New Math Formula Predicts Your Best Proposal Age
Scientists in Australia have developed a math equation to determine when men should propose to have a long and happy marriage.
If only love were as straightforward and certain as a math equation. Well, to scientists in Australia, apparently it is.
They have developed the ‘Fiance Formula,’ a mathematical equation that can tell a man the age he should be proposing to someone to ensure that he will have a long, happy and successful marriage. The average age, according to the formula, is 27.
The equation is based off a common one used in the business world to decide when to make a move in order to increase profit and minimize costs. However, the ‘Fiance Formula’ only has a 37 percent success rate.
Although, “One could argue that the current, less structured approach to picking a marriage partner hasn’t been 100 percent successful,” says Professor Tony Dooley from the University of New South Wales School of Mathematics and Statistics. “So perhaps it’s time for men to consider following a stricter set of rules when it comes to marriage planning.”
The Daily Mail has provided a simple guide to calculating your Optimal Proposal Age:
1. Choose the oldest age by which you want to get married, for example 39. Call this number ‘n.’
2. Decide the earliest age at which you’ll start to consider women as potential wives, for example, from 20 onwards. This number becomes ‘p’.
3. Subtract ‘p’ from ‘n’ (20 from 39) then multiply the result by 0.368.
4. This gives you 6.992, which you should add to your minimum age (20). The result of 27 (more or less) is your Optimal Proposal Age.
So, if you’re 27, the time is now! Propose this Valentine’s Day! (Daily Mail)