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A Sad Statistic

Posted on August 26th, 2005

It’s getting late, but I had this weird urge to post some thoughts that came up tonight.

Between website programming sessions, I was chatting with John and we both noted that our respective relationship failure rates were 100%. That’s pretty depressing, isn’t it?

Well, sure. But most people’s are, I think. Even if a person finds a life-long match, that probably doesn’t happen on the first attempt. Yes, I realize that there are the fortunate few who find love right away but, in all probability, it will take several relationships before one of significant duration is found.

So that means that most people are operating with a 50% floor, and are more than likely to hover in the range above 67%. All of a sudden, 100% isn’t looking that dismal. Nevertheless, it’s not something that about to bring a smile to my face or anything.

I have a lot of respect for those who have cracked the 100% failure rate and found a meaningful relationship; they’re either awfully lucky or awfully good.

4 Responses to “A Sad Statistic”

  1. Jasmine Says:

    Awfully BLESSED is the correct answer!


  2. ytsirk Says:

    even if i were to find “the one” right now i would hit an 89% failure rate or an 11% success rate… that sounds hideous… but if you are too afraid to try then you will always have a 0% achievement rate… that’s crazy amounts of defeat…
    it’s all about what you learn.
    get yourself out there

  3. Justin Says:

    Blessed, lucky.. same difference.

    I’m really hesitant to “get myself out there.” I send feelers out once in a while but, it’s really hard for me to surmount a huge array of emotions to actually do anything about it…

  4. Rodney Says:

    Well, you’re still doing better than me. My failure rate is “undefined”. 😛

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