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
7 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.

Staff - 7 years, 6 months ago

...girls do love those natural logs. xD

- 7 years, 6 months ago

I think you just won the "Best comment on Brilliant" award.

- 6 years, 9 months ago

Wow such creativeness woo to yoo.

- 5 years, 7 months ago

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.

- 7 years, 6 months ago

what's love?

- 7 years, 6 months ago

"Baby don't hurt me..."

- 7 years, 6 months ago

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;

- 7 years, 6 months ago

You make love sound boring.

- 7 years, 6 months ago

Merriam Webster makes love sound boring.

- 7 years, 6 months ago

That's right.

- 7 years, 6 months ago

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

-some person whose name I have forgotten

- 6 years, 9 months ago

Mignon McLaughlin. See this

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Hey, I know the guy who posted that problem!

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Ooh. Nice.

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Related: See Agnishom's answer on what is it like having a genius girlfriend

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Wow. Simply wow.

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Thanks!

- 6 years, 5 months ago

Ya, that's my dream girl pretty much.

- 6 years, 5 months ago

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

lol :D

- 7 years, 6 months ago

Nice one.

- 7 years, 6 months ago

Using Math can help;

I explained Love using Godel's theorem. It can be felt but neither proved nor disproved

- 7 years, 6 months ago

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!

- 7 years, 6 months ago

Calvin Sir, how can be maths used to find true love?

- 7 years, 6 months ago

LIke this : "U + me = love" ;)

ha ha (no offence intended)

- 7 years, 6 months ago

I don't know the formula of love, so i don't know what the meaning of love xD

- 7 years, 6 months ago

Every one knows the formula for LOVE, it's

$y=\frac{1}{5x}; x^2+y^2=1, y=|x|, x=-|\sin (x)|$

- 6 years, 9 months ago

Can you give a derivation.....????????????????

- 6 years, 9 months ago

Hahha, hard to say... Love isn't really defined well enough to put together some fancy equation... X"D

- 7 years, 6 months ago

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. :-=)

- 7 years, 6 months ago