We all know how the story goes: you panic with a passion for school, you get in a line of encounters with young adults, you get involved in your first long-term relationship, but you still walk away after 3 years or more. I’ve been there, I’ve done that. And every time, you think, “Yeah, it must be that,” and every time, it isn’t.
Fortunately, love is really a numbers game, and mathematicians have discovered the age when we are most likely to find our perfect match.
We found this branch of science and the human soul so fascinating that we can’t wait to share it with you.
Our Romantic Life Can Be Interpreted Through A Math Theory
Math Dr. Hannah Fry conducted a study that revealed the age at which people are most likely to find true love. In her research, she relied on math-based patterns, statistics, and algorithms, including what she called “optimal stopping theory.”
In short, there are several people we can date throughout our lives, and these relationships vary in quality. According to this theory, we can predict how many hypothetical partners we will have before finding “the one”.
It lets us know when to stop looking and commit to the best candidate.
We Maximize Our Chances Of Finding The Perfect Partner After Age 27
Mathematics tells us that the chances of finding true love with people we know during the first 37% of their romantic lives are very low. Let’s say you want to get married before 40 and you started dating at 15.
This means that you are unlikely to find a happy ending with the people you date between the ages of 15 and 27.
Between 27 and 35 there is a window that allows you to choose someone who is better for you than all the people you have dated before. That’s because now you can look back at all those previous 37% and compare.
We Need Those Failed Relationships
All the people you date before the age of 27 are part of the process that will lead you to find your true love. Your romantic experience and your past relationships allow you to learn from them and understand what you expect from a romantic partner.
These first loves improve your observation skills, helping you to recognize the person who best suits you. By your late twenties and into your thirties, you will be mature and experienced enough to have a more realistic expectation of what you are looking for in relationships.
We Always Did It Subconsciously
You may have noticed that we do it anyway, not even knowing all this math stuff. We take a little time to experiment and “play the field” when we are young. We didn’t begin to seriously consider potential “marriage material” until we were in our early 20s.
Dr. Fry’s theory collides human behavior with mathematics, but love always goes beyond numbers. Mathematics does not lie, but neither does the heart.
So if you’ve met someone you can imagine spending the rest of your life with before age 27, it doesn’t mean that person isn’t your true love. Choose what you think is best for you!
At what age did you meet your true love? How did this happen?