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How do you choose a partner? Is it an irrational choice or is it made rationally, based on a mathematical model which analyses the best potential partner you are likely to meet? </div>
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<p>There are a lot of everyday situations where people make decisions one after the other, and what is decided earlier affects the choices later on. One of the more serious of these is finding a partner. Most people want to find the best possible partner. <!-- FILE: include/centrefig.html --></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematics-marriage-and-finding-somewhere-eat" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/mathematics-marriage-and-finding-somewhere-eat#comments3decision theoryGoogoloptimal stoppingsimulationstrategySun, 31 Aug 1997 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2147 at http://plus.maths.org/contentOptimal stopping
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<p>In this issue's article "<a href="/issue3/marriage/index.html">Mathematics, marriage and finding somewhere to eat</a>", David Smith investigated the problem of finding the best potential partner from a fixed number of potential partners using a strategy called optimal stopping.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/optimal-stopping" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/optimal-stopping#commentsoptimal stoppingprobabilitypuzzleSun, 31 Aug 1997 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2887 at http://plus.maths.org/content