Keating, tells a class of boarding school teens by way of explaining the value of poetry.
This is a lesson today's lazier online daters would do well to take to heart. Because it seems that invoking the greatest practitioner of the English language will ificantly boost your chances of getting a response, according to a study by Match.
To commemorate the th anniversary of Shakespeare 's death on Saturday, the world's largest online dating service trawled its database for mentions of the Bard -- and discovered how successful members who used his name and works can be. And where in America do online daters mention Shakespeare the most?
Here's the championship round of 'This Be Madness'. Nope, it's Kalamazoo, Michigan, which apparently is not just about craft beers and Gibson guitars.
Second place goes to Boise, Idaho. Montgomery, Alabama, is the third most Shakespeare-friendly town when it comes to dating, while Washington D. If you're suddenly inclined to spruce up your profile with some Shakespeare, you could do worse than brushing up on all of his sonnets, which have been known to impress a paramour or two such as Gwyneth Paltrow's character in the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love.
Lucky for you, the sonnets have all been annotated on Genius. Because while laziness will never do, there are always smarter ways to do your homework.
More in BooksDatingSex. Social Good. An engraving from around shows Shakespeare reciting a work at the court of Elizabeth I. Credit: Getty Images.
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