These 4 rules for finding love actually work - they're proven by science
 

Mathematicians aren’t exactly renowned for their non-stop love lives, but they say we’re doing sex ALL WRONG.

Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry has analysed how we fleshy humans look for love, and says we’re missing a few tricks.

In a new book, The Mathematics of Love, she lays down the secrets of romance, as proven by science.

Choose the right wingman – or wingwoman

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Wingmen or wingwomen work – it’s proven by the Discreet Choice Theory.

You’ve just got to pick the right one.

The idea is that if there’s a less attractive version of you around, you’ll look more attractive by contrast – so you’ve just got to choose someone who looks like you.

Dr Fry says: ‘If you are trying to choose a wingman or wingwoman, choose someone as similar to you as possible, just slightly less attractive.’

Don’t conceal your flaws

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If you’re bald or overweight, don’t hide it – flaunt it.

Mathematical analysis of dating sites shows that ‘perfect’ pictures actually get fewer responses than people who show off flaws.

People who don’t mind a few extra pounds – or a few less hairs on your head – will feel more confident about messaging you than if you try and look ‘perfect’.

Don’t start looking for partners right away

Is she one of the 47 per cent who are fking it? (Picture: Novastock/REX )

The Optimal Stopping Period theory, outlined in Fry’s book, suggests you should wait until a third of your dating life is over before looking for ‘The One’.

So, for instance, if you want to get married by the age of 35 years old, and start dating at 15, you should discount all partners before you are 22.

Once you ARE the right age, choose Mr Right Now

Fry says that once you’re at your right age, you should look for a partner better than any you’ve met so far – and pop the question.

That places you right in your ‘best’ period, with life experience under your belt to help you choose.

Fry’s figures are based on analysis of how and why people get married.

Fry said, ‘Love, as with most of life, is full of patterns and mathematics is about studying patterns.’

 
 
 
 
Victoria Harper
By Victoria Harper 03/27/2015 15:02:00
 

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