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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:

  1. Without a date, and
  2. Unlikely to find one.

To quote the long-missed Tanta, "hoocoodanode"?! But let's get back to the story:

The lovelorn economist is Peter Backus, a native of Seattle and a fourth year PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, near London.

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