If I had done what this woman did on her first date, there would never have been a second one with the man I have now been with for 10 years. Today the Internet is talking about a beautiful essay by Mandy Len Cantron, who writes about how, on the first official date with a man she vaguely knew, she asked the 36 questions that are guaranteed to indicate exactly how compatible two people are.
If I had done what this woman did on her first date, we would never have made it past dessert.
The answers to these questions would be different tomorrow, and the next day.
Which is the problem with conducting a scientific experiment in a non-scientific environment, and possibly with placing too much stock in the answers to questionnaires, whether a by an eminent psychologist or a dating website. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s? How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?