Are people going to talk about me if they find out?
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.
See, while some hookups are all 😍😍😍, others — especially the first M. sesh with someone new — can be a bit more complicated. The Gut Check: Remember, you're literally high on hookup hormones right now. Or maybe I'm just not as into him/her as I originally thought? Sometimes, there's a hard crash after the hookup hormones wear off, and your journey out of the clouds ends with a sobering dose of all-of-the-reality-at-once.
You're fresh off that crazy-cool neurological response that was making you feel all tingly and warm.
Once upon a time, he was trying to illustrate why free dating sites were “better” than paid dating sites, but it was clear that he was advocating for Ok Cupid.
Regardless, big data is often very revealing about people’s real preferences – height, weight, age, income, sex, and so on.
“Its the smoking and lack of sleeping; its hard to share your life with someone when you need to explain further why you do these things,” she says.
Related links: Jill* knows that shell eventually have to confess her situation to a long-term partner.
But what if this involves a health or medical secret you're hesitant to talk about?