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Dating apps are introducing video chats so you can date during social distancing
Late last year, The League introduced video chatting to its users. The dating app, which prides itself on being exclusive, is "known for its selective admissions-based model and high achieving community of users," according to its press kit. The video chat feature, tested out by my Mashable colleague Brenda Stolyar, seemed odd at the time — but now it seems like The League may have predicted how singles would connect during the coronavirus pandemic.
Seeing as people all around the world are being encouraged or forced to stay inside, dating has shifted into unprecedented territory. We should not stop dating under quarantine (if we don't want to), according to Match's chief dating expert Rachel DeAlto, but instead adapt.
Science Says Doing These 11 Things Will Help Love Grow In Your Relationship
If you're looking for ways to help love grow in your relationship, you're in luck. There are all sorts of things you can do as a couple, and new habits you can adopt, to make your bond stronger. And what's even better is these tips can be applied at any time, during any stage of your relationship.
They can be a great way to keep your love going, throughout the years. But they're especially helpful if you happen to be feeling disconnected, unsure, or unhappy. "Many couples get into set routines and the relationship turns stale and predictable. Then, they grow apart," Jonathan Bennett, relationship and dating expert at Double Trust Dating, tells Bustle. "It’s always possible to increase your bond with your partner and there are many ways you can accomplish it."
Amazon's Alexa can now help you with sexy time 'baby making' music
After all the shopping and TV watching, Amazon knows you also like to do other things, like, the sex, for example.
To help facilitate this most natural of human activities, Amazon has now given Alexa the power to help you out with music specially designed to help set the right mood.
Now, when Amazon Music users interact with Alexa, they can issue commands “Alexa, play baby making jazz music” or even "Alexa, play hooking up music." And you know what? It actually works. Every time I tried either command, Alexa started playing a song that could easily be deemed appropriate for excursions into the realm of the intimate.
Our Searches, Ourselves
Google reveals the truth about people’s romantic insecurities.
Perhaps the aphorism should be changed to “In Google, veritas.” Where do people go with their most intimate worries, thoughts, and fears? Not the nearest water cooler or humblebrag app. More likely, they’ll seek comfort in the relative privacy of a search box.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former data scientist at Google, used his data-analysis skills to learn what was really on Americans’ minds. The result, a new book called Everybody Lies, shows how the terms and questions people type into search engines don’t at all match what they claim on surveys.
“So for example,” he told me recently, “there have historically been more searches for porn than for weather.” But just 25 percent of men and 8 percent of women will admit to survey researchers that they watch porn.
In addition to Google, some of his research comes from tape-recorder (rather than self-report) studies, which can provide a similar truth-serum effect.
I recently spoke with Stephens-Davidowitz about some of the most surprising findings from his book, which spans data on gender norms, prejudice, and romance. We focused on the search data about sex and relationships, because who are we kidding. An edited version of our conversation follows:
16 Ways to Let A Gay Man Know You're Interested
1. Stalk his Facebook page and like one of his profile pictures.
Here’s Why A Guy Would Ever Turn Down Sex, According To A Gay Man
So, I wanted to have morning sex two days ago with this guy I’ve been seeing, and I basically got rejected. He said he had a meeting in the morning and wanted to be focused. To be honest, I was kind of taken aback. Why would a guy reject a girl’s advances if they know sex is on the table? — Claire, 27, straight
Well, despite what society has led you to believe, not all men are sexual deviants. Sex is beyond great, sure, but contrary to most beliefs, a man’s penis is not permanently erect 24/7.
What To Do If Your BF Doesn’t Want To Move In With You, According To A Gay Man
What do you do when your boyfriend of three years doesn’t know if he wants to move in with you after college? — Joseph, 24, gay Damn, man.
First off, three years is a long time for any type of relationship, let alone a long-distance one, so props to you for staying together for so long. That being said, it doesn’t sound like you two have been on the exact same page.
How Coming Out and Hating Your Body Are Linked
When self-acceptance comes with a side of self-hatred.
"Do you think coming out made your body image problems and eating disorder worse?"
I waited for him to answer even though I knew what he would say. I'd heard it so many times before in my therapy practice.
"Yes, 100 percent," he said. "My eating disorder increased significantly once I came out of the closet."
The sad resignation in his voice made my eyes well up a bit.
It shouldn't be like this, I thought. Coming out shouldn't make things worse. It's supposed to get better.
Tinder is destroying men’s self-esteem
When Ben Ellman, 26, moved to NYC in 2015 and fired up his Tinder and OkCupid profiles, he was expecting to meet a bevy of compatible women. Instead, the 5-foot-9 journalist was swiped left by matches because of his height — or lack thereof.
“It seems like all the women online were going for guys 6-foot-1 and above,” Ellman, who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, tells The Post. He estimates that for every 50 women he expressed interest in, only one would swipe right on him. “People can feel worse when using Tinder because it’s such a meritocracy for hot people … People swipe left or right based on your profile picture, and that can make you feel bad about yourself.”
He’s not the only one who faced a drop in confidence after using Tinder. A new survey at the University of North Texas found that singles who used Tinder are more likely to have lower self-esteem and feel unhappy about their looks than non-dating-app users. When it came to gender, male Tinder users reported lower self-esteem than females.
The study’s co-author, Jessica Strubel, says this gender imbalance could be due to a numbers game.
“We don’t know causality of these results, but one possible factor is that there are more male Tinder users than female Tinder users,” Strubel, an assistant professor at the university, tells The Post. “Men also swipe right more than women, so they face rejection more often, which could affect their self-esteem.”
Husband dies minutes after losing his wife of 63 years
PLATTE, S.D. — A husband and wife died within 20 minutes of one another side-by-side in a South Dakota nursing home after 63 years of marriage.
KSFY-TV reports Henry and Jeanette De Lange died July 31 at Platte Care Center.
The couple’s son, Lee De Lange, says his 87-year-old mother suffered from Alzheimer’s and had been in a nursing home since 2011. He says his 86-year-old father visited her daily before recently entering the same nursing home.
Lee De Lange says after his mother died peacefully, he told his father, “Mom’s gone to heaven. You don’t have to fight anymore, you can go too if you want.” He says his father looked at his wife, closed his eyes and died minutes after.