When it came to dating in New York as a 30-something executive in private equity, Dan Rochkind had no problem snagging the city’s most beautiful women.
“I could have [anyone] I wanted,” says Rochkind, now 40 and an Upper East Sider with a muscular build and a full head of hair.
Proving that life lessons are the best teacher, Ariely opened with a simple exercise to demonstrate the power of assortative mating.
Helpers fanned out and placed a sticky on the head of each participant.
“I met some nice people, but realistically I went for the hottest girl you could find.” He spent the better part of his 30s going on up to three dates a week, courting 20-something blond models, but eventually realized that dating the prettiest young things had its drawbacks — he found them flighty, selfish and vapid.
He remained a high official in Babylon through to the Persian conquest, and beyond: He is still in the Persian court.Daniel 8:2 is written in first person, and Daniel (or, as Hays thinks, “Daniel”) claims to be in the citadel of Susa “which is in the province of Elam.” There is no claim that he lives there, or that Susa is the location of the Babylonian court.On the contrary, the import is that Daniel received the vision when he was away from his main residence. Ashurbanipal claimed to have destroyed Susa in 646, but within a couple of decades “an Elamite kingdom was rebuilt around Susa” (Pierre Briant, , 22).In one part, the researchers looked at the top 20 actresses on IMDb and found that they tend to have rocky marriages.In another, women were asked to judge the attractiveness of 238 men based on their high school yearbook photos from 30 years ago.