According to researchers who studied the risk-taking behavior of early humans, people are better off, from an evolutionary standpoint, settling for a mate who’s available but maybe not the most ideal choice instead of waiting for a superior partner to come along. What do you think?


“The happiest day of my life was when I computed that I was statistically unlikely to improve upon Jennifer.”

Robert Reedy • Exhibit Designer

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“If only Hollywood could capture the thrill of settling.”

Helen Wilson • Airbrusher

“Damn. And I’ve been going to college and jogging every day like a sucker.”

Gordon Salinas • Locomotive Inspector