Statisticians from Australia's University of NSW School of Mathematics and Statistics have created a new formula that forecasts the best time for a man to propose. Here it is:
1) Choose the oldest age by which you want to get married, for example, 39. Call this ''n''.
2) Decide the earliest age at which you'll start to consider a potential spouse, for example, 20. This age becomes ''p''.
3) Subtract ''p'' from ''n'' (39 - 20), then multiply the result by 0.368. This equals 6.992.
4) Add this to your minimum age.
Result: 27 is your optimal proposal age.