I don't think it makes sense for me to consult with companies about streamlining their content operations unless I'm still involved in feeding the content beast myself. One of the ways I keep my hand in that game is writing for Match.com. Here's my latest:

Ken: He's a living doll!

Photo from ManBehindTheDoll.com

Since 1961, Ken® has been the most famous boyfriend on the planet, thanks largely due to his lifelong association with Barbie®. These two have been an item longer than Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham!

“In 2004, after more than 43 years together, Barbie and Ken mutually agreed to seek their independence and decided to spend some time apart,” recalls Jef Beck, author of I [Love] Ken: My Life as the Ultimate Boyfriend and curator of the manbehindthedoll.com site. Barbie subsequently began dating Blaine, an Aussie surfer… but their romance didn’t last. As Beck notes, “breakups can create breakthroughs. Ken started an independent journey to reinvent himself once again; it took two years. With Blaine finally out of the picture, Ken reemerged in 2006 and asked Barbie to be his girlfriend again. Of course, she accepted!”

Why did Barbie choose to go back to her first love? Read more...