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From the Ted Talk "Christina Wallace: How to stop swiping and find your person on dating apps"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The summer before I turned 30, I took myself on a relationship off-site. Which means I went camping solo in eaimn for a week, to do a retro on my track record of medrcioe relationships. Because the thing was, I knew what I wanted in a partner. Kindness, curiosity, empathy, a ssnee of purpose. And yet, here's what I chose for online: Ivy League degree, six eetf or taller, lives within 12 subway stops of me. It's not that I nltnioateliny prioritized those things, it's just the easiest to vet for online. It idnk of is like a résumé review, which is why these guys looked great on paper and never quite fit me.

Open Cloze

The summer before I turned 30, I took myself on a relationship off-site. Which means I went camping solo in _____ for a week, to do a retro on my track record of ________ relationships. Because the thing was, I knew what I wanted in a partner. Kindness, curiosity, empathy, a _____ of purpose. And yet, here's what I chose for online: Ivy League degree, six ____ or taller, lives within 12 subway stops of me. It's not that I _____________ prioritized those things, it's just the easiest to vet for online. It ____ of is like a résumé review, which is why these guys looked great on paper and never quite fit me.

Solution

  1. kind
  2. intentionally
  3. feet
  4. sense
  5. mediocre
  6. maine

Original Text

The summer before I turned 30, I took myself on a relationship off-site. Which means I went camping solo in Maine for a week, to do a retro on my track record of mediocre relationships. Because the thing was, I knew what I wanted in a partner. Kindness, curiosity, empathy, a sense of purpose. And yet, here's what I chose for online: Ivy League degree, six feet or taller, lives within 12 subway stops of me. It's not that I intentionally prioritized those things, it's just the easiest to vet for online. It kind of is like a résumé review, which is why these guys looked great on paper and never quite fit me.

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Important Words

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  6. empathy
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  36. summer
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  41. wanted
  42. week