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Sam Yagan reveals the algorithms that make online dating sites work.
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[credit provider=”Flickr/Carlos Felipe Pardo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlosfpardo/315293919/”] I realised this would most likely be the last decision we’d ever make together.”What do you say?” he asked, shifting his backpack and turning towards me. “We take a taxi to my hotel to kill time until your friend gets back to her house?” I felt […]
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Jason Merritt”] Many critics find Oscar acceptance speeches disturbing on account of their insincerity.As a fan of the form, I say: nonsense.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of HBO”] On Valentine’s Day, images of couples are everywhere.They’re buying each other diamond rings, making eyes over expensive restaurant meals and canoodling over chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne.
[credit provider=”Photography by Paul Schneggenburger” url=”http://www.anzenbergergallery.com/index.php?73760076169514857508.000012563743392071022219415022013164457″] German photographer Paul Schneggenburger takes pictures of couples sleeping together throughout the night, and the results are both intimate and eery.”What happens to lovers while they are sleeping?” Schneggenburger wonders in his artist statement. “Is it a sleeping just next to each other, each […]
[credit provider=”UALRBowenlaw/YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G4aYZTVJAaM#!”] Law school tuition is projected to jump as high as nearly $80,000 by 2021, and law schools are producing twice as many graduates as there are jobs. But University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law thinks there is still a solid reason to get […]
[credit provider=”ekelly89/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekelly89/7030239035/”] As workers today spend more time in the office compared to past generations, it may be difficult to maintain a social life, especially one that excludes the people you spend the majority of your time with — your colleagues.This is why workers are sometimes willing to take […]
[credit provider=”Flickr via pinksherbet” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/517135155/in/photostream/”] From Christmas and birthdays to Valentine’s Day and anniversaries, partners are expected to shell out cash for the kinds of gifts that make their mates swoon –– whether they like it or not. This year, one in four men will grin and bear the task of […]
[credit provider=”Pyza* via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chmurka/3277544192/”] Sex. Many (but not all) animals do it. Partners come together to combine their genetic material in hopes of creating a healthy next generation for passing down their genes.For humans, romance, love and sometimes Valentine’s Day can be involved, although the formula varies greatly depending […]
[credit provider=”Instagram @mermaidcrystal”] Good news, humanity — the world is actually a very loving place! According to the Gallup World Poll, 70% of the world’s population say they experience love on any given day.In the US, that number was even higher with 81% of Americans experiencing love from a family […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/SparkFun Electronics” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparkfun/4587726004/”] Valentine’s day is typically a hard time for many, namely those who object to the commercialised nature and emphasis on public displays of affection, those who are presently single but would rather not be and find the whole ethos of the day offensive, or some combination […]
ASAP Science has a special Valentine’s episode this week on love and all the nasty effects of love on the brain. The biggest take a way? it’s pretty much just biologically derived cocaine — you become more sensitive to being happy by little things, and less sensitive to pain and […]
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/441161585/”] Clues about whether a new romance will grow into a long-term relationship can be found hidden in the way our brains respond when we think about a new partner, scientists have found.Researchers have found that they can spot the signs of a true romance in […]
[credit provider=”Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photography via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/evarinaldiphotography/6820736052/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Today, Taylor Swift turns 23, but you would never know how old the singer actually is based on her love life.From 18-year-old Conor Kennedy to 35-year-old John Mayer, Swift is no ageist when it comes to who she will […]
[credit provider=”Instagram/chanmanevans” url=”http://statigr.am/p/345579616139295653_268021613″] Every time I see my grandmother she asks me without fail, if—alongside my native country—I’ve forsaken the opportunity to love.Her question isn’t completely absurd, nor is it unusual. Expats are transient by nature. Even those who have committed to their new homeland for life are often surrounded […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/staralee” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/staralee/464250380/”] During a coffee break one recent afternoon in the Starbucks at Millennium Station, co-workers Yam Chan and Tichina Moore noticed a letter tucked amid the coffee bags in the display stand.”Pssst … Hey Coffee Lover,” read the envelope. Chan and Moore hesitated momentarily before slicing it open.
[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tory_Burch_in_India.JPG”] Tory Burch and her ex-husband, Chris, are engaged in a legal battle over his role in her eponymous multi-billion dollar brand and his new fashion line. Tory’s attorney said that Chris, who gave her $2 million to start her business eight years ago, is “ripping off” her ideas. For […]
[credit provider=”(Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)”] With her £1 million bathtub and 100 (and counting) pairs of shoes, Tamara Ecclestone seems to want for nothing – well, nothing except the love of an honest man. Nigel Farndale meets an heiress in search of her happy-ever-after.Before I meet Tamara Ecclestone, I […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Rennett Stowe” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomsaint/3021301378/”] Till Roenneberg, a professor at the Institute for Medical Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, is a chronobiologist – which means that he specialises in the study of how biological rhythms affect our physiology and behaviour.Over the course of his career, he has gathered statistics on […]
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/4128970085/”] What began with the sweetest kiss has sent my budget flying out of the window. I fell in love walking around Manhattan, one street fading into another until my boyfriend and I stopped in a deli to order a warm bowl of matzo ball […]
[credit provider=”National Geographic/YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUUqVnCYURM”] Love will always find a way to survive – even when one party is a convicted murderer. National Geographic’s 2011 documentary “Taboo: Prison Love” explores the lives of people in love with inmates. They stand by their partners despite never being able to share a meal or […]
[credit provider=”glennbeck.com”] Conservative, doom-and-gloom Tea Party icon Glenn Beck says he is on a new mission. A mission for love.More than one year after his Fox News departure, Beck — accompanied by a gospel choir, an orchestra, an exact replica of the Liberty Bell — made his comeback official this […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Brett Jordan” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/x1brett/3171946216/”] Men are more likely to date women with the same eye colour as their mum. Women are more likely to date men with the same eye colour as their father.Via In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction:
[credit provider=”KCNA via AP”] The wife of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a former singer who caught the leader’s eye while she was giving a performance, South Korean media said on Thursday after Pyongyang disclosed the marriage.Official media in the secretive state revealed late Wednesday that a stylish young woman […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/lululemon athletica” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lululemonathletica/6154304264/”] Here are a bunch of quick facts about happiness and life success that you probably had no idea about, but probably should.Many of these tips may seem counterintuitive, but rest assured that their backed up by data and scientific studies.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Guillame Paumier” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpaumier/6897945859/”] Here are 10 things we’ll bet you didn’t know about love and romance: Studies show that, in general, men are actually more romantic than women. Men also say “I love you” first, have more positive recollections of their first kiss, and are more likely to end […]
[credit provider=”mbtrama/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbtrama/4925770432/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Having a tough time finding love? Is your marriage dull? You could be sabotaging your relationship and not even know it.Here are 30 things you probably don’t know about your relationship or marriage — or you knew, but needed scientific proof to back up your theories.
[credit provider=”Dmitriy Shironosov on www.shutterstock.com” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-103052063/stock-photo-a-young-happy-woman-and-her-boyfriend-looking-at-one-another-in-restaurant.html?src=05ce12785946a4cfe35b791877df22d6-1-43″] How do you know who to marry?Should you just trust your feelings or pick the person who “looks good on paper”? Luckily, science has answers for us:
Here are Frank and Anita Milford in 2008, on their 80th anniversary.
[credit provider=”B Tal/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/163450213/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Marriage isn’t all fun and games. In the past I’ve posted about marriage making you poorer, killing sex drive, and making you fat. So if you’re gonna do it, do it right. But how do you know who to marry? Should you just trust your feelings […]
[credit provider=”ACarlos1000/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/acarlos1000/5752469744/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The New York Post is reporting that hardware stores in NYC have seen an increase in rope sales over the past several months — and it’s not because men are suddenly conquering their to-do lists.Women are flocking to these stores to purchase rope, apparently because of the […]
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[credit provider=”Flickr / mark sebastian” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/markjsebastian/2347290530/in/photostream/”] A generation ago, the old nursery rhyme of a relationship’s timeline: “love, then marriage, and then babies in baby carriages,” rang true for many. Today, a more pragmatic version might be needed — career comes first, followed by moving in together, then joint checking accounts, and maybe […]
[credit provider=”Jason Merritt/ Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/actor-matt-damon-and-wife-luciana-barroso-arrives-at-the-news-photo/97524452″] Let’s face it, when celebrities date each other, it often doesn’t work out. We all saw the debacles of Ashton Kutcher vs. Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin vs. Kim Basinger and Kim Kardashian vs. Kris Humphries.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Mr. Cook” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nashcook/5918842031/in/photostream/”] A wedding is one of the biggest milestones in a couple’s relationship, but it can also be the most expensive. In fact, the average American wedding rings in at a whopping $26,951.
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[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] This post originally appeared at Luxpresso. If you are thinking about popping the question, online travel advisor cheapflights.com has come up with a list of the top 10 places to propose that may help you to get the romance and that “Wow!” factor just right.
[credit provider=”Grindr”] Joel Simkhai is gay, but has always felt like a hidden minority. As he roamed around town, he wondered: Who else is gay? How should he interact with them?”It was frustrating and I wanted an easier way to meet guys,” he said, explaining the inspiration for his fast […]
[credit provider=”DavidMartynHunt via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidchief/3996254001/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Valentine’s Day is approaching. You have a Valentine…but are you really in love with him or her? With your head spinning from all the heart-shape chocolates and red roses, it can be tough to figure out. Fortunately, scientists have pinned down exactly what it means […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/StephenandMelanie” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenandmelanie/2448970703/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] There’s an episode of Sex in the City where Charlotte decides to use her best business networking tactics to find her true love.Now, real life is imitating TV.
Studies have revealed some interesting facts about attraction.
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/6556140411/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Men better get it together if they hope to sweep their sweetie off her feet this Valentine’s Day.And we’re not just talking about deciding who’s picking up the check, we’re referring to the gift itself.
[credit provider=”Flickr/StephenandMelanie” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenandmelanie/2448970703/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] The online dating world has opened the door for millions of people to find true love, or at least to go on dozens of dates without those awkward phone calls you remember from high school. But while looking-for-love sites such as Match and eHarmony prove there are […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / Ianiv & Arieanna” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianivarieanna/3187179224/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Faced with the prospect of another Valentine’s Day alone?Maybe it’s time for a career change.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwr-kQzPWO4&feature=related”] Studies have revealed some interesting facts about the beginning of relationships. Science knows what predicts whether a man and woman will fall in love. Men prefer a woman to be 1.9 years younger than themselves. Women prefer a man 3.5 years older. Here are some interesting facts […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Claire” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockinfree/4950481474/”] Ever wonder how much the flower and chocolate industries make off of your attempts to impress that smouldering co-worker across the hall?Now the U.S. Census Bureau has the answers.
[credit provider=”Flickr / SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent)” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brent_nashville/3266509820/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Valentine’s Day is best illustrated in one series of actions: Withdraw from an ATM what you’d usually spend on date night, withdraw that amount again, show it to the person you love most and then flush the entire sum down the nearest toilet.
In anticipation of Valentine’s day— and ensuing lipstick and chocolate stains — Clorox came out with some enlightening infographics.
Not sure what where to take your date this holiday? Let Credit Sesame’s Date Decider do the hard work for you.
A new survey by InsuranceQuotes.com asked more than 2,600 people to pick the part of their spouse or partner’s body they’d like most to insure.
The future of dating is depressing.
Valentine’s Day may be just around the corner, but more Americans are single than ever before, with 39 per cent (4 in 10) actually saying marriage has become obsolete, according to a new infographic by Pew Research.
[credit provider=”Flickr/gordasm” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fynes/3818638233/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] When Jozen Cummings, 30, lost his job as an editor at Vibe Magazine back in 2009, he was so broke that just the thought of turning on the lights in his New York City apartment made him cringe. He was going to be living on the government’s dime […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / Stewart” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewart/395057742/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] A lingering recession hasn’t changed what a woman wants on Valentine’s Day.Traditional gifts like jewelry topped the most-wanted list in a recent survey of more than 1,000 American women, both single and involved.
It’s that time of year again – love is in the air, and so is spending.
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/5960727079/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Having a better social life can be worth as much as an additional $131,232 a year in terms of life satisfaction:There is substantial evidence in the psychology and sociology literature that social relationships promote happiness for the individual. Yet the size of their impacts remains largely unknown. […]
[credit provider=”thefixer via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fixersphotos/5208288899/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] For decades, De Beers has been the preeminent name in diamonds.Thanks to a stockpile of the world’s rough diamond supply, indelible marketing schemes and even negotiations with foreign governments for their diamonds, De Beers — owned by the Oppenheimer family since the 1920s — has […]
[credit provider=”coolguy9822 via YouTube ” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_evj7jd6Jjg”] Sometimes men and women just aren’t on the same page.While some marriage proposals are fantastically successful, others–while well intended, have gone horribly wrong.
For both men and women, one night stands were primarily about physical attractiveness. Attractiveness and agreeableness were key for longer term relationships.
[credit provider=”Ricebrner1 via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCn1sNL3Qzg&feature=related”] Imagine spending a quiet day at home, and your boyfriend on a motor cycle pulls up and a police man has a gun to his head after the duo engaged in a high-speed police chase down your street.You’re hysterical, of course. Then, your boyfriend asks […]
That “must-have” list of qualities you want in a mate tends to go out the window when you actually meet someone:
More eye contact:
It dramatically increases the chances:
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