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|[2007-02-23] Research shows that getting married prompts a 50 per cent increase in housework.|
|Single women who are desperate to shed their Bridget Jones status are warned today of a major pitfall of finding their man.
Research shows that getting married prompts a 50 per cent increase in housework.
When a woman is single, ironing, cleaning, cooking and other duties take up about ten hours a week. But after they are married, or have simply moved in with a boyfriend, they typically do 15 hours of housework every week, according to a report in the latest edition of Economic Journal.
For men, the effect is opposite. Before getting married or starting to cohabit, they do an average of [...] |
|[2007-02-23] In 1950, 42% 15-24-year-old women were married. Today less than 16% are|
|Here's a statistic that might get your attention: there are more single women in America today than there are married women, according to a recent New York Times analysis of census data. It doesn’t seem like too many people are surprised. Tamara Jackson has spent many years in front of a book, studying to become a radiologist, and she is now completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Tamara is 33 years old and single. She says her career, and her training to become a doctor has been her priority. "This training just happens to occur when women are traditionally getting married [...] |
|[2007-02-23] WHAT do women get out of marriage? Not as much as men|
|WHAT do women get out of marriage? Not as much as men, according to a report published today by the Royal Economic Society. It reveals gender equality in the workplace has still not been matched by fair treatment at home.
The study, based on the British Household Panel survey, concluded that women get only 40 per cent of the overall wellbeing of marital union - the "marriage dividend" - rather than an equal half-share.
After marriage, women's household chores increase by five hours a week, while men's fall by two hours, the survey found.
The downside of married life for wives affects eve [...] |
|[2007-02-23] Women do 5 hours more housework after marriage Men do 2 hours fewer|
MILLIONS of women say "I do" to hours of extra housework when they marry, according to a study released yesterday
But married men end up doing far less round the house than when they were single.
Experts say that, for the average British woman, life as part of a couple means more time spent on household chores.
Single women in Britain spend an average of 10 hours a week on housework, while single men only spend seven hours a week on domestic chores.
But as soon as couples wed, women's time on housework increases dramatically to an average of 15 hours a week, while men see time spent [...] |
|[2007-02-23] European online dating sites are attracting new users and will double revenues from ˆ243m in 2006 to ˆ549m in 2011|
|So once again the annual festival of love was celebrated last week. Cupids everywhere were looking to the Net to source their tokens of love and affection on Valentine's Day. But what of those singletons looking for a little fun? Well, naturally, they too turned to the Web for their heart's desire/ a date.
According to Jupiter Research European online dating sites are attracting new users and will double revenues from ˆ243m in 2006 to ˆ549m in 2011. Interest in online dating sites in Europe is growing. According to Nate Elliot, senior analyst at Jupiter. "The European online dating market is [...] |
|[2007-02-23] Society still stigmatizes mixed-race couples|
|The Civil Rights Era has come and gone and despite the removal of this unconstitutional law, society still stigmatizes mixed-race couples. The ethical and emotional fence straddling interracial dating remains divided and black and white is not yet an equal opportunity phrase. To some, Bull Connor, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and a strong advocate of racial segregation, and white supremacy are more alive than ever. According to the opposition, it is black or white and not something to be mixed.“Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight,” are lyrics from one of the [...] |
|[2007-02-22] 22 percent of Internet users in France, age 15 and older, visited dating Web sites|
|The French already have Paris and the language of love and a new study shows they are among the highest users of online personal sites.
They had the highest proportion of Internet users visiting the sites in December last year, followed by Britain and the United States, according to comScore Networks, a global Internet research firm.
"The French might have a more flirty and upfront behavior, so maybe that's part of it," Bob Ivins, managing director for comScore Europe said in an interview.
The company, which collects information on the Internet industry through a representative panel of 2 m [...] |
|[2007-02-22] At Symphony Hall, singles can make beautiful music together|
|I couldn’t resist asking.
“So baby, do you come here often?”
It was Saturday night after all. But we weren’t trading glances in a bar, we were at the swank Miller Room in Symphony Hall.
The 20-something looked at this 54-year-old like I had just crash-landed my spacecraft from Mars. Then she turned on her heels and bolted without giving her name - and definitely without sharing her phone number, which my editor had ordered me to get. Sorry, boss.
We were at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Repartee event, an upscale meat market preconcert minglefest for the age 2 [...] |
|[2007-02-22] In 2005, marriages to foreigners accounted for 14 percent of all marriages in South Korea, up from 4 percent in 2000.|
|It was midnight here in Hanoi, or already 2 a.m. back in Seoul. But after a five-hour flight on a recent Sunday, Kim Wan Su was driven straight from the airport to the Lucky Star karaoke bar, where 23 young Vietnamese women seeking Korean husbands sat waiting in two dimly lit rooms.
"Do I have to look at them and decide now?" Kim asked, as the marriage brokers gave a brief description of each of the women sitting around a U-shaped sofa.
Thus, Kim, a 39-year-old auto parts worker from a suburb of Seoul, began the mildly chaotic, two-hour process of choosing a spouse. In a day or two, if his f [...] |
|[2007-02-22] Bachelors in China, India and other Asian nations, where the traditional preference for sons has created a disproportionate number of men now fighting over a smaller pool of women|
|It was midnight here in Hanoi, or already 2 a.m. back in Seoul, South Korea. But after a five-hour flight on a recent Sunday, Kim Wan-su was driven straight from the airport to the Lucky Star karaoke bar here, where 23 young Vietnamese women seeking Korean husbands sat waiting in two dimly lighted rooms.
"Do I have to look at them and decide now?" Kim asked, as the marriage brokers gave a brief description of each of the women sitting around a U-shaped sofa.
Thus, Kim, a 39-year-old auto parts worker from a suburb of Seoul, began the mildly chaotic, two-hour process of choosing a spouse. In [...] |
|[2007-02-22] England and Wales sees 10% marriage number fall in a year|
|· England and Wales sees 10% fall in a year · Average age for first-time wedding continues to rise It is news to make vicars tremble and florists despair. Rates of marriage in England and Wales have slipped to a record low, with the wedding count plunging by 10% in one year alone.
In 2005, the Office for National Statistics revealed yesterday, the proportion of the population getting married was the lowest since rates were first calculated in 1862, 22 years after Queen Victoria herself walked up the aisle in white satin trimmed with orange blossoms. The Church of England described the figure [...] |
|[2007-02-22] Russia's population declined 0.39% to 142 million people in 2006|
|Russia's population declined 0.39% to 142.2 million people in 2006, the country's top statistics body said Monday.
Russia is faced with an acute demographic problem, and the government is implementing a number of programs designed to increase the birth rate and attract more migrants to alleviate the problem.
"The population decrease was due to a natural decline, a drop of 157,000 people in 2006 than in the previous year," the State Statistics Committee said.
A total of 1.4762 million children were born, a 1.3% growth on 2005.
The number of deaths decreased 6% to 2.1657 million and was [...] |
|[2007-02-22] Minority victimization, American tradition, capitalism, national sovereignty and security|
|People seem to have figured out that the easiest way to promote an un-American agenda, one at odds with American interests, in a post Vietnam, sexual revolution and socially evolved world, is to frame the discussion in terms of minority victimization. It works every time. Don't mess with what works...
People aren't pro-traditional marriage and family values anymore, they are anti-gay rights, because gays are a numerical minority and that alone makes them a protected species in progressive America.
We aren't just pro-life, we are anti-women when we suggest that each innocent human life has a [...] |
|[2007-02-22] Unmarried women are associated with cats in the popular mind|
|Many critics have rightly debunked the misleading nature of the study showing that 51% of American women currently live without husbands. However, one intriguing thing reactions to it pointed out is the way unmarried women are associated with cats in the popular mind. One commentator wrote that the study led him to “want to invest in cat futures.” I am told that an actress noted that she was 31 and unwed so perhaps she should start subscribing to “Cat Fancy” magazine.
Why are cats associated with single women? There is a tendency to think of felines as feminine, to refer to cats as “she” whil [...] |
|[2007-02-22] English test for foreign spouses|
|SPOUSES hoping to migrate to the UK could face English tests before being allowed to join their husbands or wives. The proposal is contained in an interim report published yesterday by the Commission on Integration and Social Cohesion. [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Internet Dating Safety Tips|
|In this ever increasing technological world, more and more internet users are delving into the world of internet dating.The Peel Regional Police would like to ensure that when using such services, both women and men remain vigilant with respect to personal safety.
Here are some tips:
When accessing a dating service over the internet, ENSURE that you are dealing with a reputable service provider.Check to see what their registration policy is.
When meeting a person over the internet, ALWAYS retain contact information, including a call back phone number that you have confirmed, and referenc [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Perth company has developed a symbol just for the singles of the world interested in meeting other single people for dating|
|In a news making breakthrough, a newly formed Perth company has developed a symbol just for the singles of the world interested in meeting other single people for dating.The company, SHI Symbol International Pty Ltd comprising of a group of five friends, developed the symbol to be a simple, elegant and sophisticated way for singles worldwide to say they are:Single Happy Interested. SINGLE: I am single, meaning I am not emotionally or physically involved with another person at this time. HAPPY: I am happy and content within myself and feel ready to meet like minded people. INTERESTED: I am inte [...] |
|[2007-02-21] There are 21 million Russian men and 90,000 Russian women available to do battle with the enemy, whoever that may be|
|I know, I know, the Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is kaput, what's left of Russia is just a huge cumbersome land area, with lots of leftover missiles, and a pipsqueak named Putinnow running the show. But don't shove this information under the rug. Russia still has plenty of schmozzle when it comes to military might. There are 21 million Russian men and 90,000 Russian women available to do battle with the enemy, whoever that may be. And they have a nuclear armed bomber force with some 16,000 warheads. Although the “new” Russia is painfully moving more into the nuclear age, their vast arsen [...] |
|[2007-02-21] A divorce cost more and more when the divorcee reaches retirement|
|29% of the four million baby boomers are divorced, one third of them reported suffering a financial hardship in the past twelve months, compared to just 10% of married persons.
The emotional and financial costs of divorce are painful for anyone. But for Australia's baby boomer generation, with the first wave hitting retirement age this year, the financial cost of earlier divorce will hit hardest as they reach old age. It will also have a dramatic knock-on effect to Generation X and the Australian taxpayer. The forecast comes from a study conducted by the Australian Institute of Family St [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Online daters start with a cup of coffee|
|Justin Fogel usually can spot them. One comes in first, sits near the door. "Can I get you something?" Fogel asks, even though he knows the answer.No, thanks. Just waiting for someone.Someone arrives. They shake hands, order coffee, try not to look shell-shocked if the online photo that screamed "dreamy!" has turned into a caramel-Frappuccino-no-whip drinker whose reality screams "dreaming!" They find a seat and, they hope, common ground. Fogel said it's sometimes hard not to assess from afar. "I see if they're laughing or having a good time," said Fogel, 25, a graduate student at Bethel Unive [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Sex Without Intimacy and Intimacy Without Sex|
Excerpt From The Relationship Handbook: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life by Kevin B. Burk
We no longer feel the social pressure to confine sex to committed relationships. In fact, we’re free to explore our sexuality with just about anyone we like. Sex is now an accepted recreational activity. What we often don’t realize, however, is that even casual, recreational sex still involves intimacy. We may have overcome our fear and shame about sex, but many of us still have issues regarding intimacy. If we experience more intimacy than we can handle, we will feel threa [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Taking Care of Yourself in the Moment|
Maria consulted with me because she was frustrated about the distance she felt in her relationship with her husband, Carl. He wanted to be close to her, but she didn’t feel close to him.
“I think the problem is that he often talks to me in a judgmental or condescending way. He sounds like a parent rather than a partner. I just hate being spoken to like that.”
“How do you respond when he speaks to you like that?” I asked.
“I withdraw and feel badly. Then later I sometimes try to talk with him about it, but he doesn’t know what I’m talking about. He thinks I’m too sensitive and that I just [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Sex & Pregnancy…Do they Mix???|
As a pregnant women, you may experience sex drives much like your moods. Up and Down! Some women claim that they have no sex drive at all during pregnancy, and others, say their sex drive is better during pregnancy. With changes to your body happening so quickly, your moods and dives may also change just as quick!
Here are some common questions often asked by pregnant women with helpful answers!
Is it safe to have sex during all trimesters of pregnancy?
If there is no pain during sex and your not a high risk pregnancy, then sex is perfectly safe! If you are experiencing pain, or have a hi [...] |
|[2007-02-21] To Love or Not to Love?|
Have you ever fallen in love with two different persons at the same time? Falling in love with two different persons whom both have the same feeling for you too? Well, there is actually nothing wrong with that. In fact I would say that it is something very normal, sometimes even falling for more than two persons for some.
We are afterall human beings, creatures of great emotions. It is just natural for one to develop a liking for the opposite sex, especially when the both are getting along very well. Sometimes, it is just so hard for us to control our feeling and nevertheless, it has always [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Female Body Article|
Article about ovaries, sex and sexual intercourse:
My ovaries are only vaguely attached to my vagina, but because they are involved in many vaginal activities I am including them on the site. It might seem like an ovary would be a passive, silent internal organ like a liver or a kidney, which you would never really be aware of, but I find quite the contrary. Ovaries are bizarre. I can feel one right now, as I write this. The main times that I am aware of my ovaries are during ovulation and bleeding times in my cycle, and sometimes during or after sex. Also sometimes during gynecological exa [...] |
|[2007-02-21] To End or Not to End Your Relationship|
|Vanessa, 30 years old, is struggling with whether or not to end her six-year marriage. The answer is not at all clear to her.
Vanessa and Jon have a “good” marriage. They are kind and caring with each other. They enjoy many of the same things. So why is Vanessa in such turmoil over whether to stay or leave?
The problem is that Vanessa is very lonely with Jon. They are good friends, but they are not emotionally intimate. Jon has no desire to share any of his feelings with Vanessa, nor does he have any desire to understand Vanessa’s feelings. He is content to keep everything on the surface, wh [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Boost You Sex Life The Natural Way!|
A look at some natural aphrodisiacs.
There are many well-known ways to boost a sagging libido, from oysters to zinc to Viagra. But what about some holistic alternatives?
First of all, with age our libidos go south — estrogen, progesterone and especially testosterone in men and women,” Cass said.
To combat a low sex drive, Cass first recommends eating right and getting enough fatty acids in your diet. “Fish oil particularly or flax oil because that’s a precursor to the sex hormones.”
There are a lot of herbs that actually enhance sexuality, Cass said. Here are a few:
|[2007-02-21] Addicted to sex|
Sexual addiction is hard for many people to take seriously, but for sufferers and their partners it can be devastating. Relationship psychotherapist Paula Hall explains what it is and what you can do if you think the problem’s affecting your relationship.
What is it?
Experts define sexual addiction as any sexual activity that feels out of control. A sex addict feels compelled to seek out and engage in sexual behaviour, in spite of the problems it may cause in their personal, social and work lives.
Sexual addition can take many forms, but it’s generally characterised by behaviour that feel [...] |
|[2007-02-21] Russia may introduce the visa-free procedures with the European Union|
|Russia may introduce the visa-free procedures with the European Union even tomorrow and hopes to arrive at some admissible solution with Europe, Russia’s president made clear. ”We are ready to introduce [the visa-free procedures] even tomorrow, but our partners in Europe aren’t ready for it,” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told the reporters Wednesday. But Russia and Europe “are moving in the right direction,” Putin pointed out. “If we proceed to cooperate in this way, it will lead to the visa-free procedures.”In its Strasbourg session of February 15, the European Parliament sanctioned soft [...] |
|[2007-02-20] The life expectancy of a Russian man is 59 years, 15 years fewer than that of Western men. A Russian woman's life expectancy is 73 years old, seven years fewer than Western women.|
|Elizabeth Brainerd, associate professor of economics, will discuss "Russia's Demographic Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Questions" on Thurs., Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Wege Auditorium, The Science Center at Williams College. Brainerd's lecture is the third in the six-part Annual Faculty Lecture Series at the college. The lecture is free and the public is cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow.Brainerd will discuss the causes and consequences of Russia's demographic crisis, which began in the early 1990s. After the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian male life expectancy and [...] |
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