I always find it funny how people treat relationships and dating. While there is the emotional investment and all that BS, I often hear people (especially females) complaining that “I will never find anyone else”, or “I’m going to be alone forever”, or <random complaint of loneliness>. Well I am here to expose a rather interesting (yet glaringly obvious) statistical fact that seems to surprise people when I say it, but seems so common sense to me. The truth is:
99% of Relationships End in Failure!
Now you may say, “how did you come up with that statistic SBM?”. To that I promptly reply, “shut up … think about it”.
Yes people, lets think about it. You only marry one person (if you do marry someone). There are a few situations (polygamy and threesome relationships) that end in you finding more than one “special someone”, but obviously that isn’t the norm.
Realistically, for us normal people … you marry one person (or at least end up dating one into eternity). That means that every single other relationship before that person failed. It could have been 100 people (making a 99% failure rate) or it could have been 10 (90& failure is still bad), but the fact is you had to fail at relationships a lot before finding someone.
So my plea to the world (starting to notice a lot of my posts are aimed to educate and end in some plea … go figure) … is people … relationships end … and they end often. Stop entering relationships thinking your going to be together forever (act like this to give yourself the best chance, but don’t be naive to the fact there is a good chance it will end). More than likely, your going to break up with the person and will recover and move on. If not, you’ll be happy forever. Its nice to buy every lottery ticket hoping to be that one person to win, but realistically you know there is a good chance you won’t win. You don’t go planning your life “knowing” your going to win the lottery … and I say the same thing applies here. Don’t plan your life around the 1%.
Am I being too pessimistic … or does everyone see the truth in my “numbers”?