Economies of Scale is a “theory of seduction” positing that the more you put yourself out there, the better you’ll do. Duh, you say. But, like the greatest economic theories, it gets better as you unpack it.
Say you spy the woman/man of your dreams sipping a green-tea latte at the Soy Luck Club café: You’re almost guaranteed to spaz out when you approach them, unless you’re naturally blessed with balls/labes of steel. What hope do you have of maintaining your cool as you try to give your future spouse your phone number, scrawled on an unbleached, recycled napkin?
What if, instead, you approached every cutie who caught your eye, on a daily basis? The stakes would be much lower, because you couldn’t possibly go out with every one of them—so what would you care about a rejection or fifteen? This laissez-faire approach lowers your desperation level, which inversely affects your sex appeal. Now, that’s what we call a return on investment.
Once you’ve mastered your master-of-seduction role, resist spreading the love too thinly, lest you leave a trail of broken vegan hearts in your wake.