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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.

Via Lovestruck.com

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Signs He’s Into You

Signs He’s Into You

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This is a very straightforward infographic in honor of Valentine’s Day, which falls on the 14th of February every year.  Rather than making up a lot of extra information and doing a bunch of subheadings, I’m just going to list them out for you – the 14 signs he’s into you.  Check off the items on this list and you know your man’s all about you.

1. He calls just to say hi.

2. He invites you to share important events.  (why is there a skinny dipping sign next to this one?  since when is skinny dipping an important event?)

3. He’s willing to watch chick flicks.

4. He’s REALLY close with your family.  (truthfully, we don’t want him to be THAT close)

5. He’ll hang out with you on Football Sunday.

6. He likes to buy you nice clothing.

7. He regularly touches you.

8. He doesn’t get (too) drunk on a night out with you.

9. He listens to you vent.

10. He knows your friends’ names and nicknames – even the embarrassing ones! (why?)

11. He picks you up when you’re feeling down.

12. He notices when you get a trim.

13. He spends a lot of quality time on the phone with you.

14. He throws out pictures of old girlfriends.

Scorecard

Design:  B

It is what it is, and it looks OK.

Information:  N/A

It’s impossible to give out grades when it comes to love advice.  Odds are, if a guy does all this stuff, he’s into you, but does “into you” mean true love?  Who knows?

Source: Signs he’s into you by My Safety Sign

High Street Shops – Rise and Fall Infographic

High Street Shops – Rise and Fall Infographic

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Britain’s High Street may have been hit by the recession, however this information-heavy infographic throws up some surprising tidbits on my fellow countrymen’s shopping habits. Before I get into the nitty gritty, I’ll confess I’m a Brit, though I now live in the US. I was born and raised ‘Oop Northe, but exported myself to the lager-drinking ‘Sarf and raised some Essex boys and girls. With that off my chest, I can throw my mud without fear of the cries of rampant, regional prejudice.

Initial Reaction

I didn’t like it.

Pastel shades turn me off: you are supposed to be portraying information in a concise and attention grabbing fashion, so why use sickly shadow coloring? Be like the SAS (British Special Forces), whose motto is “He Who Dares Wins”, but this piece scored high on the wimp-o-meter with poor attention-grabbing power.

The interaction between the data bars for 2008 and 2010 underlined my initial lack of confidence. Indeed, I thought it looked suspiciously like a first, faded draft of a truncated London Underground tube map sans station names.

Information Reaction

When I started to look deeper into the information portrayed, I felt myself getting hooked. This kind of thing always does with me. My favorite part of the piece was the regional hotspots which, despite the pastel shading, clearly presented the information.

London has more restaurants than the rest of the country and of course, fine dining requires fine clothing, so London’s High Streets also boast more clothing stores. That makes sense to me.

The North-South divide is made clear with the number of fat people directly correlated with the concentration of takeaways (fast food for my American cousins), in the North of the country. Alas, as a Brit in the US, this only made me yearn for chips, mushy peas, pudding and gravy…twice!

One surprise for me was that the Welsh have such a higher concentration of pubs on their High Streets than the rest of the country, even London. This may have something to do with the state of Welsh rugby and the need to drown sorrows, but one glaring sign of whiteness was around London itself. Something didn’t ring true for me.  According to this infographic, London has the lowest concentration of the country.  Now I may be wrong on this, but I seriously must question the data on that, though if true, it is a shame this wasn’t highlighted and drawn out more.

Another surprise for me was that the hairy Scots have a higher incidence of hairdressers. I expect this can be explained by the need for all that Celtic hairiness creating demand.  However, it is usually the English who are viewed as more, shall we say ‘effeminate’, by our northern coiffured neighbors. This may also be explained by the parlous state of Scottish rugby at the moment, with husbands and boyfriends losing huge bets with wives and girlfriends. Long may that continue.

Design: C-

A lack of boldness, sickly colors and the London Underground-style comparative chart just turned me off. What saved this from an F were the 6 regional hotspot maps of the country.

Information: A+

Loved the information with the regional hot spot maps. Could have drawn out some of the big points a little more, but in a way this was a good thing because it made me curious. In other words, it gave me just enough to leave me wanting more.

via:  simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge from simplybusiness.co.uk

 

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.