If one more guy asks for a nude photo or worse sends me a pick of his junk I'm going to scream!!. Marcy - your perspective here is fascinating to me. From the perspective of a married guy 20 years nowand having tried to help my guy-friends get answers from women on dating sites, what you write here is really interesting. I know guys who constantly say, ""Why won't she respond -- I don't get it. They're mostly pics of them playing sports, running, spending time in nature, etc At the same time, most of the women who do actually reach out dating sites stafford these guys are just like you describe -- they come across as desperate.
I think that's the most revealing statement of all. Personally, I think almost everyone on dating sites have standards that are unattainable for them.
To put it bluntly, they want someone outside of their own league. And they judge, quite harshly, those who are within their league, as not good enough. I'm just guessing here -- I certainly don't claim to understand the dating game, and I'm so thankful that I'm no longer a part of it, and never want to be again.
The calculations to be performed on the measurements taken depend on the technology used, since beta counters measure the sample's radioactivity whereas AMS determines the ratio of the three different carbon isotopes in the sample.
To determine the age of a sample whose activity has been measured by beta counting, the ratio of its activity to the activity of the standard must be found. To determine this, a blank sample of old, or dead, carbon is measured, and a sample of known activity is measured.
The additional samples allow errors such as background radiation and systematic errors in the laboratory setup to be detected and corrected for.
The results from AMS testing are in the form of ratios of 12 C13 Cand 14 Cwhich are used to calculate Fm, the ""fraction modern"". Both beta counting and AMS results have to be corrected for fractionation.