Friday, August 18, 2006

Dating Game Theory

It’s unfortunate that I didn’t think of this sooner in such context, but Tim Harford lays out the idea of game theory in dating very well:

The economist using game theory cannot pretend to hand out advice on snappy dressing or how to satisfy your lover in the bedroom, but he can fill some important gaps in many people's love lives: how to signal confidence on a date, or how to persuade someone that you are serious about them, and just as importantly, how to work out whether someone is serious about you.
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