Love Lust Longing

February 10, 2013

Red roses, chilled champagne, a candlelight dinner for two. Who cares?!?

This is the 21st century. We’ve got 30 million potential dates online. We’ve got every imaginable type of pornography at our fingertips. Odds are each of us could hook up with someone new tonight.

Who needs romance?

  1. Digital Matchmaking - Dan Slater

    We've turned our hearts over to software; 30 million Americans have online dating profiles. About one-fifth of all new relationships in North America start with people meeting online. 

    So far, the algorithms don't seem to know much more than we do, about what we're looking for.

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  2. A Kiss from Outer Space

    Is this... a date?

    Should I ..? Are we going to..?

    A story from Marilyn Pittman.

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  3. Something At First Sight

    Do you believe in love at first sight? 

    James Bennett says he experienced... well... something like it. 

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  4. Sex & Search Engines - Ogi Ogas

    What turns you on?

    Sure, there are the obvious answers: beauty, brains, braun. But human sexuality is a complicated business. Studying it is more complicated still. That was, until the internet came along.

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  5. Redefining Romance - David Jay on Asexuality

    So romance is about sex, right? By definition?

    Not so, says David Jay. He founded the Asexual Visibility & Education Network.

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  6. Seduce Me - Betsy Prioleau

    Seduction seems like a dirty word these days. In our era of frankness, hook-ups and FWBs, why bother seducing someone?

    Betsy Prioleau says charm is an endangered, misunderstood and useful art.

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  7. An Affair to Remember

    A story about seduction, about allegiance, about love. From Donna McNeil.

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  8. Love 2.0 - Barbara Fredrickson

    So romance is about attraction, about intimacy, and sometimes about sex. 

    Sometimes, it's also about love.

    So now for an even larger question: what the heck is love?

    Psyhchologist Barbara Fredrickson's says love is more brief - and more available - than we think it is.

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