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Guess what, Joe? An attraction algorithm can never be developed. Why? Because people process questions differently, and language is to squiggly & soft to ever be counted upon to measure something so specific and peculiar as "chemistry." Can't be done. You heard it here. It's always fun to take the personality tests though, because they are about "us" -- our favorite subject.

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Hi all,

Actually, proper analytics (grounded in modern test theory) are routinely used to detect response biases to specific questions in surveys and assessments -- in other words to determine which test questions are interpreted the same by people irrespective of the demographics of the readers.

Thus, well made and validated compatibility tests are not too "squiggly and soft to be counted on." Of course, such tests are likely to be few and far between at the moment.


James Houran, Ph.D.
Online Dating Magazine

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