Love life, outsourced

Relationships | As modern dating fails them, some singles are turning to professional matchmakers
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/13/18, 12:18 pm

Adelle Kelleher once had trouble staying home at night. She was approaching her mid-30s, listening to her internal clock tick away with each unsuccessful date. On evenings when she decided to ditch the bar for her couch, she felt more anxious than relaxed: What if tonight was the night she would have met the one?

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Romania moves to constitutional referendum on marriage

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/12/18, 11:07 am

The Romanian Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a measure to allow a national referendum that could change the nation’s constitution to explicitly say that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. The constitution currently states that marriage is a union between “spouses.” The 107-13 vote came after Parliament’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, approved the same measure last year.

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What women want

Marriage | Tinder profiles, professional matchmakers, noodle-soup dates. … Why is finding love still so complicated?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 7/23/18, 11:17 am

When a friend told me she was spending $5,000 on a professional matchmaker, I gawked at her and didn’t understand. I was surprised that modern-day matchmakers exist, but was even more surprised that my friend—let’s call her Emily—would have a hard time dating.

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