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The mathematical formula for finding true love

The mathematical formula for finding true love
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Despite what romantic comedies tell you, finding true love isn't a simple formula of "boy meets girl; boy and girl fall madly in love; boy and girl fall out over a misunderstanding that was easily avoided if they just communicated like normal people; boy and girl wallow in misery for a few days; boy and girl eventually get back together after a series of over-the-top romantic gestures and declarations of love. Roll credits."

For most people, find true love requires a lot of dating, long periods of getting to know someone, agonizing and breaking up, over and over again. But what if there really was a formula for finding love? Mathematicians think they've found some that relate to attracting the opposite sex, dating and even how to keep your marriage healthy.

Dr. Hannah Fry from the University College London has written a book called "The Mathematics of Love" that collects and explains several of these formulas and studies.

I'll tell you a few of them, and then you can tell me if you think they actually work. Or if you actually did these to snag your true love.

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