How OKCupid Really Figures Out Those Compatibility Percentages

Here’s a look at the math behind the dating site’s magic, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Ever made an OKCupid dating profile? Then you’re already familiar with answering fun questions like, “How many times do you shower in a week?” “Is burning a flag wrong?” and “What’s your deal when it comes to hard drugs?”

Turns out, the way you answer those questions really does affect whether or not you’ll find true love!* So, before you pop that bottle of wine and start drunkenly clicking away, watch this TED-Ed vid about how the site calculates your likelihood of finding love.

*I made that up.

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