If you consider yourself a bookworm and think your ‘boring’ hobby isn’t particularly making your love life more exciting, you might want to think again. A dating website recently revealed that reading actually makes you more attractive to the opposite gender.
How so, you ask? Well according to eHarmony, listing reading as a hobby on your dating profile is actually a good idea and your choice of reading material “could have an impact on your love life.”
Apparently, being an avid reader makes you more appealing to the opposite gender.
The website tells us:
“The good news is that being an avid reader makes you more attractive to the opposite (gender). Men who list reading on their online dating profile receive 19% more messages on eHarmony, while female readers receive 3% more.”
Additionally, the website mentions that bookworms “have also been found to be more intellectually curious than most and find it easier to form open and trusting relationships with others.”
The catch here, of course, is that your attractiveness is often determined by what types of books you read.
eHarmony further discloses:
“Men who mention Richard Branson’s “Screw It, Let’s Do It” and “Like a Virgin,” will receive an incredible 74 per cent more attention than those who don’t. Followed by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (36%), 1984 (21%) and The Da Vinci Code (5%).
“For women, the biggest increases in messages come from listing The Hunger Games (44%), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (31%) and A Game of Thrones (30%).”
Meanwhile, male Harry Potter fans receive about 56% less communication than those who do not. As for the ladies, those who read the Fifty Shades series get 16% less communication.
The website, however, warns their users to be truthful about their profiles if they want to make the most of their online dating experience.
“Unfortunately,” the website wrote, “not everyone takes our advice and lying about reading habits could be seen as an easy way to impress.”
“Well-Off” Family Shamelessly Worked Together to Hide Money Dropped By Restaurant Staff
A family worked together to steal an envelope full of money that slipped out of a restaurant supervisor’s pocket.
Personal accounts about people's honesty are among the most well-received stories on social media. We loved the story about the security guard who returned a bag full of money. Then, there's the one about a taxi driver who returned his passenger's forgotten valuables. Of course, there's also the tale of the trustworthy hotel room attendant. However, we have to accept the fact that not everyone is honest. One example of this is a man who sneakily hid an envelope full of money after a restaurant supervisor accidentally dropped it inside the establishment.
It goes to show that while honesty may be the best policy, but it's definitely not everyone's first instinct.
Facebook users CJ Yerba and Bhordz Policarpio shared closed-circuit television (CCTV) video clips from a restaurant in the Philippines. It was revealed that a male customer who was eating there with his family saw an envelope full of money fall out of the pocket of a female restaurant supervisor.
The man gets up from his table to go to the other side of the restaurant.
8 Foreign Kids Try Filipino Snacks For The First Time
Ever heard of Boy Bawang, Choc Nut, or Halo-Halo? These kids got to sample them for the first time!
If you have ever been to the Philippines, then you’ll know Filipinos have the most interesting food choices from scrumptious staples such as Cebu lechon (a whole roasted pig) to exotic street foods like balut (fertilized duck embryo).
There’s just no guessing what you’ll encounter in the country and that’s part of what makes it exciting really. Just ask any tourist who’s been there and food will probably pop up in your conversation soon enough.
So what happens when foreign kids try Filipino snacks for the first time?
In a recent video by the REACT channel on YouTube, we see eight foreign kids get a chance to sample some Filipino food – or snacks to be a little more specific – for the very first time....
Florida Guy Gets Bitten In Tongue After Attempting To Kiss A Rattlesnake
Clearly, you can’t kiss the devil and get away with it.
If there’s one thing we all know about snakes, it’s probably the fact that you should never attempt kissing it – or you might as well end up regretting it. One man from Florida learned his lesson the hard way and he eventually made headlines because of it.
According to reports, Charles Goff captured a rattlesnake one day and Ron Reinold, his neighbor, went to play with the serpent the following day. Strangely, Reinold attempted to kiss it at one point and so the snake felt threatened and fought back.
Why kiss a snake in the first place? Ron Reinold did the unimaginable and immediately regretted it.
In an IFLScience article, we are told it is not known “what type of kiss the man went for, or where on the snake the man was attempting to kiss, or frankly why anyone would think attempting such a thing was a good idea, but the snake proceeded to bite him fiercely on the tongue.”...