Or consult the retired soldier whose thin-slicing intuition can outwit the supercomputers of the US Armed Forces.
It became almost impossible to carry on conversations with everyone I matched with, and I became convinced that Tinder is not where an Elizabeth Bennet meets her Mr. After a while, I figured I would try something new. Too many marketing reports, metrics and plans, too much market intelligence, research and survey data? This is the prescription of Blink, the popular psychology bestseller from Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of the cult business book The Tipping Point. Thin-slicing is a neat cognitive trick that involves taking a narrow slice of data, just what you can capture in the blink of an eye, and letting your intuition do the work for you.I’ve politely declined offers for sex, had conversations that were duller than my Biology lecture, and managed to become really good friends with a guy that I’ve yet to meet.However, I do love swiping and seeing how guys market themselves to girls.Rather than make small talk, I decided to ask for book recommendations from my matches and only continue the conversation if they had a suggestion I was interested in.