Girls grow up dreaming about finding their Prince Charming, but taking an adult look at our favorite fairy tales illustrates the importance of a pre-marital background check. As an investigator I need to verify (at a minimum) identity, marital status, financial information, and moral character for my client, Cinderella. How much does she know about her knight in shining armor? And what really happens to princesses after they ride off into the sunset?
A website that pairs wealthy men with younger single women has claimed that 51,043 teachers have signed up in search of extra income. According to Seekingarrangement.com, the average teacher on the site is 28 to 33 and asks for $3,000 per month in financial assistance. To find out why so many teachers are being tempted I posed as ‘Anna’, a 29-year-old PhD candidate and educator. [. . .]
Sears has pulled bondage gear from its website after an image of a man wearing a leather harness was widely circulated online. Some customers were shocked that the retail chain best known for auto parts and appliances featured erotic accessories on its Elegant Moments page. But many of the raciest items for men – including the leather collar with chains ($17.59) and the 4 Piece Adjustable Harness ($55.99) – have been removed from the website. Others were disappearing at a rapid rate at press time. [. . .]
Research shows that 70 to 90 percent of communication is non-verbal.But since so many gestures have multiple meanings, even the most highly trained experts only have around a 60 percent success rate of figuring out what physical responses mean. So what are your chances of reading body language on an average date, especially once you factor in low lighting, two drinks, and maybe some Botox? [. . .]