Ladies! Do you need a man? If you’re fed up perching at the bar suggestively playing with cocktail sticks, then you can forgo the whole unfortunate game completely and just go down the shops and stick a bloke in your trolley. How? Well, French dating website adopteunmec.com (‘Adopt a Guy’), which allows men to ‘advertise’ themselves as potential partners, opened a pop-up boutique in Paris populated with single men, literally ‘in the shop window’. Eligible unattached men dressed in costumes that expressed their personality and posed in human sized toy boxes for giggling Parisian women to gawk at and even find a suitable date. Yes, it does remind you of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District, although with an obvious gender shift and a lot less seedy. And they're not really 'for sale'. You’ll still need to do a bit of trouser-chasing, as the boutique moves on for short spells in Lyon, Lausanne and Toulouse. But remember men are for life, not just for Christmas. Or are they?
In other news…
A scuba diver has made an appeal via social media to find the owner of a camera that he found at the bottom of the sea. Diver Mark Milburn picked up the camera from the seabed 30 feet down off Falmouth, Cornwall and was able to salvage the memory card. On it are hundreds of holiday snaps including pics of a family enjoying a holiday in Florida’s theme parks. If you think they might be yours, don’t worry, there weren’t any shots to cause embarrassment.
Another word is born – Smoasting. Short for Social Media Boasting, the term describes the very modern phenomenon of people taking pictures of themselves while on holiday and showing them off to their online ‘friends’. Experts say ‘they are likely to whizz around as many highlights as possible’ to make sure that their holiday looks the most interesting when uploaded to Facebook and other networking sites. Go on, just stop and look around once in a while. Life moves pretty fast, you might miss it.
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