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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

Hypocrisy and Cecil the Lion.

Originally posted on Harrison Davis:
Is everyone a hypocrite? The short answer to this seemingly simple question is, yes. Obviously the degrees of hypocrisy vary and some are very simple, for example; thinking that gossip is bad but then talking to a friend about someone behind their back. I mean nobody likes to be judged yet, whether this is consciously or unconsciously, we all judge others even if we do not mean to, and sometimes this is justified, such as labelling Adolph Hitler as a dickhead, and this is hypocrisy. Humans are intelligent beings, and as we grow and evolve our ideology and opinions of things change therefore deeming us all ‘hypocrites’ to some extent. For example; I used to despise Justin Bieber and wished that he, along with his high pitched voice and annoyingly catchy songs (mainly ‘Baby’), would leave the public spotlight forever. But now I happen to think he is pretty fly (for a white guy) and actually quite like him. Now this is a very tedious example, but hopefully you get the…

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…