LONDON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kate Middleton's met her prince. Want to meet your own?
Well, forget kissing frogs and start thinking strategically. That means attending university (ideally, Cambridge), playing sport (ideally, tennis) and targeting the right places (Europe generally; Monaco and Scandinavia particularly).
In short, follow the "Seven Golden Rules" for meeting a prince, drawn up by social networking site Badoo.com (http://www.badoo.com), after studying 107 royal romances worldwide since 1945.
"Until now, the only known strategy for meeting a prince has been to kiss lots of frogs," says Lloyd Price, Marketing Director of Badoo, the world's largest social networking site for meeting new people. "We've produced the first practical strategy based on analysis of historical data."
To Catch A Prince: Badoo's "Seven Golden Rules" 1. Think Global - Nearly Half Of Princes Marry Foreigners 2. Target Europe - Ideally, Monaco or Scandinavia 3. Get Educated - University Is The New Royal Marriage Market 4. Get On Your Party Shoes - Princes Like To Party 5. Think Sporty - Best Of All, Play Tennis 6. Get A Job - Ideally, In Media or Showbusiness 7. Fame Helps - Boost Your Odds By Being Famous First
You don't have to be either royal yourself to make Badoo's rules work. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of the women who romanced European princes in Badoo's study were commoners, like Kate Middleton; and 63% were foreigners.
So, one Badoo rule states: "Target Europe". European princes are more likely than others to marry both commoners and foreigners. Your best odds are in Monaco or Scandinavia.
Another rule: "Get Educated - University Is The New Royal Marriage Market." Kate met William at Scotland's St Andrew's University and 10% of Badoo's women met their princes as students. Best, target Cambridge, the only university to produce more than one royal romance.
Another rule: "Get On Your Party Shoes". The more parties you attend, the better. Best of all are parties given by mutual friends.
Sport is another good way to meet a prince. But some sports, like polo or, best, tennis - are better bets than others, like beach volleyball.
Finally, get going. There are more princes out there than you think. The princes in Badoo's study came from 30 countries, 33 royal families and four continents. At least one must be right for you.