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.
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.
I had decent luck, having been matched with one of my best friends. But other people didn’t fare as well.
“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.
And all across the Twitterverse, people are sharing their tales of looking for love and finding their loved ones instead.
According to a Facebook quiz my dad is my true soul mate. So I guess I never need to look for that in life…— § (@yuh_moms) June 11, 2015
my mom took a Facebook quiz to tell her who her "true soulmate" is and she got me .. pic.twitter.com/AWoNn9crZK— Carly Presser (@carlypresser) June 14, 2015
Perhaps our parents really are our soul mates! Or maybe—just hear me out—maybe this app is a bit flawed.
Screengrab via Captain Quizz