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Single women

While unmarried men over the age of, say, 40, aren’t looked upon with pity — as some single women archaically still are — maybe they should be, suggests a report from WABC in New York on Thursday.
According to the local station, men who’ve avoided settling down may be less desirable to women than those who have already taken the marital plunge — then divorced.
I’m typically wary of sweeping generalizations, especially when it comes to telling women what kind of man they should be dating. Though, given how prevalent and accepted divorce is, it makes sense that women today may be less inclined to see a man’s previous relationship as cause for concern — or get turned off by the idea of him having too much “baggage.”
In fact, they might even see some perks to dating a divorced man, as 30-year-old Melanie Berliet, who was quoted by ABC News, has experienced firsthand. The divorced man she is currently dating has “learned from mistakes,” she says.
Los Angeles-based dating coach Lauren Frances agrees that this is one of the upsides to dating man who has already been married. “Dating a divorcé is like dating a self-walking dog,” she says. “There’s a kind of sharing that people who have been married have learned how to do, that a serial monogamist or a guy who is chronically single won’t learn.”
In my opinion, a previously married man certainly has two key qualities that many women look for in their future husband: 1) previous desirability as a marital partner, and 2) a proven capacity for commitment.
“With men over 35 who have never been married, there tends to be more incidence of both commitment issues and other psychological complications that will make it difficult for that man to have or sustain a marriage,” says New York-based psychotherapist Michael Batshaw. “Conversely, men who are divorced after 35, were married for some time and seem interested in a long-term relationship are a much better risk as a future husband.”
However, Batshaw notes that “there are always outliers.” So, while ABC’s story asks a catchy question– Is divorced the new single? — the argument that a divorcé is a more suitable potential partner than an eternal bachelor isn’t so black and white.

Next Top Model

‘America’s Next Top Model’: Tyra Banks Fires All Judges.

There’s been a major shake up over at ‘Americas Next Top Model’ and Tyra Banks even confirmed the news on her Twitter — read on to find out what happened!

The 19th season of America’s Next Top Model is going to be almost unrecognizable. It has just been announced that longtime stars of the show Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J Alexander will not be returning to the hit series.

The show’s creator and star, Tyra Banks confirmed the shocking news on Twitter by saying: “Fierce & love 2 my Nigel, Jay & Miss J ANTM turned us in2 a family. Excited for what the future holds for us.”

This parting of ways comes right on the heels of an all time ratings low for the current cycle of top model dubbed British Invasion.

The New York Post is reporting that the trios contracts were not renewed. This is surprising since Nigel was the show’s photographer and photo shoot director Manuel have been with the series since day one.

Nigel took to his blog last night to write: “Many of you have come to know me over the past eight years on the show, during which we have shared numerous amazing adventures, It has been an exciting chapter in my life.”

Jay also tweeted this quote: “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. — Carl Rogers”

It has yet to be announced who is being considered to take their places.