FILED UNDER: ROBO-LOVER
We’ve been talking a lot lately about all the apps and services like Avocado that are attempting to use technology to bring couples closer together. (Rather than say spending time together?) But it makes sense that there would be a need for products like these as Gen Ys move to a more globalized community, with long distance relationships being stretched further and further. Now there’s Kissenger—a device that attempts to transmit the pressure of kisses through the internet. Right now the device looks incredibly silly when being use, which verges on depressing. I can’t help but wonder if this technology will take a left turn away from bringing couples closer together and a step closer toward humans falling in love with robots? Just saying.
Filed Under: Your Totally 100 Percent True Valentine’s Day Horoscope!
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Filed Under: Raw Metal Love
Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m in love with this ring from the Melbourne Metal Collective. Yes, I want to buy it, propose to myself in a woody setting and marry it. I love it that much.
Filed Under: Plastic Dreams Come True
It seems like we have been bring up that cultural icon Barbie a lot around here. But I couldn’t pass up the chance to write about her love life. Toy gossipmongers were all a twitter when Barbie’s Facebook relationship status changed to “In a Relationship” this morning. The plastic “couple” first got together in 1961 and separated in 2004, after which cougar Barbie started dating young Australian surfer Blaine.
Though I personally was not aware that they were ever separated, apparently many invested fans petitioned the brand to get them back together—especially after seeing the pair reunited in Toy Story 3.
“[There] here was one group that sent in a three-page letter, expressing how they felt and how they never should have broken up in the first place and they’ve just got to be reunited. So there’s a lot of passion there,” according to Lisa McKnight, vice president of marketing at Mattel.
Whether or not it’s just a marketing move, I for one am happy that while I might have to buy my own flowers this year, at least Barbie doesn’t.