Formula for a perfect partner

A maths tutor from Warwick University has discovered the science behind being single, finding that people’s chances of finding the perfect partner are just one in 285,000.

Peter Backus published his Why I Don’t Have a Girlfriend thesis after a three-year love drought.

His study uses a famous maths formula called The Drake Equation, which was first used to estimate the existence of extra-terrestrial life.

Peter Backus replaced the original equation with criteria that took into account the number of women aged 24 to 34 living in his home city of London who are single.

On a given night out in London there is a 0.0000034 per cent chance of meeting a special person, which is a one in 285,000 chance.

“The research may sound depressing to people looking for love, but the good news for singles is, it’s probably not your fault” said Peter Backus.

The full thesis is available on the University of Warwick’s website.