1 In 3 People Get Naked In Public When They’re Drunk: Study
People shed more than inhibitions when they get drunk — like dresses, shirts and pants.
A whopping 39% of people have removed clothing in public while under the influence of alcohol, according to a new study of American drinking habits by Addictions.com.
“There are a few primary indicators you can look for after a night out that might tell you if you’ve had too much to drink,” note the authors of the study released Wednesday to the Daily News for an exclusive first look. “Some may be a bit more obvious than others."
Channeling Lady Godiva or Magic Mike after beer and cocktails is obviously one of them. And there are more. “If you wake up in jail, or with little memory of the events that may have transpired to get you there, it’s probably a safe bet that you had too much to drink,” authors of the study, “Bad and Boozy,” add.
It turns out that 9% of the 2,000 survey subjects across the U.S. had been arrested while drunk. Other eye-opening findings: 6% of subjects set fires and 3% got a tattoo while under the influence.
“We ran this study in the hopes that it will reach people that need help but don’t know where to turn,” a survey spokesman tells the Daily News.
And while it’s worth noting that Addictions.com is in the business of recovery, which could skew results, it’s well-documented that being drunk can alter people’s mood, behavior and judgment.
Couple Gets Guests To Pay To Come To Their Wedding
When you go to a wedding it isn’t uncommon to have to shell out a lot of money for a gift, a dress, maybe even some travel, but one groom in England took things a step further and actually asked his guests to give him money to attend the big day.
Ben Farina is set to marry his fiancé Claire Moran next year, and has asked all his guests to shell out a little over $200 per person to attend. Initial reports suggested Ben was actually “getting guests to pay for the venue,” the four-star Knockerdown Cottages in the English countryside, but it turns out that’s really not the case. The venue offered the couple a package that included the wedding venue for free if they filled up all the rooms on the property, so those paying are actually getting accommodations for an entire weekend, including food and drinks, and use of both the spa and the swimming pool.
“It’s just like when you have a party and the owner says to you if you spend so much in the bar you get the venue free,” he told the “Daily Telegraph.” "We are not charging our guests to come and pay for our wedding – we are telling them to pay for their accommodation. We've told guests it costs this much if you want to come,” adding that it can be like a weekend vacation for them.
Although the couple got some initial bad publicity over the story it isn’t going to sour their excitement for the big day. Ben notes, “we are so looking forward to it and hoping it will be a special weekend for everyone."
Source: Daily Telegraph
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10 Online Dating Terms You Need To Know Now
How we long for love. And when the weather cools down and the holidays loom ahead, even the most commitment-shy may find a steady squeeze or get "cuffed"—at least till Valentine's Day. This popular term is likely short for "handcuffing" and relates to the old idea of a mate as a prisoner's "ball and chain." Urban Dictionary dates "cuffing season" back to at least 2011, but four years later the phrase was widespread enough to inspire a rap song and album of the same name.
How do you demonstrate romantic interest in the online era? Would-be suitors will, as one keen social observer puts it, "like three of your Instagram pictures in a row (only ones with you in them, obviously), they'll send you videos of miniature pigs [on Facebook], they'll text you with extra letters added into the words (thaaaank you). This is flirting, but...they're keeping things at a level of plausible deniability."
You know those barely clothed selfies that certain people are always posting on social media? That's a "thirst trap"—"thirst" being an all-too evocative popular term for desperation, sexual and otherwise. Are people really trolling for compliments with scantily clad six-pack abs or dangerous curves? Probably depends on the person. In a recent interview with Vice magazine, one online personality boasted about her "incessant need for external validation...strangers on the Internet always come through for me [and] I don't think there's anything wrong with embracing that." So if you're serious about cuffing season, don't keep tuning those thirst traps! Keep it moving along instead.
In a way, "negging" is the opposite of "tuning": semi-insulting potential lovers or giving them backhanded compliments to start with so they'll feel insecure and more open to advances. "'For a girl with a belly shirt: 'Did your shirt shrink in the laundry?'...'Your nose is a little red. You're like an Eskimo. Cool.'" These are actual examples of "negs" suggested by SeductionScience.com, just one of the many websites inspired by Neil Strauss's loathsome yet hugely influential 2005 bestseller, The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists.
Remember that great old New Yorker cartoon, "On the Internet nobody knows you're a dog"? Well, that goes double for Internet dating. We have a feeling that dog was actually "catfishing" on a dating app: creating a false profile or hijacking a real person's existing account, specifically for the purpose of scamming or pranking the unwary. According to Slate, the term comes from the 2010 documentary Catfish, in which one imposter's husband claims that people like her keep the online world exciting, like catfish that are put in with vats of live cod on long voyages to liven them up
Maybe you've already gone out on some dates, maybe you've just exchanged messages with a romantic prospect on Match or Tinder. Either way, this person doles out just enough contact to keep your hopes alive. Like Hansel and Gretel, they leave you a trail of online traces or "breadcrumbs" but never come through. As one disappointed hopeful put it in New York magazine, "He'd double-tap weeks-old Instagram posts or ask me to have lunch in Greenpoint [Brooklyn] in half an hour …The texts themselves would invariably be punctuated by baffling kissy-face and see-no-evil monkey emoji—the universal language of flirtation." Monkey emoji? Really? Learn more about the history of emoticons.
But why does your romantic prospect even bother with breadcrumbs? All signs point to "benching." Like a coach who leaves his second string players on the proverbial bench, your flirty, elusive friend is probably keeping you in the background in case other, more desirable romantic prospects don't work out. Just don't let your reaction go into worst case scenario, as Elite Daily describes it: "Benching can also lead to cyber stalking, if you let your confusion snowball into paranoia and jealousy. You might check the following tab on Instagram to see what other pictures your crush is liking, or you might go down a rabbit hole investigating all the people who are liking their pictures too."
Of course tons of people do slog through all the obstacles and get together. At that point, they may go "Facebook Official" (FBO) by changing their stated "relationship status." But what if you break up? Here's how a college student describes the aftermath of changing her status back to "single" in XOJane: "As soon as I stepped into the office, my friends and coworkers descended on me...My then-boss (also a Facebook friend) even pulled me into her office to make sure I was doing OK. After my work shift, then-boyfriend's best friend stopped me on my way to class to tell me how very sad then-boyfriend was feeling. Thanks to Facebook, everyone I knew knew about the breakup.
But what's the alternative to FBO breakups? If your affair falls flat, at some point you may realize it's become a...textlationship! You exchange frequent messages, but somehow meetings in real life (IRL) never come through. Friendships can dwindle to textlationships, but it's especially frustrating when a former or potential lover keeps you at arm's length. "Nailing down a date with him was like trying to pin olive oil on a wall," is how The Love Lessons blog describes it. "Typically he would be unavailable for the first two options I suggested, while his response to the third would be: 'Yes. Perhaps, that would work. Certainly. Maybe.' ...Then, not surprisingly, he would change his availability at the last minute."
No list of this kind would be complete without the infamous term "ghosting," the coward's way out of awkward social interaction, romantic or otherwise. This is one of the worst examples we've ever heard of: "One night at dinner...Michael and Linda mutually agreed that they wanted to move forward in the relationship. He dropped her off at home, kissed her goodnight ... and never heard from her again." Not nice but it gets so, so much worse: "After his attempts to reach her went unanswered, Michael...delivered Linda's favorite cupcakes to her office—only to find out his name had been removed from the guest list at the gate." Ouch! But we do kind of wonder just how many times he called her first. Here are some helpful hints for excessive people pleasers.
Remember Gloria Gaynor's great disco classic "I Will Survive"? She finally gets over the jerk who ghosted her and there he is sitting in her living room: "I should have changed that stupid lock. I should have made you leave your key. If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me." Well, that's the ultimate zombie anthem, only 40 years later, it all takes place online. Says one Brooklyn dating coach: "Zombie-ing can be as a simple as an ex who disappeared liking something on your Facebook or Instagram, or sending a request to connect on LinkedIn. (Subtext: I don't have the courage to end our relationship respectfully, but please help me find a job!)" We don't need no stinkin' dating coach to move this one along. You can gauge whether your partner is trustworthy by looking for these signs.
Modern-Day Casanova In Thailand Marries 120 Women And They All Know About Each Other
Polygamy is illegal in Thailand, but that didn’t stop a modern-day Casanova from taking a whopping 120 wives and having 28 children with them. What’s even more unusual is that the women all know about each other and are fine with the arrangement.
Tambon Prasert, the head of Phromnee district, in Thailand’s Nakorn Nayok province, some 90 km from Bangkok, was recently forced to admit that he had illegally taken over 100 wives, after reporters were tipped off about it by anonymous sources. The 58-year-old local politician and owner of a successful construction business, recently welcomed members of the media into his home to shed some light on his family life, after they traveled to Phromnee to confirm their leads. Asked if it was true that he had more than 100 wives all across the country, Prasert matter-of-factly said “I have 120 wives and 28 sons and daughters”.
But one doesn’t reach that impressive number of wives in just a few years. Prasert told reporters that he started very young, when he was just 17 years old.
“My first marriage was when I was 17,” he recounted. “My first wife was one or two years younger than me and we had three children. After that I had a string of others. Most of them were young women and they were all under 20. I don’t like older ones – they argue too much”.
Whatever you may think of Prasert, he is a gentleman. Every time he took a new wife, he always informed her that he already had several, and would also tell the others that he planned to get married again.
App Lets You Play Matchmaker For Friends
If you’ve ever wished there was a way to play matchmaker for your Facebook friends, a new Matchmaker app is here to help make it happen. It comes from the folks at the dating app Hinge and it allows you to meddle in the love lives of your Facebook friends who are already using the app.
Here’s how it works: once you download the app, you can see your Facebook friends who are currently cruising for love on Hinge. That’s a little creepy for those who want to keep their private lives private, but they can opt out of this feature if they want to. Otherwise, their nosy friends can help them make love connections.
And there are a few different ways this app can help you set your buddies up. You can have Matchmaker suggest couples for you to approve, you can choose a friend to find dates for, or you can pick a couple and connect them. As the matchmaker, you can send an icebreaker message to get things going. But they have to take it from there.
This app sounds like a lot of fun for the friends who want to help hook their friends up, but for the unsuspecting Hinge users who have no idea this Matchmaker app exists, it could be a drag. So if you’re using Hinge and don’t want everyone you’re Facebook friends with to be able to peek into your love life, you might want to opt out before your ex or your boss has the chance.
Oreo Debuts Hot Cocoa Just In Time For Fall
If you live for Oreos, this new winter cocoa mix is going to be right up your alley. Oreo-flavored hot cocoa mix could be coming to grocery store shelves this fall, according to The Impulsive Buy, and it's doing all the dunk work for you.
While Oreo hasn't confirmed the new product yet, it was spotted at Walmart earlier this week by a fan named Robbie.
Last winter, there was speculation that Hot Cocoa Oreos would be coming out in 2017, though they were never actually spotted in stores. We can only hope Oreo will release both products this fall, so we can enjoy the ultimate food-ception and dunk hot cocoa Oreos in Oreo hot cocoa.
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