To my surprise, their advice was nearly unanimous: Opposites may attract, but they don’t usually make for great and lasting marriages.Based on their long experiences both in and out of romantic relationships, the fundamental lesson is this: And if you’re very different, the elders warn although that marriage can work, is likely to be much more difficult. I've crunched the numbers (numbers = smoked almonds), and come up with this informative Tinder guide for you ladies wading into the digital dating poo. But after using the app for so long, I've also noticed certain patterns in the way men present themselves via their Tinder profiles. ) I myself have been a part of this Tinder experiment for about six months.Dog cocking his head sideways, eyebrows up; grown man holding two kittens up to ears to keep them warm; prospective future boyfriend rolling around on the grass with his puppy; man of your dreams slow-dancing with a husky.
I will challenge you and when need be, call you on your sh*t. (Then again, you'll always have this Tumblr, Tinder Guys With Tigers.) Other Vegas Baby pics: Posing in clubs with women many levels out of their league; grabbing the bottle of vodka from a random table to snap a quick pic and hoping no one notices; fedoras, facial hair, bad suits, pick-up artist vibes. Google just bought it from me but it's still my baby." In the words of Dark Helmet in Spaceballs… You're just gonna have to settle for one of the above.Now I have talked to many people entering into relationships over the years and I have heard all kinds of reasons for falling in love.Things like physical attractiveness, having a good sense of humor, making good money, being a nice person and physical attractiveness (okay, I said it already, but I hear it a lot).Playful, outdoorsy, health conscious.") If you're up at 7 AM for a sunrise hike, or give yourself the heavy guilt trip when you skip a leg day at the gym, congrats! Enjoy your own people, have fun at your mud runs, and please, take them off the hands of people like me, whose idea of a strenuous workout is crossing an entire outlet mall in a leisurely four hours. If Fedora The Explorer is your type, then *slot-machine noises* you've just won big. It is not my Tinder profe pic, but it was my FB profile pic many years back because my rack looks great in it.) Grainy photos taken with a webcam in the dude's basement, mere feet where he'll likely eventually store you after whatever ritual he has in mind; Smiling close-ups that reveal all of his teeth; posing next to women whose eyes he's covered with X's; sharpening his hatchet. "Fooooled Youuuu." Keep swiping, left, right, left… Sure, you're "secreting" him onto this app as we speak, but The Perfect Man will play coy, avoiding Tinder at all costs. Related: You were wondering when baby tigers were going to come up, weren't you? But if you, like me, will only accept perfectly carved goatees on ex-Backstreet Boys members and Riff-Raff ONLY, then left it is and let's move on. Photos of him brewing beer in small batches; carelessly strumming his acoustic guitar while admiring a distant sunrise; heavily filtered pictures of him and his attractive friends at a farm-to-table brunch; selfies resembling one of the cards in the game "Guess Who? And the question that comes up more than any other is: “How do I know if the person is the right one for me?” Is there a way to tell if someone is likely to be a compatible long-term mate, or a difficult and contentious partner? But in our interviews with hundreds of long-married couples about what works and what doesn’t for a long and satisfying relationship, one simple and straightforward answer emerged again and again.In literature and legend, at least, it’s tough to bring two different worlds together.I’ve asked over 500 people married 40, 50 and more years what is most important for a long and happy marriage.It turns out that our elders believe there’s something close to a “magic bullet” when it comes to deciding in a relationship: “Should I stay or should I go? But first, let’s take a look at conventional wisdom. Look at Romeo and Juliet coming from two perpetually feuding families.Or Tony and Maria in “West Side Story,” one Polish-American, the other Puerto Rican, and as different as they are they can’t resist one another.