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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Matthias Knab, Opalesque:

Meredith Jones of MJ Alternative Investment Research and Author: Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Outperform, writes on Harvest Exchange:

As many of you may have read in my last blog, I spent about six weeks of 2016 delving into the sometimes-smarmy world of online dating. One of the first lessons I learned, besides the liberal use of the "block" function, was that a picture of a potential match was not just a nice to have, but also a necessity.

(BTW, I swear to you all, this is the last time I will mention my horrifyingly brief online dating experiences. It's not my fault that recent events have spawned a few Match.com flashbacks.)

You see, much of the descriptive language available to would-be daters is fairly subjective. Words like "Average" "A few extra pounds" and even "Athletic and Toned" mean different things to different people. Hell, even descriptive statistics that shouldn't have been subjective were sometimes unpredictable. I mean, 37 years old means 37 years old, right? Yeah, unless it means 45, 47, or 50.

Before I became online dating savvy (read: scarred for life), I would sometimes have email conversations and agree to meet these faceless souls. I quickly learned that "Average" meant "A Few Extra Pounds." "A Few Extra Pounds" heralded someone the size of my living room sofa. ......................

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