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Top Tip to Avoid a Bad First Date

Top Tip to Avoid a Bad First Date

A dating infographic created by Lovestruck, offering dating tips taken from their annual survey. To ensure your date goes to plan, check out their top tips to avoid a first date fiasco.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

The design is fun and colorful with the information organized in an easy to read manner. There are a lot of nice charts and creative graphs to display the information.

Infographic Information: A

There is so much information packed into this infographic. I love all of the tips and they really are helpful.

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How Do You Look at Love?

How Do You Look at Love?

A statistically representative study conducted by PARSHIP has proved revealing on what German men and women are looking for in an ideal partner. For more than three-quarters of them, the most important factor in a potential ideal partner is physical appeal. Find out for yourself whether your own priorities reflect the survey findings …

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

The design for this infographic seems to be clean and bright with a light background and blue text. The images are cartoonish yet realistic to help convey the statistics. I like that the statistics are clearly defined and are in specific sections instead of just randomly placed on the infographic.

Infographic Information: C+

The best things about the information is that is explains how men and women feel about the way each other look. It might surprise some people how the other sex is attracted to them. I think the statistics were interesting but there was no real substance to how to look the right way to attract the opposite sex.

Infographic provided by Parship.com

Surviving First Dates

Surviving First Dates

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Scorecard

Design: B-

I liked the style of graphics used, but there were way too many colors going on to suit me.  I also wasn’t a  big fan of the blurred cartoon graphics in the background.  What is the point?  I understand them not wanting to use pink for the data on the women, and the placement of the data next to a woman’s head cleared up any confusion, but I still didn’t think it was great-looking.  Overall I think it had the potential to be a really visually striking infographic but it missed the mark.

Information: A

Who knew all that stuff about first dates?  Not only do you learn what not to do on a first date (be rude to the waiter, flirt with someone else), you also get helpful information like whether or not your date might hook up with you on the first date based on the type of phone they have.  That’s pure gold, that is.

Source:  Dating Tips from welovedates.com

Dating Facts to Understand the Dating Scene

Dating Facts to Understand the Dating Scene

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This infographic goes over the ins and outs of dating, from the “boy meets girl” stage into the date itself.  The dating world is a mystery to almost anyone, even people who are seasoned daters.  Anything that can demystify the process and lead to some more happily-ever-afters is good in my book.  Let’s take a look at the infographic itself.

How Guys and Girls Meet

It would seem that the internet has a big role in the dating scene.  In 2009 more than twice as many meetings happened because of online dating rather than in clubs or via social networking.  Today, 20% of single people have dated or are dating someone they met on an online dating site.

Is There Chemistry?

30% of single people think that it only takes 15 minutes to establish whether there is chemistry or not.  12% of daters will leave a date within 30 minutes if they sense no chemistry.  Only 52% will be upfront and admit it if they are not interested in the other person.  That means 48% will not be honest.  That’s sad.  24% will be “evasive” about future availability if they feel like the first date doesn’t “work.”

Who Pays?

12% of females think it’s the guy’s responsibility to pay on the first date.  37% of guys agree.

What Do Guys Want to Hear?

According to this infographic, guys like humor that is sarcastic, then juvenile, then geeky, then raw.  According to the picture, guys like to be touched on the head(?), told their geekiness is cute, and they like to be comlpimented on their physique.  This is not explicitly explained – but there’s a picture.  I interpreted it.

What Are The Chances of a Long Term Relationship?

35% of one night stands turn into long term relationships.  54% of guys and 44% of girls have experienced love at first site.  42% of couples consist of at least one person who didn’t find the other person attractive, but became friends and then fell in love.

Who Has Sex on the First Date?

6.5% of single people freely admit that they’ve had sex on the first date plenty of times.  Frequently.  80% of singles say they disapprove of sex on the first date.  Somehow, Facebook information is under this heading, and we’re told that 89% of people friend each other on Facebook before the relationship becomes exclusive, whle 11% of singles between the ages of 35-44 wait to friend each other until the relationship becomes exclusive.

What Does “I Love You” Mean?

For 31% it means “I want you in my life.”  For 30% it means “I care about you.”  For 19% it means “I want to be in a committed relationship with you.”  For 14% it means “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

What Topics Should I Avoid on a Date?

Past relationships, activities outside the relationship, controversial topics, topics related to relationship norms or standards, and the classic “where is this relationship headed?” topic are all off-limits.

Scorecard

Design:  C

The graphics are fuzzy, and I don’t approve of yellow print on a white background.  It’s too hard to read.  I think snappier graphics would have gotten the point across just as well as the weird little pie charts, the colors could have been better, and everything could have been clearer.

Information:  B

While the information is helpful, it’s a big vague, and I would have liked to know the test group the numbers came out of.  No sources are listed, so I don’t know where they got their information.

Source:  Check out the profile calendar and media kit to learn more.

Myths and Facts About Sex in America Infographic

Myths and Facts About Sex in America Infographic

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I’m wary about infographics about sex.  For one, people really do read them, so if the information isn’t accurate, people get misled.  For another, often times the information isn’t accurate.  I’m not saying this is the case with THIS infographic.  I’m just saying it happens.  And digressing…

Myths vs. Facts

I’m just going to go over the facts in this section – they are very easy to read on the infographic itself, but I’m going to word it in a different way.  So, here’s the rundown:

-people pretty much everywhere in American have the same amount of sex, which counters the theory that people in big cities do it more.
-not as many American teenagers are having sex as you would think.
-there may be more gay women in America than gay men.
-European kids don’t necessarily have more sex than American kids, they are just safer about it.
-women are more proactive about contraception than the myth leads us to believe.
-men are pretty serious about birth control.
-men care more about their partner’s pleasure than the stereotype indicates
-American internet use is 50% devoted to sex in one way or another.  So much for saying Americans aren’t sexually adventurous.
-Americans are pickier about their sexual partners than the rest of the world thinks they are.
-Only 75% of American men are interested in having a threesome, instead of the 100% that is assumed.
-The average sexual encounter lasts 5-10 minutes.  Hardly any guy can go all night long.
-American men cheat on their wives mainly because they don’t feel like their wives care, not because they think they have the right to cheat (um?)
-America is more uptight about infidelity than other countries.  (um?)
-Americans have almost as much sex as French people, who have the most amount of sex.

Wrap Up

Assuming all this is true, you have now learned something.  If something strikes you as way out of left field, use the resources at the bottom to look it up.  I think some of the information is subjective, based on subjective data and polls, which aren’t scientific enough for me.

Design:  C-

Let’s face it.  This is not a pretty infographic.  It’s got a woodgrain background, the pictures are in weird little ship portholes – it is random.

Information:  C-

I would have liked to have seen, on the “Fact” part, an “according to the …” to make the data more credible.  And, considering they used Cosmo and Men’s Health as sources, I don’t know how much you can rely on the “facts” as “facts.”

Source:  Adult Dating Sites

Where are All the Good Single Black Men Infographic

Where are All the Good Single Black Men Infographic

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This infographic sets out to show the statistics on dating for black women who want to date black men.  They start out by looking at simple criteria, then drill down to more specific criteria that is based on what women are looking for when they look for a man.  Let’s take a look.

I Want a Black Man

This section tells us that for every 100 black women, there are 87 black men.  That’s about 450 million women to 139 million men.  The informational bit is in the middle, and on each side there are little tally people who represent the men and women.  This one starts out with 100 women on one side, and 87 men on the other.  So, to qualify for this category, a guy’s just got to be black, so there are 87 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

I Want a Straight Black Man

This section narrows it down further, and adds the qualifier that the available black women want a man who likes women, and not other men.  So, of the 87 qualifying black men from the last category, we take off 2, because 4% of the guys are homosexual, but only 2% of the women are, which leaves 2% we have to take off the total of qualifying black men, leaving us with 85 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

I Want a Black Man Who Likes Black Women

The data tells us that 70% of interracial relationships are between black men and white women, and that 8.5% of all eligible black men are married to white women, dropping our qualifying black man group down to 78.

I Want a Man Who Has Not Been In Jail

The data says that about 30% of black men go to jail at some point in their lives.  That brings us to 54 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

I Want a Man Who Has a High School Diploma

82.1% of black males over the age of 18 have at least their high school diploma or GED.  Which means that the number drops down to 44 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

I Want a Man Who Has A Job

This economy is rough, and 35% of black men are unemployed.  That brings the number down to 29 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

I Want a Man Who Makes Enough Money

For this, they looked at men who make at least 30K per year.  That’s about 22% of black men, bringing the number down to 7 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

I Want a Man Who Looks Good and Is in Shape

The numbers tell us that 24% of black men are obese.  That brings us to 5 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

I Want a Man Without Kids

The final category – no Baby Mamas.  The numbers say 1/3 of single black men have children with another woman.  That brings us to a whopping 3 qualifying black men for every 100 available black women.

The summary at the bottom states that if you are looking for a man who is black, heterosexual, attracted to black women, educated, makes enough money, has never been to jail, is not fat, and who does not have kids with any other women, you are going to be looking hard.  It’s hard to find a good man.

Luckily, the source for this infographic is bestblackdatingsites.org – Your source for the Best Black Dating Sites

Design: A

The visual trick of the tally of women to men on either side of the data was a very effective thing.

Information: A

Very informative and well-researched.

Using Body Language to be More Attractive Infographic

Using Body Language to be More Attractive Infographic

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Some people will find this infographic extremely handy.  I know that when I was single, I could have used some play-by-play illustrated instructions on how to deal with the opposite sex.  It was a minefield out there, Folks, and I’m sure it still is.  So, this guide on how to be more attractive using body language should clear everything up for you guys.  Or not.  But I digress…

Why Body Language is Important

This tells us that only 7% of what we say account for the overall impact of our communication, while 55%  of it is all body language.  As for the other 38%, I’m betting it’s all  non-verbal too – just in the form of environment, etc.  Not too sure, but that’s what I’m guessing.

The Eyes

This little section talks about eye contact, and eye expression.  If you hold eye contact for 4.5 seconds, there is supposedly no connection, while 8.2 seconds indicates that there is romantic connection.  Eyes that crinkle at the edges when somebody smiles makes people think that the smile is more genuine.  Also, if you raise your eyebrows at someone in the US, you could be flirting, but in Japan you’re insulting them.  When using your eyes to gaze at someone, don’t tilt your head.  You’re more attractive if you look at them head-on.  Also, if you’re trolling for a sugar daddy (wha?), he’s not likely to stare at you for the required 8.2 seconds.  He’s too rich to do that.  In all cases, look someone in the eye a lot, because that strengthens the connection.

The Mouth

If you only smile for .25 seconds, your smile is perceived as fake (a smirk, even).  If you smile for more than 1 second, your smile is still perceived as fake.  A .5 second smile is perceived as trustworthy and real, and therefore more attractive.  That being said, they probably don’t mean for you to mentally count the timing of your smile.  That would probably come off as fake, too.

Body Posture

If you keep your palms up, you give off an air of openness and vulnerability, which can be good, but really bad if your potential suitor is super aggressive.  As for your trunk and your body position, if you lean forward, you prompt people to talk to you more than when you lean to the side.  If you cross your legs toward the person you’re talking to, it shows you’re interested, especially if you manage to touch them.  If you engage in any type of closed posture, which includes crossing your arms or any position that shields your throat, stomach, or bit, you show that you’re uncomfortable, and that you may fear an attack of some sort (joke, kind of).  Open posture shows that you’re comfortable, which makes the other person comfortable.

Body Space and Volume

This is a handy guide that tells you how close to get and how loud to talk in a number of situations.  For instance, at a social gathering or business function, stand about 5 feet away and use a soft voice indoors, loud voice outdoors.

And Now, for the Gents

This section is dedicated to the men.  It says that you should wear your ring, because women like men who are already attached.  That may be true, but ew.  If you’re married, you shouldn’t be attempting to be more attractive to the opposite sex, and if you’re single, you shouldn’t chase after married people.  But that’s just our opinion.  For guys to appear more confident and dominant, he should sit non-symmetrically, as in propping a leg up or putting a hand in a pocket, and he should take up as much space as possible without looking unnatural.  Also, he should sit down first.

Additionally, men should pay close attention to their body language, because women are ten time better at picking up on nonverbal clues than men.  So they are watching, guys .  Also, the infographic suggests you should go for a “happy go lukcy” vibe (they actually mention Uncle Jesse from Full House – The Stamos) because you want that bad boy with a heart of gold kind of thing working for you.

For the Ladies

This section is much smaller, presumably because women need much less instruction when it comes to body language.  If you want to know if a guy is attracted to you, shift position.  If he shifts with you, he’s attracted to you.  It’s that easy.

Design:  B-

There is a lot going on, and there are a lot of different photos, graphics, and typefaces going on.  Overall it’s easy to read, and the colors are OK, except for those random cement-gray boxes.

Information:  B+

I imagine this is all fairly accurate, and that, taken with a grain of salt, can help you interact with the opposite sex more successfully.

Source:  http://www.100bestdatingsites.org/

Online Dating Survey Questions & Answers Infographic

Online Dating Survey Questions & Answers Infographic

We all remember the rejection of being turned down for a date or not being asked by that certain someone who we were sure would see how wonderful we were if only they would ask us out. The rules of love and romance change constantly but the reasons why you are denied love and romance are fairly consistent and this infographic puts into graphic form some of those very reasons. The dating infographic ends with the tagline by WeLoveDates.com, Love is on our side. Say what? Love is usually pummeling us both physically and emotionally. Sure love is great at times, but it also wallops us when we least expect it and gives us a dose of humility we never like the taste of, but I digress…

Labeled as an interesting survey about online dating, the infographic shows topics that can hinder your probability of being asked out on a date. As a surprise to no one, smoking is a big turn-off at 76%. I thought it would have been higher in our current health-at-all-costs generation. Other results are provided that are as expected, such as people would rather date someone who is physically attractive (points off more misspelling physical as phisical) rather than having a good personality. Would you date someone who had dated a friend?: 63% said they would not. And no one wants to date someone who is doing drugs…well, some said it depends on drug.

But the secret to a good infographic is providing information or statistics that surprise you and there are a few here. It is surprising, to me at least, that 59% of the people surveyed would date someone with children and almost 70% would date a work colleague (misspelled as coleague). Usually work relationships are shunned for obvious potential awkward reasons.

The presentation is clean and the colors go well enough together, but the spacing on the text is questionable in many places such as the number percentages being to close the answers (Yes and 37% aren’t separated by enough space). But other than that the choice of fonts is safe and easily readable. The graphics are a mish-mash of stock images and therefore don’t play well together, such as using “info-people” with the question of would you date people who had previously dated friends andthen  using realistic silhouettes of humans for the next question. Why not use consistent outlines of people? I was also confused about the length of ash on the cigarette? Shouldn’t the ash be 76% of the length?

As with many infographics I see nowadays, the time to make a really quality design isn’t applied here. I think it’s obvious when there are two spelling mistakes within such a small amount of graphical text. The graphics are not uniform and only 7 questions are used in a stacked format so information is limited

Unfortunately this infographic on dating will be sitting home waiting for the phone to ring.

Design: C
Average design with nothing to stand it out. Use of clip graphics could have be uniform, but there is no plan or thought to keep the piece unified.

Information: C
No sources are given and the information is so-so at best; no eye-openers here and 2 typos really hurt with so little text.