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From the Ted Talk by Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love

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OK, Top Tip #2: How to pick the perfect partner. So let's _______ then that you're a roaring success on the dating scene. But the question arises of how do you then convert that _______ into longer-term happiness, and in particular, how do you decide when is the right time to settle down? Now generally, it's not advisable to just cash in and marry the first person who comes along and _____ you any interest at all. But, equally, you don't really want to leave it too long if you want to ________ your chance of long-term happiness. As my favorite author, Jane ______, puts it, "An unmarried _____ of seven and twenty can never hope to feel or inspire affection again."

Solution

  1. shows
  2. woman
  3. success
  4. austen
  5. imagine
  6. maximize

Original Text

OK, Top Tip #2: How to pick the perfect partner. So let's imagine then that you're a roaring success on the dating scene. But the question arises of how do you then convert that success into longer-term happiness, and in particular, how do you decide when is the right time to settle down? Now generally, it's not advisable to just cash in and marry the first person who comes along and shows you any interest at all. But, equally, you don't really want to leave it too long if you want to maximize your chance of long-term happiness. As my favorite author, Jane Austen, puts it, "An unmarried woman of seven and twenty can never hope to feel or inspire affection again."

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