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# Mathematician reveals the formula for the perfect proposal – and claims you should spend 2.5 months’ salary on the ring

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It’s the most romantic day of the year and many choose it as the perfect opportunity to pop the question.

But with the cost of a restaurant meal rising, living rooms may become the center of attention for offerings across the country.

To help those nervously anticipating a “Yes,” experts have revealed a formula for kneeling at home.

Dr. Tom Crawford, a mathematician at Oxford University, believes his method can increase the chances of a happy ending.

“If you follow this recipe for success, you’ll have the best possible chance of getting that ‘Yes,'” he said.

It’s the most romantic day of the year and many choose it as the perfect opportunity to pop the question. But with the cost of a restaurant meal rising, living rooms may become the center of attention for proposals across the country (file image)

To help those nervously anticipating a “Yes,” experts have revealed a formula for kneeling at home.

### The perfect proposal, according to the formula

1. Spending 2.5 months’ salary in the ring
2. Plan the proposal for 68 days.
3. The meal begins at 8:06 p.m., with the proposal between the main course and dessert.
4. Give a heartfelt speech
5. Set the mood with lighting and flowers.
6. play good music

The formula, based on an Asda survey of 2,000 people, calculates a “proposal score” (S) out of 100, with 100 being as close as possible to a “Yes”.

It is based on four key factors: the time of the meal (M), the time of the proposal (T), the amount of planning (P) and the cost of the engagement ring (C).

A fifth bonus variable (B) is scored between -50 and 25 based on a series of eventualities that could take place over the course of a romantic evening at home.

Based on the survey responses, Dr. Crawford recommends starting the meal at 8:06 pm and that the proposal occur after the main course but before dessert.

The optimal amount to spend on an engagement ring is 2.5 months of your salary, and you should have been planning the proposal for 68 days, he said.

People hoping to close the deal can increase their chances of success by giving a heartfelt speech (+8 bonus points), creating a romantic atmosphere with mood lighting and flowers (+7 bonus points), and playing good music (+5 bonus points). bonus). .

The optimal amount to spend on an engagement ring is 2.5 months of your salary, and you should have been planning the proposal for 68 days, he said (stock image).

However, British lovers who wish to seduce their partner should avoid checking their phone (-20 bonus points), having the television on in the background (-14 bonus points), burning food (-10 bonus points) and have children at home. (-6 bonus points).

Dr. Crawford said: “To maximize your proposal score and achieve the perfect proposal at home, you’ll need to focus on four key ingredients: the time of the meal, the timing of the proposal, the amount of planning, and the cost of the engagement ring.

‘Asda’s research suggests that starting the meal at 8.06pm is the best option, and that the offering itself occurs after the main course, but before dessert.

“To make sure everything is perfect on the night, you need 68 days of proposal planning time, and ideally you would spend 2.5 months of your salary in the ring, although it was lovely to see that more than a quarter of those surveyed do not care”. about the cost of a ring or would they be happy with what their partner could afford.

‘You should also make sure you use the right music, prepare only the best food and give a heartfelt speech to really win your partner’s favor.

“In terms of things to avoid, keep those phones off and out of sight, leave the kids with a babysitter, and don’t burn food!”

Asda has created Valentine’s Day Bistro dining options which they say could also increase your odds by 5 points.

They recommend Bistro Sirloin Steaks with Garlic and Herbs, Heart Butter, and Parmesan Fries as a main dish, and Bistro Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Slices for dessert.

Asda is offering a £100 voucher to any lovestruck shopper who can prove they got a ‘Yes’ from their partner using Dr Crawford’s perfect proposal formula on Valentine’s Day.

To claim the voucher, shoppers will need to submit the receipt for their Asda Valentine’s Day dinner deal and redeem it along with a time-stamped image of when they closed the deal.

The retailer is also relaunching its £1 engagement ring that had shoppers going wild in 2023.

### Scientists Reveal Surprisingly Simple Task That Could Rekindle the Spark in Your Relationship

When you’ve been with someone for many years, it’s very easy to let life get in the way and the spark fade.

But psychologists at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the US has discovered a surprisingly easy way to rekindle the passion and all you need is a photo.

A study has found that looking at photos of your partner for a few seconds can increase feelings of infatuation, attachment, and marital satisfaction.

“Looking at photographs of spouses is an easy strategy that could be used to stabilize marriages in which the main problem is declining romantic feelings over time,” the authors wrote.