Comment for Jingyu Li - Hey Jingyu, below I've included my revision of your response. I manage to cut 70 words out to meet the word count requirement. I polished some ideas that were present, but unclear. The message of the TedTalk was interesting. I think it is very common for those who are single to hesitate when it comes to putting themselves out there. People fear discomfort and don't want to be hurt.
This video shows a study on how one could be more desirable in online dating. The study analyzed the profiles of those who found partners in online dating website, the couple group, and those who are still looking, the single group. Based on the statistics, no significant differences were found regarding attractiveness, type of job, or popularity. The traits were identical. However, profile length was the one difference that was observed. Single people used an average of 184 characters to describe them, while couples used on average of 252. Another study found that single people texted less on average in comparison to couples. It turns out that single people aren’t incapable, but rather afraid of rejection. Who enjoys being vulnerable, only to be shut down? In conclusion, research found that you must extend yourself, open up, and take risks in order to find “something that is real.”
By: Jordan Lee