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  • A Shocking Find in a Neanderthal Cave in France ( inhabited 176,000 years ago )

    09/29/2020 3:54:54 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 60 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ed Yong
    ..............After drilling into the stalagmites and pulling out cylinders of rock, the team could see an obvious transition between two layers. On one side were old minerals that were part of the original stalagmites; on the other were newer layers that had been laid down after the fragments were broken off by the cave’s former users. By measuring uranium levels on either side of the divide, the team could accurately tell when each stalagmite had been snapped off for construction. Their date? 176,500 years ago, give or take a few millennia.
  • Half of US Christians say premarital sex is sometimes, always OK in dating relationship

    09/05/2020 5:13:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/05/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    Half of Christians say sex between consenting adults who are in a committed dating relationship is sometimes or always acceptable, and over half — with the exception of evangelical Protestants — say casual sex is OK, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Some 62% of Catholics, 56% of Protestants in the historically black tradition, 54% of mainline Protestants, and 36% of evangelical Protestants say casual sex between consenting adults is sometimes or always acceptable, according to the survey. Among those who are religiously unaffiliated, as many as 84% say casual sex is sometimes or always acceptable, Pew...
  • Half of Singles Don’t Want a Relationship or Even a Date

    08/27/2020 10:56:53 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 181 replies ^ | Aug 21, 2020 | Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
    A just-released report from the Pew Research Center sends a dagger straight through the heart of a popular mythology—the one that insists that what single people want, more than anything else, is to become coupled. So untrue. The findings, based on a national, random sampling of nearly 5,000 adults in the U.S., showed that 50 percent of single people are not interested in a committed romantic relationship and they are not even interested in a date. Another 10 percent want nothing more than casual dates. About a quarter of single people, 26 percent, would be interested in casual dates or...
  • Why Men Cheat

    08/18/2020 1:48:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 99 replies
    All Pro Dad ^ | BJ Foster
    "The greatest and most challenging test for any man is to romance and pursue the same woman for a lifetime." In my opinion, the best movie about Vietnam is We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. He plays lieutenant colonel Hal Moore who commanded the first major battle of that war known as the Battle of Ia Drang. Surrounded and facing overwhelming odds, Moore and his soldiers withstood the onslaught for a week. One of the things Moore credits as a reason for the success was the love and devotion the soldiers had for one another. However, equally as important, was...
  • Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren Has A Problem With Men Of All Political Persuasions

    08/17/2020 3:33:33 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 117 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 2020 | Bruce Haring
    Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren has several issues with men and claims it’s something that all of her friends experience. Departing from her normal political shtick, which she airs on Fox Nation’s First Thoughts, Lahren took the video route to shout out her problems with men in a rant. Calling herself a “woman of value” and applying that tag to her friends, Lahren tongue-lashed the games men play and the fact that they’re not appreciative of women like her. “It will be a cold day in hell before I chase a man,” said Lahren, who moved from Los Angeles to Nashville...
  • Why do humans prefer to mate in private?

    08/07/2020 4:03:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 96 replies ^ | August 5, 2020 | Bob Yirka
    Yitzchak Ben Mocha, an anthropologist with Zürich University, has conducted a study of human procreation habits as part of an effort to understand why humans prefer to mate in private. In his paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, he describes his analysis of other studies that involved human sexual practices, among other things. Anecdotal evidence suggests that human beings generally prefer to mate in private—but why? And why is it so rare? Other than humans, only one other species has demonstrated a preference for privacy during mating: Arabian babblers.
  • Tomi Lahren Rant on Cancelling 'Trash Men'

    08/06/2020 5:40:14 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 37 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/06/2020 | RinaseaofDs
    Presented for your consideration is an assessment of men 20 to 55 in the year of Our Lord, 2020. I sat through all of this. She's very animated about the effects (the current state of men), but she spends scant little time considering the causes. Apparently, 'women of substance' are competing with 'THOT's (an acronym that equates roughly to slut). By minute 10, after repeating her case for the third time, you sort of recover from bewilderment and then suddenly it occurs to you, "What man would sit still for this?" She has expanded the definition of the term 'Single',...
  • Have YOU been wokefished? New dating trend sees singles pretending to be more progressive than they are to attract sexual partners including a neo-Nazi who claimed to long for diversity

    08/06/2020 6:34:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2020 | Bridie Pearson-Jones
    Singletons looking for a date online are pretending to be more politically progressive to attract new partners, in a new trend that's been dubbed 'wokefishing'. The term, coined by writer Serena Smith in an article for Vice, is a portmanteau of 'catfishing' where a person pretends to be someone else online and 'woke' which describes someone who is socially conscious and alert to injustice in the world. Smith, from Leeds, claims she herself was a victim of wokefishing, as her former partner had lured her in believing the pair had similar beliefs, but revealed his true self when she decided...
  • An old-fashioned love story! Couple in their 20s who dress almost exclusively in clothing from the 1920s and 1930s reveal how they fell for each other after sharing snaps of their vintage outfits online

    08/05/2020 8:49:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2020 | Stephanie Linning
    A couple revealed how they were brought together by their love of vintage clothing. Richard Herfeld, 29, and Steffi Kay, 26, dress almost exclusively in original outfits from the 1920s and 1930s. The couple, who live in an Art Deco apartment in Toronto, met via Instagram, where they show off their unique style to thousands of followers. After just 10 days of chatting online, Richard flew to Canada from his native Germany to meet Steffi in person. He had planned to stay just 10 days but ended up extending his trip to a month after falling for Steffi.
  • Have You Been ‘Wokefished’ While Dating? Here’s How to Tell: If a dude describes himself on Hinge as a “feminist”, pay close attention to how he actually treats women

    07/29/2020 7:33:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    VICE ^ | July 28, 2020 | Serena Smith
    When I was about 17, I decided to go vegan (I was trying a lot of things at the time, including getting my nose pierced, which I considered a serious act of rebellion). Anyway, I mentioned my new veganism to the guy I was seeing at the time, and to my surprise, he seemed really annoyed. He responded with an uninterruptible lecture on the importance of supporting British farmers. I can still remember one of his appalled, patronising texts: “_Oh god, you’re not gonna become one of those vegan feminists, are you??_” I was confused. He hadn’t come across like...
  • Backlash to Asian American wife in Floyd case reveals disturbing truth

    06/23/2020 8:21:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 22, 2020 | Kimmy Yam
    As more details around the death of George Floyd are revealed, other developments, including that the ex-officer charged with murder in the case was married to a Hmong American woman, have prompted discussion. It's also led to a spate of hateful online remarks in the Asian American community around interracial relationships. The ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired the day after Floyd's death and now faces murder and manslaughter charges. The day after his arrest last month, his wife, Kellie, filed for divorce, citing "an irretrievable breakdown" in the marriage. She also indicated her intention to change her name.
  • Women are less likely to date men posing with cats, study finds

    06/22/2020 5:21:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2020 | Rob Picheta
    We have cat-astrophic news for animal lovers: Men who like cats are less likely to get a date. That's the takeaway from a study by Colorado State University, which found that women are less likely to swipe right -- or say yes -- to men if they're posing with a cat in a picture.
  • I’m a Black Woman Partnered With a White Man—and Here’s How We Talk About Race

    06/21/2020 3:31:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Readers Digest ^ | June 19, 2020 | Tamara Jefferies
    The ironic thing about being in an interracial relationship is how rarely race comes up. When my partner and I fell in love, I wasn't falling in love with a white man, and he wasn't falling in love with a Black woman. It was just a man and a woman falling in love. And unlike the groundbreaking show Mixed-ish, portraying a married interracial couple raising three biracial children, not every disagreement that comes up between us is a "learning moment" on cultural sensitivity or ways to fight racism. Discord for us is like most couples: differences of opinion, being triggered...
  • The Bachelor wouldn't cast women with 'afros, braids, or locs' because they were considered 'too black' according to former casting producer

    06/16/2020 4:30:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2020 | Kelby Vera
    A former casting producer for The Bachelor says that women wearing traditionally Black hairstyles like 'afros, braids, [or] locs' were considered 'too Black' to be contestants on the ABC dating show. Jazzy Collins called out the reality competition and its spin-offs for their lack of diversity via an open letter shared on social media Saturday. Collins, a Black woman, took the show to task, saying they 'only cast the token Black person, Asian person, or Latinx person to satisfy what you believe to be the needs of the viewers.'
  • I'm A Black Woman With A White Man. These Have Been The Hardest Weeks Of Our Relationship.

    06/14/2020 10:36:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 12, 2020 | Alex Shea
    Going into any relationship as a biracial woman, I know one thing: Any serious relationship will involve discussion of the issues of racism. That became even more crucial when I became serious with a white man. There were days I had lived as a Black woman that he would never live through or could imagine living through.
  • The Bachelor Acknowledges 'Lack of Representation of People of Color': 'We Will Do Better'

    06/13/2020 5:05:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    People ^ | June 12, 2020 | Natalie Stone
    The Bachelor franchise is taking steps to fix its diversity issues. On Friday — after Matt James was named the first black Bachelor in the history of the ABC series — the show's executive producers released a statement acknowledging "the lack of representation of people of color on our franchise" and pledging to "make significant changes."
  • Why can't a glamorous mid-life woman like me find a decent man? Despairing divorcee, 58, has auditioned countless suitors... with comically disastrous results

    06/10/2020 4:16:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2020 | Sue Reid
    Kim Thompson clutches a piece of paper in her well-manicured hands. On it she has written the names of boyfriends she met while dating online. She talks me through the list. First, there was complicated Chris, followed by Ben who was a disappointment in bed, and strange Tim who had a habit of talking non-stop about his collection of Hornby toy trains. Then there was the property developer who took her out for dinner, slopped spaghetti down his front and told Kim on their first date how much he liked sex. There are lots of others, too, whom she came...
  • Julian Assange’s lawyer says he secretly fathered two children with her

    04/11/2020 6:06:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 11, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange secretly fathered two children with one of his lawyers while he was holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London and fighting extradition to the US, according to a report. Stella Morris, a South African-born lawyer, began a relationship with Assange, 48, in 2015, she told The Daily Mail, which broke the story of the couple’s secret romance and birth of their two sons on Saturday. Gabriel was born in 2017, said Morris, 37. Their second child, Max, was born last year. Both births were filmed with a GoPro camera and the footage sent to Assange,...
  • Bars near one Florida university are giving women a secret way to alert bartenders if they feel unsafe on a date

    03/08/2020 6:36:55 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | March 6, 2020 | Francisco Guzman and Brian Ries
    (CNN)College students who find themselves out on a date gone wrong at bars in southeastern Florida may be able to turn to the bartender for help. Posters hanging in the restrooms of about a dozen bars and restaurants in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter give instructions to women about alerting bartenders if they're in danger or uncomfortable. First, order a drink called the "Owl Shot." Then, depending on what's happening, say one of the three coded phrases displayed on the posters. Based on the code, here's how the bartenders will respond: 'Neat': Bar staff will escort you to your...
  • The ‘Dating Market’ Is Getting Worse: The old but newly popular notion that one’s love life can be analyzed like an economy is flawed—and it’s ruining romance.

    02/26/2020 6:02:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 25, 2020 | Ashley Fetters and Kaitlyn Tiffany
    Ever since her last relationship ended this past August, Liz has been consciously trying not to treat dating as a “numbers game.” By the 30-year-old Alaskan’s own admission, however, it hasn’t been going great. Liz has been going on Tinder dates frequently, sometimes multiple times a week—one of her New Year’s resolutions was to go on every date she was invited on. But Liz, who asked to be identified only by her first name in order to avoid harassment, can’t escape a feeling of impersonal, businesslike detachment from the whole pursuit. “It’s like, ‘If this doesn’t go well, there are...