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How has math changed finding love?

This Math major had no chemistry with women in LA. This article explains he changed all that.

How have you used math to find your true love?

Note by Calvin Lin
3 years, 6 months ago

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It's really intimidating that even with all that math and computing power helping him, it still took 88 dates to find a compatible person.

I don't think I have ever used math to find love that wasn't the love of a question or idea rather than a person.

That said, love might have once used math to find me. My high school girlfriend and I met in my precalculus class. I dunno, it might have been my effortless grasp of the properties of logarithms that caught her eye. Peter Taylor Staff · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Peter Taylor ...girls do love those natural logs. xD Jacob Erickson · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Jacob Erickson I think you just won the "Best comment on Brilliant" award. Trevor Arashiro · 2 years, 9 months ago

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@Jacob Erickson Wow such creativeness woo to yoo. Mardokay Mosazghi · 1 year, 6 months ago

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@Peter Taylor I think that the value of all his effort really resulted in having women contacting him and therefore enabling him to actually have 88 dates (among 88 dates, someone has to be "the one", I mean (though it would be cool if there was actual data on it)). That was the principal difference, that now he didn't message but was messaged, where in the beggining he had to send each message if he wanted a response.

Truth be told, he could do a crawler to seek those responses by sending automated messages, but then his messages would be unreal and spambot-like. Computers and algorithms, at the present time, are better preparated to analyze big chunks of data than they are to speak with persons, and he did that. That he recongnized that fact is proof that he is good at his field and knows where to use (or not!) computers and present technology. Diego Roque · 3 years, 6 months ago

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what's love? Steven Lee · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Steven Lee "Baby don't hurt me..." Alexandre Miquilino · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Steven Lee

Credit: Merriam Webster
love

/ləv/

noun 1. an intense feeling of deep affection. "babies fill parents with intense feelings of love" synonyms: deep affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, intimacy, attachment, endearment; More compassion, care, caring, regard, solicitude, concern, friendliness, friendship, kindness, charity, goodwill, sympathy, kindliness, altruism, unselfishness, philanthropy, benevolence, fellow feeling, humanity, relationship, love affair, romance, liaison, affair of the heart, amour antonyms: hatred
synonyms: become infatuated with, give/lose one's heart to; More a personified figure of love, often represented as Cupid.

noun: Love a great interest and pleasure in something. "his love for football" synonyms: liking of/for, enjoyment of, appreciation of/for, taste for, delight for/in, relish of, passion for, zeal for, appetite for, zest for, enthusiasm for, keenness for, fondness for, soft spot for, weakness for, bent for, proclivity for, inclination for, disposition for, partiality for, predilection for, penchant for More affectionate greetings conveyed to someone on one's behalf. synonyms: best wishes, regards, good wishes, greetings, kind/kindest regards More a formula for ending an affectionate letter. "take care, lots of love, Judy" 2. a person or thing that one loves. "she was the love of his life" synonyms: beloved, loved one, love of one's life, dear, dearest, dear one, darling, sweetheart, sweet, angel, honey; Michael Diao · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Michael Diao You make love sound boring. Soham Dibyachintan · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Soham Dibyachintan

Merriam Webster makes love sound boring.
Michael Diao · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Michael Diao That's right. Soham Dibyachintan · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Meer Kat I disagree with you here... Personally I hold the opinion of "Feelings of liking someone is like a mental illness. Whereas feelings of love is both rational and logical, as it comes with time, it comes with the experience you have had with each other, and it is much more unbreakable." - Jessica P. Wang Jessica Wang · 1 year, 9 months ago

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@Jessica Wang This is one of the best/hilarious notes on Brilliant :-p Abdur Rehman Zahid · 1 year, 7 months ago

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In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

-some person whose name I have forgotten Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 9 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Mignon McLaughlin. See this Omkar Kulkarni · 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Omkar Kulkarni Hey, I know the guy who posted that problem! Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Ooh. Nice. Omkar Kulkarni · 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Omkar Kulkarni Related: See Agnishom's answer on what is it like having a genius girlfriend Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Ya, that's my dream girl pretty much. Trevor Arashiro · 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Wow. Simply wow. Omkar Kulkarni · 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Omkar Kulkarni Thanks! Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 5 months ago

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Using Math can help;

I explained Love using Godel's theorem. It can be felt but neither proved nor disproved Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 3 years, 6 months ago

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GUYS..Stop thinking about love and start solving problems...NOW!!! >:(

lol :D Eddie The Head · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Eddie The Head Nice one. Soham Dibyachintan · 3 years, 6 months ago

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By far, one of the most awkward chain of comments I've seen on Brilliant... I'm just glad to be "in" on Peter's love life! Justin Wong · 3 years, 6 months ago

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I don't know the formula of love, so i don't know what the meaning of love xD Lu'lu Aisy · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Lu'lu Aisy Every one knows the formula for LOVE, it's

\(y=\frac{1}{5x}; x^2+y^2=1, y=|x|, x=-|\sin (x)|\) Trevor Arashiro · 2 years, 9 months ago

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@Trevor Arashiro Can you give a derivation.....???????????????? Rohit Nair · 2 years, 9 months ago

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Calvin Sir, how can be maths used to find true love? Soham Dibyachintan · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Soham Dibyachintan LIke this : "U + me = love" ;)

ha ha (no offence intended) Kou$htav Chakrabarty · 3 years, 6 months ago

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Hahha, hard to say... Love isn't really defined well enough to put together some fancy equation... X"D Vishnuram Leonardodavinci · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Vishnuram Leonardodavinci Everyone has somewhat of a different experience as well... "Human brain's complexity" hahah...need to be simplified to be put into maths. Funny, there's already something like that called economics but... maybe it can spread into a broader category. I dunno lol. :-=) Vishnuram Leonardodavinci · 3 years, 6 months ago

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