Monthly Archives: April 2012

Matchmaking

There’s no science when it comes to chemistry:

Matchmaking methods sold by dating websites are

deemed ‘basically adorable’ by expert.

While it may be comforting to be told by dating websites that there is a scientific method to finding the perfect romantic match, an actual scientist has found that the concept is ‘basically adorable.’

Benjamin Karney, a psychology professor from the University of California is one of five scientists who conducted a recent study on the effectiveness of online dating.

He told LA Weeklythat match-making methods sold by websites such as site are not supported by sufficient evidence.

Professor Karney said: If you’re gonna make scientific claims, act like a scientist. Or don’t make scientific claims.’

Thomas Bradbury, a clinical psychology professor who is also a colleague of Professor Karney, added that the concept is ‘crazy.’

The study, which was conducted by five American scientists in total and published in February, stated that dating websites that promote the use of a ‘mathematical algorithm’ to correctly select a partner have not shown ‘no compelling evidence’ to support the claim.

While the study has praised the ‘remarkably convenient’ nature of online dating, it also said that websites like site, which was the first American site to promote scientific matching, are ‘in a poor position to know how two partners will grow and mature over time.’

Site asks its users to complete a survey that is made of 13 sections and approximately 300 items, according to the study.The dating site has sold itself in the past by saying: ‘By combining the best scientific research with detailed profiling of every member, we screen thousands of single men and single women to bring you only the ones that have the potential to be truly right for you.’

The study read: ‘It is unlikely that any matching algorithm that seeks to match two people based on information available before they are aware of each other can account for more than a very small proportion of the variance in long-term romantic outcomes such as relationship satisfaction and stability.’

Professor Karney said he’d prefer dating websites to check the accuracy of their claims before promoting them in advertisements.He added that due to the popularity of online dating that websites are able to claim unsupported claims.An Oxford University study from 2011 that looked at 24,000 men and women found that one in three internet users have visited an online dating website at one stage.

 

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Dating

Another week, another Ashton Kutcher dating rumor. This time people are wondering if Ashton and Mila Kunis are hooking up? Well, are they? At least one tabloid (Life & Style) claim that they are. So is there any truth to the rumor, or is this just another “Rihanna at 4am” kind of story.

The tabloids have concocted an elaborate story that has Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis spending the night at each other’s places, “furniture shopping” together, and even enjoying a “romantic sushi dinner.” Guess what, people! The rumors are false! Yep, according to Gossip Cop, there is not a hint of truth that Mila and Ashton’s friendship is anything more than friendship.

Look, the two have been friends for a long time. Obviously, as far as the tabloids are concerned, a guy can’t have a platonic relationship with a woman in Hollywood without the two “hooking-up.” Nothing sells papers like romance rumors, but rest assured, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis remain single. They are not dating each other.

Next Top Model

‘America’s Next Top Model’: Tyra Banks Fires All Judges.

There’s been a major shake up over at ‘Americas Next Top Model’ and Tyra Banks even confirmed the news on her Twitter — read on to find out what happened!

The 19th season of America’s Next Top Model is going to be almost unrecognizable. It has just been announced that longtime stars of the show Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J Alexander will not be returning to the hit series.

The show’s creator and star, Tyra Banks confirmed the shocking news on Twitter by saying: “Fierce & love 2 my Nigel, Jay & Miss J ANTM turned us in2 a family. Excited for what the future holds for us.”

This parting of ways comes right on the heels of an all time ratings low for the current cycle of top model dubbed British Invasion.

The New York Post is reporting that the trios contracts were not renewed. This is surprising since Nigel was the show’s photographer and photo shoot director Manuel have been with the series since day one.

Nigel took to his blog last night to write: “Many of you have come to know me over the past eight years on the show, during which we have shared numerous amazing adventures, It has been an exciting chapter in my life.”

Jay also tweeted this quote: “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. — Carl Rogers”

It has yet to be announced who is being considered to take their places.