Of late, people have been drawing my attention to dating studies they've found. One friend sent me an article in the Scientific American whose subhead suggested that to "create uncertainty" was the best dating tactic. We've been hearing for years that playing hard to get is best, and this article and related study confirmed it. While it nods its head to the notion of being truthful, straightforward, and not playing games, that theory is proven false here. As it's a scientific study, I suspect it holds some water, and this isn't the first time I've heard this advice (though I rarely follow it.) Perhaps THIS is my next experiment...
The next "Study" someone mentioned to me, was on a popular Chicago radio morning show. I didn't hear the entire original piece, but they summarized it on their site. Topics include: What Kind of Women Get Married? And The Six Basic Guidelines for Women to Get Married.
This type of piece bothers me. Someone who calls themself an expert (present company excluded) makes grand, sweeping generalizations, as well as spouts off common sense, and packages those thoughts into some big *AHA!* "article" so that people listen, and heed their advice. I cringed when I read that you should stay in shape if you want to get married--how about you do it for yourself and so you don't die of obesity? After seeing that, I realized this piece could teach me nothing, and moved on.
The last one I came across as a bunch of people tweeted a link to it. And I love it. It's from OKCupid's blog, which has hilarious and insightful trending data and infographics on dating. As an aside: For kicks, view the one on that page about profile words used that relate to whather someone likies rough or gentle sex. The latest study they did showed that people who tweet have shorter relationships. That's irony, Alanis (and rain on your wedding day is not. Man I hate that song about coincidence.) And a new question on my repetoire for dates. I'll let it speak for itself.
Come across any other interesting articles, studies, or just have some stories to share, please paste them in the comment area of this post.
And have a good weekend dear readers!