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(Guardian)   Why dating advice derived from relationship studies is scientifically bogus. "Getting a qualification as a 'relationship expert' is easier than getting your dead cat certified as a nutritionist"   (theguardian.com) divider line 21
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2014-03-02 03:26:25 PM  
Well...shouldn't getting a qualification as a relationship expert be easier than getting your dead cat certified as a nutritionist?
 
2014-03-02 04:06:13 PM  

thamike: Well...shouldn't getting a qualification as a relationship expert be easier than getting your dead cat certified as a nutritionist?


Yes, it should. Unfortunately, Ben Goldacre proved it was very easy to get your dead cat qualified as a nutritionist.
 
2014-03-02 04:26:06 PM  
Relationship experts. Life Coaches. Bah.
 
2014-03-02 04:36:44 PM  
Relationships aren't hard, it's people with issues that are plentiful.

Honesty, passion, respect, trust, and shared hobbies/interest are a good foundation.

If you have two mature people that are dedicated in making it work and they leave their childishness and insecurities behind ... it will.

/over 14 years of experience with the wife.
 
2014-03-02 04:37:36 PM  
<- Free nutritionist
 
2014-03-02 04:44:21 PM  

gwowen: thamike: Well...shouldn't getting a qualification as a relationship expert be easier than getting your dead cat certified as a nutritionist?

Yes, it should. Unfortunately, Ben Goldacre proved it was very easy to get your dead cat qualified as a nutritionist.


I'm glad you posted this. I'd never heard of Ben Goldacre. His website is pretty interesting.
 
2014-03-02 04:49:40 PM  

imfallen_angel: Relationships aren't hard, it's people with issues that are plentiful.

Honesty, passion, respect, trust, and shared hobbies/interest are a good foundation.

If you have two mature people that are dedicated in making it work and they leave their childishness and insecurities behind ... it will.

/over 14 years of experience with the wife.


I swear, all the happily married couples I know don't have any shared interests. They have 'you love this so I'll go and figure out how to amuse myself and/or have fun while doing so' kind of interests.
 
2014-03-02 04:58:10 PM  

gwowen: thamike: Well...shouldn't getting a qualification as a relationship expert be easier than getting your dead cat certified as a nutritionist?

Yes, it should. Unfortunately, Ben Goldacre proved it was very easy to get your dead cat qualified as a nutritionist.


Well, since there is NOTHING that qualifies a person (or dead cat) as a nutritionist...nothing should be easier.

My dog is nutritionist.  There. he's qualified now.
 
2014-03-02 05:18:01 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: gwowen: thamike: Well...shouldn't getting a qualification as a relationship expert be easier than getting your dead cat certified as a nutritionist?

Yes, it should. Unfortunately, Ben Goldacre proved it was very easy to get your dead cat qualified as a nutritionist.

Well, since there is NOTHING that qualifies a person (or dead cat) as a nutritionist...nothing should be easier.

My dog is nutritionist.  There. he's qualified now.


So what's your dog's stance on crap? Dietary staple, or occasional treat?
 
2014-03-02 05:30:19 PM  

kroonermanblack: I swear, all the happily married couples I know don't have any shared interests. They have 'you love this so I'll go and figure out how to amuse myself and/or have fun while doing so' kind of interests.


Well, it's not a question of they need to do everything together at all here, it's more a question that if one likes something, that it's not something that would make the other person flip out over.

Examples.. I always like SouthPark... she didn't, but then, she give it a shot, ended up loving it as much if not more than I do.

Both should have their own interest, but there's still a lot of things that they do share in common for likes and dislikes.

It's part of the respect thing... I have a few hobbies, and so does she, that we don't crossover with, and we do our own thing... and then some things that we do both like doing, hence we do them together...

For all you know, your friends could all be in asphyxiation bondage, and you wouldn't have a clue because, well, you aren't part of that couple.
 
2014-03-02 05:31:50 PM  

imfallen_angel: /over 14 years of experience with the wife


Me too.

. . . you're welcome.
 
2014-03-02 05:45:23 PM  

fastbow: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: gwowen: thamike: Well...shouldn't getting a qualification as a relationship expert be easier than getting your dead cat certified as a nutritionist?

Yes, it should. Unfortunately, Ben Goldacre proved it was very easy to get your dead cat qualified as a nutritionist.

Well, since there is NOTHING that qualifies a person (or dead cat) as a nutritionist...nothing should be easier.

My dog is nutritionist.  There. he's qualified now.

So what's your dog's stance on crap? Dietary staple, or occasional treat?


Apparently, other dogs' crap is only an occasional treat - but cat crap is required part of a daily food regiment.
 
2014-03-02 05:59:15 PM  
Nutritionist just means "fan of healthy eating". There's a registered dietician in my circle who spends her days at the VA trying to keep old diabetics from falling apart. As a professional she won't tell you anything about your own eating beyond "don't choke".
 
2014-03-02 06:08:18 PM  
South Park 'Relationship Experts'


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2014-03-02 06:11:07 PM  
I only go to qualified experts for dating advice.
 
2014-03-02 06:24:17 PM  

WelldeadLink: <- Free nutritionist


Thread Over..lol
 
2014-03-02 06:40:42 PM  
"Social Science is science's special needs stepsister" PJO
 
2014-03-02 10:33:12 PM  
As it should be.
 
2014-03-03 08:21:58 AM  
Waiting on my certification as a 'Life Coach' to come in the mail. It's pretty important because some people still have trouble deciding between original and Cinnamon Life so I will be there, with my life coach certification, to ensure them that only an idiot picks original over cinnamon.

/That's $250 plus expenses please
 
2014-03-03 12:33:47 PM  
I'll give you the only relationship advice you will ever need -be good looking.
 
2014-03-03 01:33:10 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: I'll give you the only relationship advice you will ever need -be good looking.


2. Don't be unattractive.
 
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