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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Have I waited to long with R and Katie?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Perhaps, girls get used to instant questions.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Instant questions?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They get asked for dates very quickly. Some within 5 minutes.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I really need to see some sign of interest before I do that or it will just be another rejection, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You should not keep score of your rejections. Who does that?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I keep score of my number of successes too. That is easier though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, that is the point. Wouldn't it be better to not even know how many you missed on?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Well, it depends on how much relative success you've had. I can't help but keep track, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not think I have done better than the average. But it violates the principle of detachment to keep count.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I can't help it though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you went to the store to get some snacks and they did not have your favorite brand so you bought something else would that bother you for weeks or months?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm. I was afraid you were going to say that.

The legendary Johnny Moss used to say after having a bad game:

Learn what you can from it and then forget about it.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Maybe it will be easier to forget when the number gets a lot larger than nine.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, but I hope you do not mean billions.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hundreds, possibly thousands...

I think to get that high I'd have to increase my current rate though, in which case I'd gradually forget about them (and even if I did get that high, say, 1000 or something, I wouldn't have much certainty in that number since I couldn't possibly retain a vivid representation of that many people in my head).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thousands? You might get around to a couple of dozen in your entire life. Maybe 200 dates in an entire life if you are really so inclined.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

A couple dozen? I'm 17 and I have had 9 rejects so far -- surely there would be more than a couple dozen?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That is not that bad. You will learn how to deal with both the rejection and the other more horrible alternative.

I am making some soup so I will be away from the computer for a while. See you then.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, where were we? Rejection and the other more horrible alternative...

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I still do not know if I am ready for "the more horrible alternative".

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nobody is, that is what is so confusing. When you win, you lose.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What I mean is, I do not even know if I am ready to have a friend (much less a girlfriend) in my house. The last time I have had friends over was when I was about 12 and I have never had a girl over. I would prefer it if I had my own place.