(Reddit) A Norwegian comedian wanted to prove that songs could become club hits without making any sense, so he collected randoms words and names in Spanish (a language he did not speak) as lyrics and added cliché saxophones and accordion mixes. The song charted across Europe, reaching #1 in some places.
“Salsa Tequila” is a novelty song by Norwegian comedian Anders Nilsen in Spanish. He doesn’t speak Spanish, as he admits in the song by saying “No hablo español” (I do not speak Spanish). To make the song even catchier, he uses accordion and saxophone mixes noting their usage had become prevalent in many recent hits. The song is written and produced by Nilsen, and was released in 2014 on Sony Music. It was a huge commercial success in Norway and the Netherlands and has charted in Belgium. The lyric music video is directed by Galvan Mehidi.
OK this song is hilarious.
There’s a dating app called Hinge that’s like Tinder, but only matches you up with friends-of-friends on Facebook. And they just did a study to find out the best ways to start a conversation when you’re doing online dating.
Here are three results that are kind of interesting, even if you DON’T use dating apps.
1. Guys are 98% more likely to reply to ASSERTIVE messages. Women are 40% more likely to reply to FOOD-related things, like “What’s your favorite type of cake?”
2. Men are 25% LESS likely to respond if you wait more than six hours to message them after you’re matched up. But the response rate for women only drops by 5%.
3. People over 35 are more likely to respond to messages about pop culture . . . 29-to-34-year-olds like more personal messages . . . 24-to-28-year-olds respond more to lifestyle questions and things like, “What are your plans this weekend” . . . and 18-to-23-year-olds like weird questions that catch them off guard.
The survey also tested a bunch of pre-written icebreakers to see how well they’d do.
And asking the person to respond with “Two truths and a lie” had the best response rate.
It got 31% more replies than average.
Hinge – Apple | Android
Tinder – Apple | Android
We live in an era where people aren’t just celebrated for looking, acting, and being different . . . everyone’s so hardcore about embracing uniqueness that if you publicly criticize someone, the Internet BERATES you.
And that mentality has made the transition to dating too. A new study found the key to being attractive in dating today is . . . being WEIRD.
The researchers found that people who had their own sense of style, unique personalities, or offbeat careers or hobbies had MORE dating success than people who stuck to more traditional life choices . . . or who tried to hide their quirks.
They say your best move in online dating is to demonstrate your unique personality. And when you actually go out with someone, make sure you don’t hold back or try to act “normal.”
Key to Being Attractive