Props to Ben in Dublin for this one.

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16 Responses to Props to Ben in Dublin for this one.

  1. idiwidi says:

    This is a great one. Tragically true.

  2. talljay says:

    It hits zero long before 40. :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    A good one, I would agree wholeheartedly, but does it work for both sexes and all genders…? just wonderings…

  4. Open Grove Claudia says:

    Now, now….

    It seems to me that the baggage at 25 years old is generated by someone else – mothers in particular. (Have you talked to a 25 years old recently??) Over 40 it’s all self generated baggage.

    You get baggage either way. Welcome to human life.

  5. Anonymous says:

    That’s depressing…

  6. P-Man says:

    I’d say it’s also very much a geographical factor!

    Funny nonetheless…



  7. Anonymous says:

    Love it! Where does Ben put himself on the line?

  8. Kevin says:

    It shows I don’t have any baggages. Yay!

  9. Anonymous says:

    yeah dublin! coffman ftw

  10. Ben says:


    This all started from a conversation I had with a friend of mine who recently became engaged:

    Dude, you’re lucky
    Start thinking about the math
    Assume you have all women: 1.00
    Lets say, at this age, slightly more than are attractive and worth going for. .6
    Lets say that each year, 20% of those (conservatively) get married off
    Age 22: 0.6
    Age 23: 0.48
    Age 24: 0.384
    Age 25: 0.3072
    Age 26: 0.24576
    Age 27: 0.196608

    You have 2 real shots at this.
    1. Do what you did. Pick ’em young, while they are still available.
    2. Become more attractive ($$$) so that, even though there are fewer, you are more capable of winning them than the other schmucks left on the market

  11. Toast Radio says:

    That 20% annual attrition rate doesn’t take into account those coming back on the market. ; )

  12. Wolfger says:

    Need to remap it (probably a bell curve) as “without baggage, but mature”.

  13. Ben says:

    Wolfger has a good point. But to remain consistent, “mature” should be rephrased to “close to the light” or “ready to knock off”. :D

  14. Thomas says:

    I think baggage is half the fun of a relationship. It’s what makes chemistry real. If you look for someone without any, all you’ll find is someone that’ll latch onto yours.

    I think it’s a line from “Rent”

    “I’m looking for baggage to go with mine.”

  15. talljay says:

    This inspired my own version of a Hagy Index (is there a name for these?).

  16. Jason S. says:

    should probably be exponential decay…