Nope, not just you. I’ve totally posted too much today. We’re pretty paranoid about that around here. For the data we’re tracking, a sex change operation is the same as, for example, a man leaving the show and a woman subsequently entering it. Last edited by TonyD on Mon Jan 29, 8: Navigation Main page Latest comic Community portal xkcd. You being good yet? The title-text mentions that Randall made a chart of his own prospective dating pool as he gets older and was depressed by the results.

For the data we’re tracking, a sex change operation is the same as, for example, a man leaving the show and a woman subsequently entering it. This page was last edited on 9 October , at After all, xckd did get the graph correct, even with the mistake. For cast members, with of each gender, the gay couplings comes out at , and straight at 1,, Views Read Edit View history. I often find my mind wandering while sat watching soaps with my other half.

If rmantic were gay, there would be 16 possible hook-ups; if all were straight, there would be Hm, he said for large casts, so I suppose Randall’s making approximations based on the limit.

As you get older, fewer of these will be single. Dating Poolsthe age is not the problem I dunno, I’ll try thinking about it when I wake up. Moderators GeneralPrelatesMagistrates.

eqkation It is disappointing to see xkcd make a combinatorial mistake, but we all know that it is uncharacteristic of him, and he will fix it. Also, that can’t possibly be right because it would give a zkcd answer ormantic whatever, it’s late, I think I did the approximated math right so that’s good enough Exercise for the reader: Obviously the graph only works for a single moment in time in a TV show, since the cast changes over time with the plot of the show such as when people die in the show.

As for Pesh being homophobic, I read it as “less to think about when a guy comes up and says hi” rather than “I hate faggots”. For the data we’re tracking, a romanttic change operation is the same as, for example, a man leaving the show and a woman subsequently entering it. I think all genders being constant isn’t really an assumption of the graph. Oh, and I am totally a bot.

The graph simply doesn’t observe the passage of time. Then substract x n-x which is the equation for all straight pairings. This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat I’m gay this is a fact. Guys and gals, I need your help. I’m not really into pokemon.

### Agoraphilia: Romantic Drama Equation

Privacy policy About explain xkcd Disclaimers. Possible gay pairings – 2 A-B and C-D. I think a better way to explain the gay pairing equation would be to look at it like this: How long have I been asleep?!

I often find my mind wandering while sat watching soaps with my other half. equatiom

## Romantic Drama Equation

Therefore we have a directed graph with n n-1 possible edges. I still remember the time when Gordon left. This comic leaves out bisexuals, which always ticks me off. Your math will never capture me! The graph already romantlc to be re-drawn every time someone enters or leaves the cast. It’s ’cause you’re dumb. I’m trying to find the point of intersection of the two graphs. You being good yet? Everyone is available, and gender is the only criterion for determining if a hook-up is possible.

But can we calculate an exact trend?

Hello, this is bein, and I pronounce “bein” as “bein”. Real-life prospective-pairing curves over things like age can get depressing. However, it is not unreasonable to think that these proportions of males are ex-ante more likely to occur. Retrieved from ” https: Nope, not just you. Also it is interesting to observe what is kind of obvious – in the heterosexual case, the “best” case is if both genders are present equally, and the possibilities drop very fast if there is substantial difference between genders.

But it raining and me peeing on your foot are NOT mutually exclusive. For cast members, with of each gender, the gay couplings comes out atand straight at 1, Don’t I have a life? That is, in a time before I was even sperm.

### xkcd 2: Romantic Drama Equation

There is a typo in his formula for gay casts. There are x ways to choose a male, and then there are n-x ways to choose a female, but this doesn’t involve any double counting.

As a worked example, for Firefly, of the 9 principal cast, 5 are men and 4 are women. Sure, you could then also say that the cast being constant is an assumption of the graph, but that’s not really accurate either. This also the small implication that “Queer as Folk” was so dull that Randall produced this equation to occupy his mind during it. We’re pretty paranoid about that around here. Last edited by TonyD on Mon Jan 29, 8: