First thing that's important to know is that I'm pretty much a geek. Now that doesn't mean that I'm only able to communicate with computers, but rather I have a need to understand how things work at a fairly deep level. It pretty much affects every aspect of how I view the world. Some people find this a bit of a turn on, others run away in horror - simply a matter of what you like.
To illustrate, I'll tell you a little story because I like to tell stories, and funny ones are the best. When I registered for this site, I had to go through all of the normal processes - fill in name, age, etc. PLUS answer a whole bunch of questions so that the system can match you up with the right people. No problem, I'm sitting and answering all sorts of questions - some funny, some pretty serious, others disturbingly personal. No problem, I happily answer away, and from the recommended matches I get, the system does a fairly good job.
A few days later I received something in my inbox - my personalized "Flowchart to your heart", a nice little graph with loads of boxes and arrows that's going to show me the questions that are supposedly important to me when looking for a match. Cool!!! I immediately understood what this was - a distillation of a whole stack of data designed to minimize the expected number of questions to ask a woman to determine whether or not she's gf-material. I take a look, and what's question number 1?? "How often do you masturbate?"
After about 5 minutes of laughing, I think "Really?. That's the first question I'm supposed to ask a prospective gf?". Now fortunately, I actually do understand a bit about how these flowcharts are created, and if you'll buy me a beer I can try to describe a little about Decision Theory and Data Entropy and possibly even convince you that your schedule for self-pleasuring is NOT the main item on my list of your qualities. Truth is - seeing that question up there is not really from any deep analysis, but simply comes out of the data. If I answer a few more questions, I'll probably even knock it off the graph. Buy me another beer and I can try to describe how I'd change the OKC algorithms so that stuff like this didn't happen.
If you've read this far without running away, we have possibilities.