Otherwise, any week off in which I laugh, eat and watch films somewhere lovely with my partner, constitutes the holiday of a lifetime.
The one problem with big data is that it removes the human element – and dating is very much about human connection. I think the attraction to 20 year olds is in large part biological.But the same way I try to lay out best practices for dating and relationships while allowing for many exceptions to the rules, I think we’d all be well served to pay attention to how people really act when no one’s looking instead of taking their word for it. Men are attracted to women who are at their most fertile.To tell men NOT to feel this way would be akin to telling them not to breathe.Now, I don’t always agree with all of the conclusions that Rudder draws from his Ok Cupid data.In his book, “Dataclysm,” he points out that who we want to be and who we really are can be two very different things.
Data reveals truths that we might not want to say out loud.Noisier still is the entirely needless grunt I expel as I hoist myself from a chair after dinner.I now need reading specs which I clean by leaning over an open dishwasher door and waiting for them to cloud up. While statistics can, theoretically, be used to prove/disprove anything, smart people can usually see through the lies to focus on the numbers.Christian Rudder, president of Ok Cupid, is the guy who digs up the numbers from the millions of people using his free dating site.Not in some nihilistic or maudlin way – I think about death every day simply because I am more accepting of its inevitability. I’m much less interested in having “stuff” than I was when I was younger.