Love by Numbers

Can economics help you find love? Tim Harford and the team look at the maths behind modern matchmaking. Economist Michele Belot from the University of Edinburgh explains why women are pickier than men at speed dating events.

Plus - how analysing numbers from online dating agencies can help improve the chances of finding a partner. Amy Webb, author of Data, a Love Story describes her personal story of looking for her perfect match through the internet.

(Image: New York Singles Socialize During Speed Dating Sessions. Credit: Getty Images)

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Read Charlotte McDonald's article on BBC News Magazine website.

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