Part-time love? There’s a dating site for that

Can we negotiate our way to happiness?

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I need to tell you about my dishwasher.

Sometimes it washes every dish, giving me a radiant feeling in several places. On other occasions, it spits, pouts, and leaves red plates brown.

There seems no reason why. It’s just like that.

If it was a person, my dishwasher would be on Part Time Love. This is a dating site with an alluring promise: “Meaningful romance without everyday commitment.”

In some circles, they call that a market gap. In others, they call it having your gateau and then having another gateau.

The site, though, insists it caters to “singles looking for regular partners with mutual attraction, genuine friendship, respect and a magical spark but whom have no expectations of moving in after three months and value their free time and independence.”

But just in case you think this base, sleazy, or easy, Part Time Love hisses: “We are not a no-strings website.”

It’s more of a hanging-by-a-string Web site.

The creator is author Helen Croydon, who sounds like she’s lived the life before launching the site. Her latest book is called “Screw The Fairytale,” a title with far more connotations than the average double-entendre.

I quote from her Web site blurb: “Helen found thousands of … [Read more]

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