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I’m not a math expert, but I’ve always wondered how to quantify why some people were so successful at dating and others not so much.

To start, there are 4 dimensions to how successful someone will be at dating:

  1. Expectations
  2. Good catch
  3. Skill
  4. Luck/opportunities

(Catch + Skill)*Expectations + Luck*2 = Dating Success Rating

Let’s break down how each variable specifically affects a person’s success in dating.

1.) Expectations

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  1. Expectations
  2. Good catch
  3. Skill
  4. Luck/opportunities

However, in my opinion, the…


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Shan Shan Fu

2014 Techstars Global Startup Battle Winner. Fantastical Storyteller. Tech & Fantasy Nerd. Vancouverite turned San Franciscan. Always Curious.

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