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Broken Hearts, Empty Wallets: Seniors Catfished for $139M

FTC report says there was a 'surge' in 2020 in romance scams bamboozling Americans 60 and over

(Newser) - Last month, the Department of Justice announced money laundering and wire fraud charges brought against nearly a dozen "romance scammers," and that's only scratching the surface of what the Washington Post calls a "surge" in such deceptions made worse by the pandemic, especially for the senior...

These Are the Jobs Your Partner Wishes You Had

Zippia lists most, least attractive jobs for a partner from the perspective of men and women

(Newser) - Working in health care probably doesn't feel all that sexy during a pandemic. But it does look that way in a new survey. Zippia asked 1,000 workers about what common jobs they thought were most attractive for a romantic partner out of a list of 250, and the...

Fans Freak Over Apparent Love Between School of Rock Stars

Caitlin Hale (Marta) and Angelo Massagli (Frankie) are apparently dating

(Newser) - Almost 20 years after they starred in 2003's School of Rock, co-stars Caitlin Hale and Angelo Massagli are still warming hearts—this time as a couple. Fans of the beloved Jack Black film were stunned to learn that Hale, who played singer Marta, and Massagli, who played her classmate...

Couple's Breakup Solution: Handcuffs

These constantly bickering Ukrainians are definitely creative

(Newser) - When Viktoria Pustovitova told Alexandr Kudlay she wanted to break up with him (again) after a relationship marred by constant fighting, Kudlay didn't write her a love poem, buy her flowers, or blast romantic ballads with a boom box outside her bedroom window. Instead, the 33-year-old Ukrainian had a...

In Denmark, Some Weird News for the Lovelorn

Nation will allow in foreigners to visit partners, but they need proof of their love at border

(Newser) - Love, pandemic-style: Denmark will start allowing people from neighboring nations to cross the border to visit their boyfriends or girlfriends. One weird catch: At the border, they essentially have to prove their love. "They can bring along a photo or a love letter," a police official told Danish...

She Helped Invent the Modern Romance Novel
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Romance 'Came Out of Me,' She Said. Now She's Gone

Johanna Lindsey died this year at age 67

(Newser) - One of the world's best-loved romance writers is gone. Johanna Lindsey—whose pirates, aristocrats, and brave heroines sold at least 60 million copies—died earlier this year with stage 4 lung cancer, the New York Times reports. She was only 67. "Since I was old enough to appreciate...

80 Charged in Massive Love Scam Run Out of LA

Man named Valentine, another Nigerian citizen are accused masterminds of scheme out of California

(Newser) - The feds say elderly women and businesses were the perpetrators' targets, and that they managed to squeeze at least $6 million out of their victims in what prosecutors are calling "one of the largest cases of its kind in US history." CNN reports on the arrests Thursday of...

Bachelor Finale Perpetuates a 'Toxic Myth'
Bachelor Finale
Perpetuates a
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Bachelor Finale Perpetuates a 'Toxic Myth'

Li Zhou says Colton Underwood pursuing Cassie Randolph after she dumped him is 'troubling'

(Newser) - While most of this season's finale of The Bachelor seemed hyperfocused on whether contender Colton Underwood lost his virginity, Li Zhou is now homing in on what was supposed to be the feel-good ending to the ABC reality show: Underwood dumping two remaining women and instead pursuing Cassie Randolph,...

What's Going On With Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper? Gaga Explains

'Fooled ya!' singer laughs about recent steamy performances with her co-star

(Newser) - Lady Gaga recently split with her fiance , which is only adding fuel to the fire of her recent performances with A Star Is Born director and co-star Bradley Cooper. Gaga, 32, and Cooper, 44, first raised eyebrows last month with a steamy performance of their song "Shallow" in Las...

Widower of 'Marry My Husband' Author Speaks Out a Year Later

Jason Rosenthal says he's not sure whether he will marry again

(Newser) - It's been more than a year since author Amy Krouse Rosenthal died of ovarian cancer shortly after writing a viral essay in which she encouraged readers to consider marrying husband Jason after her passing. Now Jason Rosenthal is speaking out, in a TED talk he gave at the TED...

Longtime Friends Marry After Vow to Wed If Still Single at 50

'We've always known that, I think, we were meant to be together,' says Minnesota's Kimberley Dean

(Newser) - They met in high school, dated, broke up, married other people, divorced, and stayed friends through it all—and when they were in their 30s, they made a vow to each other: If they both hit 50 and didn't have new spouses, they'd marry each other. And that'...

Skip Right to the Sex With Audible's New Feature

Several new options cater to audiobook service's romance readers

(Newser) - Flipping through dozens of pages of Fifty Shades of Grey to find a sex scene may soon be a thing of the past. Catering to impatient romance readers, audiobook website Audible has introduced a feature allowing visitors to skip to especially romantic scenes—from first kisses to steamy sex romps—...

Bieber-Gomez Pics Spark Romance Rumors

Former boyfriend-girlfriend have been spotted carousing about town together

(Newser) - Selena Gomez is obviously feeling better after this summer's kidney transplant and her recent breakup with the Weeknd. She's well enough, at least, to be hanging out again with Justin Bieber, per TMZ , and they've been spotted together in recent days catching a meal, going to church,...

It Could Be the End of Curiosity That Dooms Love

That's what writer, chaplain Kerry Egan posits in 'Modern Love' column

(Newser) - When we lose the desire to learn any more about our partner, is the relationship doomed? That's the idea at the heart of author and chaplain Kerry Egan's "Modern Love" column in the New York Times , which starts with a story about how her husband traumatized her...

Ex-Senator's 2 Great Loves: His Wife, and His Husband-to-Be

Harris Wofford found love again at 75

(Newser) - Here's one American love life with a heck of a second act: Harris Wofford, a former US senator from Pennsylvania, is about to get married at the age of 90 to a man he met after the death of his wife of 48 years. In a poignant New York ...

A Lot More Young Adults Are Into Online Dating Now

Of course, a big part of that is thanks to Tinder

(Newser) - If you think online dating is the realm of the olds, think again: A new Pew survey finds that the use of online dating, including mobile dating apps, among people aged 18 to 24 has increased nearly 300% since 2013, CNET reports. That demographic is the most likely to use...

How Reuniting With Your Lost Love Can Work

Those who pine for the 'one who got away' might consider pursuing again

(Newser) - Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, who met more than 30 years before they finally tied the knot, have become the poster couple for passionate rekindled romances. Now Quartz is reporting on a handful of possible explanations as to why such a flame can burn brighter years later. In the '...

Stop 'Phubbing' Your Significant Other

 Stop 'Phubbing' Your 
 Significant Other 
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Stop 'Phubbing' Your Significant Other

'Phone snubbing' could be harming your love life: researchers

(Newser) - Cellphones may offer the ultimate communication convenience, but they could also be sabotaging our romantic relationships—via users who "phub" (phone snub) their partners, a new study finds. The study in the January 2016 issue of Computers in Human Behavior found that 46% of respondents reported feeling phubbed by...

Want to Show Some Emotion? Send an Email
Want to Show Some Emotion? Send an Email
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Want to Show Some Emotion? Send an Email

New research says writing process may cause emotional arousal in sender

(Newser) - If you want to convey something affectionate or romantic and you can't do it in person, it may be better to send an email than leave a voicemail. So report researchers at Indiana University Bloomington in the journal Computers in Human Behavior after analyzing both the messages being sent...

Man Pens Love Note to Wife Every Day for 40 Years

The happy couple's advice: Put the phones down and focus on each other

(Newser) - Bill and Kirsten Bresnan are off to an early Valentine's Day start—they've been sharing holiday-themed cards since Feb. 1. But that's not even close to the whole story. Bill has penned a love note to his wife nearly every day since 1974. Bresnan tells the Asbury ...

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