picking a partner
"Picking a partner is like buying a pair of shoes. If you are just aiming for an attractive look, it is unlikely that you will avoid having pain later on. Compatibility is more than just believing that you look great wearing your partner. A sexy good looking person may get your heart pounding, but personality is what weaves the fabric of a relationship."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.