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Are We Good Together?:


"If two people meet each other's basic relationship requirements, and if they also feel mutually attracted, they have a good chance of being able to build a happy, long-term, loving relationship."

blah, blah, .... blah, blah,

That is exactly what WeAttract said during 2003 (WeAttract no longer exists, it failed).

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I had checked the test (it includes)
2. MUST HAVES: Characteristics your partner must have.
2.1 Basics
2.2 Appearance and Fitness
2.3 Sex and Romance
2.4 Personality
Even tempered
Confident
Well mannered
Optimistic
Outgoing
Creative
Musical
Artistic
Patient
Punctual
Forgiving
Spontaneous
Adventurous
Passive
Dominant

3
... select characteristics that your partner absolutely must NOT have
3.3 Personality Problems
Neurotic
Unstable
Condescending
Set in his or her ways
Overly emotional
Demanding
Materialistic
Self-centered
Spoiled
Possessive
Suspicious
Insecure
Controlling
Jealous
Boring
Needy
Lazy
Impulsive
Depressed
Pessimistic
Introverted
Moody
... select characteristics that your partner absolutely must NOT have
3.4 Lifestyle Issues
A workaholic
A smoker
A drinker
A heavy drinker
A drug user
A frequent drug user
Living with his or her parents
A sports nut
A couch potato
A television addict
A video game addict
An Internet addict
A party animal
Obsessed with cleanliness
A slob
A city person
A country yokel

3.6 Character Concerns
A convicted felon
Shallow
A bigot
A believer in ESP
A believer in the occult
Arrogant
Aggressive
Passive
Uneducated

That test is only a recommendation engine based on self reported data and not a compatibility matching method per se.


Using a recommendation engine based on self reported data gives you 2 possibilities:

The person you look for does not exist in this World.
or
The person you look for does not want to meet you because you are not compatible at all.


It seems Dr. Epstein is not aware about:
- The discovery uncovered by Eastwick and Finkel 2008; also Kurzban and Weeden, 2007; Todd, Penke, Fasolo, and Lenton, 2007 who found that people often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life.
- A collection of fresh and new papers clearly showing a connection between personality similarity* and marital happiness / dyadic success (stability and satisfaction) for some persons.

*Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined.


Regards,

Fernando Ardenghi.
Buenos Aires.
Argentina.
[email protected]

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