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|[2007-01-25] Do's and don'ts to keep in mind for Valentine's Day dating|
|Ah the wonderful month of February; it brings warmer weather, less layering and of course the most romantic holiday, Valentines Day. Each year on this special day people can pour their hearts and souls for that one special person. In college, this day might be dreaded by some, due to the expensive requirements that are expected on this day. It's not about how much money is spent or big flashy gifts, it's about sentimental value and finding the right deals. Any person receiving that gift with value and thought will enjoy it. Here are a couple of pointers on what to do and what not to do. Do's:• [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Female clients of an online dating service prefer tall men|
|Catering to a tall order by its female clients, a speed-dating service has found that size does matter when it comes to men’s height.
So FastLife, along with its online dating partner Lavalife, will offer Calgary women the chance to find love with guys over six-feet-tall.
And they’ll do it — fittingly — on Valentine's Day, said FastLife founder Justin Parfitt.
“Without doubt, this event will be a hit with women,” Parfitt said.
“We’re always getting customer service e-mails from women who want to meet tall men, so we thought it was high time we responded to their demands, and we couldn’ [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Long-distance relationships on Valentine's Day|
|Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said, "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." Every relationship faces problems and hardships. If love were easy, everyone would have it. One of the hardest obstacles a couple has to face is distance. Regardless, they accept and endure it when they have to because they are not stressing over the present, but instead are looking forward to the future. Long-distance relationships are seen as impossible to some but, to those who are truly in love, it is just another test. One of th [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Six Million Begin to Get Rights in Russia|
|Authorities have started granting work permits to some six million illegal immigrants from the ex-Soviet republics that have visa-free travel agreements with Russia. But the workers would be banned from working in certain areas. The countries the workers come from are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. An estimated 10 million illegal migrants from the ex-Soviet states are currently the main source of cheap labour for Russia's booming construction industry, and often take menial jobs that Russian citizens do not want. Many have fac [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Dating and relationships for dummies|
|From the creators of the widely known comic strip Girls and Sports (which appears on the Sports Page of The Argonaut each edition) comes a book that gives men who are single and ready to mingle a look into dating habits and more importantly, girls.Opening Lines, Pinky Probes and L-Bombs, creates a hilarious and honest look at the struggles of single guys searching for women.The book covers all aspects of dating starting with Getting the Night Started, Scouting the Prospects, First Dates, Going all the Way, The Serious Relationship and finishing with Getting out of the Game or more commonly kno [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Lonely farmers look for love with a message on your milk|
|Healthy outdoors type, own business, country home with incomparable views, likes animals and organic food, would like to meet . . . well, anyone at all, really.
You could be forgiven for thinking that anybody offering such a delightful prospectus would have potential partners in such profusion that they would have to fend them off with a stick. Yet isolated young farmers in Wales are finding it so hard to meet anyone new that they are looking for love by putting their photographs on the side of milk cartoons.
They hope that the stickers will attract custome [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Time for us all to get married|
|ALL RIGHT, ladies, the jig is up. It's time for all of us to get married, including you.
I refer to the New York Times' recent report. After sorting through U.S. Census data, the Times determined that for the first time in American history the majority of women, 51 percent, are living without a husband.
The story tore through the media like a lightning bolt. A slew of "I am woman, hear me roar" stories hit the airwaves. The storyline was clear: Women are finally free and independent now, and the last thing they need is some sloppy spouse who leaves his socks lying all over the house.
Well, [...] |
|[2007-01-25] 'Single' majority isn't silent on marriage|
|The following posts and comments come from the iDivamemphis.com blog.
Jan. 17: Husbands? We don't need no stinkin' husbands!
A fascinating demographic trend happened in 2005: More of us are single, divorced or widowed -- in other words, not married -- than are married for the first time. And married households are now a minority of all American households. The quote that really opened my eyes, from a family researcher: "This is yet another of the inexorable signs that there is no going back to a world where we can assume that marriage is the main institution that organizes people's lives." [...] |
|[2007-01-25] More women are single now than in recent years|
|Vernell Fields has always led an exciting life. Fields, 53, embarked on a college career at East Texas State University, now Texas A&M University Commerce, to pursue a career in criminal justice in the late '70s - a time when women were just beginning to prove their professional worth in the workforce. Fields said she never got the chance to make her law enforcement career a reality, but her professional life as a clinic manager for East Baton Rouge Tuberculosis Unit and a customer service associate at Dillard's has fulfilled her life over the years. The Texas native packed her bags long a [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Romance report|
|Smouldering green eyes gaze into yours over a candlelight dinner. A hand reaches out to gently caress your cheek. Leaning in your beloved parts slightly moistened lips and lustily whispers ... "Honey, you've got mustard on your face."
Life is not a romance novel. However, according to the Harlequin Romance Report 2007 two-thirds of men and 72 per cent of women want more lovey-dovey in their lives. Here's where else we run hot and heavy - or stone cold - in the romance department.
We're plugged into romance as half of men and one in three women have used the Internet to start or [...] |
|[2007-01-25] To Be Young, to Be Married, and to Be in India|
|I was 27 and unmarried and in India and was my own bread winner. If you are 27 and unmarried and in India and happen to be a woman, you are already supposed to be standing on the threshold of spinsterhood and aspersions begin to be cast on your feminine credibility
(Men in India, as elsewhere, are astonishingly virile and are never too late to display their wares in the matrimonial market). And although the word "bachelor" carries youthful romantic connotations, "spinster" subconsciously rings of spent energies, frustrated minds and wilted beauties.
Of course, I had all the makings of a pl [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Online Marriage Scams Snare Two In Waterford|
|It seems simple enough: Log in to your MySpace Internet account, browse through a few photos, a few blog entries, start a relationship over e-mail, fall in love, get married, live happily ever after.
But Waterford police have learned of at least two cases in which residents were scammed out of thousands of dollars — for love.
Detective Sgt. Michael Hurley said a 51-year-old woman, whose name was redacted by police from a police report to protect her identity, sent more than $13,000 overseas for what she thought were wedding and travel expenses for her upcoming marriage to a man she'd met o [...] |
|[2007-01-25] His Money + Her Looks = a Match|
|Jimmy Cyrus is a 25-year-old New York City bachelor who works 16-hour days.
He also happens to be wealthy, an asset that makes him eligible for the upcoming "Natural Selection" speed-dating event open only to "rich guys" and "hot girls."
Cyrus, who works in real estate, is one of nearly 150 well-to-do single men in the running for the Feb. 7 Manhattan matchmaking event.
If he makes the cut, the ticket costs $500. But for that steep a fee Cyrus may have a chance to meet Heather Tierney, a 27-year-old entrepreneur living in New York, who has also applied to attend the matchmaking event. If [...] |
|[2007-01-25] Imperfect match|
|Does anybody else find the Saturday evening juxtaposition of The Bachelor and Wife Swap USA heartbreakingly sad or have you turned off the TV and gone out to dinner?
The quest for love is the stuff of great drama and terrible reality television. If The Bachelor hopefuls just sat through a few episodes of Wife Swap, they'd realise that getting the guy doesn't necessarily mean winning. The fact that, on television, most awful marriages and most families' dysfunctional routines are train wrecks should make these dewy-eyed romantics run for cover.
I didn't get on board with this "bachelor" until [...] |
|[2007-01-24] Online Dating For Seniors|
|Dating at any age can be scary, with wondering what to wear or if the other person will like you. For seniors it can be overwhelming, especially if they are getting back into the dating scene after a divorce or death of their spouse. Many seniors believe they don't have the emotional energy it would seem to take to start dating again.
The purpose of any first date is to determine whether or not you both want a second one, and senior dating online is a great solution. The ability to meet other seniors online and chat with them for as long as you'd like before making plans to meet in person is [...] |
|[2007-01-24] Matchmaking in Mideast|
|The village matchmaker described the perfect Palestinian bride: tall, slim, fair-skinned -- and college-educated. Times are tough, explained Nawal Sehwel, the local Cupid, and a college degree means an extra salary. With poverty spreading after six years of fighting with Israel, that is a mantra heard across the Palestinian territories, where marriage is an increasingly delicate balancing act between tribal traditions and urban modernity. In the West Bank town of Ramallah, a bastion of the educated middle class, young career women increasingly pick their own mates, in defiance of tradition and [...] |
|[2007-01-24] Keeping the love alive|
Even with all the manuals offering advice on how to nab the perfect partner and ensure you are happy ever after, relationships remain a tricky affair.In most cases, boy meets girl, they fall in love and once the honeymoon phase fizzles off, the difficulties set in. The bubble often bursts way before you realise your fantasy of growing old together, finishing each other's sentences and bringing each other slippers. Suddenly you cannot tolerate his silly little habits which were once cute and made you laugh, on the other hand he is repulsed by the things you do, which once brought a broad smil [...] |
|[2007-01-24] The younger a couple marries, the more likely the marriage will end in divorce|
|More and more college students are getting married, but many of these marriages end in heartbreak. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 30 percent of marriages that begin when the couple is between the ages of 20 and 24 end within ten years. Interaction between the spouses after the wedding day could lead to bliss or to stress.Kyana Jackson, a psychology trainee at the counseling and wellness center at Wright State, said the biggest problem in a marriage is miscommunication. This is a problem for couples no matter what age or stage in life.Jackson said, "We live in an [...] |
|[2007-01-24] The single serving can be a lonely thing|
|Marriage, I was telling two single friends the other day, is no cakewalk. You have to share. You have to compromise. You have to bite your tongue.
I know it well because I've done it twice, first when I was very young, and later, after being widowed and single for a few years, when I had just edged past 40. Despite the rough patches — and there are always some of those — I like being married, maybe because I've managed to get hitched to the Right Guy.
Mr. Right or no, marriage isn't as popular as it once was. The sanctified union that used to be the essential building block of society now se [...] |
|[2007-01-24] For the first time in U.S. history, the minority of women in the country are married, but these statistics don't match up with Utah.|
|According to the 2005 U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of women in the nation are married, while 58.5 percent of women in Utah are married. This trend is due to a number of factors in which Utah differs from the rest of the nation.Tom Lee, department head of family, consumer and human development at USU, offered many reasons why this may be the case."More often women are delaying marriage to get a degree or start a career," Lee said.According to the 2003 census, the median age of women in the nation at their first marriage is 25.3 years old. In Utah it is 23 years old.This may be because of the [...] |
|[2007-01-24] Yoomedia taking new dating agency line|
|Online dating agencies that charge for the most basic services will be driven out of business by social networks like MySpace and Facebox, Britain's leading dating group warned today. Yoomedia, which has 350,000 single people on its books and owns probably the best-known brand, Dateline, as well as Avenues, today launched a free online dating service called Letsdateforfree.com.
It aims to make money from advertising on the site.
Chief executive Neil MacDonald said: 'Social networking sites, by their nature, offer a kind of informal online dating service which has redefined the business mod [...] |
|[2007-01-23] The FBI is warning Internet users to watch out for new scams targeting people visiting dating websites.|
|One Northeast Ohio woman who was duped has used her experience to help others avoid the same fate. "He seemed like everything I was looking for," said Theresa Smalley of Middlefield.On one website, Theresa met a man named Richie. Richie said he was a Massachusetts contractor working in Nigeria."After several weeks, I found myself really thinking of myself having a future with this man," said Smalley.Richie sent her a teddy bear and said he was looking forward to meeting her. And there was more."He said that his boss paid him with U.S. Postal Money Orders and that the banks in Nigeria didn't de [...] |
|[2007-01-23] Useful tips for creating the profile on the dating site|
|It's that time of year when roses seem to bloom from the concrete, chocolate hearts rain from the sky, and amorous couples clog every street corner.
February can be a hard month to be single.
If Cupid keeps passing you by, maybe it's time to join the legions heading to dating Web sites -- or, if you've already been there-done that, brush the cobwebs off your profile and give it another shot.
But don't wade into the digital dating pool uneducated. With tens of millions of people looking for love online, you've got to work doubly hard to stand out.
"Think of it as going to a party," Jesse Ke [...] |
|[2007-01-23] These singles are too 'sexy' for their child support payments|
|When it comes to dating in the electronic age, honesty really takes a beating. Nearly everyone who posts classified ads online describes themselves with adjectives like "attractive," "sexy" or even "hot," but an astute student of Internet dating knows people worthy of these descriptors wouldn't need to shill for dates in cyberspace.
I've had friends share war stories from dating's front lines about meeting "singles" who turn out to be married. I know women who've met otherwise swell guys, who are actually serial dads thousands of dollars in arrears in child support payments.
Luckily, for t [...] |
|[2007-01-23] Russian mental health rallies after 1990s turmoil|
|Russia's turbulent transition to a capitalist society caused a sharp deterioration in the country's mental health, a leading psychiatrist said on Monday.
But psychological disorders have started to level off in the past few years -- a period that coincided with greater political and economic stability under President Vladimir Putin.
Russia has the world's second highest suicide rate after ex-Soviet Lithuania, according to figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Zurab Kekelidze, deputy director of Russia's leading psychiatric hospital the Serbsky Institute, said that high rate w [...] |
|[2007-01-23] The unmarried in the family get a raw deal when it comes to etiquette or respect|
I’m not going,” the 30-something woman declared when the annual family winter vacation was being planned. Every year, like many Bengali families, the Rays liked to get away to some hill station or beach resort, where very often parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins and an assortment of other relatives turned up in droves, ostensibly to show solidarity, but really, as some members are convinced, to effect a change in venue for the petty squabbling that constitutes an integral part of day-to-day family life.
A subscriber to the latter view, the woman, h [...] |
|[2007-01-23] Divorced dads sense tide turning in custody campaign|
|After years virtually fighting in the wilderness family group Childwatch is sensing a breakthrough as it campaigns for divorced fathers to be given equal access to their children.In the past two weeks alone they have held meetings with Social Rehabilitation Minister Dale Butler and Attorney General Phil Perinchief.Childwatch president Eddie Fisher is calling for Bermuda to follow Australia and ditch biased courts in favour of impartial mediation.He said the US, Canada and Britain were all moving that way because of the obvious benefits.Instead of both parents wasting thousands of dollars on la [...] |
|[2007-01-23] Single women, raise your hands. You're the mainstream now.|
|For the first time in U.S. history, you outnumber married women, according to U.S. Census figures.
Now that single women are the norm, perhaps they can use that info to get people off their backs about getting married. Why should the dominant group be hassled by the minority?
Let's take it as a sign that women have evolved to a point where they feel marriage is optional. I've always thought marriage should be the exception, not the rule.
Of course it always depends on what each individual wants. Just as many married people dream about being free and single again, there are lots of single [...] |
|[2007-01-23] Results From New Harlequin Survey Reveal Canadians Ready For A Romance Revolution|
|Stevie Wonder may have been calling to sayI love you, but a new survey from Harlequin reveals the intentions ofCanadians are far less honourable. According to the 2007 Harlequin RomanceReport, The Romance Revolution(1), a whopping 58% of Canadian men and 41% ofCanadian women have said those three little words in the hopes that it wouldlead to sex. "Many people perceive "I love you" as the secret password that gets theminto the bedroom," said Marleah Stout, Senior Public Relations Manager,Harlequin Enterprises Ltd., one of the world's leading publishers of women'sfiction. "But telling someone y [...] |
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