Dating design pattern
The ultimate reusable set of solutions for a complex system. It seems to me his dating style could result from this.
The idea of a design pattern is an attempt to standardize what are already accepted best practices.
It is further argued by some that the primary contribution of the Design Patterns community (and the Gang of Four book) was the use of Alexander's pattern language as a form of documentation; a practice which is often ignored in the literature.
The true genius from the Gang of Four was not how to create elegant enterprise software systems. Learn more, and read excerpts, at the book at this site, or from Soft Pro, Powells, and Nerdbooks.
We discussed Tim’s relationship patterns, and how he’s in a constant cycle between three women.
He breaks off relationships before they get too serious to avoid the risk of abandonment.
Common design patterns can be improved over time, making them more robust than ad-hoc designs.