Nice. My fav social media news site, Mashable.com, fired off a post that analyzed some stats about online dating. To make a long story short, guys should write shorter emails and send out more of them per hour to get a better response. Numbers point to a 1.71 conversation rate. That’s a pretty shitty conversion rate, but whatever. Chicks, as usual, have got it easier online, with a 3.43 conversion rate with short emails of less than 50 characters. Ladies…what the fuck are you writing in less than 50 characters that guys respond to? Leave smartalecky answers in comments.
Peeps, don’t forget to upload great pictures in different contexts to help make your profile stickier. Smile. Don’t look grim and serious. If you’re a dude, avoid looking like a douche, and ladies, please don’t tell us how much you love to laugh. We know this.
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on Sep 3, 2009 in Health
So, for some time now, I have been feeling like I need to take up yoga again. There has been a lot of unbalance in my relationship (though things are absolutely fantastic right now, if you don’t count the fact that Jake woke me up with his snoring last night). Additionally, work is a bit hellish at the moment, and I have been able to feel my body storing up rage. I got so frustrated loading the dishwasher the other day that I broke two glasses.
So I sucked it up, went down to the campus gym (I work at a university, remember, so we have great facilities) and signed up for the regular gym membership. Then I shelled out extra for the group exercise membership and for the yoga/pilates membership (an extra $200!). The regular gym membership is another $200 although that’s withheld from my paychecks throughout the year and so is pretty painless, but the total that I was shelling out was over $400. For someone who is still trying to pay off credit card debt, that’s a heckuva lotta cash.
Then I went to my first yoga class yesterday, and knew instantly that it was worth it. Read the full article
on Sep 3, 2009 in Dating
Some brilliant new apps available in iPhone store for tracking and re-capturing your ex-girlfriend. Includes
“Stalk-her” and “Calend-her” apps. Download these now. After you’re done, go immediately to adamthinks.com and read everything he’s ever written.
on Sep 3, 2009 in Life
Call the lawyers. COED Magazine ran a article on
August 26 that stole my idea for an article, 10 Signs You Might Be A Douchebag. WTF? Don’t worry peeps, my shizzy is way tighter. At #2 they’ve got “take a art history class” and at #3 they have “you like the music of the Police.” I took TWO art history classes in college, they were hard as hell, and oh yeah both classes were loaded with hot chicks at like a 4 to 1 ratio. Um, not douchey.
Re: The Police. What asshole thinks The Police is douchey? Sting gets more poon than a toilet seat at the Tri-Delt sorority house. Plus, I just listened to “Message in a Bottle” on YouTube and that song rocks ballz.
Read my original article, 10 Signs You Might Be A Complete Douchebag, and compare for yourself. Fuckwads.
With the Web already affecting dating and relationships, it was inevitable that technology would move into one of the last territories of the human experience: intimacy. Recently, a Seattle couple, Jim Shell and Tracy Feinberg, started replacing the intimacy and affection they have for each other with technology. Read the full article
So, Lance has said that his new big interest is love styles. He’s mentioned it recently here and here, and I’ve also talked about it here (where I also link to other resources). Basically you’ve got physical touch, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, and gifts.
However, despite the fact that most of these sites (and most of what you hear) about love styles suggests that we have one preference that overrides all others, I don’t think that is the case. It’s obviously simpler to think that because I am primarily a physical touch girl, if my needs are being met in that area then I can be happy even if there are deficiencies in others. However, I think that while most of us may have one preferred love style, many people have hybrid love styles (where they need 2 almost equally), and I also think that practically everyone needs at least some of all five. You can’t have absolutely none of any one thing and be happy.
With that in mind, here’s a fun little exercise that you can talk about with your SO or first date this weekend:
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