WATCH: Mathematician reveals the formula for finding true love

People might not love math, but can math prove who you should fall in love with? Mathematicians think they’ve discovered the key to finding the perfect partner


Dr Hannah Fry, a lecturer at University College London and author of a new book on The Mathematics of Love, outlined the theories at the Oxford Literary Festival.

She said that choosing friends who are slightly less attractive than you when going out looking for love could also bring advantages.

This is known as the Discreet Choice Theory, where the presence of an irrelevant alternative can change how you view your choices.

Watch her explain it herself in the video below.  It’s fascinating stuff…

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