Move over, Match.com, eHarmony and PlentyOfFish.com – the Federal government is getting into the online dating and relationship space, with their very own online dating site called TwoOfUs.org. The Two of Us.org site includes advice on dating, relationships, and marriage. Perhaps once the Feds are able to bring their own relationships with the opposite sects more into harmony, and stop the acrimony and one-night stands in their own house (and senate), then we will be able to take a Federal dating advice site more seriously.
The TwoOfUs.org site is run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center. The site, which was first rolled out last year, includes catchy polls (“How can you tell if your date is crazy? a) Gossips constantly; b) Tells you their life story all on the first date; c) Has apparent Mother/Father issues, d) You find out they are still married!” – they seem to have forgotten e) Relies on Federal government for relationship advice), dating advice, advice about living together, and even discussion boards.
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So what prompted the Feds to get into the dating and marriage advice business? As they explain on the site, “The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) is a national resource and clearinghouse for information and research relating to healthy marriages. We strive to be a “first stop shop” for marriage and family trends and statistics, marriage education and programming, scholarly research, and the latest news and events. In particular, the NHMRC also provides training and technical assistance presentations and documents for federally funded Healthy Marriage Initiative grantees.
The NHMRC supports the Administration for Children and Families, furthering its commitment to promote and support healthy marriages and child well-being by providing research and program information and generating new knowledge about promising and effective strategies.
Our audience includes individuals, couples, families, educators, policymakers, researchers, and organizational leaders with an interest in marriage. The NHMRC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on healthy marriage issues, and targeted resources that support healthy relationships and marriages.”
Still, we’d like to see the Feds a bit more proficient (and successful) at pitching woo themselves – you know, set a good example for the kids.
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