The Sad and Lonely Bachelors of New York City

January 20, 2016
The Sad and Lonely Bachelors of New York City

Several readers have written to ask what I think of the recent New York Times article Meet the New York Bachelors Who Yearn for Something More. Written by Sridhar Pappu, a 40 year-old single guy, the piece explores the growing number of 40 year-old men who feel like misfits in their social circle because of their single […]

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Tinder’s Secret Assortative Matching

January 18, 2016
Tinder’s Secret Assortative Matching

Fast Company magazine has a fascinating article about Tinder’s secret algorithm used to rate your desirability. Austin Carr wrote I Found Out My Secret Internal Tinder Rating and Now I Wish I Hadn’t.  Tinder is often criticized for being superficial and random. Turns out it’s not random at all. Tinder calculates a desirability score for you and that […]

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10 Bad Dating Habits to Lose in 2016

January 12, 2016
10 Bad Dating Habits to Lose in 2016

During a recent discussion a reader requested a post on stupid ideas about love that prevent people from finding it. I can’t think of a better way to start 2016 than to get your dating house in order by ditching bad dating habits. Here goes, off the top of my head: 1. Stop thinking you can […]

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Pop Culture Feeds Rape Culture

January 8, 2016
Pop Culture Feeds Rape Culture

In the last couple of years, there’s been renewed debate about whether rape culture exists, much less what it looks like. The term was coined by feminists in the 1970s and is defined here: “Rape culture is an environment in which rape is highly prevalent, normalized and excused by the society’s media, popular culture, and political […]

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Assortative Mating is Here to Stay

January 5, 2016
Assortative Mating is Here to Stay

There’s been a great deal of talk in the media recently about the rise in assortative mating, which is the voluntary pairing off of very similar individuals. Assortative Mating By Education/Income ♥ The marriage rate between people with the same level of education is higher than at any point since the early 20th century. Educational homogamy […]

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