We asked you guys send us your stories about fake girlfriends and fake boyfriends (in the wake of the news that Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend was not real—whether he knew or it was a hoax is still unclear).
Reasons range from societal pressure in Egypt to being gay in high school. Keep them coming, submit to the Ask box or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Paula Szuchman, in It’s Not You, It’s The Dishes
1. They both require more than one person.
2. They both involve people who are trying to further their own gains but are limited by the presence of another person.
3. They both offer the possibility of a “cooperative strategy,” in which two parties work together to come up with a reasonable solution, and a “noncooperative strategy,” where it’s every man for himself.
4. In both, the noncooperative option is often the most tempting, but could result in death, whereas the cooperative option is annoying, but rarely fatal.
fashion57 asked: This guy I was "talking to" just randomly stopped talking to me. I miss him but I know it's over. What are some ways to get over him? I'm really hurt.
Find a new guy to “talk to” and have “lots of really long, interesting, and insightful conversations.” You could also always get a bucket of ice cream and watch really bad rom-coms for a few days. That’s well within your rights.
"Dread of the unknown hung in the air as Lynn France typed two words into the search box on Facebook: the name of the woman with whom she believed her husband was having an affair.
Click. And there it was, the stuff of nightmares for any spouse, cuckolded or not. Wedding photos. At Walt Disney World, no less, featuring her husband literally dressed as Prince Charming. His new wife, a pretty blonde, was a glowing Sleeping Beauty, surrounded by footmen.”
Jeez. This makes the breakup Post-it note look downright quaint.
For more on relationships in the age of facebook, Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert tackle how technology has changed the way we break up.