Writer and professor Roxane Gay was recently moved to write a dating FAQ [excerpts follow]:
Why are you still single?
I discontinued settling in 2012.
If you’re a feminist, why do you need a man?
I don’t need to do anything but stay black and die but I enjoy braiding a man’s leg hair while we watch Lifetime movies.
You are confusing and contradictory. I don’t understand.
I cannot help you with that.
Are you buckwild?
What the hell are you looking for?
All I want is everything.
And now you have asked one (or strictly speaking, n ? 1) feminist about dating.
For one year, Maria Dahvana Headley “[responded] positively to all flirting and saying yes to literally anyone who asked her out. The ensuing 150 dates included a homeless man, several non-English speakers, 10 taxi drivers, two lesbians and a mime.” And she got a husband out of the deal.
Typographic dating game. Who will it be for the evening…Futura, Garamond, Bodoni?
AirTroductions is a social networking/dating site for frequent flyers.
Barcode tattoos + mobile phones with cameras = business card (or, say, a list of your sexual preferences) on your arm.
Modelling nuclear decay in atoms may tell us something about dating and relationships. One of the findings: people who date often are beneficial to the dating ecosystem “because they break up weak couples, forcing their victims to find better relationships”.
A craigslist missed connection for any of the hot women who were in the audience for Edward Tufte’s lecture. Not too picky, this guy, he’ll take any beautiful woman who was there. Quick, someone snap him up before he makes another sparklines pun.
Pickup Lines Used by Mario [of Mario Bros. fame]. “Are you a magic flower? Because you are burning me up.”
Why geeks and nerds are worth dating. “They actually give a damn about you. Not how you look (though that’s a plus), not how skinny you are, not how much make-up you primp yourself up with, but they like you for you. That kind of thing lasts longer than ‘DaMN baby you got a fine ass!!!’”