Xkcd dating profile

Posted by / 31-Dec-2017 03:13

If you go to last week's xkcd cartoon - number 1190 (March 25th, 2013) - then you will see a silhouette of sand castles being built.

The mouse hover over text just reads "Wait for it".

If you wait for a while you will see the picture change. At first it updated every 30 minutes, but at the time of writing it takes an hour.

It might stop at some point in the future, loop or just go on forever.

I scraped a list of 1949 words (close enough) from this site, which is based on the most frequent occurrences in newspapers.

So I’ve recently noticed that a majority of my Muslim friends are single and have been single for a long time.

I’ve heard a variety of different explanations from different people as to the cause, some saying it’s because they’re too picky, some saying because they’re too old, others speculating it has to do with the cultural and religious background we come from.

It is the open-endedness of it that gets to some viewers.

Now the "Wait for it" hover text snaps into better focus and at this point we could descend into existential twaddle, sorry philosophy, but...

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the “half-your-age-plus-seven” rule, which states that no person should date someone under (age / 2 7), otherwise they will look like a creeper.