All this makes love unpredictable, unless you're a mathematician, then you don’t want anything unpredictable to happen and so we came up with a formula that will reveal everything to you.
Although many people prefer to believe in love at first sight, there are also those who want to have a strong logic backing everything up, especially mathematicians, so we decided to set a ‘formula that will predict how long your relationship will last.' Here's what it looks like: L = 8 + .5Y - .2P .9Hm + .3Mf +J - .3G - .5 (Sm - Sf) 2 + I + 1.5C.
L: predicted duration of relationship expressed in years.
Y: number of years people had known each other before the relationship became serious.
P: number of previous partners that both persons had together. Hm: the value that male partner gives to sincerity in a relationship.
Mf: the value that girl gives to money in a relationship.
J: the value that both partners give to humor (together).
G: the value that both partners give to good looks.
Sm and Sf: the value that man and woman give to sex.
I: the value of having good in-laws.
C: the value that both partners give to having children.
In case you are still wondering what to do, values can be determined on a scale from 1 to 5, where one stands for ‘not important’ and 5 for ‘very important.'