Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Props to Ben in Dublin for this one.

18 comments:

idiwidi said...

This is a great one. Tragically true.

talljay said...

It hits zero long before 40. :-)

Anonymous said...

A good one, I would agree wholeheartedly, but does it work for both sexes and all genders...? just wonderings...

Open Grove Claudia said...

Now, now....

It seems to me that the baggage at 25 years old is generated by someone else - mothers in particular. (Have you talked to a 25 years old recently??) Over 40 it's all self generated baggage.

You get baggage either way. Welcome to human life.

Anonymous said...

That's depressing...

P-Man said...

I'd say it's also very much a geographical factor!

Funny nonetheless...

;)

P

Anonymous said...

Love it! Where does Ben put himself on the line?

Kevin said...

It shows I don't have any baggages. Yay!

Anonymous said...

yeah dublin! coffman ftw

Ben said...
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Ben said...

AWESOME!

This all started from a conversation I had with a friend of mine who recently became engaged:


Dude, you're lucky
Start thinking about the math
Assume you have all women: 1.00
Lets say, at this age, slightly more than are attractive and worth going for. .6
Lets say that each year, 20% of those (conservatively) get married off
Age 22: 0.6
Age 23: 0.48
Age 24: 0.384
Age 25: 0.3072
Age 26: 0.24576
Age 27: 0.196608

You have 2 real shots at this.
1. Do what you did. Pick 'em young, while they are still available.
2. Become more attractive ($$$) so that, even though there are fewer, you are more capable of winning them than the other schmucks left on the market

Toast Radio said...

That 20% annual attrition rate doesn't take into account those coming back on the market. ; )

Wolfger said...

Need to remap it (probably a bell curve) as "without baggage, but mature".

Ben said...

Wolfger has a good point. But to remain consistent, "mature" should be rephrased to "close to the light" or "ready to knock off". :D

Thomas said...

I think baggage is half the fun of a relationship. It's what makes chemistry real. If you look for someone without any, all you'll find is someone that'll latch onto yours.

I think it's a line from "Rent"

"I'm looking for baggage to go with mine."

talljay said...
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talljay said...

This inspired my own version of a Hagy Index (is there a name for these?).
http://holdthemilk.blogspot.com/2007/04/this-is-not-actually-post.htm

Jason S. said...

should probably be exponential decay...

 
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