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think that it depends on magic and patience.
Most people looking for a relationship think that it depends on magic and patience. We like to believe that one day we are going to catch someone's eye and that the attraction will be mutual. If you ask the couples you know how they met, they'll probably answer 'at the office', 'at university', or even 'on a blind date'. But are these still the best places to meet your future bride or groom? And are we still happy to wait for destiny to bring us our perfect partner? With so many people to choose from, how do you know you're meeting the right one? Well, you can believe in magic... or in chemistry... or in maths.
to groom sb as/to be preparar a algn para/para ser
to groom sb for a post preparar a algn para un puesto
cita a ciegas
blind [blaɪnd] ciego
to choose from
- traernos, que nos traiga
- bring us
llamar la atención de alguien
catch [sb]'s attention
catch [sb]'s eye
Chemistry happens between two people
Chemistry happens between two people who are instantly attracted. People trust it because the reaction happens quickly and naturally. Speed-dating is one system that relies on chemistry. People spend an evening having a series of short 'five-minute dates' with strangers. Speed-daters take seconds to decide if there is chemistry or not, and if they want to invite someone for a second date. However, first impressions can be wrong. Interests, sense of humour and personality are also important in creating chemistry. Studies say that meeting people online through social networking sites is more successful because friendships are formed without the distraction of physical attraction.
lleva poco tiempo para decidir
take seconds to decide
Speed-daters take seconds to decide if there is chemistry or not,
rely [rɪˈlaɪ] VI relies [rɪˈlaɪs]
it relies on chemistry
it depends on chemistryy
the big new tendency for singles
But the big new tendency for singles is online dating. Our dependence on the Internet is about to get bigger. You join/dʒɔɪn/ online dating agency by filling in a questionnaire [ˌkwestʃəˈnɛər] they use your answers to calculate compatibility. Then the agency sends you a selection of profiles to choose from. It's very successful, but why? It's because the system uses both physical attraction and long-term compatibility to find the perfect partner. Is this mathematical equation a passionless way of finding love? Not at all; it's exciting and romantic to choose people you know you're going to like. And it's more efficient than magic. So, if you're feeling lonely, your computer may be the place to go.
rellenando un cuestionario
- by filling in a questionnaire /fɪl/
- questionnaire [ˌkwestʃəˈnɛər]
- feel [fiːl]sentir i large
a largo plazo
- joining the army is a long-term commitment [kəˈmɪtmənt] N compromiso
- entrar en el ejército significa comprometerse a largo plazo
frio sin pasión
- passionless [ˈpæʃənlIs] ADJ[relationship] sin pasión, frío
- Is this mathematical equation a passionless way of finding love?
- to be passionate about sth ser un apasionado de algo