We've had plenty of stories on love on Mr Science, so here is some advice from society's most lucky in love, the scientists.
If you are single and looking to get the attention of that one special person, you should check out the following stories:
- The Mathematics of Looking Beautiful looks at the things we find most beautiful,
- The Science of Speed-Dating takes a look at the modern landscape in which time is a virtue,
- And if you are looking for simple advice, Scientific Dating Tips are for you.
- What are the reasons why we fall in love,
- How love is simply a chemical process in the brain,
- Perhaps you're interested in older ladies,
- Should you have sex before sport? Join the debate.
- Or maybe risky sex is your thing....
All our love stories are listed over in the Mr Science series on love, The Loving Scientist.
And if maths and love is your thing, check out some of the love stories on Plus:
- Love's a gamble — Delve into the application of game theory to love. Is it really in your best interests to buy an expensive present for the object of your affection, or will they merely find your show of ostentatiousness pretentious?
- Maths, love and man's best friend — Finding your perfect partner, it seems, is simply a mathematical process. Dr Peter Todd, of the Max Planck Institute in Munich, says that by the time you have met 12 potential partners, you have enough information to make a good choice as to who should be your life-long love.
- 'Calculus' — Why sex is like mathematics? Because both can lead to productive results but that is not what we are thinking when we conduct it....
- 2007 Nobel Prizes won by mathematicians — The maths behind one of last year's Nobel Prizes ensures happy marriages!
- Symmetry, dance and sexual selection — There are not many concepts that are fundamental to both maths and sex, but symmetry is one of them. In maths the study of symmetry forms the basis of a vast field called group theory and can be exploited to understand the patterns inherent in nature and the abstract world. On the other hand, scientists have long suspected that the symmetry of a person or animal's body is an indicator of health and strength and therefore desirability as a potential mate. Does it make us more attractive?
- And finally, does the Golden Ratio really have anything to do with beauty?