Regardless, big data is often very revealing about people’s real preferences – height, weight, age, income, sex, and so on.

The one problem with big data is that it removes the human element – and dating is very much about human connection. I think the attraction to 20 year olds is in large part biological.

Even if we lived in a state where choosing death is an option, Mummy would have to possess the mental capacity to make this crucial decision and then personally carry it out.

Sadly, she is far beyond the point of making any decisions, especially the choice to end her own life.

Christian Rudder, president of Ok Cupid, is the guy who digs up the numbers from the millions of people using his free dating site.

In his book, “Dataclysm,” he points out that who we want to be and who we really are can be two very different things.

Data reveals truths that we might not want to say out loud.

This is no surprise, much to the chagrin of 40 year-old guys who swear that they have the same chance at the hot 28-year-old as they did 10 years earlier.

I don’t even believe in a higher power, let alone one true God.

Even so, for the past several years I often find myself praying.

While Mummy may not have major physical ailments, there is no doubt that she is suffering terrible mental anguish.

Alzheimer’s has wiped away most of her brain, including her memories, personality and ability to communicate.

However, I believe individuals will eventually have more control over how and when they die, including decisions of how long to be kept alive with severe dementia. Until then, I keep praying — just in case there is a higher power.