Sunday, May 01, 2005

Mathematics and Love

I have often said Love is not Math and many would agree. All of us who believe that may be proven wrong. When there is math, can computation and analysis be far behind. I may be getting ahead of myself here but I see e-business potential specially in the area of pro-active intervention to direct change when the relationship is in trouble.

The love-math analysts of the future may direct a woman to desist when she pushes the issue of who controls the TV remote too far and worse mixes that with the battle of Who-will-take-out-the-trash. Does not make very good math. Instead they would manage the broadcast to his TV so the man is subjected to weepy chick-flick trailers between ball games with scenes from marriages just like his - crumbling over a stupid ball game.

Eventually the message will get across and damage would be contained. Man and woman would watch reruns of "Desperate Housewives" a picture of perfect amiability giving analysts a chance to work on the optimal strategy for the trash situation.

Personally, I would stay away from covert psych-ops that required implanting mind-control devices to keep your love-math equations healthy and balanced.

"We were able to derive a set of nonlinear difference equations for marital interaction as well as physiology and perception. These equations provided parameters, that allowed us to predict, with over 90 percent accuracy, what was going to happen to a relationship over a three-year period. The main advantage of the math modeling was that using these parameters, we are not only be able to predict, but now understand what people are doing when they affected one another. And through the equations we were now really able to build theory. That theory allows us to understand how to intervene and how to change things. And how to know what it is we're affecting, and why the interventions are effective. This is the mathematics of love."


bleu said...

mmm. this is very interesting. There is Dave Barry blog which makes a case that most pressing problems of the earth as men being clueless on how to date women. :)) seems like somebody taking the initiative.

Sumita said...


"Man and woman would watch reruns of "Desperate Housewives" a picture of perfect amiability"

If thats what is perfect amiability... plead guilty.. right here..

Heartcrossings said...

Jiva - you've got it made :-) One client less for the love-math analyst. Unless ofcourse help is sought with trash disposal rules of engagement.

Sumita said...

Outsource the trash my pet solution