Moore’s Law Applied to Dating

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 15 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

For those that haven’t the slightest clue as to what Moore’s law is, “Moore’s law is the empirical observation that at our rate of technological development, the complexity of an integrated circuit, with respect to minimum component cost will double in about 24 months.” (Wikipedia.org: Moore’s Law) In short, if you bought a computer now, you could buy one twice as fast for the same price in about two years. The conundrum is this, if computer technology keeps changing, when do you buy a computer? Well, there really is not answer except to just bite the bullet and buy one right now.

Here’s how it applies to dating. In theory, there is a perfect girlfriend (or boyfriend for the females who might be reading) out there somewhere. And with every passing moment, the chances of running into that girl/boyfriend is slightly higher. One might say that if you wait two years, the odds are significantly better (similar to Moore’s law). So what’s a guy or gal to do? And I think that’s my problem. I’m waiting for the proverbial one pound, 1GHz computer (such a computer is said to be the perfect computer because it is both small and fast, two traits that are highly desirable in a computer. This computer also happens to be a girl). Instead, I need to just “bite the bullet” (I know that sounds somewhat bad, but I’m sticking with my “Moore’s law” analogy here) and go for it.

Thoughts?

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6 thoughts on “Moore’s Law Applied to Dating”

  1. Andrew, I thought we already had it settled that you and I are perfect for eachother? Have you changed your mind? I hope not, I hope you haven’t forgotten that one amazing night of passion!

  2. “In theory, there is a perfect girlfriend (or boyfriend for the females who might be reading) out there somewhere. And with every passing moment, the chances of running into that girl/boyfriend is slightly higher.”

    Where did you come up with this?

    ..
    btw, Nathan, when are you going to submit a comment that doesn’t have to do with you or someone else being gay?

  3. How do you know you haven’t already met her? That would make your chances of meeting her 0 from here on out. And the more people you run into, the more higher the chances are of your having already run into her. I’d say you’d better start locking some chick down before these stats get out of hand.

  4. Quinn:
    “Perfect” is the wrong choice of words.

    “There is a most favorable girlfriend (or boyfriend for the females who might be reading) out there somewhere.”

    Staples:
    Just because I have met the one doesn’t preclude me from meeting her again.

    Nathan:
    Let’s keep the comments A) Related to the post; and B) Accurate.

  5. ?There is a most favorable girlfriend (or boyfriend for the females who might be reading) out there somewhere.?

    Yes.

    “Just because I have met the one doesn?t preclude me from meeting her again.”

    Right. But it also means that the chances of you meeting this girl at any particular moment do not go up with time. In other words, the chances of you finding her in October 2005 are no worse than October 2006 (unless there’s another variable you haven’t told us about).

    However, the probability that you will meet this girl sometime in the next 2 years is greater than the probability that you will meet her sometime in the next 6 months.

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