Sunday, September 9, 2012

Horror Movies Keep the Love Alive

According to Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World, a new release by Christopher Steiner, an engineer and CEO of Aisle50, states that:

"OKCupid has analyzed 35,000 couples from its site and discovered that the question that best signals the potential for relationship longevity is: “Do you like horror movies?”"

I googled horror movie hunk and this is what I got. No lies. 

The book itself is a nonfiction account of how algorithms and machines have taken the place of humans (scary movie plot???) in predicting health concerns, analzying foreign policy, and many other daily jobs (maybe not...). But how do horror films come into play? And what about the answer to that question makes a good predictions for the success of a relationship?

Uh Duh. Romance and horror obviously go together. They do in the bookstore anyway.

Being a blogger and all around cool person, I can not answer these questions for you, so you should read the book, but what I can tell you is that this means there is hope for you if you are single and a horror movie fan. You will no longer come off as white mask from Scream when you ask "Hey pretty lady/dude, what is your favorite scary movie?"

This would be a bad reaction. No sequel. No second date.