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  1. Apr 2019
  2. Feb 2018
  3. Feb 2017
    1. Conspiracy theorists have connected a lot of dots

      Blair-"True rhetoric and sound logic are very nearly allied."

  4. Sep 2016
    1. It’s easy to see why online dating has taken off. It provides you with a seemingly endless supply of people who are single and looking to date. Let’s say you’re a woman who wants a 28-year-old man who’s 5 ft. 10 in., has brown hair, lives in Brooklyn, is a member of the Baha’i faith and loves the music of Naughty by Nature. Before online dating, this would have been a fruitless quest, but now, at any time of the day, no matter where you are, you are just a few screens away from sending a message to your very specific dream man.

      I agree, online dating is the ideal why to find the "dream" guy or girl. I don't think we need to settle for "good enough", but I do think this generation is obsessed with the idea of "perfection" and living the "dream". What happens when we don't find the "dream" online? What do we do then?

    2. There are downsides with online dating, of course. Throughout all our interviews—and in research on the subject—this is a consistent finding: in online dating, women get a ton more attention than men.

      I believe this to be true and a complicated part of the "downside" with online dating. If women are so popular on online dating platforms, does it make it harder for them to find love since there are seemingly so many choices out there? This is where the immediate face-to-face connection factor comes into play...

  5. Apr 2016
    1. I learned of the phenomenon of “good enough” marriage, a term social anthropologists use to describe marriages that were less about finding the perfect match than a suitable candidate whom the family approved of for the couple to embark on adulthood together.

      Seeing the disciplinary possibilities of parallel readings to this (to go deeper) and recalling the book "starter marriage" that I ironically read right after I got engaged. While the term wasn't the same, the book echoed this article as it traced a contemporary marital phenomenon that marked a generation legally, psych-emotionally, financially, etc.. Searching for starter marriage I came across this huff post starter marriage blog LIST! Seems the phenomenon isn't over.