For my daughter finding and marrying the man who suits her to a T.
and apparently, the data of the OKCupid algorithms predicted their compatibility and bliss pretty well, as they scored around 95%, according to her.
It’s a funny thing to see your daughter get married, and then to see her happily interacting with her chosen partner for life afterwards. I had mulled over blogging about the wedding last year, when we were in the middle of it, but I was reluctant to – it seemed to private to share here. Although, of course, a wedding is almost by definition NOT private. It’s a public declaration of a commitment of one person to another, and the reciprocation of that commitment.
S & G incorporated a lot of cool symbols and ideas into their ceremony, which was completely liberated from any traditional expectations by the fact that they didn’t get married in any sort of church. No rules! Pick what you like, and what means something to you.
So, we had lovely symbols – tying the hands together with colored string, henna, two unique and stunning dresses for the bride, morning coats worn by the men of the party, making them all look very dapper indeed. We had song, and a lovely slide show of the groom presented by his older brother.
And then curry from an indian take-out for the reception dinner, and board games played by guests, interspersed with sing-alongs and rounds springing up spontaneously here and there, as the spirit moved folks.
Plenty of geeks in the crowd, and non-geeks, too. Lots of family, and lots of laughs.
A good start to a life together.
Oh, and we can’t forget the dog, Ace – the ring-bearer, and all-around good boy!
This post was inspired by Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) by OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder, where he analyzes online data to find out that people who prefer beer are more likely to have sex on a first date. Join From Left to Write on October 9th as we discuss Dataclysm. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.