2009 | Don Irvine
    Ron Paul fans have started a dating service to find libertarian love in an Obama world. From the Washington Post Are you a small-government patriot looking for love? ISO that special libertarian somebody who enjoys red wine, laughter, walking on the beach and upholding the U.S. Constitution? Well, you're in luck: The Ron Paul Revolution has hit online dating. The Republican congressman from Texas, whose libertarian insurgency enlivened the 2008 presidential race, is the inspiration behind the new Web dating service RonPaulSingles.com. "We put the LOVE in Revolution," the site proclaims. While the online dating industry long ago spawned niches...
  • Single seniors turning to online dating

    07/19/2009 3:06:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 782+ views
    upi ^ | July 19, 2009
    WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- More single senior Americans are looking for love online , experts say. Online Dating Magazine editor Joe Tracy said the increase in seniors using their computers to find the right romantic partner follows increased marketing by online dating groups targeting the age demographic, The Washington Post reported Sunday. "They're seeing their sons and daughters use online dating and have success with it," Tracy said. "And we've been seeing online dating services really target the senior citizens and baby-boomer market." University of Washington sociologist Pepper Schwartz, who is studying relationships, said online dating services help expand...
  • "RATE" Leaders Abandon Geologic Fantasies and Admit that Extensive Radioactive Decay has Occurred

    06/18/2009 9:56:13 AM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies · 1,100+ views
    "RATE" Leaders Abandon Geologic Fantasies and Admit that Extensive Radioactive Decay has Occurred Kevin R. Henke, Ph.D. The following material may be freely copied and distributed as long as the author is properly acknowledged and the material is not altered, edited or sold. For decades, young-Earth creationists (YECs) have vainly searched the geology and geochemistry literature to find ways of discrediting radiometric dating and protecting their antiquated biblical interpretations. YEC John Woodmorappe (a pseudonym), for example, has been at the forefront in misquoting and misrepresenting radiometric dating results from the geology and geochemistry literature (e.g., Woodmorappe, 1979, 1999).  Woodmorappe's shotgun attacks...
  • My Weekly Date with a Liberal – ‘American Heart’

    06/17/2009 8:47:29 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 2 replies · 631+ views
    http://bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | 10 Jun 2009 | Jon David
    My Weekly Date with a Liberal – ‘American Heart’by Jon David In my mind, I have received thousands upon thousands of emails from folks wondering why “My Weekly Date with a Liberal” is anything but weekly. This is certainly a legitimate question which deserves a legitimate answer. But who has the time to answer thousands of emails that were never actually written? So for this chapter, I’ve decided that I will address this issue right here, right now, by explaining the process which occurs between these dates, and more importantly, to relay a recent encounter I had with a liberal...
  • Single women gaze longer

    06/03/2009 12:58:58 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 135 replies · 4,233+ views
    Springer Science + Business Media ^ | 3 June 2009 | Renate Bayaz
    Neuroscientists found woman's partner status relevant for her interest in the opposite sex A study by neuroscientist Heather Rupp and her team found that a woman's partner status influenced her interest in the opposite sex. In the study¹, published in the March issue of Human Nature, women both with and without sexual partners showed little difference in their subjective ratings of photos of men when considering such measures as masculinity and attractiveness. However, the women who did not have sexual partners spent more time evaluating photos of men, demonstrating a greater interest in the photos. No such difference was found...
  • Middle-aged dating and love of coupons

    04/25/2009 9:47:01 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 79 replies · 1,618+ views
    http://www.postindependent.com/ ^ | Friday, April 24, 2009 | Heidi Rice
    “Honey, do you remember our first date?” I asked Husband-Head after hanging up the phone with my old high school girlfriend from California. “What did we do and how did we meet?” Husband-Head was sitting on the couch and it was clear that there couldn’t be a subject he was less interested in than that of reminiscing about our dating days nearly 20 years ago. Why is it that we girls want to remember every detailed minute, yet the actual wedding date seems to be a painful memory for the men? From what I recall, the first time I met...
  • "Disposable Boyfriend"

    04/20/2009 7:12:13 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 10 replies · 841+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/20/2009 | MT
    Click to watch video poem. When her razorblade scrapes rough, she grabs another standing by. Why does she waste her youth on such a weak pathetic guy? When her chewing gum goes bland, she doesn't wait to spit it out. So why does she stick around when this loser starts to shout? When her inkpen starts to leak, she will not let it stain her hands. Why does she tell herself she can't find a better man? Her old friends tried to help, but, no, he cut them off instead. He isolates his captive, pushing buttons in her head.
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show Live Thread...Friday Bible Go to Guy Day!

    04/17/2009 6:01:00 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 23 replies · 1,900+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | 04/17/09 | abigail2
    Jesse Lee Peterson RAdio Show Live ThreadLISTEN TO THE REAL REVEREND JESSE ON THE INTERNET OR A RADIO STATION IN YOUR AREA...... The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show Streamed live online from 6-9 a.m. PST / 9-12 a.m. EST. For Live Questions or Comments Call 1-888-77-JESSE(5-3773) You can email comments and questions to radio@bondaction.org For more information on getting The Jesse Lee Peterson Show picked up on a station in your local area call Ermias Alemayehu at 1-877-WE ACT77 (932-2877) TODAYS GUESTS... Hour 1 - Brian Costin-New American Tea Party (Chicago) Hour 2 - Dave Sloan-Catholic "Thrive Conference" in Anaheim....
  • Hatching a FReeper Singles Ping List here.

    04/08/2009 3:27:22 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 28 replies · 995+ views
    04-08-09 | RandallFlagg
    Single FReeper Ping List (An experiment)   There are many of us here who are happily married or in a relationship, and many here who are single. There have been a few other singles ping lists on here concerning this subject. I wanted to begin a new one. There must be a few things to remember about this issue, though. We are conservatives. Therefore, we have people out there who lurk on here to attempt to embarass, shame, ridicule, or otherwise attack us for our beliefs. These are small people who have no lives themselves, and should be simply ignored. That being...
  • "Boys Are Just After One Thing"

    03/26/2009 3:51:51 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 3 replies · 784+ views
    Youtube ^ | 3/26/09 | MT
    Click to watch performance. Blues Song When he first saw her Picked her out the crowd. If you were my girlfriend I would walk so proud. My mama warned me never trust 'em No, those boys are just after one thing. When he sent flowers To her dorm hall She barely answered His last phone call. My mama warned me never trust 'em No, those boys are just after one thing. They went to dinner And a movie, too Parted with a handshake When he made his move. My mama warned me never trust 'em No, those boys are just...
  • The myth of Ashton

    03/25/2009 9:56:41 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 4 replies · 729+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 25 March 2009 | Meredith Goldstein
    THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING VOICES The myth of Ashton By Meredith Goldstein, Globe Staff  |  March 25, 2009 Maureen Trickett, an event organizer for 8minuteDating.com, had an idea based on all the hype surrounding younger men dating older women. She decided last year to plan an event specifically for that demographic - ... and the boyish men who love them.Trickett posted the event online, and women quickly signed up. But the men - they were slow to show interest. After only six men registered, the event was canceled."I need eight men," Trickett explained. "If I...
  • My Weekly Date with a Liberal - Date #2

    03/17/2009 11:25:58 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 18 replies · 1,265+ views
    BigHollywood.Breitbart.com ^ | 17 March 2009 | Jon David
    - Big Hollywood - http://bighollywood.breitbart.com - My Weekly Date with a Liberal - Date #2Posted By Jon David On March 17, 2009 @ 5:02 am In Entertainment, Featured Story, Political Humor | 49 Comments INT. BEDROOM - NIGHTBreitbart entered. The woman was there waiting, but this time she had a young lady friend with her. The woman could no longer keep this to herself. She needed to share it with someone. Not surprising, Breitbart had no objection. Who was he to deny anyone an opportunity to see it, particularly this young beauty?She looked on with a combination of curiosity, skepticism,...
  • McCain laughs off daughter's claim his run killed her love life

    03/08/2009 1:21:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 5,782+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. John McCain is laughing off daughter Meghan’s claim that his presidential campaign has taken a toll on her love life. "I have to say I have a beautiful daughter and I have bright prospects for her professionally and socially," he said on Fox News Sunday. "I'm proud of all my children. Sometimes they say things that I would not do or say — that's what young people are all about."
  • Tax collector used agency computers to get data on women, documents show

    03/04/2009 3:51:52 AM PST · by Loyalist · 4 replies · 465+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | March 4, 2009 | Chad Skelton
    METRO VANCOUVER -- A tax collector in Surrey used the Canada Revenue Agency’s computers to look up personal information of young women he hoped to date, such as their addresses, income and marital status, according to internal government documents obtained by The Vancouver Sun. Those documents also show he ended up dating, and then moving in with, one of the women whose privacy he violated. CRA’s internal investigation of the matter — obtained by The Sun through the Access to Information Act — reveals concerns were first raised in May 2007 when a manager noticed an online dating questionnaire on...
  • Meghan McCain: My dad's campaign killed my love life

    03/02/2009 2:33:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 10,449+ views
    (CNN) — Meghan McCain says that "nothing kills my libido quite like discussing politics" — and that the presidential election "killed my personal life." "OK, maybe killed is a bit of an exaggeration," she wrote in a blog post for The Daily Beast published Monday. "But it does seem to be on life support. Of all the things people warned would happen post-election, no one ever said anything about how complicated dating would become. Especially if your dad loses the election. There are things that have been difficult, but nothing quite as tough as dating. I fear the election has...
  • I found true love on Freerepublic!

    12/16/2008 10:25:04 AM PST · by DainBramage · 92 replies · 2,927+ views
    freepmail | 12-16-08 | jane002
    I just got this freepmail from a "new friend" I think it could work out great unless my wife finds out!Happy exmas my new frien!! How are you today, I hope all is well with you .I am sorry to worry you with my Proposal for a relationship with you, but I know that you will grant my request in good faith and understanding, My name is Miss Jane, I just went Through your profile @ (www.freerepublic.com) I have no options than letting you Know that I am interested in having a relationship with you, I will also like to...
  • The Demise of Dating

    12/13/2008 4:13:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 166 replies · 5,423+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 13, 2008 | Charles M. Blow
    The paradigm has shifted. Dating is dated. Hooking up is here to stay. ... To help me understand this phenomenon, I called Kathleen Bogle, a professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia who has studied hooking up among college students and is the author of the 2008 book, “Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus.” It turns out that everything is the opposite of what I remember. Under the old model, you dated a few times and, if you really liked the person, you might consider having sex. Under the new model, you hook up a few times and,...
  • Bad dates are unforgettable

    11/30/2008 8:40:48 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 2,003+ views
    starbulletin ^ | Nov 30, 2008 | Glenda Chung Hinchey
    Have you ever had a date that was so unusual you've never forgotten it? Three stand out in my mind:
  • Love in the Time of Darwinism

    11/17/2008 12:01:47 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 30 replies · 1,385+ views
    City Journal ^ | August, 2008 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    A report from the chaotic postfeminist dating scene, where only the strong survive Earlier this year, I published an article in City Journal called “Child-Man in the Promised Land.” The piece elicited a roaring flood of mailed and blogged responses, mostly from young men who didn’t much care for its title (a reference to Claude Brown’s 1965 novel Manchild in the Promised Land) or its thesis: that too many single young males (SYMs) were lingering in a hormonal limbo between adolescence and adulthood, shunning marriage and children, and whiling away their leisure hours with South Park reruns, marathon sessions of...
  • Dating for Democrats

    10/23/2008 8:04:36 AM PDT · by cups · 7 replies · 658+ views
    Dating for Dems... Kinda funny in a ridiculous and infantile way
  • (Monday Humor-sort of) The Ladies' Hmmm Journal

    09/15/2008 4:07:50 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/15/08 | vanity
    This month's features: The dangers of interspecies internet dating ... and more !
  • Shroud of Turin stirs new controversy

    08/17/2008 9:09:25 AM PDT · by BGHater · 42 replies · 249+ views
    LA Times ^ | 17 Aug 2008 | DeeDee Correll
    A Colorado couple researching the shroud dispute radiocarbon dating of the alleged burial cloth of Jesus, and Oxford has agreed to help them reexamine the findings. The tie that binds John and Rebecca Jackson is about 4 feet by 14 feet, woven of herringbone twill linen. It once led to their romance; years later, it still dominates their thoughts and fills their conversations. It brought Rebecca, an Orthodox Jew, to the Catholic Church; it led John to suspend himself from an 8-foot-tall cross to study how blood might have stained the cloth. Together, the two have committed to memory every...
  • A good man is hard to find at church

    08/15/2008 11:50:44 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 84 replies · 314+ views
    The Baptist Standard ^ | August 14, 2008 | Lee Ann Marcel
    DALLAS (ABP)—Men are disappearing from the church. According to the Barna Research Group, there are 11 million to 13 million more American women who are born again than there are born-again men. While nine out of 10 senior pastors are men, a majority of regular church attenders are women. Not only are women the majority of born-again American Christians, the Barna Group reports, “Women are the backbone of the Christian congregations in America.” Perhaps indicative of women’s sense of spirituality, 41 percent of women said they have set specific spiritual goals they hope to accomplish in the coming year or...
  • Magnetic Fields Used To Date Indian Artifacts

    06/30/2008 1:26:40 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 191+ views
    Magnetic fields used to date Indian artifacts June 22, 2008 REPUBLIC COUNTY - You might be surprised what you can learn from a campfire. A campfire that has been cold for, say, 300 years. Stacey Lengyel hopes she can tell, within 30 years or so, when it was used. Lengyel, a research associate in anthropology at the Illinois State Museum, is the country's leading authority on archeomagnetic dating, a process built around two phenomena: when heated, magnetic particles reorient themselves to magnetic north; and over time, magnetic north is, literally, all over the map. "They call it a 'drunken wander,'...
  • Pumace As A Time Witness (Archaeology)

    06/23/2008 2:07:42 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 53+ views
    IDW Online ^ | 6-23-3008 | Georg Steinhauser - Mag. Werner Sommer
    Pumice as a Time Witness Technische Universität WienJune 23,2008 Three different pumice samples A chemist of Vienna University of Technology demonstrates how chemical fingerprints of volcanic eruptions and numerous pumice lump finds from archaeological excavations illustrate relations between individual advanced civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean. Thanks to his tests and to the provenancing of the respective pumice samples to partially far-reaching volcanic eruptions, it became possible to redefine a piece of cultural history from the second millenium B.C. Vienna (TU). During the Bronze Age, between the years 3000 and 1000 B.C., the Mediterranean was already intensely populated. Each individual culture,...
  • Hindu man set on fire in East London 'for dating Muslim girl'

    06/19/2008 4:25:56 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 48 replies · 1,229+ views
    The London Paper ^ | 19 June 2008 | Staff
    Police were appealing for witnesses today following the attempted murder of a man who was doused in petrol and set on fire in east London. The 20-year-old, who is fighting for his life in hospital, was torched as he sat in his car in Forest Gate. It is believed the Hindi victim, who suffered 65 per cent burns in the attack, was targeted because he was dating a Muslim girlfriend. He had just parked his car, a green Honda Prelude, in St George’s Road when he was approached by the suspect or suspects and had petrol poured over him before...
  • Navigating the One Night Stand

    04/17/2008 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Theo · 37 replies · 517+ views
    eHarmony Dating Advice ^ | 04/01/2008 | eHarmony
    So you’re a swinging single and you’ve had a one-night stand. What’s the etiquette for establishing boundaries, calling the day after and getting out without hurting feelings? We have everything you need to know here. WWhile most of us are looking for that special someone to spend our lives with, th single life dictates that sometimes the opportunity for companionship present itself in the form of a one-night stand. While a one-time roll in the hay isn’t exactl emotionally fulfilling, sex in any form can be relaxing, enjoyable, and fun So maybe it’s closing time and you haven’t found Mr....
  • Trading Nude Photos Via Mobile Phone Now Part of Teen Dating, Experts Say

    04/14/2008 6:33:21 AM PDT · by batter · 97 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fox News ^ | 14 April 2008 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Forget about passing notes in study hall; some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves. The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens' courtship behavior, police and school officials said. The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites. "I've seen everything from your basic striptease to sexual acts being performed," said Reynoldsburg police Detective Brian Marvin, a member of the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force of Central Ohio. "You name it, they will do it at their home...
  • Single and happy: it's the freemales

    04/12/2008 5:13:34 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 74 replies · 187+ views
    http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/ ^ | Sunday April 13, 2008 | Caroline Davies
    Women are increasingly rejecting a desperate, Bridget Jones-like search for a perfect partner, preferring instead to enjoy their single status and refusing to compromise by settling for 'Mr Mediocre'. Caroline Davies reports Sunday April 13, 2008 The Observer They are successful, spirited and single and their growing numbers are contributing to a major change in the make-up of the traditional British household. 'Freemales' - manless women who are happy to remain so for the present at least - are now a force to be reckoned with and are overturning the dated Bridget Jones image of the lonely woman staring despondently...
  • It’s Not You, It’s Your Books

    03/30/2008 4:44:36 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 53 replies · 1,268+ views
    The NY Times ^ | March 30, 2008 | RACHEL DONADIO
    Some years ago, I was awakened early one morning by a phone call from a friend. She had just broken up with a boyfriend she still loved and was desperate to justify her decision. “Can you believe it!” she shouted into the phone. “He hadn’t even heard of Pushkin!” We’ve all been there. Or some of us have. Anyone who cares about books has at some point confronted the Pushkin problem: when a missed — or misguided — literary reference makes it chillingly clear that a romance is going nowhere fast. At least since Dante’s Paolo and Francesca fell in...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** March 28-30 - Platonic Friends and Marrying Ugly

    03/28/2008 3:56:43 PM PDT · by WFTR · 234 replies · 1,475+ views
    March 28, 2008 | WFTR
    Welcome to the Weekend Singles' Thread The last thread I hosted was called "The Bucket List" and was based loosely on a movie that I'd never seen. I'm repeating the idea of threads about movies I've never seen again this week. In my defense, this one wasn't my idea. Someone else suggested a discussion of platonic friendships between men and women and the idea from the "Harry met Sally" movie that those friendships can't exist. I'm going to add an idea from a news story this week in part because the story seemed amusing and in part because I wonder...
  • 19 Things a Man Should Never Do in the Company of a Woman

    02/26/2008 11:28:54 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 53 replies · 249+ views
    www.msn.com ^ | By The Editors of Marie Claire
    The editors of Marie Claire advise against bad tips, blow-drying, and cleaning your gun. We'll take their word for it. 19. Reveal how much your car cost. 18. Clean your gun. 17. Polish high school trophies (which you still have displayed). 16. Refer to your mother as your best friend. 15. Rap. 14. Check out our assistant/roommate/the baby-sitter. 13. Question our footwear. 12. Blow-dry your hair. 11. Tip less than 20 percent. 10. Celebrity impressions. 09. Impressions of us. 08. Forget to carry cash. 07. Flip it, flop it, swing it around, tug on it, adjust it, scratch it, or...
  • Controversy over Agency's Ad Promising Women 'Unspoiled by Feminism'

    01/23/2008 9:29:20 AM PST · by PercivalWalks · 6 replies · 440+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 1-22-08 | Glenn Sacks
    There is a controversy over one UK dating agency's offer to connect men with Czech women "unspoiled by feminism." Feminist domestic violence advocates are protesting, and one politician said, "Material like this is frankly disgusting and I am certain that everyone will share my revulsion." My feeling about international dating agencies in general is that I wouldn't do it, but I wouldn't criticize it. If that's what men want, fine, it's their lives. As for the comment that has generated the controversy--women "unspoiled by feminism"--I have a few thoughts: 1) If it really is an advertisement for doormat women, then...
  • Infidelity: Desperately seeking someone

    01/20/2008 4:48:41 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 14 replies · 181+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 21/01/2008 | Angela Levin
    In the digital age, having an affair has never been easier. Author Angela Levin spent five months interviewing middle-class professionals for an extensive study that charts the rise of the no-strings-attached* relationship. In the first of a three-part investigation, she reveals why the UK is in the grip of an infidelity epidemic. 'Been left parked in the garage of marriage too long, battery getting flat and needs somebody to give it a spark of life, full tank and ready to go. "Present owner does not like going for a ride any more but am not up for sale. Seeking discreet...
  • The Receding Hemlines Of Crown Heights (Chabad's Attitude To Women - Rabbi Shmueley Boteach Alert)

    12/16/2007 4:41:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 635+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/16/2007 | Rabbi Shmueley Boteach
    Returning to Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, for a Shabbat is an exhilarating experience. Lubavitchers are arguably the most alive people in the world and there is a pulse and electricity in the air that can scarcely be found anywhere else. [A view of Crown Heights.] A view of Crown Heights. Photo: Courtesy What I did not expect, however, was to be approached by a large number of young rabbinical students of marriageable age who wanted counseling as to how to overcome their obsession with a woman's looks on dates. Some of the young men who approached me had...
  • Some Date! (Highschool/College Scene: No Date, No Dance, Just Hanging Out and Hooking Up?)

    11/17/2007 4:53:59 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 130 replies · 252+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 1, 2007 | Jeff Zaslow
    Last month, a boy asked my 16-year-old daughter to his school's homecoming dance. She agreed to go, bought a new dress and made a hairdresser appointment. The boy never bought tickets to the dance. Neither did his friends. They decided that attending homecoming wouldn't be cool, and instead planned to just dress up that night, go out for dinner and then hang out with their dates at someone's house. My daughter was disappointed, as were her girlfriends. They would have loved to have been taken to the dance, to show off their dresses, to see and be seen. At 6...
  • Maureen Dowd, Sexist Pig.

    11/16/2007 3:06:35 AM PST · by rollingthunder2006 · 13 replies · 113+ views
    Mensnewsdaily.com ^ | 11/16/07 | Bernard Chapin
    The reference alludes to my old “Maureen Dowd Two Minute Mock” feature on Mensnewsdaily.com which ran in 2003 and 2004. Ms. Dowd, the ancien debutante of the New York Times, is the perfect embodiment of all things that conservatives despise. Her reflexive leftism, misandric inclinations, disdain for America, obsession with race, devout elitism, and appalling self-righteousness made her an obvious target. Yet these attributes are also why she so exhausts. As with most leftists, there’s simply no there there. Irrational garbage can only be bashed for so long before the drowsiness sets in. Eventually, her piñata disintegrated into diversity flag...
  • Dating Swedish women: logging in and going out

    11/01/2007 12:34:48 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 42 replies · 4,345+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 10/31/2007 | Michael Lynch
    "Sometimes the names alone provided hints as to the prospects for a lasting relationship. Somehow gunilla_luvs_prozac didn’t seem quite ready, whereas cum2mama was if anything a little too ready. Messages from hysterical_hilda, katsb4men and imeldamarcos were similarly binned. But diligent research eventually brought its rewards as I discovered that beyond the mundane Majas lay clusters of intriguing Tinas, Linas and Sabrinas."
  • Dating Swedish men: bring your own beers

    10/26/2007 1:46:39 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 70 replies · 4,754+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 10/25/2007 | Isabel March
    Dating Swedish men: bring your own beers Dating in Sweden: When Isabel March arrived in Sweden from America, she set out to find her own blond bombshell. But dating US-style left her ill-prepared for dealing with the strong, silent types she found in Scandinavia. Many people who move to Sweden – especially those relocating to small villages in Lappland – are beguiled by a strong, silent Nordic type or one of the members of the Swedish Bikini Team. But despite the hordes of love immigrants who have been caught in the net of a blond bombshell, it often seems easier...
  • Should dating sites allow screening by race?

    10/05/2007 7:52:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies · 764+ views
    Super Crunchers (book) | 2007 | Ian Ayres
    eHarmony allows clients to discriminate on the race of potential mates. Even though it's only acting on the wishes of its clients, matching services that discriminate by race may violate a statute dating back to the Civil War that prohibits race discrimination in contracting. Think about it. eHarmony is a for-profit company that takes $50 from black clients and refuses to treat them the same (match them with the same people) as some white clients. A restauraunt would be in a lot of trouble if it refused to seat Hispanic customers in a section where customers stated a preference to...
  • A Match Made on Earth (When Christians date outside the fold.)

    09/15/2007 4:10:01 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 88 replies · 1,818+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | September 14, 2007 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    In an episode of "Seinfeld" that lays bare the characters' secular sensibilities, Elaine is shocked to learn that her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Puddy, is a believing Christian. "So is it a problem that I'm not really religious?" she asks him upon realizing their differing worldviews. "Not for me," he answers. "I'm not the one going to hell." Though Elaine herself acknowledges that she doesn't believe in an afterlife, she becomes increasingly angry with Puddy for not caring more about her eternal damnation. Finally, she explodes: "You should be trying to save me!"
  • Men want hot women, study confirms

    09/04/2007 10:49:24 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 45 replies · 1,213+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 04-sept-2007
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Science is confirming what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks. And guys won't be surprised to learn that women are much choosier about partners than they are. "Just because people say they're looking for a particular set of characteristics in a mate, someone like themselves, doesn't mean that is what they'll end up choosing," Peter M. Todd, of the cognitive science program at Indiana University, Bloomington, said in a telephone interview.