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Game Theory For Playing The Game

Why does that busted butter face on the second floor have a boyfriend and I don’t? Why can’t beautiful and successful women seem to find love? Why can’t I win an eBay auction? It all has to do with game theory. “Strong bidders” like Cameron Diaz know they have got it going on, so they hold out for incredible, perfect offers. While “weak bidders” (you know who I’m talking about, cough, Brandon Davis), know they’re not strong contenders, so they tend to be super aggressive to compensate. This is how the fugs get the love — they take what they can get. So, just like in the work place, when it comes to romance, you’ve got to be assertive if you want to get what you deserve. Mystery solved. [Slate] Keep reading »

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