The Algorithm Knows What the Heart Wants: A Future Tense Event Recap
A decent discussion of the algorithms behind online dating matches. There is a lot of data about the best way to craft a profile, and we’re going to do a complete guide to online dating later on this year.
When You Fall in Love, This is What Facebook Sees
Shockingly, people who are romantically interested leave a digital trail that can be traced on Facebook.
Asking Strangers to Have Sex
The world’s worst pick-up line, and what it illustrates about human courtship, male emotional intelligence, and female choosiness. I like the guy in the pink shirt, who starts to negotiate.
Male Dance Moves That Catch a Woman’s Eye
Pretty good study that demonstrates not only that women respond favorably to dancing ability in men, but that there are “specific movements within men’s dance that influence women’s perceptions of dancing ability. We suggest that such movements may form honest signals of male quality in terms of health, vigour or strength, though this remains to be confirmed.”
BTW–An “honest signal” is something that men do that can’t easily be faked, and is an indication of fitness. Like humor, for example. Can’t fake a joke.