Coming soon to a theater near you: every romantic comedy that has ever existed. H/T Pleated Jeans
Across the Americas and Europe, people often go online or check the newspapers to search the personals and seek out romance. But in China, personals get posted in public parks. Would-be suitors and their parents cruise locales like the People’s Park in Shanghai seeking the right partners for themselves or for their children.
When two people join an online dating site, they are matched according to shared interests and how they answer a number of personal questions. But how do sites calculate the likelihood of a successful relationship? Christian Rudder, one of the founders of popular dating site OKCupid, spills the beans by detailing the algorithm behind ‘hitting it off.’
It’s a Halloween movie set at Christmastime, but this one interlude from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is really more appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Jack Skellington and the ragdoll Sally sing “Now and Forever” before sharing a kiss on a moonlit night.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, we thought we’d offer a few cartoons this week celebrating love in all its varied splendor. To kick things off, here’s the priceless scene from 101 Dalmatians where Pongo meets Perdita.
Can two lovers whose beliefs are diametrically opposed find true romance? Is tolerance a strong-enough force to overcome all differences? Can a country music-loving guy make it with a woman who listens to Kid Creole and the Coconuts? Find out in this TV parody from France, by Tano and Thomas Gaudin. H/T Blazing Cat Fur