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Posted by Grey_girl (Member # 2172) on May 14, 2003, 11:48:
 
http://www.solvedating.com/

Ugh. According to this site, I have to meet 5,265 heterosexual males who are between 34 and 42 years old, living in or willing to relocate to NYC to meet my soulmate. And there easn't even a question about the geek factor.

Oh well.

Grey
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on May 14, 2003, 12:30:
 
I would have to meet 2,759 heterosexual males who are between 22 and 28 years old and I might have to move.

I guess I'm really lucky I met him in so few tries. [Big Grin]

Interesting site, but I'm not sure I buy their spiel about how technology will advance to help us find our soulmates quickly some day.
 
Posted by Mister Boo (Member # 1419) on May 14, 2003, 13:25:
 
Geez-
You guys must be picky. I just need to meet 5 women between 18 and 25 [Big Grin] But i might need to move. Good thing I found mine already
 
Posted by Slurpy (Member # 2050) on May 14, 2003, 13:54:
 
Uh oh. 32,914,909. And I lowered my standards for that, also.
 
Posted by evilbibo (Member # 1959) on May 14, 2003, 14:48:
 
You have to meet 1 heterosexual females who are between 25 and 43 years old.

And that I did [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Oz, the Wizard of (Member # 1454) on May 14, 2003, 15:02:
 
You have to meet 33,946,330 heterosexual females who are between 18 and 28 years old.

Crap. I'd better get started. [Frown]

-Oz
 
Posted by SpacemanSpiff (Member # 2119) on May 14, 2003, 15:29:
 
You have to meet 7,592 heterosexual females.
Let´s say I´ve met around 1000 females in all of my live. That leaves 6,592 females to go. Wanting to spend more than half of my statistical life expectancy in Germany with my soulmate I have around 5 years to find her. So I need to meet 3.66 women every day. That´s not as bad as I thought. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on May 14, 2003, 15:31:
 
You do make a very good point Spiff. It says we have to meet these people, not date all of them. That should make it considerably easier.
 
Posted by WinterSolstice (Member # 934) on May 14, 2003, 16:48:
 
Score!!

"You have to meet 13 heterosexual females who are between 18 and 40 years old."

No wonder I got married so quickly and I am so happy [Smile]

-WS
 
Posted by ZorroTheFox (Member # 917) on May 14, 2003, 19:00:
 
You have to meet 155,716 heterosexual females who are between 18 and 28 years old.
hmmmmm, that's better than I thought considering I don't believe in soulmates........Z
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on May 14, 2003, 22:24:
 
I started looking "female to female" and realized my calculator entry was wrong [blush] ...

...but after making course corrections, I found that my blessing was a one in 108,000 people, though to me, he's one in a billion (I must be hungry, I almost wrote bouillion), and he's my perfect soul mate.

He writes me sweet sweet poetry, and gets it engraved on nice tech. That's love.

Jess
 
Posted by Jessycat (Member # 1171) on May 14, 2003, 23:06:
 
Wow... that questionnaire gave me a headache just looking at it.

Therefore I would bet that my soulmate has never even filled out a census form. I guess I'll have to leave this love thing up to destiny after all. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by DrPepper (Member # 1741) on May 14, 2003, 23:27:
 
You have to meet 360 heterosexual females who are between 18 and 28 years old who are living in within 200 miles radius or are willing to move there.

One a day for an entire year, coinsidence I think not!
 
Posted by skylar (Member # 1422) on May 15, 2003, 02:13:
 
I have to meet 10,916,689 heterosexual males who are between 18 and 22 years old.

Of course, these are all Americans...so my chances of meeting any of them are not that great [Razz]

Hmmm... guess I should stick with the one American I've got [Wink]
 
Posted by Slurpy (Member # 2050) on May 15, 2003, 02:39:
 
I went through and did it again, now that I'm awake. 59,034,705 heterosexual females between 18 and 30. No wonder I'm so damned lonely [Wink] .

Did anyone else turn down the top thirty or so percent of the "Energetic" and "Optimistic" categories?
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on May 15, 2003, 04:00:
 
I don't know - I looked at it, but considered that seeing as I have no realistic idea of what my soulmate would be like, I cannot really offer realistic preferences.
 
Posted by Super Flippy (Member # 1101) on May 15, 2003, 06:36:
 
Let's see... my soulmate calculator says that the word "soulmate" has been used 10 times on this page, including both the page title and this post.

Am I the only person who thinks it's a really silly word that shouldn't be uttered outside the realm of reality TV and "Dawson's Creek"? [Razz]
 
Posted by macadddikt18 (Member # 1082) on May 15, 2003, 08:06:
 
I would have to meet 4,416,674,736,245 American singles who are living in your city or willing to move there. Too bad I found my soul mate allready. Now all those girls I would have to meet don't stand a chance.
~Nayt~
 
Posted by GameMaster (Member # 1173) on May 15, 2003, 08:58:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Super Flippy:
Let's see... my soulmate calculator says that the word "soulmate" has been used 10 times on this page, including both the page title and this post.

Am I the only person who thinks it's a really silly word that shouldn't be uttered outside the realm of reality TV and "Dawson's Creek"? [Razz]

I hate Dawsons Creek and most reality TV; however, I do still hold to an idea of soulmates. I think that it is silly to think that "soulmate" is a term that is the product of current pop-culture, as it is a lot older than Dawsons Creek and the oldest "reality" show, The Real World.

Personally, I don't think that stats in the matter as much as two things: your willingness to make your own destiny (go find them!) and your ability to realize what you have right under your nose. Our fates, dear geeks, lay not in the stats or stars but in our selves. Besides there are 3 kind of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics. And, don't forget 99.873% of all statistics are made up.
 
Posted by Spiderman (Member # 1609) on May 15, 2003, 11:50:
 
Wow, I only have to meet 1 heterosexual female...between the ages of 18 and 18...and I think I just might have an idea as to who that female is... [hearts]
 
Posted by Super Flippy (Member # 1101) on May 15, 2003, 12:50:
 
quote:
I think that it is silly to think that "soulmate" is a term that is the product of current pop-culture
I guess my main beef with the word is that it's so overused in current pop culture. The other problem I have with it is that it just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, if I meet my soulmate, does that mean that our souls are going to leave our bodies and fly through the air and merge and flit about in a field of stars?

A term that makes more sense to me is "sole mate." [Wink]
 
Posted by evilbibo (Member # 1959) on May 15, 2003, 13:03:
 
True soulmate is overused, and from what I've always heard a soulmate is not one that you marry or have a sexual relationship with, but a deep bond and true friendship and a spiritual connection. (I used to date a woman who was in to New Age stuff).

Now it's a term overused by dating services
 
Posted by nekomatic (Member # 376) on May 16, 2003, 03:27:
 
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
4,416,674,736,245 American singles who are living in your city

Now that's a scary thought! [Eek!]
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on May 16, 2003, 13:31:
 
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
I would have to meet 4,416,674,736,245 American singles who are living in your city or willing to move there. Too bad I found my soul mate allready. Now all those girls I would have to meet don't stand a chance.
~Nayt~

Over 4 trillion females?! You may have a difficult time at that. There are only 3 billion or so on the planet. And they aren't all available.
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on May 16, 2003, 16:05:
 
Nah. I'd lend him my spaceship if he wanted, but he's found his soulmate already, so it's not an issue.
 
Posted by illuminatus (Member # 2187) on May 16, 2003, 22:21:
 
Geez ppl. Picky picky. I met my love on vacation, of course now we live 300+ mi away, but soon enough that'll change.

and according to the calculator...

You have to meet 1 American single females who are between 18 and 20 years old.

You might have to move.

well gee. whatda ya know...
 
Posted by ZorroTheFox (Member # 917) on May 18, 2003, 19:14:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
I would have to meet 4,416,674,736,245 American singles who are living in your city or willing to move there. Too bad I found my soul mate allready. Now all those girls I would have to meet don't stand a chance.
~Nayt~

Over 4 trillion females?! You may have a difficult time at that. There are only 3 billion or so on the planet. And they aren't all available.
actually it didn't specify a gender nor did it really speciy a species, though nayt might have made that assumption. I suppose there might be enough roaches [Razz] .........Z
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on May 18, 2003, 20:51:
 
Even a few annoyed ones.... ;-)
 
Posted by erp (Member # 602) on May 19, 2003, 17:13:
 
[Eek!]

You have to meet 43,847,293,602,281 American single females who are between 20 and 23 years old who are living in your city or willing to move there.

[Eek!]

I'm screwed. [weep]
 
Posted by Sinn (Member # 2111) on May 19, 2003, 19:23:
 
Wow

You have to meet 1 American single females who are between 18 and 24 years old.

You might have to move.
 
Posted by addiew (Member # 2140) on May 19, 2003, 19:32:
 
You have to meet 10,442 American single males who are between 22 and 30 years old who are living in within 1000 miles radius or willing to move there.
 
Posted by ronin (Member # 2229) on June 08, 2003, 10:46:
 
I refuse to use that calculator on the basis that I am certain the results would just be too goddamn depressing to deal with.

And yet I keep trying. Silly boy.

.ronin
 
Posted by Lex (Member # 835) on June 08, 2003, 16:25:
 
You have to meet 7 American single females who are between 18 and 22 years old who are living in your city or willing to move there.

Huzzah!

Lemme see... in the past two years, I have met about... mmm... two girls... and at that rate... I won't meet 7 before I graduate. Oh well, guess I'll have to start over.
 
Posted by Shadow (Member # 1558) on June 08, 2003, 22:30:
 
I was able to get between 214 and 254 American females who are between 21 and 25 who are living in my city or are willing to move. With a little tweaking I bet I could get an even lower number based on age and proximity alone. Very interesting...

On another note, the site has a summation on the top left corner as follows:
<sum>(i=0, n) (Solve)^dating

Now, if we "Solve" where it says "Solve" and dating is some amount of dating it would seem we would arrive at some constant. I may be mistaken but I believe if this is true we can rearrange the summation so it is as follows:
(Solve)^dating * <sum>(i=0, n) (1)
Where Solve and dating are now some Constants which we arrived at when "Solving"

This looks like the simple summation we used when we were learning inductive proofs in CS so I am going to get rid of the summation with the following:
<sum>(i=0, n) (1) = n(n-1)/2
thus we have:
(Solve)^dating * n(n-1)/2

Now I am guessing the summation is suppose to "result" in a "Soulmate" so we now have an equation to play with:
(Solve)^dating * n(n-1)/2 = Soulmate

Since (Solve)^dating is suppose to be a constant (see above) I will use C to represent whatever this number may be.
C * n(n-1)/2
Rearranging the equation we can arrive at:
n(n-1)/2 = Soulmate/C

I think we can see now where this is going so my question is... what is n? Furthermore, how does the number from the "Soulmate Calculator" figure into this?
[crazy] [Confused]

-Shadow

(addiew's sig: "she-geeks are cool right?" -- Need there be any question? She-geeks rule! [Smile] )

[Edit] <sum> is in place of the sigma which didn't seem to post correctly [Mad]
 
Posted by tafkact (Member # 209) on June 21, 2003, 19:28:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jessycat:
Wow... that questionnaire gave me a headache just looking at it.

Therefore I would bet that my soulmate has never even filled out a census form.

just how sure are you about that?

quote:

I guess I'll have to leave this love thing up to destiny after all. [Big Grin]

hmmmmm [devil wand]


heh - my 1st post in this area of the forum!
 


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