In the Lyran III inhabitants thread, we have seen when the Lyrans become master and sage. The Lyrans have also another string attached to their special year -- they got married on their special years. The marriage proposal procedure goes as follows, which is only performed among the Lyrans on their special year.
A free girl (single, separated, divorced, widowed ...) proposes to her best preference man who is on his special year. He may accept or reject the proposal based on the following conditions.
- If he is married, and prefers his current partner to the one proposing, he will reject the proposal and the woman will stay single (free) until her next special year. If the man prefers the proposing woman to his current partner, he will accept the proposal and take the new girl as his wife. His ex need to wait for her next special year to get a chance to propose to someone.
- If he is single (free), he will take the chance to propose if there is a free girl he likes better than the one proposing. In that case, he will be hooked up with the new girl, and the one proposing will remain free until her next special year. But if he likes her most, he will accept the proposal, and get married.
( i.) Will the Lyrans get married at least once in their life time or some of them may die without getting a chance to marry someone?
( ii.) Does the marriage proposal procedure favor to men or women, and in which regard?
(iii.) Is the matching stable? Let me demonstrate by example what I mean: David -- Leila and Daniel -- Lea are two couples. If David prefers Lea to his current partner Leila, and Lea prefers David to her current partner Daniel, then we say that the matching is unstable. It would have been better to match David -- Lea and Daniel -- Leila ... at least one happy family.