Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Dating Rules

When I was younger I really didn't have any hard and fast rules for dating men in which I articulated much beyond 'never date a Cohen' (to keep my grandfather happy) and I wouldn't date men whose hair was longer then mine. Last weekend my daughter came home from university seeking dating wisdom, and thanks to Japanese innovation, I just discovered a new rule to add to her list. Reuters:
TOKYO (Reuters) - Who said bras are only for women? A Japanese online lingerie retailer is selling bras for cross-dressing men and they've quickly become one of its most popular items.

Since launching two weeks ago on Rakuten, a major Japanese web shopping mall, the Wishroom shop has sold over 300 men's bras for 2,800 yen ($30) each. The shop also stocks men's panties, as well as lingerie for women.

"I like this tight feeling. It feels good," Wishroom representative Masayuki Tsuchiya told Reuters as he modeled the bra, which can be worn discreetly under men's clothing. Wishroom Executive Director Akiko Okunomiya said she was surprised at the number of men who were looking for their inner woman.

"I think more and more men are becoming interested in bras. Since we launched the men's bra, we've been getting feedback from customers saying 'wow, we'd been waiting for this for such a long time'," she said. But the bra, available in black, pink and white, is not an easy sell for all men.

New Rule: Never date a man whose bra size is bigger than yours.

x/p: Dust my Broom

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