Thought for the day......  

jdocfunguy 51M
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5/24/2006 3:54 am

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7/28/2006 3:10 pm

Thought for the day......

Should you wed the first person you fall for?

How many people should you wine and dine before you can feel confident enough to say you’ve met your one and only? Believe it or not, mathematics has the answer: A dozen. “Check out and reject 12 people, then pick the next best that comes along, and you’re likely to have a very good match on your hands,” says Clio Cresswell, a mathematician and author of Mathematics and Sex. That’s because when it comes to decision-making, formulas reveal that your chances of picking the right answer improve as you expose yourself to more options. But there does come a point when you are over-researching: If you date and reject 30 or more potential mates, “you've probably met someone that you could possibly have been more than happy with, and passed them over,’ notes Cresswell.

RogueAgent000 51M

5/26/2006 5:29 pm

Very interesting concept...hope your out there doing the research!

jdocfunguy replies on 5/26/2006 10:24 pm:
I'm trying, Rogue....I'm trying. By the time I get to 12 though, I may not be active enough to take

curiousinlorain7 60F

7/4/2006 4:52 pm

Hmmm I'll have to tell my parents...they met when they were 14yrs old wed when they were in their early twenties and celebrated 55 yrs of marriage last year. I'll have to tell mom she needs to dump dad to date 10 more guys then she can remarry him....(she had a fight with boyfriend 1 when she met my dad)

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