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OkCupid – The Deep End

Originally posted on Date By Number:
OkCupid analyzes its users’ data and publishes insights in The Deep End. Their recent article takes a look at the changes from 2005 to 2015, with some surprising results, staring with this question: It’s a dramatic drop, but my first reaction was that this could be a reflection of online dating becoming more common, rather than a major shift in sexual behavior. Maybe in 2005, online dating wasn’t as mainstream and OkCupid users tended to be more ‘adventurous’. Now that online dating is more common, the 2015 OkCupid users might include more conservative daters than it did before.  I thought my theory was pretty plausible, until I reached the following question: Any guesses as to why the two questions are trending in the opposite direction? You can find the whole article here. —- For more on OkCupid, see also: Hall of OkStupid #3 at The Lonely Tribalist

Twitter Trend #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

Originally posted on Scribbling Owlet:
Image Source: Pixabay I got a ping from a co-worker about this new Twitter trend- #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter. I jumped the bandwagon because…I am a writer and I have a say in this. When I went on to Tweet my opinion(s), I found there were already many known and unknown (to me) writers, who had some of the most amazing and witty 140 characters published online. This is what I vented. These are what others had to say: #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter “It must be nice making money at a hobby.” — Melodie Ramone (@Melodie_Ramone) “I’m sure writing it won’t take longer than 30 minutes.”#TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter — Mina V. Esguerra (@minavesguerra)  Amish Tripathi ‏@authoramish  Are you a writer? I hope your spouse earns well. #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter sarahdessen ‏@sarahdessen  Told a teen I write YA. She hadn’t heard of me. Said, “It would have been so cool if you were Suzanne Collins!” #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter GAIL SIMONE ‏@GailSimone  “You’re pretty good. You should try writing something serious.” #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter Lily Bailey ‏@LilyBaileyUK  What’s your backup career plan? I hear your industry is dying…