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How Tim Ferriss Hacked His Dating Life

Tim Ferriss is a leading expert in accelerated learning. Newsweek named him “the world’s best guinea pig” and the NY Times called him a “cross between Jack Welch and and a Buddhist monk.” Now he’s determined to master dating.

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Online Dating Is Controlling Societal Norms Without Our Noticing

The air in Santa Cruz was warm and still as I sat among perfect roses in the backyard of the bride’s parents. At the key moment of this nontraditional Jewish wedding, the friend presiding over the ceremony took a moment to explain the Hebrew word kadosh. It’s translated as “holy,” or “the holy one,” but it also connotes the act of setting apart or elevating one thing above all other things of a type. Marriage is holy because each partner says, “You are the one person I choose out of all the people in the world.”

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Dating in the Age of Distraction

Back when things were simpler and you were either introduced to or naturally met someone, it was a more memorable event. You had been in one place at one time and so had this other specific person that you had been so lucky to meet. It had a more serendipitous aurora to it all. You would continue to see this person for as long as you held these strong feelings for him or her. Flash forward to today. Singles are easily accessible and disposable. There wasn’t any unanticipated encounter. It had been greatly anticipated with the knowledge that if this date went sour, there was a plethora of options waiting for you on your phone. Our dating world is becoming much less romanticized.

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