Monday, May 03, 2010

I'm supposed to date Jack Bauer?

Questionable fact du jour: On average, women date 24 men before they find Mr. Right.

Actually, it turns out they don't mean Canadian actors who star in the show 24. Some women date only a few men before they find "the one," while others can date up to 80 guys.

The reason I find this questionable is that I'm thinking the 80-date woman might have just given up and is a no-longer-counted statistic, like people who are out of work but have stopped looking.

Exercise du jour: Walk 5 miles. I'm going to try to see if I can break last week's record.

Upate du 9:11 pm Gaaaaaaaaaah! @#!% $^%$@ and !!#@%^#@&%#&%@$&*!!!!!
May the good Lord take each and every single solitary software engineer on the face of the earth and chop them up into little bits so that I can stomp on them good and hard!

Translation: It's late at night; I'm tired, I'm THIS close to finishing the last of the unreasonable projects that I'm on... and I just discovered a whole nest of new features that the engineer decided to add to the application without stinkin' telling anyone what they're supposed to do. Yes, I am blaming an entire profession for the behavior of one man. At this moment in time, I think that's a perfectly reasonable thing to do.


JavaChick said...

5 miles! You are making me feel like a wimp.

I dated one man. Then I married him. It seemed like the thing to do. So far (8 years later) no regrets.

C said...

Crickey, I'm behind the average. Pants.

Good luck with the walking!

messymimi said...

I did the same as JavaChick, and it has been 25 years this summer.

Keep up the walking, any movement counts.

azusmom said...

I think I maybe went on 5 DATES before I met my guy. Luckily, he has stuck around for 15 years, so far. Whew!

Theresa said...

Hmm, I'm just going to assume that for that 25 average was because of lack of selectivity. Yep, that must be it.

Also, break that record! Trample it into dust under your walking shoes!

carpeviam said...

If you dated Jack Bauer, you'd never have to use the bathroom, your cell phone battery would never die, and you'd save the world, all while getting beaten up by the bad guys when you went rogue.

Dr. J said...

How about men? How many women do they date? I think I found Miss Right at number 24. She was still looking for her Mr. Right however. That's my story and I'm sticking to it, sniff :-(

McB said...

Those statistics assume the 80 date women are actively searching. Maybe they just like dating. I think it's the 25 date women who gave up ... and settled.

And we're walking, we're walking....

Vappook. Ancient Transylvanian word for dating more than 25 but less than 80 persons before finding out Mr. Right's first name, Vlad, ain't a coincidence.