If you’re dating an Illinoisan, they’ll treat you right and they’ll never let you down.No state has a better taste in music than Illinois.Whether it’s where I’m eating, where I’m traveling or, God forbid, something I’m buying, like a lot of people in my generation—those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice.If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.
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I’d crawl into bed with my new lover, Mac Book Air, after homework/dinner/dishes/bath/Read me a story/I need water/Is that a monster under my bed? It was more like an epic journey in the guise of an inquisition. We really wanted to create an environment that reflected the best of the real world. It is at a dinner party or a house party or a wedding or something like that where you’re in a curated environment.
/Mom no don’t leave/You forgot to sign my permission slip/Can you help me edit my college app? Of course, the only problem with house parties and dinners and weddings is that they do not happen often enough.” Hinge began, he tells me, at a “Last Chance Dance” at Harvard Business School, during which his classmates were urged to admit their crushes before everyone scattered to far-flung jobs all over the globe.
I checked the website Eater for its Heat Map, which includes new, tasty restaurants in the city. The stunning fact remained: it was quicker for my dad to find a wife than it is for me to decide where to eat dinner.
This kind of rigor goes into a lot of my decisionmaking.
Illinoisans know that weather in this state can do a 180 at the drop of a dime.