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Stressors that produce anxiety have been shown to actually suppress parts of the brain that aid in rational decision-making.
FOR the lovelorn, the new year can be an unhappy time, as they cast envious glances in the direction of lovey-dovey couples at the season's parties.
The spread of fast broadband connectivity in many countries has also encouraged people to dabble in online dating.
Once seen as the last resort for a bunch of lonely geeks, online-dating services have gradually shed much of the stigma formerly associated with them.
Although they are still popular with tech types—Julian Assange, the mercurial co-founder of Wiki Leaks, reportedly once maintained profiles on dating sites under the name “Harry Harrison”—they now attract millions of people from many walks of life.
The theory is based on the idea that all humans base their decisions on rational calculations, act with rationality when choosing, and aim to increase either pleasure or profit.
Rational choice theory also stipulates that all complex social phenomena are driven by individual human actions.