Friday 12 February 2010

UNSW proposes new fiancée formula for proposing marriage

Statisticians from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) may be able to help to decide the right time to propose.
Job-wise, the real pay-off for KAMs could be not only meeting the right partner, they could also find themselves developing a new love for numbers – a win-win for everyone!

Meanwhile, for those in serious need, the UNSW formula may help:

To work out when you should pop the question, follow the process below.

1. First of all, set out the last possible age by which you want to get married, for example, 39. Call this number n.

2. Then, decide the earliest age at which you‟ll start to consider potential partner material, for example, from when you turn 20 onwards. This age becomes p.

3. Subtract p from n (i.e 39- 20), then multiply the result by 0.368*. This gives you 6.992, which then needs to be added back to your minimum age (20), which more or less equals 27.

4. This result is your optimal proposal age. Ideally you should not propose to anyone before you hit this age, but afterwards you should prepare to pop the question to the very next person you date…...

* See P2 of UNSW paper

Have a high probability weekend, from the Namnews Team!

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