Reading While Eating for Mar. 19: The Dating Game

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are Facebook Official, and Ian McKellan will officiate Patrick Stewart's wedding.

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Golfer Tiger Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn pose for a portrait in an image posted on Facebook Monday, March 18, 2013, to announce their relationship.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn Are Facebook Official. Rumors about the golfer and the Olympic skier had swirled for months before the pair disclosed their relationship on Facebook. The big question now: which will be a greater source of conflict for the couple—Vonn’s jokes about Woods’ struggles with sex addiction or the inevitable Under Armour-Nike clash? (People)

The Real 50 Shades of Grey. Yep — every shade of gray, from “Cadet” to “Deep Vinaceous”, according to the world’s first comprehensive guide to color naming. (Not where you thought we were going with that one, right?) (mental_floss)

Ian McKellan Will Officiate Patrick Stewart’s Wedding. Or, in terms that anyone under the age of 25 will better understand, “Gandalf Will Officiate Professor Xavier’s Wedding.” Stewart is marrying singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell. (BuzzFeed)

A $45,000 Marriage Proposal? Getting down on one knee apparently ain’t what it used to be—proposal planning has become big business. “When event planner Sarah Pease heard of a guy proposing to his girlfriend by putting a diamond ring at the bottom of a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, she decided get into the proposal business.” And to think a whole industry might not even exist if someone had the good sense to opt for Popeye’s instead. (New York Post)

Do It For Love—Or the Health Benefits. Marriage can have a positive effect on the well-being of both spouses, at least until one of them gets sick. Then? Not so much. (Healthland)

The Five Silliest Books Inspired By Jane Austen. Somewhere out there is a comedian saying, “Hey, my third marriage wasn’t a book!” and waiting for a rimshot. (Flavorwire)

Pictures of Couples Are as Old as Time. Thankfully, pictures of ticket stubs and new possessions are not. (The Daily What)

High Schooler Asks Kate Upton to Prom. Hey, if it worked for a couple U.S. Marines and the co-stars of Friends with Benefits, why not for an L.A. kid with the two-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model? Although there might be a certain Cy Young winner who may or may not love the idea. (YouTube via With Leather)