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07 Nov 2021, 11:00 am

Apparently you have a one in 285000 chance of finding your perfect partner

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rtner.html



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07 Nov 2021, 1:25 pm

And yet far more people are happily married than that statistic would predict...



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07 Nov 2021, 2:22 pm

dailyshit dot co.


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07 Nov 2021, 2:24 pm

I wonder what the authors criteria for a dream date was. How he determined only 26 women would be suitable girlfriends for him. As well as how he determined the percent of women that would find him attractive.


Just seems there are some holes in his theory potentially or at least room for them.



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07 Nov 2021, 8:26 pm

babybird wrote:
Apparently you have a one in 285000 chance of finding your perfect partner

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rtner.html

I dont think my ideal woman exists exactly but I think i will fall for the right one that comes my way anyway.I think my perfect is just a figment of my imagination.



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07 Nov 2021, 8:42 pm

i think your 'perfect' partner would always be in flux as you go through life and your desires, interests, character, lifestyle etc. develops or changes



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07 Nov 2021, 9:45 pm

avantguardian wrote:
i think your 'perfect' partner would always be in flux as you go through life and your desires, interests, character, lifestyle etc. develops or changes

Good point but I have had some general idea ever since I was little so it hasnt really changed for me in the past 20 years much.



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08 Nov 2021, 9:44 am

Is there a link to the actual paper?



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08 Nov 2021, 9:53 am

The odds are better than what's quoted here----that's for sure.



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08 Nov 2021, 9:56 am

It's based on Drake equation - so it has exactly nothing to do with actual science.
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08 Nov 2021, 10:00 am

The odds on finding love----are about one in Pi.



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08 Nov 2021, 10:07 am

The assumption seems to be going out and meeting people at random.


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09 Nov 2021, 1:36 pm

magz wrote:
The assumption seems to be going out and meeting people at random.


Which is the worst way to look for a partner. Far better to get a hobby and meet others with the same hobby.



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09 Nov 2021, 1:39 pm

Ettina wrote:
magz wrote:
The assumption seems to be going out and meeting people at random.
Which is the worst way to look for a partner. Far better to get a hobby and meet others with the same hobby.
Yes.  To get people interested, one must first be interesting.



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09 Nov 2021, 2:01 pm

babybird wrote:
Apparently you have a one in 285000 chance of finding your perfect partner

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rtner.html

Kind of baity. I think the odds are lower but i think it also depends on what your perfect partner would entail.I don't think (romantic) love is about finding the perfect partner because that's not going to happen it's finding someone who you are happy with. Every relationship has it's issues. I don't think a perfect partner exists.


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09 Nov 2021, 2:01 pm

Define what constitutes 'Interesting'


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