By Ellie Advice Columnist Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 Q: My friends suggested I try a popular dating app. I’m in my late 30s, attractive, divorced, no kids. One guy who texted me was the same age, decent looking, and said he was in town for a few days staying at a hotel. After exchanging a few meaningless texts, I said that I’d had a long workday and was going to sleep early (9 p.m.). I was awakened by his next text at 2 a.m.: “Come over.” Gross! Possibly dangerous, too! I cancelled the app. Has today’s dating become more about hookups than any interest in people? Turned Off Article Continued Below A: You have the confidence to refuse what you don’t want (such as takeout sex delivered to a strange man’s hotel room). However, social media has opened up possibilities between strangers, and that guy felt free to try it with you, because you were on that app. The result can be OK, terrifying or a waste of time, … [Read more...] about The online dating world seems to just be about hookups: Ask Ellie
Brad Pitt is not in a secret relationship with Charlize Theron despite reports. The Devil's Advocate star is the latest celebrity to be romantically linked with the 54-year-old actor, after his split with Angelina Jolie. According to a report in Star, Pitt has been secretly meeting up with Theron for the past year. The suspicious source said: "They meet up at luxury hotel suites around the world – London, Paris, even Beverly Hills – for dates... It's given them time to get to know each other away from the spotlight." Adding on, the website claimed that he is planning to keep their relationship under wraps as he fears the Maleficent actress will use it against him in the custody battle over their six children. The insider stated: "He's been trying to keep it quiet for as long as possible. It's not easy though – he's smitten and wants the world to hear about it." Pitt and Theron apparently bonded over their adopted children and love for architecture. The source went on: … [Read more...] about What’s the truth about Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron’s secret hookups?
By Sheryl Ubelacker The Canadian Press Tues., May 29, 2018 Rates of sexually transmitted infections are continuing to rise across Canada, say public health experts, who point to a number of possible reasons for the uptick in cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. “In general, all the sexually transmitted infections have been increasing in the last 20 years,” said Dr. Jason Wong, a physician epidemiologist at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), who tracks cases of sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. The growth of dating apps is one suspected culprit, though no studies have been conducted to prove a link between online hookups and the spread of STIs, said Wong. “But logically, it’s easier to find sex and easier to find anonymous sex than it was before, which makes it harder for public health to track outbreaks when you don’t know who’s the contact for people that may have been exposed,” he said. “The … [Read more...] about Less condoms, more online hookups: Experts say STIs are on the rise in Canada
source Facebook Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would soon be rolling out dating features during the keynote speech at its F8 conference on Tuesday. Zuckerberg said that Facebook is focused on helping people build meaningful relationships, and that it wouldn’t be “just for hookups.” The keynote comes just weeks after Zuckerberg had to testify in front of Congress about its data scandals, but the CEO assured the audience that it was designed “with privacy and safety in mind from the beginning.” Mark Zuckerberg just announced that Facebook is joining the dating game, to help users build perhaps “the most meaningful relationship of all.” The announcement came during the keynote of this year’s F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference where CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his executive team generally unveil what the company has been working on for … [Read more...] about Facebook is making a Tinder killer to help people find dates — ‘not just hookups’
Janie didn’t know where she was. She was with a man she’d met only that night. He’d taken her somewhere off campus. But she didn’t know exactly where. She texted three of her friends. “I don’t like this.” She looked around. The place was a mess and it smelled like stale beer. The guy she was with was slurring his words. She sent another text to her friends. “Shit how do I leave.” She sent another text. “Where does [he] live?” The message went out sometime after 12:55 a.m. on a Thursday in April 2017. Janie says it was the last text she sent before she was raped. Janie – not her real name – is a student at Yale. Her texts for help, provided to Business Insider, came from a residence where brothers in Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity (or DKE, pronounced “Deke”) lived. Hours earlier, Janie had met the fellow student at Toad’s Place, a nightclub on Yale’s campus, in New … [Read more...] about At Yale, students found to be sexual assailants return to campus