The New England Aquarium reports how one of its divers helped a New Jersey man propose to his belle in front of the ocean tank.
The Metro reports on the imminent arrival of a Web site that will let you take pictures of people on the T, then post them for everybody's
amusement sober assessments. The founders of Boston T Crush, based on sites they have up in London and New York, promise it will be "complimentary" rather than "creepy" and say Bostonians are getting a special treat - ours will be the first site to devote space to the ladies.
Allison Francis explains her need to punch the stranger after enduring leers and "oooohs" and solicitations on a walk between Comm. Ave. and Brighton with her girlfriend:
Specifically, Rabbi Mayshe Schwartz, the matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch of JBoston.com, which instead of a series of algorithms, uses Schwartz's matchmaking skills to match up compatible people of the book. As the Washington Post quotes him:
We believe in Jews meeting Jews and having more Jews.
Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!
This Socializing for Justice event is co-hosted by the Bisexual Resource Center, the Boston chapter of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS-Boston), and the Boston chapter of the New Leaders Council (NLC Boston).
Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 1800 members, hosted 110+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 5+ years ago.
RSVP at http://www.sojust.org - newcomers always welcomed!
Cost: $5-$20 collected at the door.
(every $10 includes a raffle ticket)
Complimentary appetizers will be provided.
YES, WE MEAN YOU. Anyone who's single and/or available is invited! Attendees are all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. Some just moved to Boston and others were born here. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.
As always we'll help you mix and mingle - so no worries if you're new to SoJust, plus we'll have "I'M LOOKING FOR", "ASK ME ABOUT" tags and a flirty bingo ice-breaker.
Join us if you are ready to go BEYOND FRIENDS - movements are built on RELATIONSHIPS!
No, it's not when you miss the last train to Haverhill because the Orange Line was delayed. It's people realizing too late they're looking for love on the T. We eagerly await MBTA Forum, with letters that begin, "Dear MBTA Forum, I never thought I'd be writing something like this, but ..."
Daisy Razor reports on some attempted flirting on the Riverside Line today.
Have you marked your calendar for Boston SlutWalk 2011 on May 7?
Why are you walking around Boston in minimal clothing and calling yourselves 'sluts'?
Slut-shaming is a huge part of being a young grrrl in today's society. As is rape culture. This is a walk to protest both slut-shaming and rape culture. It's a walk to take back the word SLUT in order to show that the nature of your being is not determined by how many sexual partners you have.
This weather plus allston = really awesome walks of shame. White leggings, 4inch ankle boots, sequin top, thin coat.
UPDATE: Ashley alerts us that she was not herself on one of those walks.
Happened Dec. 12. Anybody happen to see it?
I made a mistake recently. Actually, I don't know if it was a mistake or not.
I hooked up with a friend of mine. But I do not regret what we did.
I have known him for a couple of years and really love him as a friend. I don't really know why we ended up getting together, but it just happened. And now it's kind of awkward between the two of us. Whenever we used to hang out we would cuddle and tell each other that we love each other and cute shit because we are pretty close friends and both people who cuddle a lot I guess. But now when we hang out I am afraid to act like I used to because I do not want him to interpret that as me being interested in him in a romantic way. I don't think I want to be with him in any way other than friends but while I am unsure of my emotions I am pretty sure he wants to be just friends with me.
We haven't talked about what happened or asked each other how we felt about it at all. I don't know if I want to ask to talk to him about it or not because I don't know if that would make it less awkward or more awkward.
John Hilliard of Wicked Local Brookline gives the Masterpiece Theatre version of a Craigslist men-seeking-women ad.
Ed caution: Those of you who lived through the '70s who have no wish for flashbacks are cautioned that Hilliard is sporting some serious sideburns to go with his Davey Jones hair.
You don't want to start things off on the rocks, because in her excitement, she might drop the thing and you'll never see it again.
Cambridge Police report that around 11 a.m. on Sunday, officers were dispatched to Mass. Ave. and Temple Street on a report of a pedestrian being hit by a car:
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the validity of post-nuptial agreements.
The ruling comes in the case of some rich guy who sought an agreement with his wife on the disposition of their assets - after the couple had already separated but were attempting a reconciliation.
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So I took Ramona on her usual dog walk tonight with much trepidation. Last night's altercation has been weighing on me all day. I certainly did not want another incident like last night and at the same time I do not want to be intimidated away from the park which I only use 10 mins in the morning and the evening everyday. As I was making my rounds I ran into the other dogwalker who witnessed the whole argument. I was ready to pounce on him for slinking away BUT he apologized profusely for the other person's behavior and how disgusted he was at what happened. He went on to say that I was completely in the right and that dog has been aggressive to other dogs in the park. Both the guys who walk Jazzy do absolutely nothing about her and he is going to have a talk with the guy who I argued with last night. It was completely uncalled for. I cannot tell you how vindicated I felt. Since Jazzy's owner is friendly with many other dog owners in the park I was worried about my relationship with the other walkers. I feel so much better knowing that there are people who get it.
I have been meaning to write this post for a while. Tonight pushed me over the edge.
I have a 13+ year old dog who is literally on her last legs. Luckily I live across from Highland Park in the Fort Hill neighborhood of Roxbury. Since I moved in over 2 years ago I have been walking Ramona at Fort Hill everyday. There is a small dog community who let their dogs off leash up there. A majority of them are very nice. I keep Ramona on a leash most of the time because she cannot really run anymore, but in her prime I used to run her at dog parks all over the city: Franklin Park, Peter's Hill, Fresh Pond, S. End etc.