Sunday, July 5, 2009

Crisis Love

It seems that gun & ammo manufacturers aren't the only businesses seeing an uptick as a result of the economic crisis:

Economic woes, it seems, unleash something practically primal in many of us who find ourselves without a partner: a hard-wired desire for companionship.

Some singles are now hunting for dates with the same fervor others are showing hunting for jobs. On matchmaking Web site, membership is up 20 percent despite monthly fees of up to $60, and activity has soared 50 percent since September at

I guess it really is better to ride out a crisis surrounded by loved ones. But I think I would be suspicious of the motives of someone who suddenly wanted a "closer relationship" at a time like this... On the brighter side, sometimes it takes a crisis to bring people together. According to some theories, economic downturns usually are accompanied by increased church attendance and the like. If you are not already in the habit of looking for silver linings, now might be the time to pick it up.

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