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The Daily Squeeze: Wii Chocolate, Another Dead Lover, and Chicago’s Busy Fridays

  • If you’re afraid your boyfriend loves his Wii more than he loves you, buy him these chocolates for Valentine’s Day. [Paul Pape Designs]
  • Not unlike yesterday’s story of animals in love, a 66-year-old woman lived for more than a year with her dead lover’s body decomposing in her house. Guess she didn’t watch that Desperate Housewives episode and learn you actually should keep dead people in a basement freezer. [Yahoo!]
  • The author of Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt, just completed a two-year study on prostitution in Chicago. Some interesting facts: about 3 percent of sex acts were freebies to police officers to avoid arrest; full-time prostitutes made less than $20,000 per year, on average; and Fridays were the busiest days, while Mondays were the slowest. [Chicago Tribune]
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    Kate Nash’s Insights

    This week, the enormously talented Brit Kate Nash finally released her album, Made of Bricks in the U.S. Her songs tell funny stories about boyfriends, dressing to impress, and annoying, slutty girls. We especially enjoy the song “We Get On,” which details a particularly rough Saturday that includes going to a party, getting drunk, and crying in the bathroom. Below, some of Kate’s wisdom…

    ”We Get On”
    “And my friends were like whatever / You’ll find someone better/His eyes were way too close together / And we never even liked him from the start.”

    “You said I must eat so many lemons, ’cause I am so bitter / I said “I’d rather be with your friends, mate, ‘cause they are much fitter.”

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    Gossip Girl’s Dan Says “I Love You”

    Saying that last night’s episode of Gossip Girl was drama-filled is like declaring that shoes will get wet when it rains. Duh. Along with the Serena/Blair pregnancy scare and Nate and Chuck duking it out, there was the somewhat less climactic storyline in which Dan says, “I love you” to Serena. The first time he says it is when he wants to show support in case she’s carrying a little Dan. But he really means it and wants her to know that it isn’t solely because of this. He spends the rest of the episode trying to tell her again.

    The interesting part of this story is not that they exchange those three words, but that they do it after they have sex! Maybe things have changed since we were in high school, but back then, couples “went out” for months and months, said “I love you,” and then did the deed. Of course the order may have changed once college and the real world arrived, but high school sex is supposed to be a little more innocent. Maybe wearing Chanel and being driven around in a Town Car really do make you grow up faster. [The CW] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: A Wife In A Brothel, A Man In A Wedding Dress, And A Reason For Divorce

  • A Polish man stopped by his local brothel only to find his wife working there. There goes that 14-year marriage. [Reuters]
  • More men than women (22 percent vs. 11 percent) cite sex as the reason for their divorce. We could have guessed that. [Divorce360]
  • A man’s family found out he was a transvestite when he arrived at his wedding reception wearing a dress. Still, he/she looked beautiful. [Daily Mail]
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    Are You A Swinger?

    Figuring out whether or not you’re a swinger doesn’t seem like it would be all that difficult. There’s not really any gray area: Either you are, or you aren’t. So if you find yourself relating to a few of the “100 Signs You May Be a Swinger” but don’t consider yourself a swinger, there can be other explanations…

    3. You are running out of reasons to tell your coworkers why you can’t go out with them this weekend. You have lame coworkers.

    29. You don’t think twice about wearing a short skirt, high heels, and fishnets when there is three feet of snow on the ground. You are a hooker, a drag queen, or a sorority girl.

    79. Making it an early night means getting home before 3 a.m. You are under 30 and live in New York City.

    87. You’re at the market, and the only things in your basket are condoms, breath mints, and Red Bull. You are Britney Spears.

    99. You spent twice as long on your online profile than you did on your resume. You are in your 20s. [Kasidie] Keep reading »

    Brunch Is For Girls

    It never occurred to me that guys think brunch is totally girly and lame until I read this Token Straight Guy. But I came across this sign over the weekend, which affirms that it isn’t just one guy who thinks this — apparently, it’s most. Learning this made me realize that I made a huge mistake on my online dating profile: I listed “brunch with friends” as something I like to do on weekends! Just think of how many more people would have contacted me if they didn’t associate me with mimosas and omelets! (I usually eat breakfast burritos or waffles when I “brunching” anyway.) However, one guy seemed to be attracted to my love of brunch and actually initiated a conversation with me by saying that he “can’t imagine living without [brunch],” which is more than most girls would say. Keep reading »

    Rachel Bilson And Hayden Christensen Are Just Too Cute

    Did you see the preview for Jumpers? It seems to be a movie about teleporting and fighting and Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson making out. In other words, maybe don’t rush to see it when it hits theaters on Valentine’s Day. But even if the movie doesn’t have a positive impact at the box office, it did bring together one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. Rachel and Hayden taped a PSA for Teens for Jeans, and the outtakes show them at their most adorable. [YouTube] Keep reading »

    New York City Daters Get A (Reality TV) Guru

    So, with the writer’s strike still going on, we’re all going to have to embrace reality TV a whole lot more, if that’s even possible. I, for one, am trying. Tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. EST, Matched in Manhattan premieres on Lifetime – since I have a date tomorrow night, I just watched the episode online. Let me help you decide whether you’ll watch after the jump…

    P.S. Doesn’t Matt look kind of like Barry Manilow sans Botox? Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Banking Vs. Sex, Monkeys, And A Fake Orgasm Lawsuit

  • People in China are more interested in reading about banks and stocks than sex, according to the most popular words Googled in 2007. [Reuters]
  • Before female macaques (monkeys) in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia, will have sex, the males must groom them for about eight minutes. But even more incredible is that the females had sex an average of 1.5 times per hour unless they had just been groomed, in which case the number became 3.5 times per hour. Talk about getting busy. [Fox]
  • A model is suing a jewelry company because it looks like she’s having an orgasm in a TV ad she’s in. She says she didn’t think that’s what she was doing when they were filming and was told to “fake excitement.” Some would probably argue those are the same. [International Herald Tribune]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Sexless Turtles, Women’s Viagra, and Obvious Sex Statistics

  • A new Florida law makes it illegal to allow turtles to reproduce. Those poor, sexually repressed Floridian turtles. [CBS 13]
  • The University of Virginia is testing a new drug that could raise the libido of women with little interest in sex. If testing goes well, women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder will be able to rub a dab of LibiGel onto her upper arm, and for 24 hours, she’ll get an energy and libido boost. LibiGel all around! [ABC]
  • New Jersey men have more sex than New Jersey women. And they’re not having sex as often as they’d like — but 68 percent said they had sex in the past year, so at least they have that going for them. [Newsday]
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