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Devoted September 2020

"Real" Relationship Math (just for Fun)

Emily, on July 4, 2020 at 10:37 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 6
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Thought this might entertain some of you - if you're gonna participate just approach with a sense of humor. Have you ever met someone who is like 20 years old and you ask how long they've been together and they say like "12 years" and you start questioning whether you understand how time works?

I made up a little game in my head where I do "real years" vs. time years. Go through and put your own if you want! Some of you with kids may end up being together longer than you're alive. Smiley laugh

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Actual relationship: 9 years 10 months

"Real years" Calculation: 7 years 4 months

Pre-High school graduation years [0 years] x 0 = 0

Post-high school / in college years [0 years] x .25 = 0

Dating years but not living together [5 years] x .5 = 2 years 6 months

Living together, but no kids [4 years 10 months] x 1 = 4 years 10 months

Living together, with kids [0 years] x [3 x # kids] = 0

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle
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    Actual relationship: 4 years 3 months
    Real: 2 years 6 months

    Dating years but not living together [3years] x .5 = 1 year 6 months

    Living together, but no kids [1 year ] x 1 = 1 year

    Living together, with kids [0 years] x [3 x # kids] = 0

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    Ok, let me see if I can figure this out.

    Actual relationship: about a week shy of 8 years

    Dating years, but not living together [4 years] x .5 = 2 years

    Living together, but no kids [2 years, 1 month] x 1 = 2 years, 1 month

    So, I guess 4 years, 1 month?

    We quite literally just passed the 8 year anniversary of meeting. (...we gathered pretty quick that we needed to date).

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  • Emily
    Devoted September 2020
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    You got it! I just was joking with my friends with kids that the years you don't live together are relatively "easy" - less of the dumb stuff that can get on your nerves, because you don't deal with sleeping habits, yadda yadda.
    They were like "wait until you have freaking kids" 馃槀 - they recommend 9 years for every year with a kid, but I thought that may turn insane. Lol
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  • Emily
    Devoted September 2020
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    Nice! I'm always curious to see how long ppl dated before living together as well. I really value and enjoyed the time I lived alone as an adult.
    Thanks for playing!
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  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
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    Actual relationship: 1 year, 7 months
    Real relationship: 1 year, 3.5 months

    Dating years but not living together [7 months] x .5 = 3.5 months

    Living together, but no kids [1 year ] x 1 = 1 year

    Living together, with kids [0 years] x [3 x # kids] = 0 (unless our dog counts 馃槀)

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  • Emily
    Devoted September 2020
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    If cats counted we'd be in trouble. Granted, one of them did almost puke on us from the back of the couch - so kind of like a kid?
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