In his stand-up, Aziz Ansari often talks about dating. And while he’s now happily in a relationship, he’s still fascinated with how people find each other — so fascinated, in fact, that he wrote a book about it called Modern Romance. The comic tells NPR’s Audie Cornish, “I didn’t want this book to be, you know, just for single people … who are out there now, but I wanted to kind of do an overview of dating and relationships as a whole.”

That meant teaming up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg, pouring over studies and data, and conducting focus groups from online forums to retirement homes. One big question Ansari wanted to answer was why — despite the millions of profiles on OkCupid, Match, Tinder and the like — people still struggle to find The One, or at least someone who will return their text messages. 

Find the rest of the interview (and an extended riff on Flo Rida) here.

And just so you can judge for yourself, here’s Flo Rida’s breakout hit “Low,” from the cinematic classic Step Up 2: The Streets (I actually unironically love this song, which I guess maybe means I’m a good dating prospect? Not sure.)

– Petra

XXL declares Bo Dallas the winner of his rap battle with Flo Rida
[January 26th, 2016]

In an article titled “Watch Flo Rida Lose a Rap Battle Against WWE Wrestler Bo Dallas”, hip hop media outlet XXL has covered last week’s rap battle featuring rapper Flo Rida and The Social OutcastsBo Dallas. Or, for the intents of the rap battle, “Bo Rida”. XXL goes into detail regarding the battle:

The rapper’s rebuttal was nothing short of underwhelming, and while Raw is a family friendly program, the rapper must have been able to drum up better jabs than these. “Last time you got away with a sucker punch/Sitting at my table, I’ll eat a sucker’s lunch/Wrap my fist in your jaw feel my knuckle crunch/See battling me ain’t fair just like Social Outcasts trying to wrestle the Nature Boy Ric Flair.” Flo then set up an introduction for tag team The Dudley Boyz.

For anyone who missed the awesome segment, you gotta see it:

Flo Rida, whose single “Welcome to My House” will be the official theme for WrestleMania 32, hasn’t spoken regarding the loss. Check out the full article here. Here’s hoping this raises Dallas’ spirits, as his (and Bray Wyatt’s) grandfather, the legendary Blackjack Mulligan, was hospitalized, hence their absence on last night’s Raw.