My favorite radio show had the funniest opening act last Saturday, where they took the Drake Equation, used to determine the number of planets in the universe capable of sustaining life, and applied it to single people wondering how many potential mates there are for them in their part of the universe. Seriously.
So here is my Drake Equation. Let's call it the Ann Equation.
I'll start by narrowing it down to Oklahoma, even though that's still quite broad for my personal geography.
Population of Oklahoma- 3,450,000
Population of Oklahoma Males- 1,725,000
Population of Oklahoma Males ages 25-34 (13.1%)- 225,975
Population of Oklahoma Males ages 25-34 and not married or divorced (44%)- 99,429
Population of Oklahoma Males ages 25-34 and not married or divorced with a college education (20.3%)- 20,184 (not necessarily mandatory but hey, why not throw it in)
And let's say I find only 10% of men attractive. Let's be honest, this number is quite high. In reality I don't think anyone finds 10% of people attractive. But anyway. That gives me...
That is the pool I have to work with in the entire state of Oklahoma, when applying the principles of the Drake Effect. And let's be honest, that's not encouraging. Because think of all the other factors! Christian, emotionally stable, no felony records, adherence to dental hygiene standards... the list goes on. :)
Anyhoo, see what you learn listening to public radio? Can you figure out your equation?
And let me say for the record, at the end of the day you just have to find one. The right one. :)
With many thanks to the US Census.