James L Cambias' "Makeover" (flash fiction, humor): Changing yourself too much to suit your lady love considered harmful
Match making agency that uses brain scans in response to specific visual stimuli to profile you, & then match this profile against a database to find you a compatible partner, tells Mike any girl he likes will probably find him unattractive because of his geeky interest in toy trains.
So he undergoes a brainwashing medical procedure to get rid of his love for toy trains. That part goes well, only ladies are a bit more complicated than automated brain scan based match makers can account for...
Fact sheet.First published: Nature, 16 July 2009.