If you’re interested in online dating, don’t sign up for just any site.
Studies have shown that relationship success rates can vary widely among online dating websites.
Other cities where gals got it good include Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Tempe, Arizona; and Sunnyvale and Santa Ana, California.
This sometimes makes first dates a daunting proposition.
Here are 23 statistics to get your heart pounding: Meeting people online is a lot more common than you might think. An estimated 66% of them have gone on at least one date with someone they met through a dating site.
Fortunately, I have math on my side, and a tool that will let me update and re-evaluate the odds that my date is going well, based on the events of the date. Bayes' Theorem might be the coolest thing in probability theory.
It gives us a way to rigorously combine an initial degree of belief in a proposition A with new evidence E that goes for or against that proposition.
We're interested in the probability of A, represented as P(A).
One way to interpret this probability is as my degree of certainty, measured from 0% to 100%, that A is true — that my date is in fact into me.