Some mathematician by name Prof Dooley created a formula to calculate the age a person should propose to his fiancee. Success rate 37% it seems.
- Choose the oldest age by which you want to get married, for example 39. Call this number ‘n.’
- Decide the earliest age at which you’ll start to consider women as potential wives, for example, from 20 onwards. This number becomes ‘p’.
- Subtract ‘p’ from ‘n’ (20 from 39) then multiply the result by 0.368.
- This gives you 6.992, which you should add to your minimum age (20).
- The result of 27 (more or less) is your Optimal Proposal Age.
This number .368 is the output of the equation below.
∑ (n-k) (n-k-1) (n-k-2) … (n-k-r+2) x k x (1)
n (n-1) (n-2) (n-r+2) (n-r+1) (r-1)