There are billions of people on the planet, but what are the chances you’ll fall in love with one of them? This video explores the possibility using a couple of equations, and it might soften your shrivelled black heart just a little bit.
First, the clip explores the hunt for a mate with Fermi’s Paradox, the contradiction of the likelihood of alien life and the fact that we haven’t made contact with extraterrestrials yet. Then it piggybacks with Drake’s equation, which is used to calculate the possible number of civilisations in the Milky Way Galaxy.
The conclusion? There are billions of fish in the sea. You already knew that, and it isn’t the most sound use of science, but it’s pretty fun to think of all the potential mates waiting out in the universe for you. [ItsOkayToBeSmart]