There has been a lot of media coverage of the growing problem of sex addiction over recent years. But there is similar condition called "love addiction", in which people simply can't stop getting involved in destructive, tumultuous relationships.
There's no doubt that people often seek out partners who look very similar to their last love. This is intriguing, since it seems plausible that they might look for someone who appeared very different so as not to be reminded of the pain of breaking up.
I think this is because people have buried deep in their psyche an image of their ideal mate that they keep looking for over and over, no matter what. Men, in particular, seem to have a dominant stereotype that they find irresistibly attractive. She might be a mysterious doe-eyed brunette. Or perhaps she's a sleek, energetic young blonde.
The latter seems to be John Cleese's preference. Not that long after breaking up with a blonde comedienne who made fun of him in her routines, he has become involved with another young woman of similar appearance. It will be interesting to see if he has more luck this time!
One thousand first dates seems like an awful lot to endure before finding someone you are truly compatible with. But it may well be that even that number is actually far too low!
A university student has used a well known mathematical formula called the Drake Equation to calculate his own chances of finding someone he is totall suited to. If his calculations are accurate and universally valid, then we all have to meet several hundred thousand people before we find a perfect match.
Here's a story about a young woman's quest to find Mr Right using various methods, including online dating. It turns out that it took her several years of continual effort before she found him, ironically living only minutes away from her.
I suspect that she used a little bit of exaggeration and poetic licence in the retelling of her experiences. The fact that he was her one thousandth date seems contrived to me. However, it's still an amusing tale, and shows the extreme lengths that some people will go to to find love and romance.
A mysterious and evocative collection of love letters along with photographs from several decades ago were found on a bus in the United Kingdom. As yet, the owner has not been located.
There seems to be a great story of an international, high society romance contained in the letters. This combined with the way they were lost and the mystery over the owner's identity make them particularly intriguing.
Actually, the whole story is great raw material for a film. Which is why I suspect there are already plans afoot to make one about it.
Beautiful young Swedish socialite Charlotte Lindstrom has been languishing in an Australian jail after having pleaded guilty to soliciting an alleged hitman to kill two witnesses about to give evidence against her boyfriend Steven Spaliviero in a drug trial. She claimed that the solicitation was not her decision; she was following her boyfriend's instructions.
Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton John and her boyfriend Patrick McDermott made a very pretty pair for nine years. Then, a few years ago, he disappeared suddenly, presumed drowned.
One long held myth about love is that it has nothing to do with money. But I've always been skeptical about that.
Here's an intriguing story with a romantic theme: An attractive Sydney woman claims she met a handsome young man in a city cafe. She was instantly smitten but he suddenly disappeared, leaving his jacket. But he left such an impression on her that she decided to launch an internet campaign to find him featuring his jacket.
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