The science behind singledom

The media seems fascinated by mathematical formulas dreamt up by PR agencies and scientists to apparently explain such mysteries as happiness and how old you are likely to live for. The latest, from maths genius Peter Backus, shows that there is a one in 285,000 chance of you meeting your perfect partner. Not exactly high!

Backus found that out of the 30 million women in the UK, only 26 would be suitable girlfriends for him, taking into account the number of single women aged 24 to 34 living in London and the percentage of women likely to find him attractive. Though how he worked out the latter is anyone’s guess.

The news isn’t exactly positive for singletons but may reassure them that finding someone suitable is a numbers game. I’m not sure I believe any of it, there are far too many couples around for this to have any truth! But you do often have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet ‘The One’…..


2 responses to “The science behind singledom

  1. I totally agree – it’s all about incrasing your chances. A friend of mine who was totally committed to finding ‘Mr Right’ went on more dates than I care to remember. She went on every blind date, speed date and hot date anyone ever suggested and guess what? She has found someone who’s great! It did take her a few years though, but perseverance sure pays off.

  2. kissingfrogsinthecity

    It’s a numbers game! Being single I like to hear stories like that of your friend – I think I need to start going on more dates…

    Thanks for the post.


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