In 1978 I turned 18 and started traveling around the U.S. Over the next 14 years I moved 16 times, traveled extensively by road and met thousands of people including lots of girls.
Over time I dated a number of young ladies but struggled to find even one who I really connected with. I proved to be very unlucky in love.
When I turned 30 there were over six million single females in the U.S. ages 25 - 34.* While my friends were finding matches and getting married, I remained single.
For 18 years - while I was single and dating - in all my travels and in all of the places I had lived I eventually met just TWO GIRLS who I would have EVER considered marrying.
I met the first girl in 1987 and I was very attracted to her. Unfortunately I failed to share her religious beliefs and she eventually ended our relationship.
Five years later I met my second Dream Match. She was the one! Six months later we were married and we've been together now for over 30 years.
IT WAS UNCANNY.
Two women who were so incredibly alike and
who cast the same mesmerizing spell on me.
THEY WERE BORN ON
THE SAME DAY
IN OCTOBER 1961
WHAT WERE THE CHANCES?
Approximately what percentage of females in the U.S. age 25 – 34 were single in 1990? Answer: 29%
21,505,325 x 29% = 6,236,544 single women living in the U.S. in 1990 age 25 – 34.
We asked three statisticians
to calculate the probability of this happening. Here's how they responded:
1. Statistician #1 (Dror Rosentraub, Msc in Data Science from Georgia institute of Technology, BA in Statistics
from the Hebrew university in Jerusalem.)
Based on supplying him with ample information he eventually provided a very lengthy, detailed calculation with this
conclusion: "The combined probability of meeting two 'dream matches' born on the same specific day, month, and
year is approximately 0.0000013699 or 0.0001369863%."
2. Statistician #2
provided his analysis and arrived at: .00002733 or .002733%.
3. Statistician #3
Currently waiting for his analysis and calculation. (Oct 20, 2023)