Most people in most walks of life think about things in terms of causality. Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.
Along the way, I’m going to expose a lot of wrong thoughts you likely have about seduction, about social interaction, and about the way the world itself works.
It is simple to state and not difficult to solve, but the solution is interesting and a bit surprising.
Also, the problem serves as a nice introduction to the general area of statistical decision making.
After playing the secretary game a few times, it should be clear that the only reasonable type of strategy is to let a certain number \(k - 1\) of the candidates go by, and then select the first candidate we see who is better than all of the previous candidates (if she exists).So, he set to work and read every book he could find, studied every teacher he could meet, and talked to every girl he could talk to to figure out dating.After four years, scads of lays, and many great girlfriends (plus plenty of failures along the way), he launched this website. This sometimes makes first dates a daunting proposition.People go on dates mainly to see if they click with each other, and to figure out if there is any potential for a liaison or a relationship.The last assumption, for example, that \(n\) is known, is more appropriate for the secretary interpretation than for the marriage interpretation. What is the probability of success with this strategy?