Dating websites that claim to find your soul mate using computer analysis may not really work, say, scientists who found that artificial intelligence can only predict who is more desirable, rather than the perfect match.
A new study suggests that unraveling the mystery of real-life attraction cannot be done by a computer.
Led by Samantha Joel from the University of Utah, the study set out to see if a computer could predict attraction before real-life meetings, including who we will desire online, who will be desirable to others online, and how much desire and attraction there will be between two specific people.
“Attraction for a particular person may be difficult or impossible to predict before two people have actually met,” said lead author of the study Samantha Joel, Professor at University of Utah in the US. “A relationship is more than the sum of its parts. There is a shared experience that happens when you meet someone that can’t be predicted beforehand,” Joel said.
Although she noted that dating sites can be a useful tool for finding love, by allowing you to narrow your search and identify potential partners using their online information, she added that, “They don’t let you bypass the process of having to physically meet someone to find out how you feel about them.”