I have a new goal with this “updating every day” thing.
I’m finding the daily updating to be refreshing and fun. I’m enjoying writing again, like I did when I first started. I’m enjoying a nice spike in readership as well, which is just gravy on the satisfaction potatoes.
Thus, my new goal. For the rest of 2009, I am going to update every single day. Just so I give myself a little bit of room to breathe, I will say that I might miss up to one day per remaining month. So if I miss more than 8 days during the remainder of the year, I have failed my goal. Counting today, there are 291 days left in 2009. So you can plan on seeing at least 283 more posts this year.
It’s actually more of a threat than a promise, eh?
Now – on to the the topic of the day.
I want to prep you for tomorrow’s topic. I did some discussion with Dusty a couple of weeks ago regarding the Dating Classification Matrix. We realized that it was seriously deficient in one important area: gender.
It made no variation for gender differences. This was a serious flaw and required immediate attention. The phenomenon I didn’t manage to put into the original worksheet was the “sluts” vs “studs” component. As you all know, a man who is promiscuous is a stud… he becomes more and more valued by society as he racks up conquests. Women, on the other hand, who are promiscuous are sluts…. they become less and less valued by society as they rack up partners.
Never fear, the new matrix takes this into account. The sound theory has been bolstered by input from another very smart guy (in addition to myself), so the results are that much more accurate. Some elements haven’t changed. For example, if you earn more than $500,000 a year, all other factors become irrelavent and you get a perfect score. I’ve also fixed the problem some of you (nasty ho’s) were having of getting a negative score due to your propensity to sleep with everyone you meet.
In the new matrix, the worst score you can get is a zero, where with the old spreadsheet you could get up to a negative 100.
We also updated the weighting for some of the categories, like religion, political affiliation, etc.
Remember, most importantly…. if you get a low score on the matrix, that’s ok. You can still date and have a fulfilling relationship. It just has to be with someone else who has a low score.
I’ll get into more detail tomorrow about the subtle differences from version 3.