eHarmony analyzed what creates the highest interest in a profile and found that men get the most hits if they mention exercise, travelling, dancing and cooking and women do if they list outdoor activities, politics, pets, photography and sport.
These are the hobbies that make people more attractive to the opposite sex:
Traveling– They are adventurous and not content with staying on home soil. They may speak another language too- you know that you will not get bored of this person as they are always looking for the next big high.
Exercise– They take pride in how they look and making sure they can live as long as possible- if things go well the longer you have together the better.
Theatre– They are cultured- the cinema just won’t hack it for them- they like the rawness of theatre- so they are better at accepting imperfections.
Dancing– They like to keep fit but in a fun way- they are not slaves to the gym- they make looking and feeling good easy and enjoyable. They are easy and like to see the good in everything.
Cooking– They don’t expect you to fall into any stereotypical roles and like to take pride in what they put in their bodies. They have patience in order to do this which extends to their personal life too.
Outdoor interests– They will never be seen moping around on the couch if it’s a nice day- they are out and about and appreciate the smaller things in life- they are humble creatures.
Photography– They have an eye for detail and things that other people miss. They know what you are thinking from your tone of voice or smallest change in expression- they are sensitive to your emotions.
Watching sport– They are a team player and so will only strive to do the same with you- they share and always think about themselves within the couple not as an individual.
Pets– They are kind and want to look after you- they will go out of their way to make sure that you are happy and content.
Art– They like to look at the world in a different way and that includes you- they see what everyone else has overlooked and bring out the best in you because of it.
Learning– They soak up information- you can talk for hours about snippets of knowledge, books you’ve read and regale each other with stories to learn as much about each other as possible.
Music– A great bonder if you like the same stuff, but if you don’t a useful tool to open up your mind to news things. This person makes you consider things you would never have done in the past.
(FemaleFirst / eHarmony)
I’m not sure this really counts as a silver lining . . . but if there IS a zombie apocalypse one day, at least it’ll be over quickly.
Researchers at the University of Leicester in England just finished up a study on ZOMBIES, and they figured out that it would take less than 100 days for the zombies to kill or infect everyone on the planet and totally wipe out humanity.
They estimated that every zombie would have a 90% chance of infecting one person per day or eating their brains.
That would make the infection spread twice as fast as the Plague did in Europe in the 14th century . . . and it would drop the population from 7.5 billion people to just 181 people in 100 days.
But . . . there is some hope. Those numbers don’t account for us FIGHTING BACK.
If every person has a 10% chance of KILLING one zombie every day, we could kill off all the zombies within about three years.
And the few hundred people who managed to avoid getting infected could begin repopulating the Earth . . . although it would take about 27 years before the population would really start recovering again.
Do you find it really hard to pick something to watch on Netflix? Like, there are SO many choices, but you just keep scrolling and saying things like, “Do I REALLY want to commit to start watching ‘Jessica Jones’ right now?”
According to a new study, we spend an average of 18 minutes trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix or other streaming services. We’re actually faster when we are looking for something to watch on old-fashioned TV . . . that takes us nine minutes.
BUT . . . when you add it all up, the average person spends 15 months of their LIFE trying to decide what to watch.
One way to get promoted is to work your butt off every day, and keep track of how it increased revenue or made the company stronger. Or . . . apparently you could just be funny?
A new study by researchers at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania found that being funny at work makes people think you’re more capable than you actually are.
And the best part is, you don’t have to be that funny for it to work. Telling a mildly amusing joke still has an effect, because it takes confidence just to tell it. And your co-workers subconsciously pick up on that.
The study had volunteers listen to people tell jokes, then rate how confident and capable each person was. Telling a funny joke that was appropriate for the workplace had the biggest effect. Because it made the person seem confident and smart.
If their joke bombed, it had a negative effect on how capable they seemed. But they STILL seemed more confident, just for telling it.
Making sure it’s “appropriate” for the workplace is huge though. If the joke makes people laugh, it might not hurt you. But if it’s offensive AND it bombs, people will think you’re an idiot.
Time for a cup of coffee | Photo Credit: OiMax
There’s something about this study that makes me super depressed about all of us wasting our lives in a sea of coffee, meetings, and emails.
A new study figured out a bunch of great and terrible stats about the average person’s career. Check ’em out . . .
- The average person will work full time for 47 years. That’s from approximately age 21 to 68. And you’ll work around 230 days each of those years, or 10,810 total days.
- You’ll drink 22,578 cups of coffee, or about two a day.
- You’ll get into 439 arguments with coworkers and disagree with your boss 816 times. That means you’ll think your boss is an idiot about 17 times per year.
- You’ll send and receive a total of 868,560 emails.
- You’ll be late 940 times.
- You’ll take 90 sick days.
- You’ll go through 180 notepads, 258 pens, and 314,660 printed pages.
- And you’ll spend almost three months gossiping about your coworkers.