How knowing some Statistical theory may make finding Mr. Right slightly easier?
Let me start with something most would agree: Dating is hard .
( If you donвЂ™t agree, thatвЂ™s awesome. You probably donвЂ™t spend that much time reading and writing Medium posts like me T вЂ” T)
Nowadays, we spend countless hours every week clicking through profiles and messaging people we find attractive on Tinder or Subtle Asian Dating.
And when you finally вЂget itвЂ™, you know how to take the perfect selfies for your TinderвЂ™s profile and you have no trouble inviting that cute girl in your Korean class to dinner, you would think that it shouldnвЂ™t be hard to find Mr/Mrs. Perfect to settle down. Nope. Many of us just canвЂ™t find the right match.
Dating is far too complex, scary and difficult for mere mortals .
Are our expectations too high? Are we too selfish? Or we simply destined to not meeting The One? DonвЂ™t worry! ItвЂ™s not your fault. You just have not done your math.
How many people should you date before you start settling for something a bit more serious?
ItвЂ™s a tricky question, so we have to turn to the mathematics and statisticians. And they have an answer: 37%.
What does that mean?
It means out of all the people you could possibly date, letвЂ™s say you foresee yourself dating 100 people in the next 10 years (more like 10 for me but thatвЂ™s another discussion), you should see about the first 37% or 37 people, and then settle for the first person after that whoвЂ™s better than the ones you saw before (or wait for the very last one if such a person doesnвЂ™t turn up)