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If love is mathematics

By Tamsin Crimmens

Assuming your June issue of ELLE isn’t already heavily thumbed through, if you haven’t cast your eyes on ‘Can you learn to love and be loved?’ - a revealing and touching probe into an anonymous ELLE writer’s relationship and past – we highly suggest you do, now.

The article briefly touches upon the abstract idea of attempting to understand love via maths and equations – a concept explored by CEO and maths whiz Amy Webb in her hilarious TED talk: ‘How I hacked online dating’.

Amy’s talk reveals her humorous new approach to online dating – creating spreadsheets and calculating probability (based on indicators such as sportiness and male population). She also shares horror stories from her single days, as well as the superficial problems of creating an online persona to find love.

Inspiring and eye-opening, the talk also identifies how Amy eventually made the system work for her.

See the talk below:

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