The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of highly evolved civilisations that might exist in our galaxy. I have used this approach to estimate the number of potential girlfriends in the UK. The results are not encouraging. The probability of finding love in the UK is only about 100 times better than the probability of finding intelligent life in our galaxy. Find out the details here.
Why I don't have a girlfriend: An application of the Drake Equation to love in the UK, by Peter Backus, Warwick University Economics Dept.
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