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Dr. Hannah Fry is a mathematician at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. In her day job she uses mathematical models to study patterns in human behaviour, from riots and terrorism to trade and shopping. She is the author of The Mathematics of Love.
The Mathematics of Love takes its readers through proofs, patterns, algorithms and equations that can help them understand the aspects of love in a new way.
Why to match love and math?
Love is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns. Patterns from predicting the weather, the fluctuations in the stock market, the movement of the planets, or the growth of cities.
Mathematics is so powerful that has the potential to offer a new way of looking at almost anything, even something as mysterious as love.
Top three mathematically verifiable tips for love:
1. Top Tip #1: How to win at online dating. In an online dating website, how attractive you are does not dictate how popular you are. Having people think you are ugly can work to your advantage.
2. Top Tip #2: How to pick the perfect partner? When do you know when it is the right time to settle down? The maths says that what you should do is in the first 37% of your dating window, you should reject everybody as serious marriage potential. And then, you should pick the next person that comes along.
3. Top Tip #3: How to avoid divorce? One of the most important predict is for whether a couple is gonna get divorced is how positive or negative each partner was being in the conversation.