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Man Or Woman Game

Not sure if that mystery hottie messaging you on MySpace is really a cute guy or an old lonely woman with 50 cats that just likes to role-play? A new website program called the Gender Genie claims it can tell whether someone is a man or woman by their writing. Using algorithms developed by Moshe Koppel at Bar Ilan University and Shlomo Argamon from Illinois Institute of Technology, the site decodes any passage by any author and makes its determination instantly. Although I’ve always wanted a penis of my very own, when I checked my last blog post about Dick Cheney, it said I was a overwhelmingly a dude. Huh. This just further proves my theory that I’m actually a drag queen trapped in a woman’s body. [Gearlive]

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The Daily Squeeze: Naked Flights, Cougars Find Love, And Online Dating Science

  • A German travel agency is offering a flight for nudists. For about $735, passengers can fly from Erfurt, Germany to Baltic Sea resort Usedom in the nude. They’ll have to keep their clothes before boarding and disembarking, but who can resist “flying free?” [Yahoo!]
  • Pretty soon there will be loads of Demi/Ashton-type couples running around. A speed-dating event taking place in NYC in February will pair up rich, older women with younger boy toys. More than 5,000 men applied to be included in the event. [Brisbane Times]
  • What’s behind online dating sites like eHarmony and Chemistry.com? Algorithms, baby. [NY Times]
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