Yoshiro Hatano, who was developing an early pedometer at Kyushu University of Health and Welfare at the time.
Does this mean I'm getting enough exercise on days I don't work out, simply because I'm always running late, trying to catch subways? Sometimes my love life feels like a late night trip to the fried chicken shop.And, as I’m always complaining, everything has become so cloaked in ambiguity, that there are 67 different levels of ‘not being in a relationship’ you have to go through before you’re allowed to call someone your significant other.So, when I was asked if I wanted to try out Berkley International, a personal dating service for the slightly more discerning patron, it seemed like a nice change of pace.But it was still very different to going on a date with a random bloke I met in a bar, or someone on Tinder.
Mainly because the emphasis was on getting to know each other – there was no expectation that we’d be going home together at the end of the night (as Mairead had already said “it’s certainly not a shag-fest”).
The set-up is distinctly old-fashioned, as Mairead explains: “We introduce you to a few people, and if you want to meet up, and they want to meet you, then we give the guy your number.
The man calls you, the man arranges the date, the man picks you up, none of this ‘I’ll meet you at the tube at seven’ business. We didn’t go anywhere ridiculously expensive, for one date we went Dutch, for another he paid.
There's lots of evidence to suggest that by doing so you can lower your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers.
I don't know about you guys, but I find this very encouraging, especially as a New Yorker.
It sounds like a mind-boggling amount of money to me, but with 12 offices around the world and more to follow, they’re clearly doing something right.