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He described himself as a ‘white Denzel Washington’, but she saw a ‘lawn gnome

The male Dove spoof ad with the tagline: ‘Men. You’re Less Beautiful Than You Think’ is obviously a joke, but is there some truth to this theory? Both used an FBI-trained forensic artist to sketch two blind version of each , but while women only saw their own flaws, men described themselves as movie-star handsome. Unfortunately, the women saw the guys as something ‘straight out of Mordor’.

Read more: Daily Mail/MailOnline

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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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The Craigslist creepers offering free rooms for sex now want maid service too!


Most seasoned single women in search of housing have come across ads posted by Craigslist creeps. These are the ones that seem too good to be true by offering ‘free rent’ – until you notice that the rest of the title reads ‘for female only’. Now there’s a new twist. Many of the lusty landlords aren’t satisfied with just sex for rent – they want maid service and cooking thrown in, among other things.

And their demands are getting more and more bizarre.

Read more: Daily Mail/MailOnline

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


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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First Date Red Flag #1: The Man Who Masturbated

It was even more shocking because our date had started out so normally. We went for Italian food, shared a plate of tiramisu and retired to an intimate bar for dessert wine. To get some privacy, we settled into a back-room sofa beside a roaring fire. Then he leaned in, I steadied myself for our first kiss – and that’s when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw it.

Somehow, while we were chatting, he had unbuttoned his trousers and released his member, which he was enthusiastically stroking like a pet hamster. “Do you want to touch it?” he asked, in the same conversational tone he’d used to ask what my dad did for a living. I grabbed my coat and bolted.

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