Okay so here is some really good advice for singles everywhere – if you want to find true love – buy yourself a calculator.
According to Australian mathematician, Dr. Clio Cresswell of the University of Sydney, “singles face much better odds if they date, and then reject, 12 potential partners, and then start searching for love.”
In an interview with Reuters the eminent number-cruncher reiterates the point that it takes work to find Mr. or Mrs. Right and that’s why we need to build a sort of romantic track record to help us sort out who might be eligible for the top spot.
Why she settled on the number 12 is unclear from the short news item, but no doubt she goes into intricate detail in the book she has written called “Mathematics and Sex.”
Now, as much as I can see this dating theory being popular with accountants and bankers, who probably would start talking about ratios or quotients, I can’t help thinking that concentrating on the numerical sequence of romantic liaisons is likely to detract somewhat from the true purpose of the exercise.
And I am assuming that once you have reached the magical number twelve there has to be some sort of rating system that determines which, if any, need to come back for further assessment. Or I suppose you just start all over again with another set of twelve.
Hint: To save time try and find triplets to date so you can cross three off at once!
Good luck and happy counting. Now where was I? Was that number eight or nine? Oh damn, I never was any good at math. Guess I’m going to have to start all over again.