I took a social psych class when I was in school and i remember a lecture where the instructor asked the class (those who were married, engaged, or had ever been in a serious relationship) to think about how they met. He waited a few seconds to let that sink in and he began to explain about percentages, statistics and equations that showed a direct link to relationships and the physical proximity of the participants of said relationship when the opportunity for the relationship to begin occurred.
ok, I can’t remember exactly what he said but it was something like that. Basically, he was saying the possibility for a relationship to begin (be it a romantic, a business, a friendly, antagonistic relationship, etc) depended on how close in physical proximity the two people were to each other.
He then proceed to tell everyone in the class to stand up and change seats according to a plan he devised. He had the even number rows move forward three places and the odd number rows move back two places. Then the even numbered columns moved left three places and the odd number columns move right two places.
He then said something to the effect of, “there… I have changed your destiny and who you will decide to pair up with from this class, whether it be for romantic or study purposes. I have taken over fate’s thrown.”
The Amazon lowered the boom on me, saying I’m a really sweet guy, she’d love to continue e-mailing and foster a friendship but the distance between Nebraska and Texas is a problem for her to begin anything romantic. She’s met someone in Omaha.
oh well, you win some, you lose some. The grand eHarmony experiment ends in a couple of weeks.