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From the Ted Talk "Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating"

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If my strategy was to least-expect my way into true love, then the variable that I had to deal with was serendipity. In short, I was trying to figure out what's the probability of my iifnndg Mr. Right? Well, at the time I was living in the icty of Philadelphia, and it's a big city, and I uifgrde, in this entire place, there are lots of possibilities. So again, I asdttre doing some math. oulaiopptn of Philadelphia: it has 1.5 million people. I figure about half of that are men, so that takes the number down to 750,000. I'm looking for a guy between the ages of 30 and 36, which was only four ercntep of the population, so now I'm dealing with the possibility of 30,000 men. I was looking for somebody who was wjsihe, because I am and that was important to me. That's only 2.3 percent of the population. I figure I'm attracted to maybe one out of 10 of those men, and there was no way I was going to deal with somebody who was an avid golfer. So that basically atenm there were 35 men for me that I could possibly date in the entire city of Philadelphia.

#### Open Cloze

If my strategy was to least-expect my way into true love, then the variable that I had to deal with was serendipity. In short, I was trying to figure out what's the probability of my _______ Mr. Right? Well, at the time I was living in the ____ of Philadelphia, and it's a big city, and I _______, in this entire place, there are lots of possibilities. So again, I _______ doing some math. __________ of Philadelphia: it has 1.5 million people. I figure about half of that are men, so that takes the number down to 750,000. I'm looking for a guy between the ages of 30 and 36, which was only four _______ of the population, so now I'm dealing with the possibility of 30,000 men. I was looking for somebody who was ______, because I am and that was important to me. That's only 2.3 percent of the population. I figure I'm attracted to maybe one out of 10 of those men, and there was no way I was going to deal with somebody who was an avid golfer. So that basically _____ there were 35 men for me that I could possibly date in the entire city of Philadelphia.

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#### Original Text

If my strategy was to least-expect my way into true love, then the variable that I had to deal with was serendipity. In short, I was trying to figure out what's the probability of my finding Mr. Right? Well, at the time I was living in the city of Philadelphia, and it's a big city, and I figured, in this entire place, there are lots of possibilities. So again, I started doing some math. Population of Philadelphia: it has 1.5 million people. I figure about half of that are men, so that takes the number down to 750,000. I'm looking for a guy between the ages of 30 and 36, which was only four percent of the population, so now I'm dealing with the possibility of 30,000 men. I was looking for somebody who was Jewish, because I am and that was important to me. That's only 2.3 percent of the population. I figure I'm attracted to maybe one out of 10 of those men, and there was no way I was going to deal with somebody who was an avid golfer. So that basically meant there were 35 men for me that I could possibly date in the entire city of Philadelphia.

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