A few weeks ago the New York Times released an article titled, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This”. If you’re anything like me, you saw this title and immediately wanted to click to read more, and for good reason. This article’s reach was so wide that not only did I see it all over social media sites, but friends and family reached out to me to let me know this may be something that would interest me and relate to the matchmaking industry. It says something that this article reached me, a twenty something who’s fairly Internet obsessed, and my mother, a fifty something who gets most of her news stories from papers, magazines, and television news. The popularity and far reach of the article stems from opposing the ideal that love just happens; never are we taught that love can be forced or created in a laboratory. This article examines findings of psychologist Arthur Aron, which explores whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by having them ask each other a series of 36 personal questions. Crazy enough, six months after the study, the strangers were married.
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