Men are the new lovelorn spinsters

Disclosure: I'm male, single, 42 years old.

And after reading Liz Hoggard in the Evening Standard I'm a lovelorn spinster, an impossible romantic, yearning for love at first sight and TRUE love. She and her female friends have a hard time to find blokes, who just want sex and great conversation. Instead they date with mates who want to be truly loved.

Well, I do not know what's wrong with Liz's M… or London men in general, but I've some ideas why Liz and her female friends have such a terrible time with male libido. Here's my advice what might help to improve sex frequency.

For a start re-calibrate your profile to "sex and some conversation". If you want great conversation you can have it with your desperate female friends. Most men who are out for casual sex are not really enjoying going through the motion of hours of intellectual debate before they hit your bedroom.

Next lower your standards in regard to male with non-sexist views. This might be hard, but limiting yourself to the male sample group of intellectual woman-understander seriously jeopardizes your sex mission. A date with a decent macho does not automatically mean you're betraying your feminist believes.

Finally the good news is: your mother was right! There are still plenty of men around who just want the one thing. I know this for sure, because I'm one of them.


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Russia and China Blame Capitalists
"The Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, left little doubt that Beijing blamed the United States for the economic breakdown. “Inappropriate macroeconomic policies,” an “unsustainable model of development characterized by prolonged low savings and high consumption,” the “blind pursuit of profit” and “the failure of financial supervision” all contributed, he said." (NYTimes.com, 2009/01/29)

Funny! The guy who took most advantage of US consumers "low savings and high consumption" is now bashing them for forking over billions of dollars to Chinese manufacturers during the bubble years. I didn't hear such complaints while dollars and treasuries were rolling East. These "inappropriate macroeconomic policies" worked perfectly well – if only for China.

Now in regard to his criticism of the "blind pursuit of profit" Mister Jiabao has my thumbs up. It's a pitty, that all these dumb and reckless bankers are located in the US. China would be more suited to deal with this crowd. They would face some kangaroo court and the most dumb would at least rot for years in prison. Or be executed just to drive home the point of responsibility for sure to come future generations of greedy bankers.

That would be a much better signal than bailing out the likes of Mister John Thain (banker+ganster=bankster – Hat Tip 2 BBC) with taxpayers money. For these ruthless, careless ghouls who murdered the economy are still walking around, as Maureen Dowd writes in the Times.

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I wish everybody a Brave New Year 2009!
U2 recorded Greg Lake's "I Believe In Father Christmas" for (RED)WIRE in studio in London.

Two sites you may consider in 2009 to make a difference:

is a digital music magazine with one very important difference. It not only changes the way music is discovered, it provides medicine for people who need it in Africa. Unfortunately I can't join, because (RED)WIRE in not yet available in Germany.

is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world. Micro-lending might not be the magic bullet in the struggle against poverty, but it certainly makes a big difference for many people.


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