Relationship Design 1 – Common’ish Styles

Anyway, all of these studies have one thing in common and that is that the trend is toward shorter relationships. To account for that we just cut out a whole bunch of years from the table where we completely falsely assume (making an ass out of myself here) that NO new relationships were formed and no existing ones ended. And we get this:

Year World Population 70% above 16 45% relationship 30% in relationships
2018 7,632,819,325 5342973528 2,137,189,411 641156823
2015 7,383,008,820 5168106174 2,067,242,470 620172741
2010 6,958,169,159 4870718411 1,948,287,365 584486209
2005 6,542,159,383 4579511568 1,831,804,627 549541388
2000 6,145,006,989 4301504892 1,720,601,957 516180587
1990 5,330,943,460 3731660422 1,492,664,169 447799251
1980 4,458,411,534 3120888074 1,248,355,230 374506569
1970 3,700,577,650 2590404355 1,036,161,742 310848523
1955 2,772,242,535 1940569775 776,227,910 232868373

Let’s add that up and we get:

 

 

 

4,277,560,464.

 

 

 

Soooooo – considering my really shitty math and the fact that I think I lowballed a bunch of numbers… We could guess that since the 50s about 4.2 BILLION relationships have been conducted on this planet. That is 4200 MILLION relationships.

Now let’s take this further. The odds to win the Jackpot of the US Powerball in 2015 are 1 in 292,201,338. That’s one in 292 MILLION. What do you think more likely… that somebody already had the same relationship idea as you have and conducted it or that you are going to win the US Powerball Jackpot. And for the relationship you have 14 times the odds…

Anyway, that’s was me playing around with numbers on a Sunday afternoon.

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