relationships

Invisible Love

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Tired of looking for love? Now you can create it.

Earlier this week a new app launched called invisible boyfriend; or invisible girlfriend. For a monthly fee of just under $25 you can create your partner’s photo, name, interests and a story about how the two of you met. Then over the course of the next four weeks your fake boyfriend or girlfriend will send you 100 text messages, 10 voice mails and one postcard.  read more »

A Broken Hearted Business

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The city of love is feeling a little broken hearted.

The “Museum of Broken Relationships” is now open in Paris and is part flea market, part final resting place for the memories of failed love. Items such as a piece of hair, red shoes and an unworn wedding ring are part of the display set up in a former funeral home.

The exhibit’s curator says there is something precious in break-ups because they offer a new perspective on love. The exhibit is not meant to feel like a cemetery but more like a farewell ceremony for unnecessary objects.  read more »

Romance for Hire

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After years of monopolizing the market; Cupid is facing some competition.

25-year-old Brenndon Knox was unemployed and living in New York when he spotted an ad on Craigslist. It was from a young couple who had been dating for a few weeks and was looking for someone to help them turn it into lasting love.

So Knox applied and now he arranges their dates, manages their schedules and reminds them to respond to each other’s text messages. One of his first tasks was to find some time for the two to spend together. So he cleared a half hour block in their daily schedules and sent them to tour the aisles at their local Whole Foods.  read more »

The Three Year Glitch

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The seven year itch is irritating couples sooner, and your fast paced worklife could be to blame.

According to a survey of 2,000 British adults, the tipping point for relationships now comes around the three year mark. Judi James oversaw the survey. She says longer working hours and money concerns are taking an early toll on relationships. James says the stress is leading to more solo vacations and more weekends away from each other.  read more »

Silver Screen Love

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Going to the movies provides you with two hours of mindless entertainment. But once everyone lives happily ever after and the credits roll it’s back to the real world, or is it?

According to a poll of 1,000 Australians, romantic comedy movies are starting to impact people’s lives. The survey was released by Warner Home Video to mark the DVD release of the feel good movie “Valentine’s Day.” According to the survey almost half of the people who responded said the endless happy endings at these types of movies have swayed their views of relationships.  read more »