Women turn to internet for truth about their dateWomen turn to internet for truth about their date
ONE in three women prepare for blind dates by spying on their prospective partners via the internet to obtain information about their careers, their hobbies and what they look like, a new study has found. Increasing numbers of men are also using internet search engines to carry out so-called "suitability checks" before meeting their date. And private investigators have reported an increase in clients whose suspicions about their partners have been driven by "i-spying". The study found about 35 per cent of women said they had no qualms about going even further and looking at messages on the mobile phone of a partner or date. The UK poll of 3,000 people by Onetel, a broadband provider, found women were far more likely to admit to snooping than men, with just half the number of males confessing they had sneaked a look at their partners' text messages.
The male resistance to waxing is melting away
They skulk in, alone or dragged by their wives or girlfriends - follicularly endowed fellows seeking a drastic solution to their body hair hang-ups: waxing. "They're somewhat scared and kind of shy because it's new to them," says Hector Peña, general manager of Manhattan's Nickel. The spa for men has seen a surge over the past two years in the number of clients willing to subject their skin to those strips of white muslin all in the name of confidence - on the beach and in bed. Backs, shoulders, chests, brows and (gulp) nethers are increasingly fair game for de-furring. (Or "manscaping," as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Fab Five call it.) Forget the tufted torsos epitomized by heretofore hunks like Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck - they've gone the way of the gold medallion necklace. Hollywood is taking a hard line against hairiness this year.