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Facebook’s true soulmate quiz keeps matching people with their parents

This could get awkward.


Marisa Kabas


Published Jun 15, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:10 pm CDT

Facebook is good for many things, like tracking down your third-grade crush who moved to Indiana or stalking the wedding photos of your Hebrew school nemesis. However, it’s perhaps not so good at figuring out who your true soulmate is.

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Last week, a new app from Captain Quizz called “who is your true soul mate?” burst onto the timeline scene. Once a Facebook user authorizes the app, it analyzes their data and interactions to determine their supposed better half.

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I had decent luck, having been matched with one of my best friends. But other people didn’t fare as well.

Mashable’s Brian Koerber wrote about his own unfortunate experience being matched with his mother. He pointed out that perhaps Facebook is confusing “soulmate” with “major fan.”

“My mother joined Facebook about six months ago, which means she has probably Liked or commented (or both) on every single photo and status update I’ve had since then. So, if anything, my mom is my biggest Facebook fan.”

But Koerber isn’t alone. Take a look at your feed, and you’ll be sure to see at least a person or two who had the same awkward experience. My friend Caroline, for instance, was just matched with her own father.

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And all across the Twitterverse, people are sharing their tales of looking for love and finding their loved ones instead.

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Perhaps our parents really are our soul mates! Or maybe—just hear me out—maybe this app is a bit flawed.

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*First Published: Jun 15, 2015, 5:19 pm CDT