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A: Oh my god! B: I don't know! I don't know!
Julian: Ah, single life. Gotta love it, right? I just really love it a lot. Just so much freedom.
Anyway, 44% of Americans over 18 lead single lives. That's a pretty big chunk
and we wanted to see how people felt about singledom.
We brought in a selection of single people and we asked them a few questions.
If you could wake up tomorrow and be single or in a relationship,
would you be single or in a relationship?
A: In a relationship. C: Be in a relationship.
D: In a relationship. B: I'd like to have someone special.
E: In a relationship. F: In a relationship, right away.
When you're with someone like I don't know just being with them, just holding them, it's nice!
G: In a relationship no doubt! Humans aren't meant to be alone.
Julian: This really surprised us. Not one person actually wanted to be single over being in a
relationship. So just to be sure we even surveyed forty-five additional participants outside
the show and all forty-five said they'd prefer to be in a relationship.
What are the qualities you look for in a partner? E: Companionship.
F: Honest, doesn't cheat. The basics. D: Friendly but aggressive.
B: Someone who I can just grab pancakes at 2 AM at IHOP just because we both feel like it.
Julian: What do you think it is that other
people are looking for in a partner. C: One night stands.
E: Money, sex. G: Certain financial status.
A lot of people out here are looking for arm candy. B: Someone who they can showcase.
D: Wanna just want to get married so I don't have to worry about it anymore,
just be done with it! It's like hey I'm married, I have kids, I can't date you!
Julian: We also learned that we're all looking for the same great qualities but we think
we're one of the only ones who is! Now unless we were lucky enough that every participant
we had was the saint of their social circle, something just doesn't add up!
What would you say if I told you that all the people we asked said the same thing.
I am looking for all these great qualities in a person and all of them also said that
they believe everybody else is looking for something more superficial. You know arm candy or money.
B: I guess that we put ourselves up on a pedestal and think we're so noble!
C: I hope that not everybody feels that the world is out to get them.
Julian: Are all those qualities packed into any single person you know now?
E: Dating-wise, no. A: Mhm!
B: Yeah! F: Yeah.
D: Yeah. B: I can be myself around him and be comfortable.
A: Like I'm really trying with someone right now.
E: She's kind, she's sometimes too kind to people. But she doesn't judge people.
D: The guy that I actually just met and he's, you know, everything. But I'm actually scared to go
forth with the whole process because I don't feel he feels the same way.
Julian: Would you be willing to give him a call and let him know that he has these qualities?
D: Um. Julian: I promise nothing bad will happen.
A: [laughs] B: I don't know, wait that's weird!
Julian: Well we're not asking you to ask him out or anything like that. Just let him know
he has these qualities! D: It's kind of weird because her younger
brother used to be my best friend. That's like breaking bro code or something.
Julian: It's not, it's fine. A: Okay!
B: So I'll just tell him that he has good qualities.
Julian: Yes! C: I don't know if you saw that girl in the
lobby but she seems like a genuinely nice person, which is good! I like that! I like nice people.
Julian: So she's here!
C: Yeah! She's in the lobby. Julian: She's in the lobby.
E: I'm nervous man. [phone]: Hello?
F: Hey Brenda! [phone]: Hey!
A: Hi Sam, it's Mel! I hope that you are doing well.
D: I'm shaking. C: I just wanted to tell you that I think
you're really nice. B: Thanks!
C: And you have a good energy and that's awesome!
B: Thank you! Yeah, I feel that you have a good energy, too!
A: I think that you're so like intelligent and caring and affectionate.
C: Now that we're here, I'd like to run by you some opportunities.
We can play checkers on Friday, chess on Saturday, or water polo on Sunday. I mean it's totally up to you!
B: Oh hey Michael, this is Sandy. Yeah you know just happy Saturday. I just want to tell
you that you are a fantastic person and you're really funny and I miss that because you're
not in LA anymore. And I... D: When we first met, I did not expect to
feel the way I've felt. I thought we were just going to be friends. I actually see something
in you that I haven't seen in anybody else. F: They told me to describe someone that
had the same qualities that I would go out for like nice and everything and,
ya, so I called you! [phone]: You're calling me?
F: Yeah! B: I still remember that time that we had
cheesecakes super super late and you, yeah and you just told me to go for my dreams and
that meant a lot to me! Oh gosh, okay!
Thank you!
I believe in you.
You're... You're an awesome person.
You have to start believing more in yourself, you know?
You're amazing buddy, you are.
F: I'm alright.
No, you're cool.
D: You know I know you have some type of attraction towards me but I feel a little
bit more than just attracted to your body and all that stuff. I love how you're so honest
and you're so sweet and genuine.
Yeah.
B: This is the longest voicemail you'll ever receive.
you rock because you cook and you like little kids and you like fro-yo and those
are the three main tenets in life dude. D: It's not me trying to be sentimental,
I mean how do you feel after you know, everything.
I mean... I'm always cool.
Whatever happens happens.
I like that answer.
A: And I just am really appreciating the time we've been spending together, okay bye!
D: Bye.
Julian: How are you feeling now?
B: I feel good!
D: That was great!
B: That was very freeing! Julian: How do you feel about taking a risk like that?
B: Being in the mindset of taking risks is always good.
So I am all for them! But I usually don't do them in public.
C: I don't mind being bold! I think risk is necessary for growth.
D: Oh actually, I love taking risk. I love a challenge. That was a really big challenge for me.
F: Took a risk by being here man. My friend she's like just hang on! I'm like alright.
You never know where you end up, may end up on a show, or just like
meeting someone you really like! D: Now that I did that, I feel ten times better!
B: The thing is I don't need to date him
now or anything but at least he knows that I feel this way about him!
D: Either he likes me or he doesn't. If he likes me then if he doesn't work out then
I'm going to do that to the next guy! A: I'm glad I did it now because I did it!
F: Whatever you think is too much risk, just take a little more.
Julian: So go out and take a chance on somebody. We're a lot more alike than we think.
Like happiness, everyone wants love but a lot of the ideas we have about how to get it,
give it, sustain it, are outdated, conflicting, and kind of vague.
So we figured how about we have a practical conversation about it and make it a little less confusing.
I'm Julian, and this has been the Science of Love!
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愛情維基解密:單身跪族的告白 (The Single Life :The Science of Love)

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Solomon Wolf 發佈於 2015 年 3 月 27 日   Solomon Wolf 翻譯

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arm candy1:36
arm candy 這個片語指的是挽著對方手臂陪同出席舞會的俊男美女,特別是常常看到一些年紀稍大的富商名流出席社交場合時,身旁總是挽著年輕的美女,她們就稱之為 arm candy 啦!另外有個很類似的片語 eye candy,是用來形容賞心悅目的俊男美女,讓眼睛吃甜頭,非常養眼~但有時會帶有貶義,指的是中看不中用的「花瓶」。

E.g., Johnny showed up with a hot girl, an arm candy that can make him look good.
強尼得到一個辣妹,挽著辣妹能讓他看起來更體面。
E.g., I don’t like Andrea. She’s just an ignorant eye candy.
我不喜歡安卓亞,她只不過是個無知的花瓶。


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something just doesn’t add up1:56
add up 除了數學加總的意思之外,還有「合理的」的意思,也就是 make sense,因此 something just doesn’t add up. 的意思是「這不合理呀!」

以下補充實用的數學 (mathematics) 英文:
addition 加法
plus
subtraction 減法     
minus
multiplication 乘法  
times
division 除法         
divided by
fractions 分數
decimals 小數

3+2=5: Three plus two equals five.

那下面三個數學式子怎麼用英文說?下面開放留言回答噢!
7-3=4
3×5=15
9÷3=3


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put someone up on a pedestal2:13
pedestal 指的是雕像的檯座,put someone up on a pedestal 是將某人擺放在高檯上,意思是將某人視為重要的角色,給他很高的評價。影片說我們 put ourselves up on a pedestal 就是我們把自己看的太重要,「自視甚高」的意思。


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run by4:08
run by 是「告訴」或是「說明」某事物,通常我們會用 run something by someone 。這個片語的衍生意思是指當你做決定前,把想法先告訴其他人,希望他們給你建議。使用這個片語時,是希望可以獲得一些 feedback (回饋,意見)。在影片中,I’d like to run by you some opportunities. 意思是「我想要告訴你一些可能的情況」,妳聽聽看怎麼樣?

和大家補充和 run 相關的片語:
run into 巧遇
run after 追趕
run out of 用完、耗盡某物
run behind 落後;遲到
run the risk of 冒著...的危險


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