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Valentine's Day advice from "lovestruck scientists"

Jason Goldman, a science blogger for The Guardian, has compiled seven studies from researchers and synthesized them into advice for wooing that special someone. Among other advice, the entry suggests wearing red, crossing scary bridges and drinking tea:

A brilliant study by psychologists has shown that temperature can influence your date's judgement of your personality. In one experiment, participants who held a cup of hot tea were more likely to judge another individual as having a "warmer" personality, compared with participants who were given a cup of iced coffee to hold.

Of course, that all sounds a bit like my last trip to England. So allow me, then, to propose an amendment to Goldman's advice: If you want to woo that special someone, do also consider visiting London. The city is full of red things, hot tea and scary bridges.

Via Boing Boing

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