We’re not directing the writing at you, personally — your ignorance was just our inspiration (there, doesn’t that make you feel better? The same will happen when you say “causation” when you mean “correlation”. Embrace it (that’s what attracted you to us in the first place, after all).Don’t be surprised if we’re not impressed when you say, “I’m a scientist, too.” No, you are not.But to reiterate we don’t know since all this is secret.
Journalist Tom Chambers has kindly provided a list of ‘5 things you should know before dating a journalist‘. But scientists aren’t like the bimbos you usually pick up at the bar.While some might consider this list THE WORST THING EVER and that it HAS to be a joke, I think it could easily be adapted to scientists…. Visions of Louis de Broglie or Rosalind Franklin putting on their safety glasses and lab coats to come to do experiments with you runs through your head.. Nor are they the assholes you ladies continually fall for. Understand, we’re paid to dig deep, find the secrets and wade through bullshit.If you make us do the same with you, you’re just gonna piss us off. We’ll respond with the vengeance of an science blogger railing against some researcher’s recently-retracted paper — and we’ll enjoy doing it. If you’re a part of our life, we’re going to do science on or scientifically write about you, your thoughts or a subject springing from one of the two. We have a strong, working knowledge of how the world works. We can delve into the intricacies of scientific laws, national and international research, where to find the good instruments, what’s happening with science fiction, what the good gamers are playing and more. Guaranteed, when you say “evolutionary psychology” we will automatically say “bullshit” — “evolutionary psychology” is not science.Don’t be upset when an argument against your adoration of homeopathy turns up on our blog. We’re not trying to call you dumb (even though you don’t understand basic science), it’s habit.Per the researchers,”people’s idiosyncratic self-reported preferences for certain characteristics in hypothetical romantic partners appear to be irrelevant to their romantic outcomes with specific potential partners they have actually met in person.” Another study found that College students who attended a speed dating event 10 days after evaluating potential study buddies online ended up being physically attracted, but not romantically, to the people they met in person who had their ideal traits.
Indeed, middle-aged couples who have strong preferences for particular traits were just as head-over-heels with their long-term partner whether they possessed those characteristics.After questioning whether e Harmony was drawing from a biased sample of people unlikely to divorce, especially since the service famously rejects people who aren’t compatible with their existing members, the e Harmony researcher argued that they do, indeed, have a representative sample of the U. Additionally, the study controlled for important demographic characteristics.Professor Reis, one of the member’s of the research team, seemed unconvinced.In essence, the researchers had ripped apart the unscientific claims of dating websites with three compelling arguments 1) no one knows the recipe for love, so a man-made algorithm can’t fare any better 2) scanning profiles leads us to select on superficial traits, and 3) online communicating is a really bad way to start off a love affair. Impossible Claims From Algorithms “We might compare the understanding and prediction of romantic outcomes to attempts to understand and predict the stock market,” the research asserted.“Although economists know a great deal about how the stock market behaves and why, attempts to predict the behavior of the market at a specific point in the future have limited accuracy.” If you think about it, dating sites basically claim to predict the future, arguing that they have a crystal ball with a higher probability of users ending up in romantic utopia.To test out whether any kind of matching service could compare to my usual method of asking girls for a drink at a party, I hooked up with the professional matchmakers at San Francisco’s It’s Just Lunch.