Dating in manhattan blog


Suppose a boy is to have a date with his choice of one of n unseen and unknown girls, and suppose he wishes to choose the prettiest.  The girls are presented for him to see one at a time in a random order, and he must choose or reject a girl when she appears.  Once he chooses, he sees the rest, and he is disappointed if his date is not the prettiest.  How can he maximize his probability of choosing the prettiest of the lot?

I’ve talked before about the difference between pleasure and joy, but I find that it’s all the more important around the holidays to be reminded of the gap. NYC brings …


Dating in manhattan blog

Dating in manhattan blog



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