What Your Pet Says About YOU!

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According to research, there’s a lot you can tell about a person based on the pet they own! Here are a few of the interesting things I found. For more information please click on the links listed at the very bottom.

Dog Owners:

  1. People with pets seem to get ill less frequently.
  2. Dog Owners are less likely to suffer from depression.
  3. Just the act of petting a dog lowers heart rate and blood pressure.
  4. Dog owners get better sleep at night.
  5. Dog owners, generally, get the recommended minimum 30 minutes of exercise a day since they need to be walked and played with numerous times a day!
  6. Dog people are 15% more outgoing and social.
  7. They are 13% more agreeable.
  8. 50% more likely to be conservative
  9. 30% more likely to enjoy comedy
  10. 12% more likely to embrace new technology
  11. 23% more likely to be iPhone users.

Cat Owners:

  1. Cat owners tend to be smarter both in terms of IQ score and overall level of education.
  2. Cat owners leave behind a lower carbon footprint than a dog owner.
  3. Men who own a cat are “nicer” than other guys.
  4. Cat owners are quieter and more introverted.
  5. Cat people generally score higher on open-mindedness, imaginativeness, creativity, adventurousness, and holding unconventional beliefs.
  6. Cat people are more likely to look past first impressions.
  7. They make great detectives.
  8. They are more perceptive and patient.
  9. 12% more neurotic than dog owners.
  10. 50% more likely to be liberal.
  11. 11% more likely to identify as fashion challenged.
  12. 7% more likely to be Android users.
  13. 17% more likely to have completed a graduate degree.
  14. 27% more likely to prefer individual competition over team competition.


  1. Tend to talk to animals of all kinds.
  2. Don’t like animal print clothing.
  3. Are enthusiastic users of social media
  4. Equally likely to have completed a four year degree.
  5. 60% are in a long term relationship.






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Fun Fall Date Ideas in New York City!

Fall Date Ideas in New York

As fall quickly approaches, we’d like you to be ready with fun and exciting date ideas! Sometimes meeting for dinner or drinks gets monotonous. Show your date that you are not only creative, but willing to think outside the box. Additionally, these great date destinations will help you make use of that awesome fall weather in this beautiful city!

1.Take a walk on The High Line
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.
Where: It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.
Hours: 7am-11pm

2. Oktoberfest
When: The official dates for this Bavarian festival are Saturday, September 19 through Sunday, October 5, 2015.
Where: Participating Venues include: Ambrose Hall, Andaz Wall Street, Beer Authority and

3. Ride Jane’s Carousel at Empire
Where: Fulton Ferry Park
When: Opens September 16th
Hours: Mon, Tue–Sun 11am–7pm, through Nov 5; Thu–Sun 11am–6pm through Apr 5. $2

4. Queens County Farm Museum Apple Festival
Chow down on a slice of an aromatic 8′ x 8′ apple cobbler ($3), listen to a country & western band, take a hayride ($2) or sup the good stuff from Jericho Cider Mill (glass $1.25, quart $3, half gallon $4.50, gallon $7.75). There’s also a cider-pressing demonstration, where you can crank a hand-turn press
When: Oct 2
Hours :11am—4pm
Price: free

5. Indulge at the Chocolate Show
You’ll spoil your sweet tooth rotten at this cocoa expo, where more than 65 companies will showcase their sugary wares. Taste your way around stands from Valrhona, 2 Chicks with Chocolate and Xocolatti before hitting the demonstration theaters to watch the likes of Zac Young (Top Chef Just Desserts) and Serena Palumbo (The Next Food Network Star) at work.
When: Nov 10–12 10am–7pm, Nov 13 10am–6pm;
Price :$30—$40
Where: Metropolitan Pavillon

6. Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Expect plenty of snarky shenanigans during the Brooklyn comic’s eponymous extravaganza, which showcases the talents of alt-comedy stalwarts across two venues. A Kickstarter campaign is funding unusual events to bolster the entertainment, like a petting zoo and an awkward party bus. Among this year’s goofy offerings are “An Evening of Science,” during which hip astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will explain scientific phenomena to Kristen Schaal, John Oliver (unless the Daily Show sends him elsewhere) and Mirman, and a variety hour dedicated to FX spy spoof Archer, featuring songs and dancing from the show’s cast.
Website: www.eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com
When: Sept 15–18

7. Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
The getups themselves are remarkably elaborate and high-concept. Last year, we saw dogs dressed as Mr. Potato Head, a character from Tron and as Breakfast at Tiffany’s (one of the iconic shop’s boxes provided the bulk of the outfit). Enterprising owners stand to win an iPod Touch if their pooch is selected Best in Show, so start planning Fido’s outfit now.
Where: Ave A between 7th and 10th Sts
When: October 22nd at Noon

8. Hit the ice at Rockefeller Center
Take advantage of the discounted price (and lack of crowds) from October 8 to November 3 to practice your spins and jumps—and tick an item off your New York bucket list.
Hours :Mon—Thu 9am–10:30pm; Fri, Sat 8:30am–midnight; Sun 8:30am—10pm.
Price: $6–$14, skate rental $8.

9. New York City Wine & Food Festival
The fourth annual festival brings together Food Network stars and culinary glitterati for a four-day feeding frenzy of tasting events, dinners and seminars. Be quick if you want to snag tickets to demos and talks with Ferran Adri, April Bloomfield, Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse and even Luxembourg royal (and Domaine Clarence Dillon wine company president) Prince Robert.
When: Sept 29–Oct 2
Website: www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com

10. Minigolf along the Hudson
Perfect your putting on this 13,000-square-foot course, which opened this year. Youngsters should get a kick out of smacking the ball among the waterfalls and footbridges, while you’ll likely enjoy the view of the river.
Website: www.hudsonriverpark.org
Hours: Daily 10am—10pm.
Price: $5

For more information and events please visit: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/restaurants/101-things-to-do-in-new-york-city-in-the-fall

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Become a Sparkology Expert


Hey Sparklers! I figured it would make your life easier if you had a “map key” with some of our Sparkology images and their meanings. Please feel free to comment below on symbols you feel we have missed or navigational questions you would like answered ;)

Messages Towards the top right of your screen if there is a red bubble with a number in it, that means you have x number of unread messages!
Messages This symbol simply means that their primary school listing has been verified by your Sparkology team ;)
greenactive This symbol means the user has been online recently!
fb The user has a Facebook profile that has been verified by your Sparkology team.
referrals These symbols mean that the user has referred friends to our site. If you refer one friend, you get a single white badge. If you refer two friends, you get the double person white badge and once you hit three completed referrals your profile is granted a gold badge!
block Once you are browsing through someones page, you may click this button to block them from contacting you and viewing your profile.
hide This button can be clicked to get rid of someone from your browsing list. Hiding their profile means you won’t see them anymore.
like Click this button if you’d like to save this profile for later viewing. Think of it as creating your own “favorite’s” list!
smile By clicking this button you can send an instant “smile” to the other user. This is our very own version of a virtual “wink”!
filters When browsing there are 5 different ways to view people. 

  1. You can either add in your own search filters (age, location)
  2. Search only new profiles by checking the New box
  3. Search through your “favorites” list by clicking the “I liked” box.
  4. Search through people who have viewed your profile recently.
  5. entering a specific Sparkname
archive This allows you to save their message in a folder so that you can visit it later!
leave-date-feedback After going on a date, you can leave the Sparkology team feedback about how the date went! This allows us to hear about our users and to help make sure we have great and honest people.
lightgreydarkgrey Notice the difference in shades of grey? While browsing, the profiles with a grey background are profiles you haven’t clicked on. Profiles that appear with a black background are profiles you have viewed before.

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What Does Your Job Say About You?

As you know there are definite correlations between certain personality traits and your profession. This is the reason for the testing often done to match you with your perfect job.

What does your profession say about your personality? There are all kinds of professionals on Sparkology. Is there a certain profession that you would mesh best with? We thought it would be helpful to know a little more about how one’s job can define their persona.

Here is the breakdown: 

professionals in online dating

1-  Marketing: Ambitious and creative. You enjoy using your brain to resolve abstract problems. You are social and outgoing. Extrovert, intuitive, thinkers, judgers.

2- Sales: Confident and outspoken. You have no trouble speaking your mind and stating your dislikes. You go after what you want and nothing stands in your way. Extrovert, sensors, feelers and judgers. 

3- Doctor:  Straightforward and honest people who prefer action to conversation. Introvert, sensors, thinkers and judgers. 

4- Lawyer: Patient and meticulous. Detail oriented and often times a perfectionist. You are a realist who is quick to make decisions. Extroverts, sensors, thinkers and judgers. 

5- CEO: Creative perfectionists who prefer to do things their own way. Introverts, intuitive, thinkers and judgers. 

6- Human Resources: Thoughtful, creative people driven by firm principles and personal integrity. Introverts, feelers, judgers and intuitive.

7- Finance: Hard worker who values your responsibilities and commitments. Love excitement and excel in a crisis. Introverts, sensors, thinkers and judgers. 

8- Education: Gregarious traditionalist motivated to help others. Introvert, sensors, feelers and judgers.

9- Accounting: Hard worker who values your responsibilities and commitments. Introverts, sensors, thinkers and judgers. 

10- Journalist: Curious and confident creative types who see possibilities everywhere. Extroverts, intuitive, feelers and perceivers.

For more information and more job to personality matches visit http://www.businessinsider.com/best-jobs-for-every-personality-2014-9.


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36 Questions to Strengthen Your Love

How to fall in love in online dating and off

Arthur Aron conducted a study that explored whether intimacy accelerated a relationship. Ultimately, he and his team, came up with the following 36 questions which are thought to help increase your love for each other.

You may notice the questions are broken up into three sets. Each set is intended to be more probing than the previous one.

Does this work? You be the judge!

 Set I

1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?

3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why?

4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want?

7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.

9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.

12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

Set 2

13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

16. What do you value most in a friendship?

17. What is your most treasured memory?

18. What is your most terrible memory?

19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?

20. What does friendship mean to you?

21. What roles do love and affection play in your life?

22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items.

23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s?

24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?

 Set 3

25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … “

26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “

27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

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Happy Couple Checklist

how to be a happy couple in an online dating world

1- EFT=  electronic free time. Having your eyes glued to a smartphone screen isn’t exactly conducive to romance! Schedule time for just the two of you. Dinner, Saturdays, or an hour before bed. Make the deal and stick to it ;)

2-  Do it. At least once a week. The average American gets busy about two or three times a month, but increasing your romps to once a week generates as much bliss as scoring an extra $50,000 in income, according to researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Warwick in England.

3. Ask exploratory questions! You can never know enough about someone else. The questions about life, opinions and advice should be constant ;) Examples: What would you do if you win the lottery? What makes you happy? What do you like most about life?

4- Be realistic and know that everyone makes mistakes.

5- Allow for your significant other to disagree. Ultimately you shouldn’t be looking to date yourself. Respect each other’s opinions and allow for obstacles. Working through these obstacles together increases happiness and a couples bond.

6- Give each other compliments. It is always important to be positive and express your gratitude!

7- Do nice things for each other.

8- Recall moments that involved “shared laughter”.

9-  Stop pointing fingers. People make mistakes. Focus on solving the problem and working together as partners. Don’t get caught up on trying to find who’s to blame.

10- Kiss a lot. Kiss good morning, kiss good night, and kiss many times in between.

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