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Assisted Single

Innovations encouraging the opposite of love and commitment

Implications - While there are many innovations encouraging love, romance and commitment -- especially around Valentine's Day -- many of today's consumers view being single as a good thing. Now, there are innovations that help consumers break up with their partners and play the field, ranging from online break-up services and affair-encouraging campaigns to hotels that cater specifically to singles. These innovations aid and even encourage singledom, suggesting that today's notion of love and romance has changed remarkably from what it was in previous generations.
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Date Range:
Mar 11 — Feb 12
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Featured Examples

Angsty Amour Accessories
Angsty Amour Accessories
The Snottub Anti-Valentine's Day Buttons Oppose Mythological Matchmakers
Sometimes it's necessary to just be honest with the outside world by wearing an accessory like one of the Snottub Anti-Valentine's Day Buttons in order to bluntly declare your disgust with Hallmark holidays.… MORE
Offensive Adultery-Promoting Ads
Offensive Adultery-Promoting Ads
Ashley Madison New York Metro Ad Calls Overweight Women "Scary"
It's hard to believe that advertising would go so far as this, but to many, the latest Ashley Madison New York Metro ads cross the line -- and then some. Ashley Madison, the adultery-encouraging dating… MORE
Brilliant Break-Up Services
Brilliant Break-Up Services
Jonathan Kiekbusch Will Dump Your Girlfriend or Boyfriend for Money
While some people fancy themselves pick-up artists, Jonathan Kiekbusch is the break-up king -- that is, if you pay him. Jonathan has started a business where in exchange for eight dollars (20 if the job… MORE
Literal Heartbreak Hotels
Literal Heartbreak Hotels
German Hotel Die Liebeskuemmerer Designed Exclusively for the Recently S
Whether it's a bucket of ice cream or a pint of beer, all techniques for getting over a breakup have been trumped by a new hotel in Germany called Die Liebeskuemmerer. Die Liebeskuemmerer uses a team of… MORE
Post-Breakup Makeover Guides
Post-Breakup Makeover Guides
'The Rules of Cutting Off Your Hair' Brings Laughs to the Loveless
I'd be lying if I said I didn't know any girl who, upon ending a relationship, decided to undergo an extreme hair transformation, as depicted in Christie Young's 'The Rules of Cutting Off Your Hair.' The… MORE
Online Breakup Bazaars
Online Breakup Bazaars
The Ex Outlet is an Internet Boutique for the Remnants of Failed Romances
If your in the midst of a break-up, the last thing you want lying around are a bunch of mementos of your failed romantic escapade--but fortunately, the Ex Outlet provides ex lovers a sympathetic online… MORE
Divorcee-Only Hotels
Divorcee-Only Hotels
The Heartbreak Hotel Turns Getting a Divorce into a Mini Vacation
Most of the things I find online I would really like to see come to America, but the Heartbreak Hotel isn't one of them. Originally founded in the Netherlands, the Heartbreak Hotel is a five-star hotel… MORE
Affair-Granting Campaigns
Affair-Granting Campaigns
Moosejaw Permission Slip Lets You Have a Fling This Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, the clothing retailer Moosejaw Mountaineering is giving you the opportunity to love the one you're not with by using the Moosejaw "permission slip thing." Available at the brand's… MORE

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