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But both those markets are awfully inefficient. When stock or bond traders are trying to do business in person, it’s hard to be sure that they have canvassed all the potential buyers and sellers to get a good deal—and there might be an even better deal lurking in some other market in another city. Similarly in a crowded bar no one can meet all their potential dates to ensure that they connect with the one who is the best match. And a bar can only hold a few hundred people; there might be thousands of potential dates out there who just don’t much like loud music and meat-market establishments.
In that sense, online dating services bring the same thing to the market for relationships that modern, electronic trading platforms bring to the financial markets: In a word, liquidity.
In a financial context, liquidity is simply the knowledge that there are always many buyers and sellers that you are likely to trade with at a reasonable price. Want to buy 10,000 shares of General Electric stock? On the New York Stock Exchange you can always be confident that there is a seller at the ready. Want to sell 1,000 options betting on a drop in the price of frozen orange juice? On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange you can always do so.
Dating at the White House.
First Lady Michelle Obama warned her husband to be prepared–it would come sooner than he thought, she told him.
She didn’t need a classified intel briefing to warn her that their pre-teen girls could be dating soon.When President Obama was asked last fall about the potential of his older daughter, Malia, having boyfriends, he told Entertainment Tonight, ”She may not be able to date until she’s 30 or 35.”
But Mrs. Obama knew better.“No honey, it will be sooner than that, so brace yourself,” she countered.So has the time finally come? Did the president, while talking about early childhood education, hint at a rally in Decatur, Ga., today that one of his girls is dating?
“I do have to warn the parents who are here, who still have young kids, they grow up to be, like five feet 10 inches. And even if they’re still nice to you, they basically don’t have a lot of time for you during the weekends,” Mr. Obama said. “They have sleepovers and dates. So all that early investment just leaves them to go away.”
Even the commander-in-chief, with access to classified briefings and drones, is left powerless to prevent young love. And dating while living at the White House can have its perks.
Jenna Bush dated and later wed Henry Hager, an MBA student and aide to political operative Karl Rove. The two are now expecting their first child in the spring.She once described dad George W. Bush as ”not the shotgun-dad type. He’s the joking-around-to-the- point-where-he scares-the-heck-out-of-them type.”
But dating at the White House isn’t always easy. According to urban lore Susan Ford once reportedly sneaked out of the White House, driving off in her Mustang. The Secret Service apparently was unable to find her for an hour. But in later years, she was able to get the White House to host her high school senior prom and that meant the Secret Service had to clear every one of her classmates and their dates.
So what happens when the Obama girls go on a date or to prom?“That’s classified information,” Mrs. Obama joked back in August on ET. “We can’t divulge those secrets.”
The Scary, Online Dating Life of Tweens.
My daughter told me she was hanging out with a boy on Saturday. They went to the park and he asked her to the prom. This came as a surprise to me since I spent most of Saturday with both of my daughters. Also, she is 10. Going to the prom is about 7 years away, and boys are still “others,” usually only talked about when a male classmate did something particularly gross or incomprehensible in school one day.
When I asked her what she was talking about she told me not to worry, this all happened in a virtual world called Fantage, not in real life. And she informed me it’s all moderated — so not to worry.
So, naturally, I did.
Role-playing is the crux of virtual worlds. While everyone knows the stereotype of the geeky guy who creates a super macho avatar and lives out his fantasies in these online universes, kids are drawn to them for the very same reasons. You can be anything and anyone -– you can shop, decorate, socialize, dress and try on different personas, even push boundaries you wouldn’t normally try in real life. In many ways this can be incredibly positive for kids. After all, creating and exploring identity is a natural part of growing up and maturing for tweens and teens, and the best of these virtual worlds can provide opportunities to do that in a safe environment without real life repercussions. Nancy Friedman, in her blog FromHiptoHousewife, detailed her 12-year-old daughter’s first experience of getting hit on by an older man in a nightclub -– all virtually, of course — and how it completely freaked her out. Maybe it will translate into more careful behavior in real life when she gets older, and maybe not. But, it certainly opened the door to a discussion about being in places and dressing in ways that are appropriate for your age.
My daughter was not fazed by her online dating at all. Much like real life, having someone ask you to prom translates into social currency and ups your overall popularity. She even told me that sometimes she prefers the online social world because you can just have fun and relax, move in and out of situations easily and change who you are in an instant.
Brandi Glanville: Adrienne Maloof dating boytoy Sean Stewart makes me vomit.
Brandi Glanville is now going after rival Adrienne Maloof’s love life.
The outspoken “Real Housewife” slammed her costar’s romance with her much younger beau, Sean Stewart.
“I’m sorry, it’s just — yikes, it’s a bad visual for me, the whole thing,” Glanville said of Maloof, 51, dating Rod Stewart’s 32-year-old son.Glanville said that there’s “nothing wrong” with May-December relationships in general but added, “It’s just those two people.”
“It just makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little and swallow it,” she said.
The 19-year age difference between the pair doesn’t bother Maloof. The divorcee confirmed Page Six’s report that she’s dating Stewart and said in January, “Age is just a number.”
2012 Olympics: Australia, Japan Criticized For Olympian Gender Discrimination
Australia — Men up front, women in the back.
Not so fast, Olympians.Sports governing bodies from Japan and Australia are being skewered following complaints that male Olympic athletes flew business class to the London Games, while the women sat in the cheap seats.
Japan’s world champion women’s football team took exception to flying economy while their male counterparts sat in business en route to the games.
“It should have been the other way around,” Japanese soccer star Homare Sawa, the 2011 FIFA women’s world player of the year, said after arriving in Paris after the 13-hour flight, with just the short hop to London left. “Even just in terms of age we are senior.”
The Japan Football Association said the men’s under-23 Olympic team members flew in business class because they are professionals. The women, however, are likely be the bigger draw at the games. Only months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last year, they brought a sliver of joy to their country by winning their first World Cup title.
The Australian women’s basketball team has also been more successful than the men, earning the silver medal at each of the last three Olympics.
On Friday, Basketball Australia said it would make sure the flight flap doesn’t happen again.”(We will) review our Olympic travel policy with the goal of ensuring there is equity between travel arrangements for the men’s and women’s teams attending future Olympics,” the basketball governing body said in a statement.
“Get off the internet”: Liz Koops’ advice for Aussie youths
Winner of the 2012 Qantas Australian Women of the Year in the UK Award, Liz Koops told Australian Times that if young Aussies want to get ahead in London, they need to pull the plug on Facebook and learn the value of hard work.
IF THERE is any expat Aussie living in London who knows the meaning of hard work, it’s Liz Koops. Queen of the theatrical production scene after 20 years of international musical and comedic hits, Liz is the first to admit that she is only where she is now after a lot of hard grafting. Australian Times had a quick chat to this year’s Australian UK Woman of the Year, to suss out some of her secrets of success.As managing director of the musical theatre production company Back Row, Liz is best known for making a name for Aussie shows in the UK – two of the most famous being Tap Dogs and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
In her low and distinctly theatrical voice, Liz dispensed some of her pearls of wisdom in an exclusive interview with Australian Times after picking up the 2012 Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK Award.
We asked this highly successful business woman what advice she would give young women – and young Australian women in particular – who are trying to build their careers in the UK. After a lengthy pause, Liz narrowed her eyes, lowered her voice and replied in a husky whisper: “Kids need to get off the internet.”
She went on to explain that in her opinion, young people’s reliance on the internet and social networking sites such as Facebook, encourages laziness and an unwillingness to get out into the real world and get their hands dirty. She said that just because the youth of today are able to easily access information, doesn’t necessarily mean that they know how to use it, and that this is a skill not learnt hunching over your computer screen, but out in the field.
Liz maintained that only through hard work, perseverance and undying passion is success assured. And she added that if the prolonged hours you put into your labour of love means you find yourself sleeping on someone else’s floor (like she did in the early days) then you are, hopefully, on the right track.
However Liz admitted that she “wouldn’t be the same person if I hadn’t grown up in the country”, explaining that her Aussie bush childhood in rural NSW taught her the true value of hard work.
She recounted one particularly entertaining story from her youth spent in the sleepy rural town of Werris Creek, in north-west NSW. Liz told of how her mother made the momentous decision to send her to school in neighbouring Tamworth, 40 kilometres further away than the local school down the road, and how consequently, she and her faithful dog Rex needed to trudge the three kilometre road from her doorstep to the bus stop every morning.
She threw her head back and laughed outright as she told of the many times her and her dog ran furtively after the school bus, eventually needing to resort to hitch hiking her way to school most days. And she smiled as she remembered the dumbfounded look on her classmates’ faces as she sped past the school bus in some stranger’s car.
While Liz concedes our younger generations do need to ‘get off the net’, the buxom Aussie did stress that she does like to collaborate with youths and that her company offers many internships and scholarships for young people eager to enter the industry.