Time is a ticking to find a suitable date for the upcoming wedding season. I've updated the profile and adopted a new motto, “If I am asked, I will accept.” However after being on some not-so-great dates, I’m thinking my new motto may be in need a revision or at least a footnote, But I digress.
In the dating world, the rule of three is well known. In the virtual bar scene there is another number rule that seems to be holding true. I call it "The Rule of 2 or 10." This rule states - When looking at a 'profile picture' it is best to add 2 years or 10 pounds for a more accurate image of the stranger you are willing to meet for drinks, alone, in a dark bar, that you've never heard of.
Worse case scenario: The rule changes to "2 + 10 - 2," add 2 years plus 10 pounds and minus two inches from the listed height. Beware: despite your advance knowledge of conventional mathematics this equation will never result in a perfect 10.*
I base this new theory on the hairlines of my last two (unsuccessful) dates and I myself fall into the 'add 10 pounds' category. Ten pounds on me and two inches fewer hair them, we’re even right?
Convinced a good profile picture is 99% percent of the reason people ‘wink,’ ‘nudge,’ or ‘request communication’ I would expected nothing less then to see everyone most flattering picture. And I'll admit it, my picture was taken at an extremely flattering angle while I was fully made up, having a great hair day and oh yeah…there was the half of workday I put into photo-shop’ing, cropping and retouching the heck outta it! [See transformation picture]
*All these numbers??? Perhaps there is a correlation between my dating success and algebra grades.