Lindsey Vonn Talks To Vogue About Tiger Woods And Marriage

Lindsey Vonn Talks To Vogue About Tiger Woods And MarriageVogue‘s Jonathan Van Meter met with the famed alpine skier Lindsey Vonn to discuss things like her continued rehabilitation from a terrifying injury in February and her divorce from Thomas Vonn. Obviously, her relationship with Tiger Woods was a subject that was broached in the interview.

‘Long-distance’

Vonn and Woods’ story starts as a great many romances do: They met as friends and continued their relationship until something far more serious blossomed. Sure, Woods may have sent a private jetto pick up an injured Vonn, but you get the point. Per the Vogue interview:

“We immediately clicked, you know? It was just one of those things.”

For several months, it was a long-distance phone and text friendship. “We talked a lot, corresponded a lot, and he was a good friend who was always there. And then it became more.”


‘Sworn off marriage’

For the moment, Vonn is just trying to get a handle on golf, a sport that mandates hours of attention—compared to her own sport, which is over in a flash. It certainly seems like the relationship is making both golfer and skier extremely happy, but don’t expect any surprise engagements, because Vonn has sworn off marriage.

Van Meter writes, “When I ask her if marriage will ever be in the cards for her again, she grimaces: ‘No, thanks! I am definitely not getting married. To anyone.'”

For now, she seems content to merely date Woods, which makes sense considering both of their trying schedules and painful past relationships.

Do you think Linsey Vonn will eventually marry Tiger Woods? Or, should we just take her word for it?

Source: Gabe Zaldivar | Bleacher Report

Image: NPR

Is Texting An Adequate Substitute For Talking?

Is Texting An Adequate Substitute For TalkingI get it. We are living in a modern world with advanced technology, complicated gadgets, and bizarre communication techniques. This is a world where conversations are often conducted in front of the computer screen, where dates can be done online, where emoticons are deemed sufficient as expressions, where people can say more when texting rather than in person. But is texting an adequate substitute for a face-to-face talk?

‘Impersonal’

We have heard of marriage proposals over Twitter, asking out a prospective date through YouTube, and even informing about a divorce decision via text message. Whether it be a good or bad news that you are delivering, can an obscure gadget cushion the blow of that news? Can it dull the ache of a breakup? Does it make a joyous birthday greeting less lively? Does it make an “I love you” more impersonal?

I do not have the answer to all these questions. But I can give my opinion about it. Opinions, rather. Lots of it.


‘Human touch’

I do know that I would love to look into the eyes of my beloved while hearing the words “I love you.” I would love tohug my son first thing in the morning to greet him on his natal day.  I can hold the hand of a grieving friend while expressing my condolences. I love to see the animated expressions of my parents whenever we talk about events spontaneously. I can appreciate the awed silence with my travel buddies while we look at the magnificent view infront of us.

You see, there is a reason why most things are better said in person — human touch, I believe. With that mingled with genuine facial expressions and spontaneous words, you know that once is being sincere with his feelings. Humans, after all, are complicated creatures. We need a variety of emotions to be truly called human.

Perhaps, then, texting is not and can never be an adequate substitute for talking. Would you agree with me? Or would you rather type “I do” on your cellphone on the day of your wedding?

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