There are many unfortunate events in mathematics as well as the lives of mathematicians. You haven’t probably heard the misfortunes of Evariste Galois; he died at the age of 20 in a duel for a lady who didn’t love him.You probably know some famous theorems by great mathematicians, but you probably didn’t know that they died young. You probably do not know that Descartes could not marry either of the two woman he loves because they were on different social status.

But despite these unimaginable events, there are actually untold stories that history failed to acknowledge. I think they are probably the 3 saddest mathematics love stories ever told. Now, don’t be depressed.

The 3 Saddest Mathematics Love Stories

1. Tangent lines who had one chance to meet and then parted forever.

2. Parallel Lines who were never meant to meet.

3. Asymptotes who can get closer and closer to each other but will never be together.

*Source: Unknown (I saw this in Facebook).*