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Author Topic: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate  (Read 4635 times)

Darwin

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Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« on: February 15, 2008, 07:53:12 AM »
I wanted to get this in yesterday, for Valentine's Day, but missed it. Better late than never!

Researchers at Northwestern University are studying speed dating in an effort to uncover the secret to finding the right partner:

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Source: Nature News
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
« Last Edit: February 15, 2008, 07:56:41 AM by Darwin »

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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 08:39:49 AM »
saw a good (german) film here last year called
Shopping - I've done a google search but not a chance with a title like that  ;D

all about a session with about 10 couples and they move down the line to the next person when the bell goes..
quite funny at times
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 09:04:55 AM »
The movie Hitch features a pretty funny speed-dating scene. Although I know it's not the only movie/tv show to have featured speed-dating, it's the only one that I can clearly remember!

Found this reference to Shoppen - a German movie on speed dating (2007)

EDIT: added link to Wikipedia entry for Shoppen...
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 09:08:13 AM »
Found this reference to Shoppen - a German movie on speed dating (2007)

hah, they couldnt find the link for it either ;D
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 09:10:25 AM »
Ha ha - there's even an English language IMDB entry for Shoppen here: http://german.imdb.com/title/tt0805613/
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 09:11:08 AM »
there you go YouTube trailer
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=xEFjZKf0dF8
it's probably quite entertaining even without a word of german
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 09:15:14 AM »
Looks interesting - not what I expected. I should watch out for a dubbed version to run on Showcase here in Canada or on A&E in the States!
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 10:22:21 AM »
Dubbed :(
Subbed ftw!
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2008, 10:51:21 AM »
Sorry, fodder - I don't speak German! However, I'm not sure what prompted me to write "dubbed" as normally Showcase subtitles foreign movies...
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Re: Love - You have 4 minutes to choose your perfect mate
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 06:42:48 PM »
Sorry, fodder - I don't speak German! However, I'm not sure what prompted me to write "dubbed" as normally Showcase subtitles foreign movies...
I don't do German either, I only know a few phrases like "Arbeit macht frei!" (my boss says that sometimes :P), and "Wir mussen die juden ausroten!" (from a soutpark episode where cartman goes nuts) - apart from that I can understand a tiny bit of it, but that's it. I just tend to hate dubbing, and even for japanase I would prefer subs any day. I think my dislike for dubbing approaches pure-breed hate, probably because of all the really really bad german dubbing I saw back in my preteen days when we had satellite TV. Ugly.
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