Marriage is a social, religious, spiritual, emotional and/or legal union of individuals that creates kinship. This union may also be called matrimony, while the ceremony that marks its beginning is usually called a wedding and the married status created is sometimes called wedlock. Marriage is an institution in which interpersonal relationships (usually intimate and sexual) are acknowledged by the state, by religious authority, or both. It is often viewed as a contract. Civil marriage is the legal concept of marriage as a governmental institution, in accordance with marriage laws of the jurisdiction. If recognized by the state, by the religion(s) to which the parties belong or by society in general, the act of marriage changes the personal and social status of the individuals who enter into it. People marry for many reasons, but usually one or more of the following: legal, social, emotional, and economic stability; the formation of a family unit; procreation and the education and nurturing of children; legitimizing sexual relations; public declaration of love.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
My regular fee for personal one-on-one coaching is typically at least $125/hour. Thousands of clients have paid this amount or more in all the years I've been in business as a coach.As we're learning from stories we're receiving at Meeting Online, making a lasting connection with someone you meet online is certainly possible. And the big Internet dating sites like to tout their online dating success stories. So what about dating coaches, do they really work? Or is it just another scam? If you have an interesting online dating story, consider sharing it with us.
Is this true? Is this a joke? Well, it seems that it is. Please allow me to introduce you to IllicitEncounters.com, a "discreet and confidential extra-marital dating service for women and men".
Perhaps it's just my delicate sensibilities that are offended by this (or maybe my all-too-strict moral compass), but nevertheless it brings up interesting questions about online dating: How many online daters are cheaters? Is it better that these cheaters have a site of their own so that everyone knows what they're getting into?
Member ***46 was kind enough to share this testimonial:
"I have had quite a lot of luck on here, thankyou. I met one guy who I saw for 8 months, he was a really lovely guy, but his wife found out about us, so it got stopped. We are in contact by email still though. Recently I met another guy who I seem to get on with so far, we have only met the once, but have arranged to meet again, but, yes I'm very happy how things have gone for me."
HRMagaizine talks about their trouble finding a new CEO in their post Wanted: CEO to facilitate extra marital affairs on dating website. Seems like they've found some candidates, but their wives are getting in the way!
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below...Also, don't forget to check out the Meeting Online site. Share your own story about meeting people online or pass it along to a friend who does.
Monday, July 6, 2009
We've been hearing stories about people who were "rejected" by one or another dating site because they were considered somehow incompatible by the site. Has that happened to you or someone you know? What happened?