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Do kids belong at weddings?

19th September 2016

Someone recently emailed me with a question about American wedding culture: I am finding more and more that kids are not being invited to weddings and I think that money is a big issue. I have been invited to numerous wedding over the last year or so and every one of them said no kids […]

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How should wedding guests choose how much money to give?

18th July 2016

I overheard an interesting argument recently about how to choose an appropriate gift for an American wedding. One person recommended calling the venue to learn how much they charge per plate: I never want to be a financial burden on a couple getting married. I always remember what it was like for my brother and […]

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What do you think about texting before the first date?

24th November 2015

This article argues that texting led to wasted hours and a false sense of hope as two men spent 21 days getting to know each other via texts after being connected through an online dating site. Convinced that he was in love, the author showed up to the first real date, hugged the guy, and […]

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Mentos ad encouraging sex in Singapore

3rd August 2012

I’m fairly certain that ads like this wouldn’t work too well in most cultures, but this Mentos ad from Singapore encourages Singapore’s citizens to do their civic duty and make babies. I understand the government has its own ads that encourage more baby-making as well. Tap you all night like an EZ Link card…. Explore […]

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Do married men get a hypothetical free pass?

23rd September 2010

This question was posed on a football message board. Read the question briefly and then make sure you understand it by summarizing the man’s problem: My lovely wife and I were watching Mad Men the other evening when she turned to me and asked, “If John Hamm is my free pass, who is yours?” Now […]

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Avoiding hook up culture at US colleges

26th May 2010

Interesting article here on the hook up culture on US college campuses. It focuses on a minority of students (according to the article) who have decided to avoid this culture. Many, it seems, are hoping for a return of traditional dating culture.

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Need Ideas for a Third Date

8th February 2009

Question: Ok, quick background… Girl I knew from college (but wasn’t really friends with) sends me a message on Facebook that she wants to hang out and grab a drink sometime. So I tell her to meet me at a bar last Thursday. Conversation is great, she’s funny, we have similar interests, etc. However, didn’t […]

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Should a woman offer to pay?

29th January 2009

Here are some interesting excerpts from an online conversation (from a New York Giants football message board): Question: Hey guys. Over the last month I’ve been seeing a girl who I met through a mutual friend and it’s been going really, really well. After a week of hanging out with her and our mutual friend(s) […]

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Throw shoes at George W. Bush, get offered a wife

20th December 2008

Reported in the December 19th Calgary Sun CAIRO — An Egyptian man said he was offering his 20-year-old daughter in marriage to Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad on Sunday. The daughter, Amal Saad Gumaa, said she agreed with the idea. “This is something that […]

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Can we learn something about dating in LA from a TV show?

16th June 2008

Brad Garrett on a relaity TV dating show… From Crackle: Dating Brad Garrett: Why Date Him? I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t have much faith in a TV show trying to show us something real about dating culture.

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