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❤ 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.