Friday, May 23, 2014

7QT “How would you ask someone on a date?”

More 7QTs over at Jen's Conversion Diary

1.  How would you ask someone on a date?

2. The question comes from a post on Monday, highlighting a Boston Globe Article. 

3. The Professor "She says she was nervously anticipating controversial questions about sex and intimacy, but instead one student asked, “How would you ask someone on a date?”" 

4. Dealing with marriage and family public policy there is little the government can do in terms of our culture. Our government more or less comes from our cultural values. While the government and make it legally beneficial or detrimental to marry, it just can't make anyone actually marry. It's frustrating when you try to talk to people and they may flippantly state that I want pregnant women to forcibly marry the father of her unborn child or make divorce illegal.  

5. Our government at both a state and federal level would not of done what it has been doing over the past decade, if our culture of marriage but also dating became obsolete. The government has tried several programs to get cohabitating parents, who were unmarried to consider marriage. It tried through out the 1990s and 2000s, because we all understand this importance. We had bipartisan support, which was why not only did we have DOMA but federal funding in support of at-risk families to include dad in the picture. 

6. Also sometime ago, people were praising a book "Kissing Dating Goodbye" or something.  It seemed outdated. Because dating was already obsolete, when I was a teenager in the 1990s. 

7. Currently people use dating sites with algorithms. From an article last year, "Online Dating in an Algorithm World"
"But do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at the online dating sites? Did you know you could find a date or a mate based on medical issues, pets or ethnicity? Did you ever wonder why you were being asked so many questions while setting up your profile? These questions create the dating algorithms that some believe will increase your chances of finding a better match.
Good read, I'm going to borrow the book mentioned in the article.  

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