Why online dating is bs

Because people traveled so infrequently, much like the cave people before us, they often had little choice but to mate with the first eligible person they came across.

After all, who knew when another potential mate would come along? G., “It’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.” More money means more choices in how you spend it; and, more technology means being exposed to everything you never knew you wanted. The paradox of choice is most painfully obvious in the realm of dating.

Denmark partly owes its surplus of smiles to a practice called “hygge,” which means finding joy in normal, everyday life.

For example, 85 percent of Danes say they get their fuss-free hygge fix by lighting candles.

They even prefer plain, unscented ones to the fancier, scented options.

, a life-changing book that examines how and why having too much choice makes us miserable. What should be a fairly quick shopping trip becomes a full day of torture as you try find the perfect pair of jeans.

Instead of purchasing the first item that fits well enough, you end up trying more and more styles, never stopping until you discover that best, most magical pair in the store.

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