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Tinder Stats

A friend of mine received his Tinder Insights infographics.

I’ve found there a few interesting, though quite logical, Tinder benchmarks:

  • Women swipe right on average in 8% of cases, while for men it’s 21%.
  • Women match with 44% of people they swipe right on, while men have a match rate of 2.9%. Quite a huge difference, huh?
  • Women swipe 99 times per day, while men swipe 122 times, on average.
  • Both women and men swipe right more frequently (3-5% more) now than before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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To be a better version of yourself

During my endless attempts to become the best version of myself, I always made one big mistake: I constantly compared my experience with someone else’s. I tried to be better than other people in something, comparing myself with them. And here I had no chance to win, even if trying really hard, because there will always be someone in the world who will inevitably be better than you in some way.

The philosophy of stoicism assumes that in order for a person to achieve calmness and serenity, it is necessary not to forget that there are external things that we cannot influence as well as internal things which are completely under our control. We obviously are not able to be better than other people only because we are not them, and we are not able to control them.

Another thing to remember is that while trying to become a bit better we are already ahead of many others who don’t do that, who do not make any attempts to live a better life.

I believe we need to try to be better than our past selves. Abandoning the desire to become better than another person brings calmness and control over the situation, because you can control yourself completely.

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If you have to explain something, you don’t have to explain it

Today I’ve encountered a phrase which I already had seen once or twice, and which I really liked. A rough translation into English would sound like this:

If you have to explain something, you don’t have to explain it.

This phrase indeed may imply a lot of different things. One of the use cases I find great is that if you have to persuade someone to do something, you don’t have to do it. The phrase obviously shouldn’t be used in all the situations, especially when the result of the discussion might improve quality of your work or life in general, and here you really do have to explain things.

Nevertheless, I feel like it could be beneficial to leverage this principle in lots of unimportant debates, whether it’s on social media, forums, comments sections, etc., or when it comes to chats with family and friends. In majority of cases similar discussions don’t end good, no one is really adopting each other’s opinion. So, why bother explaining?

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GAFAM Q2 2021 Net Income and Total Revenue

Apparently, consumerism is still pretty much on the rise. The entire GAFAM group, namely Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, saw revenue and profits surge in Q2, as “Big Tech” continues to profit from the pandemic’s stimulating effect on online advertising, e-commerce and consumer spending.

GAFAM Q2 2021 Net Income
Source: Statista
GAFAM Q2 2021 Total Revenue
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30 countries before I’m 30

I know this is a ridiculous challenge. But let’s talk about it.

The day I’m writing this I’m at a point with 13 countries visited. So, I have 17 countries yet to visit. And today I’m 27 years 4 months old. It leaves me with 32 months left. If we divide 32 months by 17 countries I’ll have to visit almost two countries each month in order to complete the challenge. It’s a lot, especially taking into account that the pandemic is not over yet.

I have some ideas on how to combine several countries within a single trip. I’m grouping countries by geography and based on my personal preference. The main precondition here is that all the borders are open, and I have enough money to travel this much.

1 – Latvia (Riga), Estonia (Tallinn), Finland (Helsinki)
2 – Hungary (Budapest), Slovakia (Bratislava), Austria (Vienna)
3 – Belgium (Brussels), Luxembourg
4 – Switzerland (Zurich), Liechtenstein (Vaduz)
5 – Slovenia (Ljubljana), Croatia (Zagreb), Serbia (Belgrade)
6 – Turkey (Istanbul), Greece (Athens)
7 – Norway (Oslo), Portugal (Lisbon)

The last trip is a bit strange because the countries are far from each other. I can’t miss them though.

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Some of my ground rules for the time being:

– no alcohol
– stick to a strict diet, i.e. no sweet, spicy, roasted, fatty food, sodas, pickles, marinades, snacks, sausages, milk, pastries
– no fap
– regular exercise
– love yourself
– no cigarettes
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