I met this wonderful guy last fall and we were dating for four months. He was sweet, smart, fun to be around, and we had amazing chemistry. We also had compatible values, and I really could see a future with him. But two months ago, he broke up with me out of the blue saying he "can't be in a relationship right now," "doesn't know where his career is going," that there was no one else, and it wasn't me, it's him. Of course, the last night I had spent with him, he was drunkenly telling me he was never going to let me go, and all texts and phone calls up until the breakup were very sweet. I haven't initiated any contact, and I haven't heard from him either. This also really bothers me since in all previous relationships, they’ve gone downhill and then fizzled out, but this relationship was so positive and healthy, and I saw no red flags before I was blindsided. I'm not sure if this is a quarter-life crisis and is something that can blow over or if this is over permanently. He … [Read more...] about Was it a quarter-life crisis breakup?
Senator Chuck Schumer has a somewhat unusual hobby: showing up at colleges across New York State and telling young graduates how he fell in love with a woman who subsequently dumped him.Wall Street Journal report published Thursday night, Schumer oftentimes waits until the last minute to notify schools he will appear at their commencement to tell his breakup tale. Because of this, he is generally a surprise guest when he shows up to deliver a version of his well-worn breakup speech. “Forty years ago I sat at graduation from college as you are today. And I had learned right there that I had won a scholarship to travel all around the world, all expenses paid, for a whole year. Well, for me it it was an opportunity of a lifetime … but at the same time I met a girl and I fell in love. Awwww,” Schumer said at the 2014 Hofstra University graduation ceremony, for example. “Don’t applaud over there. The story continues you romantics,” he added after … [Read more...] about Chuck Schumer Can’t Stop Telling Young People About His College Breakup
In his two-paragraph epistle, the commander-in-chief adopts the rhetoric of a man who feels personally spurned; it reads like a betrayed lover’s, “No I’m dumping you!” text message dashed off at 2 a.m., more than a calculated piece of diplomacy. Here’s why. It’s all about “me” and “you” “We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort,” Trump begins–and then quickly shifts toward much more personal language. By the third sentence, that first-person plural pronoun (“we”) becomes singular; now it’s about “you” and “I”: “I was very much looking forward to being there with you,” the President mopes. He then maintains this intimate perspective throughout the letter, using “I” and “you” six times each. This isn’t that surprising. Trump has a habit of personalizing everything; even a meeting about the denuclearization … [Read more...] about We analyzed Trump’s Kim Jong-un letter: It’s a bad breakup note
Hi Meredith, So I just ended a two-year relationship. We started dating in high school, and then went long-distance for college. We were best friends and mature about our relationship, and it actually worked. But in the last six months, I really began to feel more confident and optimistic about my future. Feelings of being tied down, and scared that I was so settled at the age of 20, eventually boiled up, and I ended things in a five-minute phone call (I know it's not great, but you could hear the crickets so I didn't think there was much else to say). We've talked twice since then; he called me a few days later, and I thought we had gotten closure, but then he started angrily texting me at 2 a.m. and then throughout the day. He was really upset and essentially tried to get back together, but ended up saying some pretty offensive things instead. I feel heartless since I'm not even close to heartbroken or upset, and I don't know if I should be feeling differently. Should I reach out and … [Read more...] about I’m fine after the breakup, but he’s not
Nielsen-owned Gracenote is launching a new service called Sonic Style, an AI-fueled music descriptor system that will help the music industry make the perfect soundtracks for breakups, retirement parties, cross-fit workouts, or anything else. Sonic Style is hoping to shake up the way music is traditionally categorized, moving past the typical overarching genres like rock or hip-hop to classify each song on a granular level. To that end, Gracenote has amassed nearly 450 Sonic Style descriptors that create a “style profile” of each recording and can pair machine learning descriptors such as tempo and mood with editorial ones, like artist genre, era, and origin. For example, the press release suggests the service can mine through Taylor Swift’s catalogue to figure out which songs are more pop, more country, more pop electronica, or god help us, more R&B. That level of musical understanding will hopefully help smart speakers, voice assistants, streaming … [Read more...] about Machine learning can now help craft the perfect breakup playlist