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arXiv:1003.1153:

Quantum Dating Market
Authors: O.G. Zabaleta, C.M. Arizmendi
Abstract: We consider the dating market decision problem under the quantum mechanics point of view. Quantum states whose associated amplitudes are modified by men strategies are used to represent women. Grover quantum search algorithm is used as a playing strategy. Success is more frequently obtained by playing quantum than playing classic.

Comments

  1. #1 Ian Durham
    March 8, 2010

    Damn it. Why didn’t I think of that? I always get beaten to the clever ideas…

  2. #2 Pieter Kok
    March 9, 2010

    This reminds me of a quant-ph article from a few years back, where the wave-particle duality was related to male and female properties. It must have been deleted, because I cannot find it anymore… :(

  3. #3 Jesse P.
    March 9, 2010

    Is it still a threesome if it’s a normalized superposition of two women?

  4. #4 capsiplex
    March 9, 2010

    It must have been deleted, because I cannot find it anymore.

  5. #5 Clare
    March 9, 2010

    But then you have to find two normal women who want to date a quantum game theorist…

  6. #6 Jonathan Vos Post
    March 9, 2010

    “So, will we get together again?”

    “Yes and no…”

  7. #7 ijc
    March 10, 2010

    Here is a date-related way to explain Bell’s theorem and the EPR experiment by changing the setting of Mermin’s RGB gedanken machine:

    We have two identical twins, Bob and Bill. They live on opposite sides of the same city, and they only meet together infrequently. Bob and Bill are bland guys, and the only thing that changes about each of them from day to day is the color of their shirt: they each have the same set of three shirts, red / green / blue, and they choose their shirts independently from one another.

    Suppose that Bob and Bill like to date Alice and Agatha, respectively, and that these two sisters meet for lunch each day and become synchronized in all their thoughts and actions. After lunch each sister drives to her own home, on the same side of the city as her dating partner, but the sisters remain perfectly correlated all afternoon and into the evening.

    The dating ritual is as follows. Several nights a week each brother arrives at the front door of the home of his usual dating partner at precisely 7:00p.m., and depending on her mood and the color of his shirt, she either slaps him and shuts the door, or kisses him and invites him in.

    When the brothers do occasionally get together for lunch, it is for one reason only: to compare the success of their dating strategies. The results are as follows:

    I. If the two brothers are wearing the same shirt on a given night, they are either both kissed or they are both slapped.

    II. If they are wearing different shirts, then their date outcomes are random, uncorrelated (half the time they get the same result while wearing different shirts, and the other half of the time they get opposite results).

    If the brothers accept these I and II then Bell’s theorem / Mermin’s argument forces them to conclude that either (1) the sisters are communicating instantaneously at a distance, presumably by ESP, or (2) that there is no possible definite assignment of thoughts (local reality) to the sisters’ heads which could yield the results I and II. (It sounds worse than it is, after all a good solution is to have the sisters thoughts be in an entangled superposition).

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