Researchers from Stanford University in California and Cambridge University analyzed 86,000 Facebook volunteers regarding their Facebook activities. They collected data from more than 100 Facebook likes of a person, and used algorithms to identify the person. Their results showed that computer analysis can more accurately determine a person's personality than his friends and family, as well as their partner (!).
In the future, researchers concluded, computers will be able to infer better psychological traits than humans. This could mean that data analysis can help people make daily decisions about issues such as who to trust, marry, and who should be appointed and promoted.
Computer experts now believe that identifying a person can be done not only on the basis of "likes" on Facebook, but also collected from any remaining data on the websites you visit, your online purchases and the like.
Keeping in mind that we all use the internet these days to a greater and greater extent, the question you face is: When it comes to choosing a partner, will this data analysis be beneficial for you? Would it be easier for you soon – via your computer – to "track" the personality traits of your prospective partners in order to determine the traits that are right for you? Do you shorten the time to find your soul? Will this enable you to choose a partner with whom you will grow a long-term intimate relationship?
Experts answer these questions negatively. They say that the above research and analysis quoted are based on only five main personality traits, and this is not enough to build an accurate picture of you or your potential partner's behavior.
As much as you want this to be the case – who, after all, does not want to have a "magic wand" that will enable you to find a more accurate and speedy partner? Perhaps there are many faults that allow you to analyze computer data to determine your partner.
Dating someone and getting to know that person should be a happy part of your existence and you won't want to miss out on such a joy. Slowly getting to know another person, feeling attracted to him, warming up towards that person and using your intuition if he / she is a suitable partner for you – this is all part of the process of getting to know someone, from a journey towards teamwork. Leaving this important part in the hands of the computer will deprive you of some of the most beautiful aspects of your life that you need to be proud of!
In fact, you can say to yourself: Okay, but I failed again and again; time is running out; I don't trust my intuition; and so on and so forth …
However, you do have a choice. As long as this computer data analysis is not possible, you must use your intuition; you must use your judgment; you must trust yourself to be able to find a suitable partner.
It might not be easy. It may have failed in the past. However, as long as there is no such computer program that can help you, and as long as you do not want to miss the true joy of finding a partner that suits you, what you can do – and even deserve it for yourself – is developing your own self-awareness: reaching an understanding of what made you fail Until now, what you have to do to change; what does it take to get close to yourself and trust in your intuition and wisdom?
So, instead of waiting for such "free software" software to be available, why not take your time to develop awareness? Developing self-awareness will not only enable you to find a suitable partner, but also to understand how to develop a healthy and successful intimate relationship.