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In the scenario, you’re choosing from a set number of options.For example, let’s say there is a total of 11 potential mates who you could seriously date and settle down with in your lifetime.One problem is the suitors arrive in a random order, and you don’t know how your current suitor compares to those who will arrive in the future. (If you're into math, it’s actually 1/e, which comes out to 0.368, or 36.8 percent.) Then you follow a simple rule: You pick the next person who is better than anyone you’ve ever dated before.To apply this to real life, you’d have to know how many suitors you could potentially have or want to have — which is impossible to know for sure.You'd also have to decide who qualifies as a potential suitor, and who is just a fling.The answers to these questions aren't clear, so you just have to estimate.If you don't use our strategy, your chance of selecting the best is still 50 percent.
Each suitor is in their own box and is ranked by their quality (1st is best, 3rd is worst).The next person you date is marginally better than the failures you dated in your past, and you end up marrying him.But he’s still kind of a dud, and doesn't measure up to the great people you could have met in the future.If you choose that person, you win the game every time -- he or she is the best match that you could potentially have.If you increase the number to two suitors, there's now a chance of picking the best suitor.