1 + 1 + 2.  That’s a simple equation, but did you know there’s a simple math formula that’ll help you find the right “one” to be “two with?

Dating can be so confusing, but thanks to a mathematician named Martin Gardner, it doesn’t have to be, that is if you just date 36.8% of people you’ve wanted to date.  Here’s how it works, according to Lifehacker.com.

First, decided on the number of people you want to go out with in the future, so let’s say you’ve decided that you’d like to go out with 12 people in the next couple of months.  THEN, go out with only 36.8%, and don’t get serious with any of them.   In this case, out of the 12 people you’d like to date, only go out with four or five of them.

This percentage is the EXACT calculation this mathematician found to get an accurate sample of what’s out there.    This percentage will give you a big enough sample to make a fair comparison.

Then, as SOON as you go out with someone better than the best person in that first group, THAT’S the one to get serious with!   How do you know?  Because, according to this mathematician, if you haven’t found something better by then, chances are, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO!

He goes on to say that if you don’t meet anyone better than anyone in this group, go out with the most recent new person.  They might not be as good as someone in this first group, but those people are no longer around because you’ve REJECTED them, and you’re now in the assumption that they’re gone.  This mathematical equation is said to work because you’ve now given yourself the odds, and a mathematically accurate sample that you can compare things to.

This technique is said to help you make decisions without feeling like you’ve jumped in too quickly, or without having anything to compare, so this way, you can be confident without any regrets.  This technique isn’t just for dating, you can use it to pick anything a house, a place to live, a company you want to work for, even what you want to order at a restaurant.

If you’re single, would you ever use this equation to figure out who you’re supposed to be with?