OPINION: Broadcaster Steve Allen looks at issues of today

PUBLISHED: 10:54 19 June 2017


Put prospective dates through a proper quiz

When it comes to dating they say, “Well, there’s plenty more fish in the sea,” but the problem is, no one wants to date fish if you discount Tom Hanks in Splash.

You read stories of people who are dating meeting some right idiots – mainly I spot those on people’s dating profiles after our first dates.

But what can be done? Well, an Italian woman may have found a solution. She was so annoyed with all the unintelligent people she’d been dating she came up with a plan.

She has set a maths equation for any would-be suitors. They have to work out the maths puzzle and the answer is her mobile number.

I love this idea, mainly because I might not be good at dating but I’m pretty tasty at maths, so she could be mine.

I can’t speak Italian though, so that might be an issue

The problem with this idea is, if people get it wrong, they’ll get a different mobile number, and you have to feel sorry for whoever has that number. They’re going to get calls from desperate men who are no good at maths.

If someone calls you and offers to pick you up at 6.75pm, you have that number.

The other problem is that she’s only testing men at maths. Don’t get me wrong, as a mathsy guy, I totally agree we’re the ones you’d want to multiply with but you need more categories. Like a quiz show.

Ladies, only date someone who’s been on Tipping Point. Actually, that’s just someone who likes the 2p machines

in the arcades, you can do better.

Personally I like 15-to-1. But there’s probably a different website for that.

You have to pick the right quiz for you to date the contestants. When it comes to dating, I just love The Chase.

• Tune into Steve’s Friday show on Time 107.5 FM at 2.15pm for the weekly local paper review with the Recorder.

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