Quote of the Day
We will hold meetings, everyday, until I find out why no work is getting done.
— Gary Ronneberg, one of my favorite managers.
There must be an enormous amount of money involved in Internet dating because I see their commercials on television all the time. As far as their success in matching people up, I only have one data point – one of my sons met a wonderful gal though the OkCupid online service. My wife and I have been discussing this article that claims that couple compatibility is highly correlated when they have similar answers to the following three simple questions:
- Do you like horror movies?
- Have you ever traveled around another country alone?
- Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
Having the same answer to all three questions must not be required for compatibility – my wife and I have been happily married for 35 years and our answers would be different on all three questions.
The article also claims that a woman who likes the taste of beer is 30% more likely to sleep with a man on their first date than a woman who does not like the taste of beer. I do not understand that correlation at all.