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  • Sex, romance would be a conflict of interest under NC General Assembly proposal

    03/18/2015 7:47:36 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 03/17/2015 | Colin Campbell
    One month after the State Ethics Commission ruled that sex between lobbyists and government officials doesn’t constitute a gift, a bipartisan group of N.C. House members filed legislation Tuesday to make it clear that sexual and romantic relationships are indeed a conflict of interest. House Bill 252 would require legislators and other government officials to recuse themselves if they’re in a “current dating relationship or current sexual relationship” with a lobbyist who stands to benefit from the issue at hand. While the legislation doesn’t offer a definition of a “current sexual relationship,” it does provide one for a “current dating...
  • Love in translation: He spoke French. I spoke English. Google to the rescue.

    03/16/2015 5:37:51 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/13/2015 | Mac McClelland
    Mac McClelland, at right, met her husband, Nico Ansel, in Haiti in 2010. Their relationship developed largely through Google Translate. (Leon Alesi for The Washington Post) By Mac McClelland March 13 Mac McClelland is the author of “Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story.” ‘You met, and then?” people say when they ask how my husband, Nico, and I got together. “And then,” Nico says, somewhat embarrassed: “Google Translate.” We met in 2010 at a hotel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where I was reporting on the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that year. He, a U.N. peacekeeper from France who spoke practically...
  • Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death (trunc)

    03/05/2015 1:55:47 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 53 replies
    ROOT ^ | 03/05/15 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Ohio Teen Flies 7,000 Miles, Gets Rejected by Woman and Almost Freezes to Death on Chinese Riverbank One love-struck Ohio teen almost died on a Chinese riverbank after getting drunk once he was rejected by the young woman he flew 7,000 miles to see, the Daily Mail reports. Identified by only his surname, Pratt, the 18-year-old flew from Ohio to Jiangshan, a city in Zhejiang province, China, after reportedly falling in love with a young Chinese woman he met online.
  • Personal ad red flags (Valentines Day vanity)

    02/14/2015 6:05:58 AM PST · by matt1234 · 114 replies
    me ^ | 2/14/2015 | me
    If you are single, you might occasionally browse personal ads from people looking for love. Please post words or phrases you consider red flags in personal ads. I am less concerned about obvious reg flags like "just got out of prison." I am more interested in subtle reg flags, euphemisms and words that put you off personally. But please feel free to post any type of red flag to keep the discussion flowing. Thank you.
  • A man's ideal woman? She's in her mid-20s...whatever his age

    10/01/2014 1:00:30 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 92 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Fiona MacRae
    A study has found that men always want to be with women in their mid-20s The magic number for men of all ages was around 24 or 25-years-old Evolution and Human Behavior journal found women were more realistic They prefer to be with men who are around two or three years older Ask a man in his 50s about his ideal woman, and chances are she would be half his age. And if a 20-year-old described his dream date, he’d probably choose someone a little bit older. For, according to a study, no matter how old a man is he...
  • The League wants to be dating app for The Elite

    09/15/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2014 | Natalie Kitroeff
    Is Tinder not selective enough for you? Is OkCupid turning up dates that don't meet your standards? If so, you might want to look into The League, a new dating app recently released by a Stanford business school graduate. "You're smart, good-looking & successful. You don't need a dating app to get a date - you're too popular as it is. But you should join The League," reads the app's website. The site invites users to download the app and join the waiting list for its "private alpha." Once live, it promises to exclude all of the chaff you'd find...
  • Wounded Korean War veteran followed his heart

    05/03/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    reminisce magazine ^ | Hubert E. “Ed” Reeves
    I, U.S. Army PFC Hubert E. “Ed” Reeves, a 19-year-old quadruple amputee, was flying home in a stretcher attended by a medic—but going home! While visiting with my folks, a short note arrived in the mail from a high school girl, accompanied by her senior picture. In the letter, she wrote, “I’m writing just to thank you for what you have done for our country and for me as a citizen. I’ve read in the newspaper of your amputations and write, not out of pity, but to wish you speedy recovery, knowing you will do well…” This was not another...
  • The 7 Ways Islam Kills Romance

    02/22/2014 10:12:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/16/2014 | Robert Spencer
    As couples the world over celebrated Valentine’s Day last week, many no doubt recalled the great Muslim love stories: Romeo and Juliet and Fatima and Dalia and Naima; A Midsummer Night’s Stoning; the movies Veiled Woman and When Harry Beat Sally – so many.Right-thinking people today would find such quips “Islamophobic” and distasteful; far more distasteful, however, is the grim reality they represent. When Valentine’s Day rolled around last week, Muslim leaders rose to oppose it with a fervor they have seldom mustered against the jihad terrorists who have supposedly twisted and hijacked their peaceful religion.The Malaysian Islamic Development...
  • Obama/Clooney: Get a Room, Already...

    04/20/2013 4:09:43 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Goodnight kiss is a 'thing of the past'

    10/14/2012 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:38AM BST 14 Oct 2012
    The goodnight kiss is a thing of the past and most of us sleep with our backs turned to our partner, according to a new study. The research into our nocturnal habits suggests romance is now dead in British bedrooms. Indeed, a quarter of lovers say they cannot bear their partner touching them while they are sleeping. The sleep behavior study found that 54 percent of Brits choose to turn away and sleep with their back to their lover in a bid to get a good night's sleep. And it isn't just cuddling that's off the agenda as 90 percent...
  • Gentlemen, take tips': Obama reveals how he romanced Michelle on first date in toe-curling interview

    06/25/2012 8:24:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jill Reilly
    Made comments to promote competition to win a dinner with Barack Obama Michelle Obama: 'He showed all the sides - he was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive' At the end of the clip, Mr Obama grins, looks at the camera and says 'Take tips gentleman' before winking Dating can be a nerve-wracking occasion for any new couple, but it seems the President of the United States managed to impress the First Lady from the first date. Barack Obama took Michelle for lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago in Michigan, before a leisurely stroll to the movies to watch...
  • Saudi Romeo Stuns Friend With Sister’s Pic

    04/04/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, April 04, 2012
    Friend chases him with knife but was later pacified with marriage offerA Saudi man dubbed Romeo in his neighbourhood for boasting about his numerous girl friends got the shock of his life when he showed a friend the latest girl he has just known - for she was his friend’s sister. Romeo was dining with his childhood friend, also Saudi, at a restaurant in Riyadh at night when he give him his mobile phone and asked him to see his latest girl friend. Once his friend saw the picture, he went pale. “Without saying anything, he slapped Romeo then jumped...
  • Favorite Romance Movie

    01/31/2012 8:25:34 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 164 replies · 1+ views
    NA ^ | January 31, 2012 | self
    What is your favorite romance movie? This might seem a bit odd coming from me, but there it is. 2nd question--how do I change my tagline??
  • Anyone remember Louis Armstrong doing romantic?

    12/16/2011 12:12:34 PM PST · by sussex · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Aged ^ | 16.12.11 | The Aged P
    Louis Armstrong plays and sings Edith Piaf’s love song “La vie en rose”. Not only does he manage to convey the romantic message of the lyrics with his gruff and gravelly voice but he proceeds to offer a masterclass in jazz trumpet…..
  • Washington, D.C. attracts ‘high estrogen’ men: tenth-best city to find romantic guy

    08/22/2011 12:54:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    Disgusted by late night text messages, embarrassing blow-offs, and never receiving the phone call you were promised? Leading dating site has a list of the top ten cities full of romantic, expressive, “high estrogen” men who probably wouldn’t slip into cad territory. Though bursting with government employees, politicians, political journalists, and all things polarizing and serious, Washington, D.C. is tenth on the list, nine spots below perpetually romantic San Francisco. Asked how bureaucratic, soulless Washington ever earned a spot on a list of romantic cities,’s Dr. Helen Fisher told The Daily Caller that D.C. draws a lot of...
  • Across A Crowded Room – The Music Of Romance

    05/17/2011 1:54:41 PM PDT · by sussex · 7 replies
    The Aged ^ | 17/05/11 | the Aged P
    We live in a society where certain political and commercial cartels appear to have an interest in engulfing our cultural antennae with a constantly recurring tsunami of sexuality until every taboo has been swept aside. So, is there room for that notion of romance – the sheer unbounding sense of exhilaration when a man or a woman wants to be by your side and where sex is merely one manifestation of that sweet surrender of oneself to another?
  • Not 2 Be Missed | Presidential dream: long walk in the park (Playing golf is a curse!!!))

    04/10/2011 5:13:24 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Columbus Dispatch/Houston Chronicle ^ | April 9 | Richard S. Dunham
    "I just miss - I miss being anonymous," he said at the meeting in the White House. "I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can't take a walk." He says he enjoys golf but is not the fanatic that some have portrayed. "It's the only excuse I have to get outside for four hours at a stretch," he said. His impossible dream: "I just want to go through Central Park (in New York) and watch folks...
  • Singles Find the Rules of Dating are Changing

    04/05/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 75 replies
    All News Wire ^ | April 01, 2011 | Michelle Smart has released the results of a new study examining the dating habits and behaviors of the 105 million single adults in America. One third of the population of the United States is single, and this means the dating process involves people from all age groups, backgrounds and personal beliefs. The study involved 5,000 singles from around the country to discover the real procedures and rules of dating in this day and age. The results show that while traditional dating rules are still followed, other changes have occurred. New developments like social networking tools and online dating have made it...
  • Hollywood's Current 'Romantic Comedies' are Heavy on Hookups, Light on Romance

    03/31/2011 2:20:51 PM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 13 replies
    The Culture and Media Institute ^ | March 30, 2011 | Erin R. Brown
    With R-rated romantic comedies featuring such wholesome themes as casual sex among acquaintances, marital infidelity, oral sex jokes, friends with benefits, and random hooking up, the Hollywood assault on America's traditional values is alive and well. 2011 is the unofficial year of the raunchy Hollywood movie in which loyalty, sexual self-control, and marital commitment are fodder for comedy and where the idea of f**k buddies reigns supreme. "Love and Other Drugs," "No Strings Attached," "Hall Pass," and "Friends with Benefits" are four Hollywood creations in late 2010 and early 2011 in which attractive 20-somethings were cast as glorified sluts and...
  • Study: Romance fueled by uncertainty of relationship

    03/27/2011 4:15:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    We want what we can’t have, and this reality comes through in a new study that found women are more attracted to men when they can’t tell how much the males like them. Though the study, titled “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not … Uncertainty Can Increase Romantic Attraction”, was conducted on female undergraduates, one of the researchers said she believes the findings would also be true for males. But how did this phenomenon come about? Are we just bored by guys who are clearly into us, or do we simply enjoy torturing ourselves by being infatuated with people...
  • America's Most Romantic Restaurants

    02/12/2011 7:57:20 PM PST · by DemforBush · 21 replies
    Yahoo Travel ^ | 2/11/10 | Sarah Storms
    You know the clichés: long-stemmed roses, soft lighting, strolling violinists. Well, forget all that. Real romantic restaurants have cut the fluff. Instead, they’ve focused on what’s really important: great food and wine, excellent service, and an authentic ambience...
  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. ‘She burst into tears,’ he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. ‘This is the happiest Christmas in memory.’ ‘The most memorable Christmas ever,’ she tweeted in agreement. ‘I love him.’ All of which might be rather more touching if the ­prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiancée, a platinum blonde model...
  • 6 misunderstood first-date signs

    12/24/2010 12:30:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies · 1+ views on Yahoo ^ | December 23, 2010 | Julie Taylor
    You’re on a first date, and it’s going horribly. Or is it? It turns out that it’s all a matter of perspective. The elements that are making your date a disaster could actually signal something much sweeter. Read on for the six signs that your doomed date is anything but. 1. Your date is not your type Sure, you’ve seen your date’s photo on his or her profile — but when you meet face to face, you realize the person is so not your type. “Next!,” you say? Not so fast. “Remember that there are thousands of happy couples out...
  • French survey reports sex misery for most couples (So much for the myth of the romantic Frenchman)

    09/13/2010 7:27:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/14/2010
    A survey by one of France's oldest and most reputable polling and market research organisations has challenged the myth of the French lover. More than three-quarters of Gallic couples have bad sex lives, the Institute for Public Opinion found. More than one in three women said they had used excuses such as headaches, tiredness or children being nearby to get out of having sex. Nearly one in six men said they had also made similar excuses. France has long enjoyed a reputation for romance and the French have traditionally thought of themselves as great lovers, more amorous and flirtatious than...
  • High speed rail helps keep couples together: survey

    07/23/2010 6:36:17 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2010/07/23 | ?
    Taipei, July 23 (CNA) Maintaining relations with far-away sweethearts has been easier since the inauguration of the high speed rail in 2007, a survey released on Friday said. Of those polled, 17.3 percent said the rail system's convenience had saved romantic relationships for themselves, their friends or relatives. The Japanese-built train runs 345 kilometers from Taipei in northern Taiwan to southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung in 90 minutes, compared to four and a half hours for conventional trains. The survey of 1,601 people in 22 cities and counties in Taiwan found that 82.9 percent of respondents said the rail system has increased...
  • Turn down the lights and try THIS tonight...

    07/03/2010 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Chasaway · 25 replies
    The interwebs ^ | "talladagash"(?)
    Good evening gentleman/ladies. 1. Get out your drink of choice. 2. Launch your favorite internet browser. 3. Open this in a new tab. 4. Then open this in a second, different tab. 5. Then open this in a third new tab. Once this tab is going, make sure to enter "Full Screen" mode. Turn down the lights, settle down and do what you do.
  • Romeo Romeo? Juliet inspires letters from the lovesick

    05/23/2010 11:12:45 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies · 466+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 23rd, 2010 | Staff writer
    Inspired by the love story Romeo and Juliet, people actually write to 'Juliet', asking for advice on their love lives. The letters have now inspired a Hollywood film. Duncan Kennedy went to Verona to see how the Italian city responds to these pleas for help.
  • Finding true love as rare as finding aliens?

    05/15/2010 11:47:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 870+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | unkown | Reuters
    Romance may happen every day, but finding true love in London is as rare as aliens in the galaxy, says one London-based economist. Peter Backus, a teaching fellow of economics at the University of Warwick, has calculated that he has a 0.00034 percent chance of finding love in the British capital using the same "Drake" equation scientists use to determine the potential number of extra-terrestrials in our galaxy. American astronomer and astrophysicist Frank Drake devised his namesake equation in the early 1960s. The 31-year-old Backus -- who lives on a narrow boat in central London -- is not even that...
  • Male mice sing ultrasonic love songs

    03/05/2010 9:03:10 AM PST · by cajuncow · 15 replies · 294+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3-5-10 | By Jennifer Viegas
    Male mice drive females wild with ultrasonic love songs, suggests a new study. Since song quality varies, the mice world has its Justin Timberlake-like stars that impress females with their talents more than other willing, but not so able, males do.
  • Vanity poll: How did you and your significant other meet?

    01/07/2010 5:30:28 PM PST · by Badabing Badablonde · 126 replies · 2,287+ views
    Myself and another poster who wishes to remain anonymous have opposing theories about conservatives, and the staying power of their relationships. I won't explain our theories, except to say that we both believe there exists a typical profile of conservative marriages/relationships, how they met, when they met, and how long they have remained together to this day, but our opinions decidedly differ. We know this isn't scientific by any means but it would be intereting to see if there is a pattern. And where else does a person go to get responses from committed conservatives? So if you have time,...
  • Couple Together for 59 Years; Die Moments Apart

    12/16/2009 11:05:50 AM PST · by BluesDuke · 61 replies · 2,384+ views
    Northwest Florida Daily News ^ | December 16, 2009 | Wendy Victora
    DEFUNIAK SPRINGS – He was quiet. She wasn’t. He liked to hunt, while she loved her potted plants. She was 16 when they met in a skating rink. They eloped in a dump truck later that year. After 59 years of marriage, James and Lolie Brackin died Saturday morning only moments apart. “They say when you die, you’re immediately in the presence of Jesus,” said their youngest daughter, Dana Troublefield. “I think she got up there and said, ‘Where’s my husband?’ And Jesus said, ‘Just a minute. I’m working on that.’ “She didn’t like to go anywhere alone,” Troublefield added....
  • Romantic Rivalries Stir Religious Feelings

    11/26/2009 6:05:38 AM PST · by Schnucki · 3 replies · 416+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2009
    Rivals on the dating scene could make one feel closer to God, according to new research that suggests one's religiousness may be more closely related to mating strategies than previously known. In experiments with 269 college students, researchers found that both men and women apparently felt more religious when they saw attractive potential competitors. Social psychologists had volunteers view dating profiles of either attractive men or women and told them these were fellow students participating at an online dating site. They were then asked to rate, on a 10-point scale, the extent to which they agreed with statements like, "I...
  • Diana Affair Speculation Sets French Tabloids Ablaze

    09/22/2009 8:22:35 PM PDT · by Saije · 10 replies · 671+ views
    Time ^ | 9/22/2009 | Bruce Crumley
    "I wish that you love me," says Patricia, Princess of Cardiff, whose mangled English is one of the few notable differences between her character and the real-life Diana, Princess of Wales. Her would-be lover is French President Jacques-Henri Lambertye — drawn, it seems, to closely resemble real-life former President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing...The florid romantic tale, titled The Princess and the President, might have passed largely unnoticed...were it not for the fact that its author is former President Giscard himself...some newspapers have covered the book as though it might be a thinly disguised kiss-and-tell. "Fiction or reality?" Le Figaro asked in...
  • True Lips Wait? Sexual Abstinence, Romantic Longing, and Monogamous Lips

    05/05/2009 5:00:23 AM PDT · by SLB · 208 replies · 3,718+ views ^ | 5 May 2009 | Dr Albert Mohler
    This will come as no news to most younger evangelicals, but The Tennessean [Nashville] has just taken notice of the fact that a sizable number of younger evangelical couples are saving their first kiss for their wedding ceremony. As the paper reports, "In a culture where casual sex is the norm, some Tennesseans have taken the purity pledge to a whole new level, through a practice that some teens refer to as the 'Virgin Lips Movement.'" Reporter Claudia Pinto began her article with the fact that Katy Kruger, who was married on December 13 of last year, experienced her first...
  • Newlywed Air Force Couple Serves in Iraq

    03/01/2009 11:34:13 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 454+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris, USA
    Senior Airman Matthew Bray and Airman 1st Class Yesenia Bray will celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary deployed to Iraq this March. Photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. BAGHDAD — “There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to volunteer for this,” said 21-year-old Airman 1st Class Yesenia Bray of her deployment to Baghdad.As one half of an Air Force couple currently serving in Iraq, her married life that began this past March had to be put on hold before it even had a chance to truly begin.But all that’s okay with Bray; she...
  • All because the lady loves a foreign accent

    08/17/2008 2:31:04 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 221+ views
    BBC ^ | 14 August 2008 | Samanthi Dissanayake
    It is the stuff of escapist fantasy. A tall, dark and handsome type sweeps a cream-and-roses Home Counties heroine off her feet. In its 100 years of publishing, the exotic alpha male has been a staple of the Mills and Boon romance. The tale of the passionate desert sheikh who sweeps secretary Janna Smith off her feet in Violet Winspear's 1970 romance Tawny Sands is perhaps the quintessential Mills and Boon story. "His tone of voice was softly mocking, but she knew he didn't really jest. He was Raul Cesar Bey and the further they travelled into the desert the...
  • Love Makes Us Blind To The Charms Of Others

    03/18/2008 2:33:46 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 423+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-18-2008 | Nic Fleming
    Love makes us blind to the charms of others By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 6:01pm GMT 18/03/2008 Love really is blind, but not in the accepted meaning of the old adage, scientists say. Psychologists who studied volunteers in stable relationships believe romantic love is a biological "commitment device" to lessen our awareness of the charms of others. Many non-human species are also monogamous The study, highlighted in this week's New Scientist magazine, provides support for the theory that strong emotions that encourage committed relationships have evolved to ensure offspring are well cared for. Monogamy has been observed in...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Airmen bring romance and roses to Air Force Enlisted Village

    02/14/2008 7:36:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 178+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Jodi L. Jordan
    2/14/2008 - SHALIMAR, Fla. (AFPN) -- The champagne fountain gurgled and the dress uniform buttons gleamed in the candlelight at a very special Valentine's Day event Feb. 9. Airmen from nearby Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field were visiting the Air Force Enlisted Village to honor and escort the residents of Hawthorn House, the AFEV's assisted living residence, at their Valentine's Day Ball. The Air Force Enlisted Village, one of the four official charities of the Air Force, provides a home to the surviving spouses of enlisted Airmen. Most of the residents there are widows in their seventies, and...
  • Surrendering to Tractor Pull of Love

    02/09/2008 12:54:43 PM PST · by DeLaine · 6 replies · 389+ views ^ | February 9, 2008 | SHARON COHEN
    Sonya Rinker was looking for a guy: someone who was kind, respectful and had a special place in his heart ... for tractors. She wanted a man who could share the thrill of a good tractor-pull show, who could see beauty in a shiny row of green and yellow of John Deere tractors. She didn't know that somewhere along these rolling Pennsylvania hills, there was such a man, a shy guy named Tom with two vintage Deere tractors. He had been looking for a gal, someone who'd put up with his milking cows at 3 a.m. and his six-day work...
  • Where Is the Love? Students Eschew Campus Romance

    02/04/2008 10:13:54 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 286+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 31, 2008 | SUE SHELLENBARGER
    Like many campuses, Purdue University has some traditional hot spots for romance -- "The Old Pump," where couples used to meet after dark, and a bell tower known as a lucky place to propose marriage. But engineering major Amy Penner has been so busy volunteering with a women's engineering group and planning her career that she's only dimly aware of them. Her boyfriend has left campus to get a doctorate overseas; asked how much time she spends dating, she says, "That would be zero." Remember the movie "Love Story" and its star-crossed student lovers? Such torrid campus romances may be...
  • New York search finds Melbourne dream girl via web

    11/09/2007 1:38:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies · 103+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11/9/07 | Stefanie Balogh
    WHO said romance was dead? A New York Romeo went to extraordinary lengths to track down the girl of his dreams after spotting her on the subway only to discover she is from Melbourne. Patrick Moberg, a Brooklyn web designer, experienced love at first sight when he saw 22-year-old Camille Hayton on Manhattan's No.5 train on Sunday night US time. He had been working up the courage to speak to her but lost her in the crush of commuters getting off the subway at the Bowling Greenstop. Mr Moberg knew he had to track down the mysterious brunette, so he...
  • Dating Swedish women: logging in and going out

    11/01/2007 12:34:48 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 42 replies · 4,345+ views ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Men Choose Romance Over Success

    08/28/2007 4:43:46 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,045+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-28-2007 | Springer
    Source: Springer Date: August 28, 2007 Men Choose Romance Over Success Science Daily — Men may be more willing than women to sacrifice achievement goals for a romantic relationship, according to a new study by Catherine Mosher of Duke Medical Center and Sharon Danoff-Burg from the University of Albany. Their findings challenge our preconceptions that women are more likely to prioritize people and relationships while men are more focused on themselves and their achievements. The authors looked at whether personality traits influence students’ life goals, and focused on the relative importance of romantic relationships and achievement goals in particular. A...
  • Star Wars duo 'least convincing'

    08/19/2007 9:50:03 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 27 replies · 881+ views
    BBC ^ | August 19, 2007
    The pair played Senator Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker Star Wars couple Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen have been voted as having the least plausible on-screen chemistry by film fans.The pair beat Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez for their performance in Gigli into second place, which was made when they were a real life couple. Former duo Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman also made the list with Eyes Wide Shut. British pairing Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom were thought "too stiff upper lip" in Pirates of the Caribbean. The 3,000 movie-goers who were surveyed for Pearl and Dean said...
  • L.A. mayor's romance with newscaster raises ethical questions (Dem poster boy Antonio Villaraigosa)

    07/06/2007 8:13:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,338+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/6/07 | Gary Gentile
    LOS ANGELES – On June 8, TV stations around the city reported that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was separating from his wife of 20 years. “The rumors were true,” is how one newscaster, 35-year-old Mirthala Salinas, broke the news to her Spanish-speaking audience on Telemundo's local affiliate, KVEA, Channel 52. What Salinas didn't tell viewers was that she had been in an extramarital affair with Villaraigosa for many months. That apparent ethical slip puzzles many observers, who say Telemundo's credibility has been damaged, even more so because the station didn't remove Salinas from the air until this week, after the mayor...
  • Couples kiss for first time - at wedding

    04/28/2007 8:38:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 1,568+ views
    News For The Soul ^ | April 27, 2007
    An American couple going out for two years have enjoyed their first kiss - at their wedding. Katie and Tim McAfee agreed to a sex ban and no kissing before they wed. The couple from Bismarck, North Dakota, are devout Christians. They prayed with their parents for God's strength before going out on dates. Tim, 25, touched his 24-year-old wife's lips for the first time at Bismarck's Evangel Temple. Tim said his kiss with Katie was great but added: "I don't have anything to compare it with." Katie's sister, Margie, 21, and her new husband Nadir Torres, 22 also took...
  • Her boyfriend’s back! -Couple to marry 22 years after groom left bride at altar

    02/14/2007 5:25:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 46 replies · 623+ views
    Chronicle herald ^ | 2-14-07 | Bill Spurr
    You can bet the people taking part in today’s wedding ceremony for Bill Paisley and Lesa Zwicker are keeping an eye on the groom. You see, more than 22 years ago, on a Saturday in late December, he was supposed to be standing at the altar to watch Lesa, his fiancee, walk up the aisle of a Mahone Bay church. All the details had been attended to. The bride was to wear the same dress the groom’s mother had worn for her wedding. The food was being prepared, the 75 guests were starting to arrive in town, and the people...
  • Kids Thoughts on Love and Romance (For Valentine Day thoughts)

    02/14/2007 1:29:04 PM PST · by rawhide · 8 replies · 371+ views
    Reflections On The Nature Of Love"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." -- Greg, age 8 What Is The Proper Age To Get Married?"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife!"-- Tom, age 5 What Do Most People Do On A Date?"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usuallygets them interested enough to go for a second date." -- Mike, age 10 When Is It Okay To Kiss Someone?"Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees...