English, Dating, Power– It’s all in the pronouns.

How can you predict a match in dating? Pronouns, from NPR.

“When two people are paying close attention, they use language in the same way,” he says. “And it’s one of these things that humans do automatically.”

They aren’t aware of it, but if you look closely at their language, count up their use of “I,” and “the,” and “and”, you can see it. It’s right there.

Hmm. Interesting. And it gets even more interesting when they start talking about power dynamics.

“Listen to the relative use of the word “I.”

What you find is completely different from what most people would think. The person with the higher status uses the word “I” less.

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