We have a credit score that indicates how good or otherwise we are with our money. We may also have a Klout score that indicates our influence in social media. It made me think: What if we had a score that indicated how good we were in our personal relationships? More importantly, how good we are in our romantic relationships!
Think about it! It may be a little out there, attempting to quantify our dating performance, but why the hell not?
Let's walk through this and see where things end up.
I go on a date with someone. He pays for dinner. +1 point. He pays for dinner while I'm in the bathroom thus avoiding the awkward reach-for-the-wallet scenario. +1 point. He opens the door for me. +1 point. He takes me home and before saying goodbye, asks me out for the next date. +1 point. The next morning, he texts me to say he had a great night and wishes me a great day. +1 point. He then takes a whole week to get in contact again. -3 points.
Granted, what may seem like a +1 to me, maybe a 0 or a -1 to someone else. Each person could set up their own rating system and then there would be a collective score based on normalisation of these gestures and associated points.
And each person would have a normalised romantic score that you could check out before dating them.
Now, I know what you're thinking. It all seems rather calculated and clinical. But what if this was a way for us to actually become better humans, and better partners?