Creepiness rule dating
The comparison between the Drake Equation's method for assessing intelligent life in space and the likelihood of finding a girlfriend was first made in 1999 in Germany, although was expanded on more recently (2009-2010) in the UK.When applied to dating, the simplest (and most cynical) way of expressing the Drake Equation is probably as follows: = The fraction of those who you can actually enjoy being around Effectively, what the equation does is establish population figures to work from, cuts down that population based on issues of proximity, applies the previously mentioned Standard Creepiness Rule to the proximal population, removes the portion of the pool who are unavailable and then applies personal taste (which may be a bit hard to quantify in exact figures, but standard practice would be to assume you're aiming for the "upper 25%" or 0.25 in each category - vary to taste).Secondly, by being too exclusive or picky you are very probably limiting your own ability to find someone you'd actually be happy with.And thirdly the bigger the list, the closer one gets to the Imaginary Person Threshold; whereby all individuals who actually exist have been excluded. Content Wrapper:after.hidden.normal.grid_page.grid_page:before,.grid_page:after.grid_page:after.grid_page h3.grid_page h3 a.grid_page h3 a:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button.grid_page h3 a.action_button:active.grid_page h3 a.action_button:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):focus.grid_pagediv. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. After that, all you need to look for are people who you think exceed the expectations gained from the initial sample and you're probably dating some pretty good people.Of course the idea of having 5-10 "throw-away" dates to make a statistical sample is a little silly.
The same study demonstrated that if the pool of candidates increases to 1,000 then the required sampling size actually drops to 1-2% (10-20 people).If you have a degree which involves advanced statistical analysis, you can use the generated population size of viable candidates from the Drake Equation as expressed above to calculate an appropriate pool for deriving a statistically reliable sample size to establish your baseline from.For everyone else, 5-10 is probably the most reliable sample size regardless of specifically how big your supposed dating pool is.A commonly noted problem however is that environmental factors often decrease the ability of individuals to find someone with mutual interest; so that despite the fact that the estimated dating pool only increases with age, the experienced dating pool seems to be much smaller.Integral to this flaw in the equations is the shift of the 14 to 18 year highschool-oriented environment to an 18 university/work environment, where age groups are unclearly defined, puberty has past, and mutual interests are less common - not to mention the increase in long-term committed relationships.
Whereas women tend to seek older men (in their younger years, at least), men are doing the exact opposite and seeking younger women.