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What If Your AI Girlfriend Hated You?

What If Your AI Girlfriend Hated You?

It seems as though we’ve arrived at the moment in the AI hype cycle where no idea is too bonkers to launch. This week’s eyebrow-raising AI project is a new twist on the romantic chatbot—a mobile app called AngryGF, which offers its users the uniquely unpleasant experience of getting yelled at via messages from a fake person. Or, as cofounder Emilia Aviles explained in her original pitch: “It simulates scenarios where female partners are angry, prompting users to comfort their angry AI partners” through a “gamified approach.” The idea is to teach communication skills by simulating arguments that the user can either win or lose depending on whether they can appease their fuming girlfriend. The central appeal of a relationship-simulating chatbot, I’ve always assumed, is that they’re easier to interact with than real-life humans. They have no needs or desires of their own. There’s no chance they’ll reject you or mock you. They exist as a sort of emotional security blanket. So the premise of AngryGF amused me. You get some of the downsides of …

Taylor Swift dislikes hiding her relationships, according to resurfaced interview

Taylor Swift dislikes hiding her relationships, according to resurfaced interview

Taylor Swift said she didn’t “really like” hiding her relationship with ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn. The Grammy-winner, 34, has been putting on very public displays of affection with her new love Travis Kelce, also 34, since they started dating last year. However, she stayed out of the spotlight when she was seeing British actor Alwyn, 33, from 2016 to 2023. She said in a 2017 interview with British host and comedian Alan Carr that resurfaced on Wednesday (Apr 17) and has since gone viral: “It all depends on who you’re with. If they have a serious issue with it, then you, I guess, hide or whatever. But I don’t really like that. “It makes me feel like I’m running from the law or something. I don’t want to feel like I’m like a fugitive. Like, ‘Oh, my God, we’re having a relationship. Better put on a mask and stuff.’” Swift added her dream romance would be “normal”, saying: “That would be good. I’d just rather live my life.” Source link

3 Zodiac Signs Have Big Luck In Their Relationships On April 18

3 Zodiac Signs Have Big Luck In Their Relationships On April 18

On April 18, 2024, three zodiac signs see the universe bestow luck and gratitude upon their most important relationships. We will have one of the ‘happiest’ astrological transits at our door, which is none other than the Sun trine Moon. Here, our most familiar celestial bodies work together in balance and harmony to guide us through our day softly. We are cosmically nudged towards kindness and loving behavior. For three zodiac signs, this could definitely be the start of something good, that is for sure. The luck we three zodiac signs found is the kind that has us seeing everything as a ‘glass half full.’ We see potential in all that we do and refrain from venturing over to the dark side, where our perspective is skewed. On Thursday, we trust the universe to show us what trust and love are and if we stick with the plan. We’ll find out. Suppose there were to be a particular ‘mundane’ occurrence this Thursday. In that case, we might see it manifest as kindness, or rather, a surprising amount …

I Broke Up With My Fiancee Over His ‘Birthday Present’

I Broke Up With My Fiancee Over His ‘Birthday Present’

In a Reddit post shared to r/relationship_advice, site user throwraprank27 shared that their fiancée “played a cruel prank on me for my birthday.” She explained that she’d been with her (now-ex) partner for three years, and always understood him to be kind and thoughtful. “He was adorable and is pretty funny,” she said. The poster added that the couple had spoken before about getting a house together. “I always thought I should have a say in which house we go to but he insists this his chosen house will blow my mind away,” she shared. “He… kept telling me he [would] take me there on my birthday.” Then, her birthday came On her birthday, the poster says her partner asked her to wear a blindfold, drove her to a location that was about as far as the house was, and helped her out of the car. Then, he asked her to count down from three and removed the blindfold to reveal… well, nothing but a prank. “I then got hit with what was a water …

10 Smart Ways To Avoid Toxic, One-Sided Relationships | Terry Gaspard

10 Smart Ways To Avoid Toxic, One-Sided Relationships | Terry Gaspard

Many people who come to me for counseling ask: “Why do I attract partners who are toxic?” Or, “How can I steer clear of partners who are all wrong for me?” Too many of us settle for less than we deserve because we are afraid of being alone. If this is your inclination, gently remind yourself that you are a worthwhile person regardless of whether or not you are in a romantic relationship. The question of what’s more important in a healthy, long-lasting relationship — chemistry or compatibility — is a critical one when selecting a partner. Perhaps the first step in evaluating your past and present choices in partners is examining the difference between compatibility and chemistry. Chemistry: This usually refers to physical attraction but can include intellectual attraction as well. It is about how interesting and stimulating you find the person. Do you enjoy each other’s touch and is there chemistry? It’s essential because, without it, you are little more than friends. Author Mira Kirshenbaum writes: “But you can’t say you have good chemistry unless you can …

3 Zodiac Signs See Romance Strengthen In Their Relationships Starting April 17

3 Zodiac Signs See Romance Strengthen In Their Relationships Starting April 17

There is no shortage of helpful cosmic transits on April 17, 2024, when it comes to improving our love relationships. With several train formations aligning with Venus—including Venus conjunct Node —the answer is quite simple: If we try, we get. In other words, when we show the universe that we are trying in earnest, we can open our hearts to positive and possibly romantic results. Moon trine Venus conjunct Node will be rooting for three zodiac signs. One of the things we will feel around this time is that solidity and security in knowing that what we’ve built with this one person can last and last. This might take work, but it’s not the kind of work that depletes us; if anything, Nodal energy enlivens us and makes believers out of us when it comes to love and commitment. We will see our relationships grow stronger on April 17, and that’s only the beginning. We are also working with Moon trine Mercury. While the planet is still in retrograde, we will find our footing here. …

The Ultimate Infidelity Guide (And How To Affair-Proof Your Marriage) | Debra Macleod

The Ultimate Infidelity Guide (And How To Affair-Proof Your Marriage) | Debra Macleod

Much of the content in this article is taken from my book Marriage SOS: 30 Lifelines to Rescue Your Relationship in One Month. If you’re struggling with infidelity, this book can help you manage the initial “crisis period.” It also provides simple, straightforward, and ongoing support to rebuild trust, and your relationship, as the days and weeks go on. Whether it is a husband who finds a forbidden lover’s note tucked in his wife’s purse or a wife who discovers her husband has been paying another woman’s rent, it is a gut-wrenching, life-shattering experience to suddenly discover that a spouse has been unfaithful. It is equally devastating to hear a spouse confess to infidelity, even if the confession was done out of guilt and a sincere attempt to repair the marriage. Living in suspicion can be just as emotionally exhausting. Unfortunately, many spouses who suspect their partner of cheating are correct. Classic signs of a cheating spouse include spending more time at work, financial spending that cannot be accounted for, sudden self-improvement efforts (i.e. joining a gym, dressing …

Could South Korea’s 4B movement destroy heterosexual relationships?

Could South Korea’s 4B movement destroy heterosexual relationships?

Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter It sounds like something out of a Greek drama – more specifically, out of Lysistrata by Aristophanes, when the women band together to end the Peloponnesian war by going on a sex strike. But the 4B movement is both real and happening in the 21st century. And it’s less to do with ending a war, and more to do with ending misogyny. Purportedly starting in South Korea in 2019, the movement is called 4B because it refers to four types of “bi” or “no”: bihon means no heterosexual marriage; bichulsan, no childbirth; biyeonae, no dating; and bisekseu, no heterosexual sexual relationships. Five years on, the premise has garnered viral attention on social media, with countless TikTok videos on the subject attracting millions of views. It might sound extreme, but in light of the fact that the country’s incidence of intimate-partner violence was found to …

Weekly Love Horoscope For April 15 – 21, 2024

Weekly Love Horoscope For April 15 – 21, 2024

Your weekly love horoscope for each zodiac sign is here for April 15 – 21, 2024. Everything in the cosmos is urging you to take advantage of a new beginning in your romantic life. Although Mercury isn’t direct until April 25, the tides of change have already shifted, reminding you that nothing is stopping you from taking advantage of magical moments in love. This arrives with the magical connection between Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus. Because of its rarity, this transit will significantly impact your life. While you can still proceed slowly, it’s important to be willing to trust in whatever path the universe directs you on, as this truly is a moment when divine timing is working for your greatest good. Jupiter and Uranus last connected in 2011 and won’t do so again until 2037, helping you to embrace the moments of transformation in your life with the trust that they are the changes you need to have the romantic future you have always wanted. While Uranus rules over unexpected changes and shocking turnarounds, …

3 Specific Zodiac Signs Will Experience Great Luck In Love On April 15

3 Specific Zodiac Signs Will Experience Great Luck In Love On April 15

On April 15, 2024 three specific zodiac signs will experience tremendous luck in love. We really can’t go wrong when Moon trine Neptune is in the cosmic sky, winking at us in that way that says, “Today is your lucky day, lovebirds.” If we could wish for a day when suddenly every positive thing we can think to say to our loved ones comes out of our mouths in well-formed sentences, then this would be that day. Neptune’s energy has us dreaming and scheming. There’s much we wish to do, but first things first — we have to ‘discuss’ with our partners. April 15 shows us that if we take our dreams out of our minds and into discussion, we might actually be able to start doing some serious planning for the future. What’s super cool about Moon trine Neptune is that this will probably mean travel or adventure. This day brings out the adventurer in three zodiac signs. If we’re brave enough, we might end up suggesting something very exotic. Moon trine Neptune has couples planning …