What comes to mind when you hear the word “economist”? Someone who comes across as dry? Telling you things that are incredibly complex? Someone who can explain what caused a financial crisis? Someone who is boring? Too rational?
On the long list of things that might come to mind, love is probably one of the last things you would think of. What does economics have to do with love? Most people would say very little. But what if the principles of economics could actually help you out with something as personal as love?
Let’s start by taking an honest look at how many economic judgements are made while dating, especially online. First, you are essentially estimating your own value (whether it is accurate or not). Then, you estimate others’ value, and how their value relates to yours. What is the likelihood that the person will respond? Are they …Read More »