We're not sure how we missed this news story when it broke earlier this year, but apparently, there's a mathematical formula that has been developed to explain why a geek is unlikely to find love. Really:
Don't tell Mystery this, but finding a suitable mate may be a science, not an art.
That's what one hard-up economist explores in his paper, "Why I Don't Have a Girlfriend: An Application of the Drake Equation to Love in the U.K.," in which he uses a brainy math formula to estimate the number of potential girlfriends in London.
His findings are less than encouraging.
No, really? An economist who has taken the time to adapt a famous equation from astronomy to try to guess at the number of advanced alien civilizations to explain his ongoing datelessness is both:
To quote the long-missed Tanta, "hoocoodanode"?! But let's get back to the story:
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