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Dating Don’ts: Love In The Age Of Instagram

Dating Don'ts: Love In The Age Of Instagram

I have an inveterate aversion to the unexpected. I hate surprise parties. I conduct extensive consumer research before I purchase anything, from new shoes to vacuum cleaners. The idea of plunging blind into a situation fills me with a mounting dread, a gnawing in the pit of my stomach knowing that I have no say in the outcome. This charming quirk has led me on a lifelong journey to impart control over a variety of situations that are inherently uncontrollable — the job search, the actions of others, and most importantly, dating. Any way you slice it, dating is fucking terrifying for me, because the unexpected is the norm. The carefully edited OKCupid or How About We profile and the brief dossier provided by a well-meaning friend only reveals so much. How can you know more before you’ve even met? This week, in an article in The New York Post, I read about Glimpse, a new dating app that offers the alluring prospect of stripping some of the mystery away. By allowing users to view the Instagram profiles of potential matches, Glimpse removes a layer from the murky soup of contemporary dating, offering users a deeper glimpse into the interests of other singles. If you like what you see, “smile” at the person through the app, and if it’s a match, you’re well on your way to love. Keep reading »

James Franco Admits He “Used Bad Judgment” Propositioning 17-Year-Old

  • James Franco admitted this morning on “Live With Kelly And Michael” that he “used bad judgment” and is “embarrassed” about propositioning a 17-year-old Scottish girl he met after a performance of “Of Mice And Men” on Broadway. Franco was busted sending DMs to Lucy Clode over Instagram in which he asked what hotel she was staying at, and whether he should rent a room. Lucy rejected the actor, then posted his messages online for all to see. [ABC News]
  • Snooki has announced she is expecting her second child with her fiancee Jionni Lavalle. Mazel tov! [In Touch Weekly]
  • Anthony Bourdain is standing up for fellow chef Nigella Lawson after she was denied entry to the U.S. because of her admitted drug use. “Toronto mayor Rob Ford? Welcome to the USA!” Bourdain tweeted. He has a point! [Page Six]
  • Another day, another rumor that a woman’s success is “emasculating” her husband. Today’s victims of media sexism are Jessica Alba and her hubby Cash Warren. [RadarOnline] Keep reading »

James Franco Allegedly Tried To Pick Up A 17-Year-Old On Instagram

James Franco is a very active Instagram user and often engages his fans on the social network, posting pictures with them, re-gramming their photos and, apparently, sending some of them flirtatious direct messages. On Tuesday, a teenager from Scotland named Lucy Clode, 17, in New York City on vacation, went to see Franco on Broadway in “Of Mice and Men.” After the show, she met Franco at an autograph signing and documented the whole thing on her Instagram. In one video (above), Franco tells her tag him, which she did, and later on that evening her followed her. That’s when things supposedly got interesting… Keep reading »

Really Bad Instagram Trend: #AfterSexSelfies

  • Please, please, don’t ruin the sanctity of Instagram by posting your #AfterSexSelfies. [The Gloss]
  • Forget the Hook-Up Truck, Love Cloud is a new service offering sex flights over Las Vegas. [Huffington Post]
  • That time when a man was promised large sums of money in exchange for a heyna eating his penis. That time. [Mommyish]
  • A new study says women are immune to men’s sexy voices. But, as you might have guessed, the opposite is not true. [Your Tango]
  • This transgender student at a North Caroline college says she was harassed by campus security guards. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »

Sienna Miller Says She Sucks At “Selfie Face”

Sienna Miller Selfie Face

“I’m not very good at the selfie face. I can do it for, like, three seconds and then I crack up.”

Ridiculously photogenic Nylon cover girl Sienna Miller revealed a shocking confession in the mag’s latest issue: while she has no trouble posing for the world’s top fashion photographers or striking a pose on the red carpet, she totally fails at the most basic form of cell phone photography: selfies. Her wording does beg a few questions, though. By “selfie face” is she referring to duckface? Or perhaps she’s talking about Very Serious Selfie Face; or “Oh I Didn’t Notice The Camera There Even Though I’m Holding It In My Right Hand” Selfie Face; or Slightly Angled Down To Create Cheekbones Selfie Face? Sienna, you might just need to try a new method. There’s a Selfie Face out there for everyone. [E! Online]

You Can Actually Hire Someone To Live Tweet Your Wedding For $3,000

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In case simply posting wedding pics on Facebook isn’t enough — and these days, apparently that isn’t enough for most people — you can now have someone LiveTweet your wedding for the oh-so-reasonable fee of $3,000. “Just in time for wedding season,” W Hotels in New York City will offer up “social media wedding concierges” to manage all things digital on your special day. Keep reading »

Lauren Conrad And Her Dog Have Matching Panama Hats, You Guys

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Reason #4,938 you need to follow celebrities on Instagram: you find out cool facts that might benefit you at some random trivia night 10 years down the road:

Question: Which MTV reality star/beauty blogger/fashion designer has been known to outfit her dogs in tiny hats that match her own?
Answer: Lauren Conrad, duh!

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Selena Gomez Posts Maybe-Naked Pic On Instagram

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  • Selena Gomez posted what looks liked a butt-naked, frolicking-in-the-sunlight-behind-a-curtain pic on her Instagram account. What filter is that? It looks like NAKED! Eh, she’s 21-years-old. You do you, girl. [Instagram.com/SelenaGomez]

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“My Day With Leo” Instagram Account Inserts Cutouts Of Leonardo DiCaprio Into Snapshots Around NYC

Well, file this one under “Why didn’t I think to do this with pictures of Ryan Gosling?” If you can’t actually spend the day with your favorite celebrity, you might as well spend the day with a photo of your favorite celebrity, right? The baby genius behind the Instagram account “My Day With Leo” photographs cutout pictures of Leonardo DiCaprio and his various characters into snapshots around New York City. Here’s Arnie Grape, Leo’s character from “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”  chillin’ by his mom’s grave at First Calvary Cemetery in Queens. Click onward to see where else Leonardo DiCaprio has been spending his time… [Instagram]

Do You Need A Social Media Cone Of Shame?

Because the real world is more fun than cat videos.

As much as it bugs me when companies try to go all “high road,” I can make an exception for this hilarious Coca-Cola Social Media Guard commercial. The Guard, a fake product that is basically a cone of shame, makes it impossible for a person to look down at their phone and instead, forces them to look up at the world. It fights social media addiction one over-Tweeter at a time and will help you “take the ‘social’ out of media and put it back into your life.” Somebody sell me a real-life version of this please! [Laughing Squid]

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