Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Attractiveness in mates: Research on a Gult perspective

The attractiveness of Gult guys - as proposed by T.S.V.S.V.S.V.S.M.N Rao(1983), and agreed upon by “a reasonably large” percentage of experts on the subject, also subsequently verified by lie detector tests conducted on a sample of 439 Gult guys in the range of 25-29 years and 345 Gult girls in the range of 22-26 years - is expressed by an equation,

A = P raised to the power of (g multiplied by S)

where P is the value of the property owned by the guy (in crore rupees, round off to the next integer, please),
g is boolean which is 1 if he holds a Green-card, and 0 if he doesn’t,
S is the annual salary in U.S dollars after tax deductions, less the average wasteful expenditure* in the last five years( to the uninitiated, this includes cars, bikes, gizmos, gadgets; *ladies jewelry is not considered wasteful), and
A is the attractiveness measured as the probable time(measured in seconds) that an average Gult woman will even consider him as a prospective partner for life.

Venukonda Nagavenkata Satya Srinivasa Reddy(1999) proposed an addendum to this body of research, suggesting that the same equation is applicable to the attractiveness of Gult girls,with minor modifications:

the parameter g is replaced by h, where h is 1 if the girl has no brothers, and is 0 if she has.
P is the value of the property owned by the girl's dad. Oh, and yes, S is the annual salary in rupees of the girl’s dad, the usual rules again.

References:
1. How to marry a Gult, for Dummies? Aaxfard University Press, 1983. Reprinted 1999.

4 Comments:

Blogger Anand said...

a perflect perspective expressed in terms of reality, algebra and probability.
behold for the perfect match maker equation is here

Saturday, April 01, 2006 2:02:00 AM  
Blogger ladyparadox said...

shabash! bale! yemandi, bagaunnaava?

Monday, April 03, 2006 1:27:00 AM  
Blogger apu said...

New expression, yes, but same old thought. not worthy of this blog.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 8:50:00 PM  
Blogger Srihari said...

Anand: Thanks, man. But a match maker equation for non-Gults like you and me will probably never be written.

Ladyparadox: Thanks, nenu bagaunnanu. I’m guessing you almost exhausted your Gult vocabulary in that comment!

Apu: Hmm…very true, same old thought. Not as a defense, but just as a pun: There are few “smilands” in the deep “sea-rious” voyage of thoughts. Just humouring myself…

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 7:52:00 AM  

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