Celebrities, commitment, Dating, Relationships, The Love Detective

The Love Detective: Boyfriend Background Check

article-2297783-18DE2318000005DC-638_634x824Celebs started the trend for pre-marital background checks moving into the realm of the first three months – Britney Spears reportedly asked her new boyfriend Dave to sign a confidentiality agreement and pass a background check before taking their relationship further.

So what’s involved in a ‘Boyfriend Background Check’?

Private investigators verify Identity, Address, Financial Stability, Employment, Property, Marital Status, and Moral Character.

Some people think that it’s paranoid, but I think it’s crazy that some people do less research on the history of a person we let into our homes (and vaginas) than the condition of a used purse on Ebay. Think about it: Have you ever dated a guy who wouldn’t take you back to his apartment? Are you sure he’s ‘separated’, or just separated for the night? A boyfriend background check definitely would have saved me a ton of time in my 20s.

What do you think? Would you ever want a Boyfriend Background Check?

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Male plastic surgery: Daniel Craig is ‘in’; Leonardo DiCaprio is ‘out’

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Men are having plastic surgery to get more masculine facial definition.

Details reports that the square jaws seen on Jon Hamm, Michal Fassbender and Daniel Craig are ‘in’, while the dainty chin and more ‘boyish’ look of Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron and Tobey Maguire have become yesterday’s news. ‘There’s less of a desire now for a conventionally beautiful white-bread face,’ Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, an associate professor of plastic surgery at UCLA School of Medicine, told the magazine.

Read more: Daily Mail/MailOnline

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Plastic surgery: What does ‘I haven’t had any work done’ really mean?

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Dolly Parton once famously said ‘there’s a reason the Hollywood Hills are in the same part of the country as Silicon Valley’. But in an era where laser hair removal is considered a part of everyday grooming, ‘I haven’t had plastic surgery’, seems to translate to ‘I’ve never sliced into my face’. For most people Botox, fillers and laser treatments don’t count.

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The Love Detective: Will random Facebook stalking become the new drunk dialing?

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From my test drive of Facebook’s new Graph Search feature: ‘One Facebook executive used finding a spicy meal in San Francisco as an example search.Seriously? If I want barbecued rib recommendations I can go to Yelp. I wanted help with a much more elusive query: “Where are the single men in Manhattan?”‘

Read more: Daily Mail/ MailOnline

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Should ambitious women marry older men?

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Often, stories about massive age gaps feature pictures of of Ronnie Wood or Hugh Hefner holding hands with women young enough to be their daughters. But I  was attracted to successful, charismatic, ambitious men whom I considered my peers and went through dozens of ‘Mr. Bigs’.
The ones I would consider setting up home with often didn’t consider me wife material.The men I dated either became competitive professionally or expected me to have a more traditional, stay-at-home role.’

Read more: Daily Mail/MailOnline

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The Love Detective: Forget 7 years…beware the ’18 month itch’!

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First it was the seven-year itch. Then the three-year itch. Now a rash of recent celebrity break-ups seems to suggest that the honeymoon period is getting even shorter. That’s right: The stage when complements stop, sex dwindles and suddenly a partner’s cute little quirks go from totally adorable to totally annoying could happen in as little as 18 months.

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