1. 582. The Economics of Love: Leveraging Data for Dating Success (Featuring Rebekka Grun Von Jolk) Darian Parker 46:27

In this engaging conversation, host Dr. D interviews Rebekka, an economist with a PhD, who applies her expertise in economics to the domain of dating and relationships. Rebekka explains how understanding and applying concepts such as opportunity costs, preference clarification, and the impact of gender ratios can significantly improve one’s chances in the dating world. The discussion also covers the role of mental health in relationship choices, the impact of economic stability on marriage rates, and the potential of dating apps in optimizing matches based on personal preferences. Rebekka provides actionable advice on how to strategically approach dating and emphasizes the importance of prioritizing relationships for long-term happiness.

Rebekka’s Links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekka-grun-von-jolk-542a72/

Dr. D’s Links:

Website: www.doctordarianparker.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darianparker/

Intro Music by Wordsmith: www.wordsmithmusic.com

Time Stamps:

00:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction to the Guest

00:14 The Intersection of Love and Economics

01:17 Public Perception and Surprising Insights from Economics

02:10 Strategies for Improving Your Dating Odds

03:46 Addressing Gender Ratios and Geographic Variations

05:36 The Importance of Setting Clear Personal Preferences

06:55 Generational Perspectives on Relationships and Economics

07:33 Exploring Same-Sex Relationships and Social Dynamics

16:27 The Impact of Inequality and Housing on Relationships

21:07 Navigating Dating Apps for Better Matches

23:28 Personal Success Story with Match.com

25:07 The Value of Time and Decision Making in Relationships

27:11 Navigating the Illusion of Choice in Dating

28:44 Growing Together: The Dynamics of Long-Term Relationships

36:58 The Economics of Dating and Marriage Trends

41:04 Applying Relationship Insights to Friendships

44:34 Concluding Thoughts and Future Directions

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Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from UNLV. He earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology. Dr. Parker is the Co-Owner of Epic Leisure Management LLC., the Owner of Parker Personal Training LLC and the Host of Dr. D's Social Network Podcast. Dr. Parker is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. During Dr. Parker's career he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company.