Friday, October 03, 2008


Homophily is basically the idea that we like people or things that are like us-- you know birds of the feather flock together etc. During a recent concert expedition we had a chance to do a little sociological research as we played "are you my (part-time) boyfriend?" with Kristen. She was wearing this American Apparel sweatshirt, and so was every eligible guy at the show. The game goes like this-- she approaches but doesn't actually make contact with them, while us social scientists fought to get a photo that captured their love. Please vote for who should be promoted to full-time boyfriend status in the comments.

The team:
Rebecca went to especially great lengths to capture the glamour shots.

Bachelor #1
Bachelor #2
Bachelor #3
Bachelor #4


Stephanie said...

This is hilarious.

I vote #1! I think 2,3,4 are triplets, or maybe the result of cloning experiments.

MEM said...

I thought 2 & 3 were the same guy. I vote for #3- there's a definite connection going on with that eye contact!

hOLLIANN said...

Being a sociologist myself...way too funny!

#3...he is looking deep in her eyes...

Mary said...

I want that sweatshirt! May it increase my chances of true love.

Bachelor # 3 all the way, baby.

bex said...

ah ha ha ha. i have a few more pics of some of her other conquests too. kristin has so many part-time boyfriends, i can only hope she will share one with me.