Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Find me a find,
Catch me a catch,
Matchmaker matchmaker
Look through your book
and make me a perfect match!

Aahhh...public sociology. Helping people find love, and not just any love...your soul mate.

I joke, but this is some public sociology by Professor Pepper Schwartz. She has developed a personality matching quiz that helps people determine their compatability and thus increasing their chances at love.* An aside, as an undergrad I saw her referenced in a magazine article on sex and relationships. I also had some awesome professors as an undergraduate, so I thought there were many interesting sociologists. I won't give her credit for me going into sociology, but she didn't hurt, either. It was nice to know there was vast array of topics available for study in sociology.

Can sociology help people find their best mate, if the stars don't do it for them? Ohhhhh the power.

*I wonder if she can statistically measure the correlation between love and making matches on her plan relative to the general dating population.


At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

does this mean we get to post lonely hearts ads here?????????????? Wanted: Durkheim fan for late night debates???

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Drek said...

I dunno, Durkheimians are soooo into ritual.

Maybe a Simmelian instead for the relationship-affirming joy of conflict?

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Erin said...

I'm sure personal ads would make this site much more popular.

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lonely male seeks female with well endowed 401K for late night hedging sessions and intimate discussions of economic theory - no Marxists need respond - oops, this is a Sociology forum, sorry

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Wait, so does this mean that I can be a famous sociologist and find a husband? Who needs Weber for inspiration when you have Pepper Schwarz? I love it.

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