Desmond Clark (1979) wrote that were it not for radiocarbon dating, "we would still be foundering in a sea of imprecisions sometime bred of inspired guesswork but more often of imaginative speculation" (Clark, 1979:7).
Writing of the European Upper Palaeolithic, Movius (1960) concluded that "time alone is the lens that can throw it into focus".
To the average person, thanks to bad press and other contributing factors, online dating has become somewhat of an un-trusted source for meeting people.
Among the many women who hear Sam's story and fall in love with him solely because of it is Annie Reed, a Baltimore-based newspaper writer.
Annie's infatuation with Sam's story and by association Sam himself is despite being already engaged.
A recent report issued by the New York Times weighs in explaining why numbers and formulas are unlikely to help forge the perfect couple.
Hang on a minute, wasn't online dating designed to reduce the complexities of finding a partner in the first place?
Nyerup's words illustrate poignantly the critical power and importance of dating; to order time.