It's so tiresome when you've had enough of your lover, isn't it?
You have to make up some reason why you don't want to be with them anymore. Then you have to decide how to deliver the news.
Do you at least face them in person, look into their eyes and watch the hurt course right through them?
Or are you the modern type who just sends a text and has done with it?
Even if you are, what should the text say? "Oh, I felt the passion had gone in the weeks after both … Read more
Welcome to today's psychological survey.
We are here to discover your attitude toward your exes. Yes, we know you have more than one. We've heard the number is in the double digits, actually.
So: Do you keep the texts you exchanged? Are you still Facebook friends? If you're not, do you creep around social media to see what they're doing and whom they're seeing?
Do you occasionally sit there late at night with your new (and perhaps temporary) lover, secretly pleased that your ex just texted you, wondering how you are? … Read more
My engineer friend George is not having a good week.
His dating life is taking on the same flavor as Google's Franz Kafka doodle.
The more women that offer him their huffy, puffy Jennifer Lopez, the more he turns into a cockroach and delves into the Web's darker crevices for succor.
He has happened upon the flaming box known as Tinder. Should you be unfamiliar with this app, it allows you to scroll through faces of your target gender that happen to be in your vicinity.
Should any face you like happen to like your face, a match … Read more
As one who has been dumped by Skype, registered mail, Pinot poured on bald head, head-butt, intermediary, and sudden marriage to another, I wondered what could possibly remain.
Then I read Katy Perry's plaintive revelation that the very humorous star of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Russell Brand, had allegedly told her to forget their marriage by text.
I had heard that this might be a method employed in middle school to end what wasn't meant to be.
However, I wasn't aware that those designated as adults might also believe this was appropriate etiquette. … Read more
It can't be easy being a handsome state senator's wife.
You've seen what happens to those who reach even higher office and you count the number of wives some of them have had.
The mathematical odds don't look so good.
So please offer an ululation of support for Heather McGill, wife of Alabama state Sen. Shadrack McGill, who has decided to get her retaliation in first.
Tired of predatory women's carnal desires directed at her husband, she has taken to Facebook to tell them that she's ready to shame them into oblivion.
As if … Read more
I have a confession to make.
Please don't tell everyone, but I'd like to kiss someone who's wearing Google Glass.
In fact, if you really push me up against this wall and make me talk, I'd also like to kiss someone while wearing Google Glass.
It's not that I don't think Google Glass is stranger than walking up to a stranger and putting your finger in his or her ear.
It's precisely because of Google Glass's sheer strangeness that I want to know whether it would alter my approach to love.… Read more
The heartless are everywhere.
Sometimes they are men, sometimes women. Sometimes they are simply beings beyond definition.
Why, I remember one proud woman telling me that she had dumped her man. He came to reason with her, to plead even.
"He was crying," she gloated afterwards, as if she'd scored some great victory. And to think the only reason she'd dumped him was that she'd discovered he was a drug dealer. Yes, it was only pot.
It's interesting, therefore, to witness the reactions to a Google Street View shot that has been propelled to … Read more
It has been established many times that relationships are complicated.
You can be dating a self-described humanitarian who ends up treating you like a farm animal. You can believe that your liaison is anything but dangerous, and then you discover a casual faithlessness that assaults your craw.
This seems to happen even in the case of Netflix use.
If you really love the one you're with, you'll wait to watch a TV show that's in your Netflix queue, so that you can watch it curled up in beautiful unison.
Research from Netflix suggests, however, that more than … Read more
It hurts when your lover casts you aside.
Especially when you know that he or she is acting out of self-loathing, personal inadequacy, or a complete lack of appreciation for your hidden joys.
And yet, in this world where everything is recorded by a social network (and/or a government), there are parameters that makes the pain more acute.
As a University of California, Santa Cruz study has discovered, Facebook can make a break-up even worse.
It seems that even when we have been kicked to the curb with more unfairness than a Turkmeni election we find it hard to … Read more