So once I had all this done, I then built a scoring system, because what I wanted to do was to sort of mathematically calculate whether or not I thought the guy that I found online would be a match with me. I have just found the Jewish Prince Charming of my family's dreams.
I figured there would be a minimum of 700 points before I would agree to email somebody or respond to an email message. I found Jewishdoc57 who's incredibly good-looking, incredibly well-spoken, he had hiked Mt. He likes to travel as long as it doesn't involve a cruise ship. There was only one problem: He didn't like me back.
I broke it into a top tier and a second tier of points, and I ranked everything starting at 100 and going all the way down to 91, and listing things like I was looking for somebody who was really smart, who would challenge and stimulate me, and balancing that with a second tier and a second set of points.
These things were also important to me but not necessarily deal-breakers.
Now, I like the idea of online dating, because it's predicated on an algorithm, and that's really just a simple way of saying I've got a problem, I'm going to use some data, run it through a system and get to a solution.And if I want to start having children by the time I'm 35, that meant that I would have had to have been on my way to marriage five years ago. If my strategy was to least-expect my way into true love, then the variable that I had to deal with was serendipity.In short, I was trying to figure out what's the probability of my finding Mr. Well, at the time I was living in the city of Philadelphia, and it's a big city, and I figured, in this entire place, there are lots of possibilities. Population of Philadelphia: it has 1.5 million people.In the meantime, my very large Jewish family was already all married and well on their way to having lots and lots of children, and I felt like I was under tremendous peer pressure to get my life going already.So I have two possible strategies at this point I'm sort of figuring out.