According to mathematicians, you can improve your chances of selecting the best romantic partner through simple math.
“The magic figure turns out to be 37 percent. To have the highest chance of picking the very best suitor, you should date and reject the first 37 percent of your total group of lifetime suitors. (If you’re into math, it’s actually 1/e, which comes out to 0.368, or 36.8 percent.) Then you follow a simple rule: You pick the next person who is better than anyone you’ve ever dated before.”
I like the overall idea of the formula: date a lot, get an idea of your possibilities, and don’t wait too long to make a selection.
The problem with this approach is that you’re required to estimate the number of good matches you’ll have throughout your life. In other words, you’ll have to guess.
Another problem is that everyone’s timing is different. One person may naturally attract wonderfully compatible suitors during a certain period, while the next person doesn’t. Just as you can’t plant your garden in winter, you won’t find authentic love if it’s not your time, no matter what mathematical formula you employ.
The love of your life may not show up until later, beyond the timing parameters of your love life agenda. The moment he or she does show up speaks volumes about the type and quality of the connection. My long-term findings tell me that beginnings matter immensely in relationships relative to comprehensive astrology and numerology.
Once you do find yourself with what seems to be a good match, it’s a good idea to consider the notion that intrinsic compatibility isn’t a choice. It’s futile trying to make something wonderful if it naturally isn’t.
As the article points out, the formula can be applied to other decision-making processes, such as selecting the right job applicant. Considering you know approximately how many good applicants you’ll have, it seems like a much more appropriate use of the formula.
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