Xkcd creepiness dating age
If you want to try to work through the math for a particular setup, you might start by looking at derangement problems.) In the real world, many people have trouble finding any time at all for romance—few could devote two decades to it.
So maybe only rich kids would be able to afford to sit around on Soul Mate Roulette.
Furthermore, to keep things from getting creepy, we’ll assume they’re within a few years of your age. In our scenario, you don’t know anything about who your soul mate will be until you look into their eyes.
(This is stricter than the standard age gap creepiness formula, but if we assume a 30-year-old and a 40-year-old can be soul mates, then the creepiness rule is violated if they accidentally meet 15 years earlier.) With the same-age restriction, most of us have a pool of around half a billion potential matches. Everybody has only one orientation—toward their soul mate.
But with the threat of dying alone looming so imminently, society could restructure to try to enable as much eye contact as possible.
We could put together massive conveyer belts to move lines of people past each other … but if the eye contact effect works over webcams, we could just use a modified version of Chat Roulette.
Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.What if everyone actually had only one soul mate, a random person somewhere in the world? There are a lot of problems with the concept of a single random soul mate. You know nothing about who or where they are, but—as in the romantic cliché—you’ll recognize each other the moment your eyes meet. If we’re all paired up at random, 90% of our soul mates are long dead. But wait, it gets worse: A simple argument shows we can’t just limit ourselves to past humans; we have to include an unknown number of future humans as well.