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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Random Facebook Status Updates

Hey guys,

Just wanted to check in and say a quick hello. Things have been INSANE over here in the past few months - stay tuned for some really EXCITING news. And for some special announcements.

Here are our five favorite Facebook status updates. Enjoy!

Alexander Stone...
1. bursting wth fruit flavor;
2. what Willis was talkin 'bout;
3. ...looks like a pump. Feels like a sneaker;
4. ...does his own stunts; and
5. packed with 32 essential vitamins and minerals.

Alexander Stone and Stephen David
Copyright 2010 - Online Dating Edge

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Freakonomics and Online Dating

There was finally a chance for me to read a book "everyone" was talking about a couple of years ago. I just read Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The only reason I bring this up is there were a few pages about online dating. Almost everything he discusses, we have posted on our site at one time or another.

Here's a rundown of what he discussed:

-Ali Hortacsu, Gunter J. Hitsch, and Dan Ariely studied the data from 30,000 people on a mainstream dating site. A major finding was that they were, "a lot richer, taller, skinnie, and better-looking than average," based on what they wrote about themselves.

-70% of women and 67% of men claimed "above average" looks.... Ever been to the DMV? Are 70% of people even remotely good looking?

-28% of women said they were blond, FAR ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE! "Dyeing, Lying, or both?"

-8% of men actually were upfront and said they were married. Only 9 of the over 500 married men in the study actually posted a picture.

-The "most certain" way to fail at online dating is not posting a picture. A man that has no picture receives, on average, 1/4th the volume as a man that does; a woman sans photo receives 1/6th the responses.

-"A low-income, poorly educated, un-happily employed, not-very-attractive, slightly overweight, and balding man who posts his photo stands a better chance of gleaning some emails than a man who says he makes $200,000 and is deadly handsome but doesn't post a photo."

-Men who say they want a long-term relationship do better than those loooking for short-term choices.

-Women that say they want something fleeting, do better than those looking long-term.

-For women, a man's income is very important. For men, a woman's income to respose is a normal curve- men don't want women that make very little or a lot.

-Women avoid laborers, actors, and students. Women prefer military men, police, firemen, lawyers, and financial executives.

-Men are looking for artists, students, musicians, veterinarians... they avoid secretaries and women in military/ law enforcement.

-What physical traits are a disadvantage for men? Being short, red hair, curly hair, & balding (shaved head is okay). Being somewhat overweight is okay. Sucks if you are balding with curly red hair!

-What physical traits are a disadvantage for women? Being overweight and having salt and pepper hair. Blond hair is very good.

On a side note, if you liked this book, check out More Sex is Safer Sex - The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics, by Steven E. Landsburg.

Happy dating!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How about a date?

Here's a funny little video by Hoops and YoYo (not sure who they are?) about asking someone out on a date. The video made us chuckle, so we figured we'd share!

What can we learn from this?
Don't be that desparate guy, begging for a date.
Dinner and a movie is a crappy date idea. Why? Aren't you supposed to get to know someone on a date? Not sit silently staring at a screen.

Out of curiosity- anyone ever try singing to a girl to ask her out? How did it turn out? Ladies, any thoughts?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Elizabeth Lambert, The Female Soccer Hooligan

Did you hear about New Mexico's Elizabeth Lambert and her actions on the soccer field in a match against BYU? We just heard about it and checked out the video of her hair pulling, punching, elbowing and kicking! Wow. Nice job Elizabeth. Apparently she has apologized for her actions. If you have not seen the video, it is embedded below. What does this have to do with dating? Well, we have also embedded a great Elizabeth Lambert's Dating Video. Nice job

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pepsi's AMP "Before You Score" App

So it seems Pepsi has decided to piss some women off by launching an iPhone app that breaks women down into 24 types and provides pickup lines to try on them. Check out the video below for a complete breakdown of what the app does. If you search twitter you'll see how many women are pissed about this! Let's face it, it's supposed to be funny and it's targeted at guys age <18-25. It's a joke. Why are we so hyper sensitive? It seems that Pepsi has accomplished it's goal, getting people to talk about their product!

Here is the YouTube clip: AMP Up Before You Score iPhone app

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
Copyright 2009 - All rights reserved
Online Dating Edge

Top 10 things to remember about online dating:

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Top 10 things to remember about online dating:

1. No one is perfect.
2. Your profile should honestly describe who you are.
3. No one looks exactly like their picture.
4. Learn from your mistakes.
5. Have goals and a plan to achieve them.
6. Know what you want in a person and from a relationship.
7. Remember it takes two to tango.
8. Enter a relationship with a clean slate, don't let the actions of others poison a new relationship. Depending on past problems this maybe difficult and should not be confused with learning from your mistakes.
9. Don't give up. Nothing worth while is easy.
10. No one is perfect. We said that twice, it's that important.

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
Copyright 2009
All rights reserved
Online Dating Edge / Approach Dynamics

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween Commentary and Top Costumes of 2009

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"What's to like about Halloween?" An older gentleman was bitching to me about how he hates Halloween while we were waiting on line at a grocery store. I guess he was too old to remember how much fun it was to go trick-or-treating as a kid, and too old to remember a good Halloween party as a young adult!

I got home and started to think about Halloween and how it has changed over the years. Has Halloween recently become an excuse for some girls to dress like street walkers? I won't complain! Hell, (no pun intended) it's a blast. But is this a relatively new (last 5-10 years)phenomenon or has it always been this way?

Here's our list of the Top 5 Sexiest Halloween Costumes for 2009:

5. School Girl or Bunny - A Halloween sexy standard.

4. Naughty Nurse - Another typical sexy costume

3. Sexy Secretary -can buy the costume below, or just unbutton the top few buttons of a nice blouse, put your hair up, add some sexy glasses, and bingo! This could also be the Sexy Teacher look with a couple of accessories.
2. A Sexy Superhero- Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Mystique, Ghost Buster

1. Beach Volleyball Player (Brazilian gets you bonus points!)

**Bonus List: Some will go for the "look like a celebrity":

1. Kim, Kourtney, or Klohe (if you are a guy dressing as a woman) Kardashian

2. One of the new or old "Girls Next Door"

3. Michael Jackson (guys or girls, black or white!)

4. Lady Gaga -male genitalia optional

5. Kate Gosselin - Attitude Necessary!

6. Billy Mays - Cocaine optional

Not Again! Will anyone really go this so "last year" route?

1. Sarah Palin

2. Jessica Simpson

3. Britney Spears

4. Paris Hilton

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
Copyright 2009
All rights reserved
Online Dating Edge