(Whether it takes months or years until MB = MC is subjective.) When MB = MC, it may be time to consider tying the knot.
If one partner decides to propose, no matter how romantic the setting and their words may be, what they are really saying behind those tears and poetic lines is, “The marginal benefit of dating you is now equal to the marginal cost.
Now, the real benefits and costs that people make decisions based on are what economists call “marginal” benefits and costs. And this concept can help us understand why people date each other at all. But to narrow it down, let’s assume that you’re at a stage in life where you are ready to find a spouse. Let’s use of each month of dating is that it brings more information to you about your partner; each extra month also has a marginal cost such as time not spent with another person or simply being single.
When returning to the dating scene after being divorced or widowed, mature daters may find online dating to be a challenge, and that’s why Kathy Damer started a blog to assist people in search of companionship or love.Stereotypically, our weekend nights (i.e., Friday and Saturday) are the “prime” nights either to go out with a significant other (or someone we hope will become a significant other) or to party with our friends. Jack might say to Jill, “Hey, would you like to go out to dinner this Friday night and then go to a Sharks game?” Jill might respond with, “I’d love to, but I have to study this Friday night. ” Or Jack might say, “Jill, I’d like to take you out to a play this Saturday night up in San Francisco and then we can go to this really popular restaurant afterward,” and Jill might reply, “Jack, I’d love to, but I have to wake up really early on Sunday morning to run some errands.I have had many students thank me for teaching them this concept and tell me how it made them keenly reevaluate their situation to the degree that they actually did decide to break up with their boyfriend or girlfriend.Yes, I am proud that I believe I can claim, “No other professor has broken up more relationships or prevented more marriages.” Think of the drama, trauma, hours of therapy, and potential attorney fees that my class has prevented! Malek is a Professor of Economics at De Anza College (Cupertino, California) and an Economics Lecturer at San Jose State University. On Senior-Dating.org, she writes thoughtful responses to questions emailed to her about senior romance and dating websites.