When opportunity abounds, people are free to pursue more narrow selection criteria, but when fewer choices are available, they must find satisfaction using broader criteria. Our findings reveal an irony – greater human diversity within an environment leads to less personal diversity.Opposites Don’t Attract (And That’s Bad News) | Wired Science | Wired.com
Shaadi … requires that its members indicate skin complexion and religion and caste—decidedly old-fashioned ideas that have created something of an image problem. Many of its members deny they use it out of embarrassment. And yet that hasn’t diminished the site’s popularity.
Interesting how restrictions often open up possibility in dating…
I practice “Progressive Enhancement” when it comes to my love life by adapting to the quality of the software I encounter. Unfortunately, I run into a lot of IE out there, and you know I make the most of it, but its just not the same. I’m waiting for a Chrome gentleman with some class-y CSS3 style who reads French (romance), Latin (dancing), and HTML5. He could decipher my code the way it was intended, with properly-rendered elegance. Then again, no browser (and no man) can be perfect, nor can one girl’s code. I’m just looking for some compatibility. <3
The Dating by Design project is about using design to understand the complexities of romantic relationships. I am looking to uncover insights about modern romance through design research that digs deep into the questions that we can’t yet answer (and perhaps never will?). Ultimately, I hope to create some form of romantic innovation - “a way to deliver better value” (Saul Kaplan) to our personal lives. It’s a slog, some days, but if I can improve even one relationship, or open one heart, that’s success.
Design: The problem solving process that results in valuable, meaningful products, services and experiences for people. My definition of design is broad, including the traditional disciplines, plus some elements of art and business. Subscribe via RSS.