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Algorithms Can't Predict Compatibility

Algorithms Can't Predict Compatibility

A group of U.S. psychology professors collaborated on a report, describing the faults of online dating, which was published in 2012. The dating sites wouldn't share their specific algorithms with the researchers, but the professors stated that the sites couldn't predict whether a relationship would last just because two people had similar interests and personalities.

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