More couples do things like dining, hobbies, friendships and having fun apart
Study: The separateness of couples' lives grows. In one of the most comprehensive studies of marriage, a team compared 2,000 married people each in 1980 and in 2000. The likelihood of couples spending lots of time together visiting friends, pursuing hobbies and dining together decreased 28%. Spouses also are less likely to have smooth relations with their partners' friends. The separateness has become so common that researchers are changing the structure of marriage-education programs. For some couples living separate lives isn't a problem: Dave Hookham says he and his wife, do fine vacationing separately sometimes and having different friends.
Almost 25% of couples admit to spying on each other
Almost 25% of all married couples spy on each other's emails and text messages, and 13% spied on the websites their partners visited, a new UK report reveals. 97% disapproved of their partners falling in love with other people over the net and 85% disliked them flirting. About the same amount were unhappy with their partners talking about personal problems online with other people and or having cyber sex. 6% of married internet users said they first met their partner online. Of those 34% through an online dating site, 19% in a chat room and 18% through a instant messaging site.
Being single has its benefits
For years, studies have touted the benefits of marriage, but new research is giving singles their due. Researchers focusing on the growing numbers of unmarried Americans are finding social benefits to singlehood. One study finds singles more connected to friends than married peers; another says unmarried offspring help their parents more than those who are married. A boost in happiness associated with marriage returns to pre-marriage levels over time, found professor Richard Lucas.
Why I visit prostitutes - Speaking to one man who uses them
He was 24 the first time he visited a prostitute. Shy and more than a little nervous, he told the woman it was his first sexual experience. 14 years later he still remembers his nerves, but says the experience was "enjoyable". It must have been. He's been visiting ever since. He has no regrets, believing it is a bargain which suits both: She gets money and he gets satisfaction. No-one is hurt and everybody wins. He finds it near-impossible to meet women and he believes there are many men like him: "There are a lot of men who find it hard to make a relationship with a woman. They can be shy and it can be difficult to meet women."
Spending most of life on own is now a satisfying destination
The demographic fact that you will likely spend most of your life on your own is reshaping singlehood into a satisfying destination rather than an anxiety-ridden way station. "Singlehood is no longer a state to be overcome as soon as possible. It has its own rewards. Marriage is not the gateway to adulthood anymore. For most people it's the dessertódesirable, but no longer the main course," says Stephanie Coontz. People may still be eager to meet a long-term partner, but they are a lot less desperate.
Being Successfully Single Until the Right One Comes Along
Is finding love really so hard though? Or do we just make it hard? Finding love is not hard, but sometimes it takes a long time. So if you are single now, and I assume that you are, then you are likely goint go be single for awhile. Here are some advantages of being single: (1) You are independent. (2) You have more time. (5) You can focus on your career.
Women - Consider hiring an male escort to wine and dine you?
Are you a lonely and unhappy woman who desires some good company, or better yet, some good sex? Have you ever considered hiring an escort to wine and dine you, then 'wine' you in whole new way? Now more than ever, women are aware of their sexuality and realise that they have as much right to pleasure as any man does. Coupled with an increased economic power, women are now very aggressive in pursuing their desires. They are becoming more sexually liberated, the oldest profession known to for men who wish to offer their services to to include openings for men who wish to offer their services to women.
Building a new social network is part of starting over
Men and women lose at least half of their social network when they get divorced, according to research. Their relationships with relatives, in-laws, neighbors, work colleagues and spousal friends all shift and change. It takes a certain kind of determination to start building new social connections when you are alone and starting over.
Study: Loneliness May Be in the DNA
Researchers surveyed 8,000 pairs of twins and found that 50 percent shared similar characteristics of loneliness. "Our results indicate loneliness is not a personality weakness," said psychology professor John Cacioppo. "Quite the contrary, it is just part of the genetic variation that we find in humans." The study indicated that loneliness has nothing to do with wealth, height or physical attractiveness.
Women are happier living the single life than men - Research
Men are lonelier living on their own than women and less likely to appreciate the freedom and lack of compromise it brings, research has shown. The number of people choosing to live alone has almost doubled in the past 30 years with the shift most significant among men. The total of males under 65 living alone has tripled since 1971.
3 months of sleeping alone yield some surprising conclusions
Three months of sleeping alone yield some surprising conclusions. We're conditioned to think we should be having sex as often as possible, and for a while I believed that. I measured my self-worth by how many people I could convince to sleep with me, regardless of the results. I'm all for sexual experimentation and proudly claim every last one of my many dalliances; they've made me into the person I am today. But I'm entitled to change, and now I want the whole packageósomeone I can talk to, confide in, hold hands and be geeky with, and with whom I can have hot, mind-blowing sex.
8 ValuableTips On How To Survive a Dumping
Unfortunately there is no magic formula for surviving a dumping. However, to find someone you want to spend your life with, you have to move on and plan a realistic time scale to move forward. There are fairly standard steps you can devise to succeed. There is no reason that you have to spend the rest of your life going out on your own, and eating solitary TV dinners.
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(Christian Science Monitor)