Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Online Dating

- My father taking action on a request I made a little over a month ago (he agreed in the moment, but I figured I would need to remind him.)

- Tempeh Reuben - a sandwich I enjoy at restaurants. I found a recipe in a cookbook from the library and made it today. (It involves sauerkraut which I don't know if I've ever bought before.) It was yummi.

- I read an article in the New Yorker today on online dating. Three interesting tidbits...

"Rudder, for his part, has determined that Republicans have more in common with Republicans than Democrats have in common with Democrats, which led him to conclude, “The Democrats are doomed.”

This reminds me of a friend who is in an interfaith dialogue group. He says that the biggest disagreements in the group are not between religions but between the fellow Christians.

"OK Cupid has also analyzed couples who have met on the site and have since left it. Of the 34,620 couples the site has analyzed, the casual first-date question whose shared answer was most likely to signal a shot at longevity (beyond the purview of OK Cupid, anyway) was “Do you like horror movies?"

Maybe I should start asking this?

This last one is my favorite, and at least for me, completely accurate.

"Rudder has discovered, for example, that the answer to the question “Do you like the taste of beer?” is more predictive than any other of whether you’re willing to have sex on a first date. (That is, people on OK Cupid who have answered yes to one are likely to have answered yes to the other.)"

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/07/04/110704fa_fact_paumgarten#ixzz1TFsjQJaW

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