Young Men vs. Young Women: Who gets more hurt in a breakup?


Given the large number of young men and women living and working in Washington, D.C. area, I hope this article becomes handy to those who are just about to breakup.

A new study by Wake Forest University and Florida State offers new insight into the emotional effects of relationship strife on young singles, and is prompting discussion about the veracity of long-standing gender stereotypes. The survey was done on 1,611 single twenty and found that the support and strain of a relationship were more likely to piss off the man’s mental health than a woman’s. Read more of this post

Women on the Web: How Women Shaping the Internet


A new report by comScore titled  “Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet” shows more women than men across the world visit social networking sites and spend 30% more time per month using them.

Frankly, I am not surprised, women do pretty much the same things whatever communication tools you give them, whether it’s phone, TV, or the internet, they use it to talk to each other, look for deals, follow celebrity gossips etc. Read more of this post

African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Brings Women to Washington, D.C.


The African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) started yesterday in Washington, D.C., and will go on through August 3 in conjunction with the 2010 United States/sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (AGOA Forum). Women from AGOA-eligible countries will participate in the program. The AWEP is organized by the U.S. Department of State and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the auspices of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

AWEP aims to empower African women entrepreneurs to become part of their national and global business network by increasing opportunities for women to use the AGOA program and expanding opportunities for exports and U.S. investment in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more of this post

Washingtonian Women Spend More on Digital Goods than Washingtonian Men


Another interesting report was recently conducted by the market research firm VG Market and virtual currency firm PlaySpan which shows consumers are spending more on virtual goods on social networks than in online games, and North American women over 25 are spending more on virtual goods than any other demographic.

The survey of 2,221 customers between the ages of 13 and 64 across the PlaySpan Marketplace, Facebook via Spare Change, and Ultimate Game Card system found that 75% have purchased virtual goods, and 32% have made such purchases within social networks.

The median spending on digital goods on social networks is $50 per year, followed by massively multiplayer online games ($40); free-to-play games ($40); PC games with online play ($37); and console games with online play ($20). Read more of this post

Now I know Why Washingtonian Women Are Smoking Hot


I have lived and worked in many countries and cities. For some reason,  I  always found the Washingtonian women more  attractive compare to the ones  from other cities and countries.  I think I finally found out why – majority of them are in their late 20’s and low 30’s.

According to a  new research I just read on the  telegraph online, women in their late 20s and early 30s are considered more attractive than fresh-faced eighteen and nineteen year olds. The findings, from a survey of the opinions of over 2,000 men and women, found that beauty was as much rooted in personality as appearance.  Beauty was defined as being confident by 70 per cent of respondents, having good looks by 67 per cent and being stylish by 47 per cent.

Well! We got ton of them here in awesome Washington, D.C. Frankly, not sure this is a  good thing for Washingtonian women or not.

Given the large quantity of the women in D.C. between the age of 28 and 35, all smoking hot and mostly with great personality, we, men certainly have a tough time to pick  one. I mean think about it – how can we choose only one or even two? Read more of this post

All the Single Ladies, All the Single Ladies, Signs We will Never Marry You


Having lived, dumped, being dumped for the past 15 years in the D.C. area, here are some of the subtle clues for the Washingtonian ladies to figure out their men – particularly, if you want to know whether we are the marrying type or not.

1. Our Buddies Act Distant
Even though our buddies may be friendly enough, they probably won’t ask you many personal questions about your job, interests, etc. The ugly truth: They don’t want to invest time and energy getting to know you because they figure you’re not going to be around very long.

2. We are Hot and Cold on the Phone
We will text you 10 times in a night, then go missing for days. We’ll chat on the phone for an hour, then ignore your messages for the rest of the week. Wondering what the heck is going on? I am going to be brutally honest: We are mostly likely busy dating other women. Read more of this post

Washington D.C. Wins the Pay Gap


Washington, D.C.  has the lowest pay gap between men and women workers in the country, compared to the 50 states, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The median weekly wage of full-time women workers is 96.5 percent of that for their male counterparts in DC, far and away the most parity in the country. The U.S. average is 80.2 percent; Louisiana women are trailing the rest of the country, making only 65 percent of men’s wages. Some other local stats: Virginia women make 80.4 percent of what Virginia men do; Maryland women make 87.3 percent. Of course, in this contest, we’re a tiny urban area competing with states filled with urban, suburban, and rural areas—so this is likely more a triumph for cities than it is for the District.

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The Social Media Effect: The moment I wake up, before I put on my make up


Guess what’s the first thing babes do in the morning these days before they put on their make up, brush their teeth, and shower?

According to a new recent study by Oxygen Media and Lightspeed Research, over one-third of the babes aged 18-34 including the Washingtonian babes check Facebook when they first wake up, even before they do through their old traditional routine.

The study sampled the habits of less than 2,000 adults using social media between May and June of this year in an attempt to break down their social media habits. Some of the results are simply shocking:

  • 21% of women age 18-34 check Facebook in the middle of the night
  • 63% use Facebook as a networking tool
  • 42% think it’s okay to post photos of themselves intoxicated
  • 79% are fine with kissing in photos Read more of this post

Web Makes Babes Happier




I just read a new research study that made me feel awesome about one of my decisions back in 1988 when I switched major from Civil to Electrical Engineering. Proud to be one out of the millions with the IT background that has contributed to people’s happiness by 15% 🙂 Read more of this post

The Truth Behind Washington D.C. Attraction Revealed


Within the first month after I got off the boat from Shiraz to Washington, DC in 1985, I could tell something was very different about DC.  No, it wasn’t the politics, nor the museums, nor the awesome sceneries of Washington, DC. Something else  made me  fall in love with the city and settle here for good – the insane ratio of women to men in DC.  I have been always wondered about the reason behind it  for the past 25 years. I think I’ve  finally found the answer today on May 25th, 2010. Read more of this post