THE COUPLE THAT LAUGHS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER
Want to know if you and your significant other will go the distance? According to a dating expert, it all comes down to one thing – a shared sense of humor.
James Preece, also known as “The Dating Guru,” says a shared sense of humor is the number one sign a relationship will last. “When this is in alignment,” he says, “you’ll be able to see the funny side of most situations and generally be more relaxed about what life may throw at you. Any arguments can be diffused and you’ll appreciate each other much more.” (Daily Mail)
NETFLIX IS ALL THUMBS
Netflix is ditching its 5-star ratings system for a simpler thumbs up and thumbs down rating system, much like the one found on YouTube.
A company spokesman said the 5-star system feels very “yesterday” and the thumb system is expected to get 200% more ratings. (Variety)
HATE AT FIRST SIGHT
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover – at least according to New York’s Daily News, which compiled a handy list of people you can hate right off the bat, including:
The person who uses public space – a bus, a park bench, a waiting area – to clip their nails. Finger or toe.
The person who uses their outdoor voice at the nail salon, library, office, wherever.
The relative who calls 10 times to find out what you’re bringing over for the potluck dinner … that’s two months away.
The girl in front of you in the Core Strength class wearing just a sports bra in the dead of winter.
The shopper fishing around for change and their discount card at the grocery checkout.
The social media complainer who has something negative to say about EVERYTHING.
The parent who lets their kids run wild in the restaurant on Sunday morning. Don’t you remember what a hangover is like?
DIAMONDS ARE OUT
According to sales reports from jewelers, Millennials aren’t interested in a traditional diamond engagement ring. Young couples are thinking about saving money before getting married. That means a traditional diamond ring, which can cost quite a lot of money, isn’t as appealing as it used to be.
That doesn’t mean Millennials don’t want a beautiful ring that represents their soon-to-be-wed status. Instead, Millennials are turning to other precious gems that cost a lot less than diamonds. Think sapphires, rubies, emeralds, opals, amethyst – any color of the rainbow. Millennials are breaking the mold … yet still keeping with tradition. (Cosmo)