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The questions behind the question. Period?

The questions behind the question.  Period?

Find out what to ask when you want to know if you’re likely to get lucky on that first date.


The Science of Getting a Second Look

The Science of Getting a Second Look

The MIT minds behind the internet dating site OkCupid put their fancy diplomas to use analyzing trends in user interactions on their blog OkTrends.  Their findings are often surprising and their latest article is no exception.  Titled, “The Mathematics of Beauty,” the article proceeds to break down exactly why women of similar perceived attractiveness received more »


A book of the bookish

A book of the bookish

Reviewed by A.J. Jacobs, Washington Post Book World (Copyright 2006 Washington Post Book World Service/Washington Post Writers Group) When I was assigned this review, the editor wrote me a note: “I hope you don’t take offense at this, but your name sprang to mind as a reviewer for a book on nerds.” I probably qualify as a nerd because, among other things, more »


Flirting for Nerds 101

Flirting for Nerds 101

It doesn’t take an advanced degree to get a little nookie.