Add this to your grab bag of fun facts about finding love that will not actually help you one bit. A new study done at University of Trier in Germany found that our taste in romantic partners is determined by our mood. Before I get to the results, my favorite part of this study is the method they used. I’ll spare you all the details but let’s just say that nudie pics, ice water, and warm water were involved. Are we sure this is a scientific study and not some glorified sex game?
Anyhow, researchers found that when we are relaxed, we tend to attract mates who look more like us and whom we’re more compatible with. But in times of stress, we are more likely to pick a partner who bears no resemblance to us. Is this further confirmation that we’re all raging narcissists when it comes to love? Not exactly. The theory is that humans have evolved to be less picky about choosing a mate carefully when times are tough. Isn’t that just what we call “desperation”? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
I will admit that I really didn’t know who Justin Bieber was until recently. I guess that’s a good thing since I am no longer 11. Apparently this tween heartthrob has been taking his style cues from the lovely lesbian ladies of this country. A new blog, Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber, is calling him out on his blatant style biting. From his haircut to his hoodies, they’ve got Justin’s number. For example, have you ever noticed how Justin Bieber bears an uncanny resemblance to Kim Stolz from “America’s Next Top Model”? After the jump, see some more of the incriminating evidence. [Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber] Keep reading »
Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were the Betty and Veronica for tweenage girls in the ’80s. There wasn’t a single one of us who wasn’t dreaming a little dream about the two Coreys back in the day. Sadly, one half of this pop-culture PB & J has passed away. RIP, Corey Haim.
What was it that made the Coreys so darn appealing? That together they made the perfect guy. They were the yin and yang of dudeness, totally opposite yet completely complementary. But as it goes in life, you can only pick one team to play for. And the Corey you had the hots for says a lot about your personality. So did you rip out Tiger Beat centerfolds of Haim, the popular boy with a hidden dark side, or Feldman, the neurotic, bad boy with a heart of gold? After the jump, what your Corey preference says about you. Keep reading »
Matchmaker and dating coach Rachel Greenwald is responsible for 750 marriages, and she doesn’t believe you will find the love of your life by waiting for him/her to spontaneously appear in line at the grocery store or sit next to you on the subway. Darn. There goes my approach. This Harvard M.B.A. and New York Times best-selling author advocates a better way—being proactive and approaching your dating life like a job search. “Sure, there has to be an intersection of luck, timing, and opportunity, to find love,” she says, “But you increase your odds when you do something about it. If you have a strategic organized plan, something will come through faster.” So, uh, what should this plan be? Her new book—Have Him at Hello: Confessions from 1,000 Guys About What Makes Them Fall in Love … Or Never Call Back—hits bookstores today and has some ingenious ideas for us. I had the opportunity to chat with Rachel and get a singles state of the union. After the jump, eight interesting tips I learned. Keep reading »
Well, it looks like Jennifer Aniston didn’t need our suggestions about how to save her career after all. She came up with an idea all her own. Drum roll … she’s launching her own perfume line! Why didn’t we think of that? Here we were rooting for a sex tape or artificial insemination. There are no details currently available about eau de Jennifer, but we have no doubt that we will be seeing her in a ridiculous perfume ad very soon. Sadly, we hear that she is having some trouble coming up with a name. We can help with that! After the jump, some name suggestions for Jen’s celebrity scent. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
wino wine lover like me, I just received the best news I could possibly hear. A new, long-term study says that women who drink red wine in moderation stay thinner into middle age. Woo hoo! So I finally have a legit reason to pop the cork on a daily basis. Of the 20,000 women that participated in this study, the red wine drinkers consistently put on less weight than the women who drank white wine, beer, liquor, or no alcohol at all. Why? The theory is that the body processes calories from alcohol differently from calories from food. The livers of regular red wine drinkers develop a separate method of breaking down alcohol, where surplus energy is turned into heat rather than fat. So those calories from your glass of Pinot Noir will get burned off while the calories from your slice of pizza will go directly to your butt. If you weren’t already excited to go out and buy a bottle of liquid dinner, studies also show that red wine can prevent blood clots and heart disease and extend your life expectancy. Cheers to that! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Was is just me, or did George Clooney seem totally pissed off at the Oscars last night? His sour puss act in the front row almost made me miss Jack Nicholson smirking in his dark sunglasses. And George’s lady, Elisabetta Canalis, wasn’t looking too chipper either—those two had “Debbie Downer” written all over their faces. Sure, George played nice for two seconds on the red carpet, but once he got inside … forget it. What the heck does he have to be so pissed about? Our best guesses after the jump. Keep reading »