The math of love, from a TEDx speaker who loves math

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Hannah Fry speaks at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity about 'The Mathematics of Love." The talk has become the latest TED Book. Photo: TED Hannah Fry speaks at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity about ‘The Mathematics of Love.” The talk has become the latest TED Book. Photo: TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

When TED asked Hannah Fry to write a book on the mathematics of finding true love, Fry happened to be — of all places — on her honeymoon.

“[My husband and I] have been together for a really long time, so the whole newlywed thing didn’t quite apply,” she says. “But I did feel like I was in a fortunate position in that I have experienced all of the [phases] of the book — being single, going on terrible dates. I’ve gone through all of those things.” 

And yes, she says, knowing a bit more math would have helped along the way. 

TEDBooks_Mathematics_of_Love_heroTake the proof that begins on page 25 of her brand-new TED Book, The Mathematics of Love: “Who to approach at a party.” This…

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