❤ day

Happy Valentines Day! Single folks are often anti-today, but I think it’s great. It’s a celebration of the highly improbable event that two people join together in love.

Consider that the average person is likely only attracted to half the population. And only a small fraction of that is near enough to your own age to allow a relationship. Then only a small fraction of that that you are actually attracted to. Then of course attraction is only a part of it. You need to live near one another, get along well, have compatible lives, etc.

Then you double that, because the other person needs to qualify you the same way. Close doesn’t count.

I’ve you’ve beaten those amazing odds and found someone, perhaps you should celebrate every day, but today is a good excuse too.

Comments

  1. Hayley says:

    Thats cute!

  2. Damn it Chris, you’re making me second-guess my hate for Venereal Day.

  3. Allen D. says:

    I love this and completely agree with your theory! The number of people that you’d actually be (happily) compatible with is such a small percentage. And if you’re really looking for the “right” person, I think waiting until your late 20s, 30s or whenever is totally worth it. I think that’s why today’s average age for marriage is much higher than it was 10+ years ago. I’m fortunate enough to have been able to beat the odds, and am with a girl that is absolutely wonderful but it did come at a cost ($15,000… just kidding. I had my fair of crappy relationships).

    Allen

  4. Angela Holden says:

    “There’s lots of good fish in the sea…maybe…but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you’re not mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.”

    -D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover