From dating to commited
While I’m happily married and try to help others become happily married, in no way do I think that my lifestyle is the only viable lifestyle.
Readers with alternative lifestyles may get annoyed when I continually cite articles about monogamy, marriage, and children and I want you to know that I only write those pieces because that is my target audience.
But I’m not remotely judgmental when people decide that they value their freedom and independence over marriage. This is what spurred Helen Croydon to create her own dating site, Part Time Love.
“Croydon asserts that a low-maintenance or part-time relationship is distinctively different than the eloquently named “booty call,” or the even more lucid “casual encounter” in that the goal is lasting love. She envisions her demographic as users in their mid-to-late 30s and early 40s who are set in their ways and might find it difficult to adapt domestically to a new partner.
“They’re realistic on the fairytale,” she says.” Of course, like any new paradigm, Part Time Dating has it’s own flaws: namely that one partner will likely feel stronger than the other and will be dissatisfied in a relationship that is, by its very definition, limited.
In other words, there are millions of people who are having these “Part-Time” relationships – but unlike the founder suggests, the reason they’re doing it is because they DON’T want to fall in love and get married. In her words, “I don’t want to take care of an old man! The only difference about Croydon’s website is that it’s officially sanctioned. I want to meet a wonderful man with whom I can share my hopes, dreams and my life.
This is a place where women can no longer complain that men only text a couple of times a week, because by virtue of being on the site, that’s exactly what they’re signing up for. I want the appetizer, the meal and dessert (metaphorically speaking).
Swedish detectives are investigating allegations that a woman was gang-raped in an attack that was broadcast on Facebook Live.
A witness who watched the incident online said she saw the victim being stripped and then sexually assaulted by several armed men and said the attack only ended several hours later when police arrived and switched off the webcam.
The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet said the assault took place in a flat in the town of Uppsala, north of Stockholm, on Saturday night and three people had been arrested.
Police were alerted by Josefine Lundgren, 21, who looked on in horror as she watched the live stream on a closed Facebook group.
She told Sweden's Expressen newspaper: 'He pulled her clothes off and lay on top of her.'Ms Lundgren said she saw uniformed police arrive at the scene and arrest the culprits.
Another online witness told the paper: 'At first I thought it was a poorly orchestrated joke.' He said: 'The first thing you think is "how can you do such a thing to a girl? It is totally sick.'The apartment is being examined by forensic scientists, three men are being questioned and the woman is thought to be recovering in hospital.