From now on when I say "there's a dating site for everyone," take that shit literally. Ashley Madison
is a dating site for extramarital dating whose slogan is, "Life is short. Have an affair." Wow.The site recently hit a major milestone when they surpassed 10 million users. ...I'll let that sink in.
.. The ever humble Noel Biderman, the site's founder (married father of two) said, "We, along with the people who have researched and covered this topic, recognize that infidelity is a world-wide behavior that crosses both genders, every socioeconomic and ethnic group and that uniquely positions AshleyMadison.com to become a platform for 100 million potential members." In his quest to not only engage in but promote extramarital "discreet encounters" Noel has managed to make the site available in 15 countries worldwide (so far). Estimates say there are seven men for every three women on the site ::cough::DUH!::cough::
and 32% of the site's users claim to have "five or more affair partners". Well then. I suppose congratulations are in order....Posted by Havilah
Worlds are colliding as our (my) beloved Bravo partners with our equally beloved OKCupid! What dreams may come! Bravo is promoting their newest endeavor Most Elligible Dallas
(Mondays, 10|9c) by pairing the show up with the onlind dating world via OKCupid. Bravo and OKCupid are both a somewhat significant part of most of our lives and we are too ashamed to admit to having anything to do with either of them - so I think this marriage makes perfect sense. Most Eligible will have its own page on OKC and the characters will all have detailed profiles. However, before you book your appointment with Glamour Shots
, OKC dates will not actually be able to date any of them - making them definitively not
eligible. Bravo chose the site for it's young, "smart, funny" user base, calling OKC's dates, "Kind of, ‘we’re on the cutting edge, we’re innovative’." Thank you once again, Bravo, for defining my life.Posted by Havilah
For those of you avoiding online dating for fear of finding yourself sitting across from someone with a lien, fear no more! You may now use your handy iPhone/Android to do an instant background check using BeenVerified's new app! BeenVerified has recognized the large population of you who are convinced people are, at heart, mostly evil and bad shit is almost always afoot and they are reaching out to lend you a helping hand (for >$14.95/month).
But here's what: If y'all are so convinced you need to know about your potential date's "complete criminal history; bankruptcies, judgments and liens; current contact information; plus billions of other records" (billions? really
?) why would you not be equally suspicious of the people who are going to sell you that information? A very quick online search reveals billions (I'm also a very good exaggerator) of scam reports on BeenVerified. But who cares? Now you can book a date, determine his exact location in real time, wink at him, send him naked photos and now get his complete criminal history all from your phone! The future is now! So stop limiting yourself and start online dating! Now it's officially safe.
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The Brits are at it again - those people just love to date and talk about dating
! I love that shit. Especially because it's all in a fancy ass accent. Anyway, Rhodri Marsden a writer and musician from London says he posted a Tweet about a bad date and was then greeted with an onslaught of chirps from people wanting to break down their bad dates to 140 characters or less. Thankfully for us, Rhodri compiled the Tweets
for our reading pleasure and some are real beauts. Guy came to get me in his new Porsche. Before I got in, he put a towel on my seat because "girls can sometimes be sweaty down there"I went on an internet date where 15 minutes in the guy said "If I was my friend Michael I'd do *this*" and promptly grabbed my tits.One gentleman took me to the pub car park to show me his motorbike. He revved it for about ten minutes then did a lap and drove offwent on a date it all seemed to go well until he gave me a note in it were bits of his eyebrow because he thought I'd like themAnd, readers, those aren't even the best ones. Check it out.
We salute you Rhodri!Leave a comment or chirp at us (@YesImGonnaBlog) about your worst dates. And try to sound as British as possible. It's just classier.Thanks Megan.Posted by Havilah
I'll Take My Cauldron And Go Home!
NEW YORK CITY -- In a classy and decorous move, Christine O'Donnell waltzed out mid-interview with Piers Morgan last night. Morgan was on the show to discuss her new memoir,Troublemaker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again, which she describes as, "a political memoir slash campaign diary slash position paper slash rallying cry, with an emphasis on the slash." Clever. Anywhatever, Christine "I Am Not A Witch" O'Donnell became a bit agitated when Piers asked about her views on gay marriage. She made it clear she was only interested in discussing the matters addressed in her book. That book is a pass for me, but Piers claims to have read it and according to him the issue of gay marriage is, in fact, addressed in the book. Well, whatever the case, Christine said eff you, Piers and claimed she had a party she was late for and was sick of his rude ass so she was making like a tree and leafing. And she did.
Has anyone ever gotten solid proof that this "woman" isn't, in fact, a 14 year old masquerading as a grown-up? 'Cause I'm not buying that this witch is a day over 15.
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Beyoncé & Jay-Z
Pop/hip-hop royalty Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z can check off one of their many lofty goals today, as they have finally become YIGTBAT's Daily Duo! Congratulations to the both of them.
These two were a non-married-type couple for 7 years before making that shit official in 2008. Their wedding was very private and, in fact, flew entirely under the radar of the paps and TMZ (I consider TMZ separate from the rest of the paps as their own, unique brand of gross) until it was over and done with. Good for them. I would say, "That's not an easy feat," except that I actually think it's easier than these celebs like us to believe - but that's another post for another blog. I wasn't at all surprised to see these two show up several times as nominees from our readers for The Daily Duo. They seem entirely in love, they're wildly successful and each on their own terms, they're both gorgeous (okay, Beyoncé
is gorgeous enough for two) and they have style for days. Oh, and they don't attract attention to themselves in obnoxious/needy ways, which is always appreciated. Raise a glass (but not Cristal
) to Her and His Royal Highness, The Daily Duo!Posted by Havilah
Lois & Peter
Lois and Peter Griffin needn't thank me for tipping the vote in their favor, making them today's Daily Duo!! These two have been making shit work with class and dignity for something like 13 years. They have three children together as well as a talking dog. Lois is usually a stay-at-home mom who teaches occasional piano lessons to make an extra dolla'. Peter's job situation is never entirely on solid ground but as far as I know he is still currently employed by some beer company. Maybe?
Peter and Lois have always caught side eyes for their clear difference in size and good to bad looks ratio, but these two don't give a fuck what you think! Why? Because they're in love, that's why. And that's why it came as no surprised to see votes to make them today's Daily Duo. Well deserved, I say. Keep on keepin' on, Griffins.
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Well Ain't That A Sitch
In a stroke of brilliance
(or something) Abercrombie and Fitch has offered to pay reality TV star and New Jersey's good will ambasador Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino not to wear their clothes. So, basically they're putting him on the payroll under the same job description as their print models - "White man with rock-hard, slightly deformed-looking abs who will receive payment for never ever wearing any Abercrombie & Fitch clothing
Obviously, this is most likely a PR stunt on A&F's part. But I'll be damned if it isn't just completely befuddling to me. Oh, oh, oh, and you'll love this, readers - check out A&F's statement, I love this:"We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans."Haaaaaahaha! Oh, that is rich. Are they completely and totally unaware of their own demographic? They think the
obnoxious, stupid white boys who wear their clothes will be "distressed" by the obnoxious, stupid white boy wearing their clothes on TV? Distressed? Really? Incredible. I'd salute you for this display, Abercrombie - and you too, Fitch - if I didn't totally hate you. but I do, so my saluter is broken.Posted by Havilah
Tara & Zack
Tara Reid and Zack Kehayov were married on August 14th (as in, last Sunday) and reign supreme as today's Daily Duo! Why? Ha, that you have to ask...
How about why not?! How about because they were engaged and married in the same day? How about because the world found out via Twitter? Or what about the fact that when she announced her engagement and then marriage everyone reported it was to the wrong person because she's been with Zack for a total of 3 and a half minutes? Or maybe they're today's Daily Duo because Tara Reid is a demure picture of elegance and this man has picked this delicate flower to be his very own for all of eternity. And you know what else? I fully expect this marriage to last for the rest of time. I mean, forever. Long after you and I are dead and haunting future generations, the marriage bond of Tara Reid and Zack Kehoweveryouspellit will be solid as a rock. Here's to the bride and groom!
UPDATE: Um, apparently these two never legally wed and are pretty much not together anymore. Wowzee. They will remain a daily duo. Cause guess what? Sometimes this kind of shit happens.
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The other day I wrote a piece
about some of the the myriad dating sites in the world but I see now I have left one out which desrves some attention. 2Date4Love
is a dating site specifically catering to those who can't have sex or choose not to engage in sex (they walk among us). The site just launched this month (as in, two weeks ago) and already has at least 1,500 members. The creator, Laura Brashier, created the site after her fight (and win!) with cervical cancer made intercourse painful for her and therefore dating became unpleasant. Well, it is now official - there is a dating site for fucking everyone. But wait, what ho? There is not one but (at least) two such sites! Asexualitic
is a free dating site for the asexuals of the world (you'd think they'd have died out, but they somehow thrive). I had no idea there was such demand for sex-free relationships!
At first blush (not that anyone does any blushing on these sites, because what's to blush about?), these sites are pretty in line with most other dating sites. Profiles, pictures, messages, winks, pictures of couples in the middle of an open mouth kiss (wait...what?), etc. Boiler plate stuff. But 2Date4Love has a fucking genius list of dating safety tips
which I just have to share with you, my devoted readers. Among many other safety in dating tips, they share this gem:
Be on the lookout for someone who:
- States that your meeting was “destined to be” or “fate” during your first introduction
- Requests for the relationship to move faster than you are willing
- Asks you questions that are inappropriate or make you feel uncomfortable
- Doesn’t give you straight forward answers to your questions
- Encourages you to compromise your principles or beliefs
been on a date with someone who did one/all of those things?? And that list is actually abridged, check out the whole thing here
if you like. I had not idea what kind of danger I'd been escaping from! And readers, if you are already making plans to join these sites and non-sexually date these people, you'd better get your shit straight, as they do not abide answers that are not straight forward.Thanks Maia.Posted by Havilah