Monday, February 15, 2010

Underdamped dating...

Turns out that my interactions with people can be roughly approximated by an underdamped harmonic oscillator. This is especially true when it comes to interacting with the opposite sex. Below is a plot of my typical response when dating.

Characteristics such as the degree of overshoot and number of oscillations can vary significantly depending on external factors (e.g., how much I've had to drink, how cute the girl is, etc.), but eventually I'll end up at a response level that is mostly appropriate, mostly.

P.S.: My apologies for the crappy excel plot. I don't have a proper plotting program on my backup computer.

P.P.S: I realize that the fact that I've distilled my love life into a plot pretty much confirms that I'll be alone for the rest of my life.


Stacy Sedai said...

Applying Menger's lesser-know theorem: If she leaves after the first dead hooker joke, she's simply not worth the second.

Erik said...

I think you might be being a bit generous with the exponential damping... I think you might be better of with something linear. Of course I don't really know, not being a cute member of the opposite sex.

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