I was watching Bachelor Pad recently, which is a spin off from The Bachelor and the Bachelorette. The final couple was competing for $250,000 but they were given a tough choice at the end on how to win the money. They were told that they had two choices when it came to the money:
and they would be placed in separate rooms to decide.
If they both chose Share then they would split the money in half and each would win $125,000.
If they both chose Keep then they would lose the money and the entire amount would be split among the other contestants who had been kicked off the show all season.
If one chose Keep and one chose Share then the person who chose Keep would win the entire $250,000. The two contestants were a couple who had been dating on the show and they both ended up choosing Share, so they each won $125,000.
I think if I had been in a similar situation I would have chosen Share as well. My reasoning is if I am dating someone I would trust that the person would also choose Share and we could split the money. If the person chose Keep when I chose Share then if we were a true couple we would still be sharing the money once the show ended.
I would not choose Keep because I would not want to run the risk of us both choosing Keep and then losing the money to the rest of the cast who probably hated us anyway.
What would YOU have done?
Share. What did the two players choose?
The two players ended up choosing share.
Ah, the prisoner’s dilemma. Only with a reality show twist.
But how embarrassing if you chose share and the other chose keep. But you could probably milk it in the tabloids for some kind of payoff. If you chose keep and the other chose share that could probably be leveraged too in the way that nasty contestants on survivor got deals.
Probably safest to choose share. Fewer death threats from fans that way.
i would have shared to be honest
Wow, talk about a high-pressure prisoner’s dilemma.
If I choose Keep and the other person chooses Keep, we get screwed. If I choose Share and they choose keep, we get screwed. Either I have to choose Keep and get lucky or we both choose Share.
I would choose Share, because although I could think that if I choose Keep, I get the whole thing since the other person will likely choose Share, the problem is that the other person is thinking the exact same thing. Therefore, there’s a good chance we both choose Keep and get nothing.
However, can I be certain the other person won’t choose Keep anyways? Nope… but they can’t be sure that I won’t choose Keep, either! It’s a tough one, to be sure…
What would YOU have done?, I’ll keep
I think I too would have chosen ‘Share’. Not only is it playing safe, but also making the relationship mean something since that’s what a good partnership is about after all.
I think I would have chosen share if I was close to the other person as you said these two contestants were. I am glad I wasn’t given that choice though, as I may have made the wrong one.
In this scenario it all comes down to how strong the relationship is. If either side is having doubts about the relationship, they could just choose keep and screw the other person over. If they care about the relationship and their public image, obviously they would choose share.
I agree with you on that one about the trust. I guess you would also hope that your partner would trust in you too and choose share…but sadly that will not always happen.