Can You Feel The Lurve In This Room?
April 13, 2003 1:02 AM   Subscribe

Love Philtre and SundayFilter Dare To Board The Love Boat... and almost drown in it! Let your wildest notions and your most secret pairings go wild and [cue awful Berlin song you thought you'd never hear again] get the Love Calculator to take your breath away. To start you off, here are the Matt vs. MetaFilter match results: "Dr. Love thinks that a relationship between mathowie and MetaFilter has a very good chance of being successful, but this doesn't mean that [Matt] do[es]n't have to work on the relationship. Remember that every relationship needs spending time together, talking with each other etc."
posted by MiguelCardoso (24 comments total)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:05 AM on April 13, 2003

Another couple with the same sort of problems.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:08 AM on April 13, 2003

Wow. Morning, noon and night get 93%. I've been testing the calculator for almost an hour now and I'm amazed at how prescient it is.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:20 AM on April 13, 2003


On the other hand... ;)
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 1:24 AM on April 13, 2003

Frigid. Can anybody find a 0?
posted by eddydamascene at 1:59 AM on April 13, 2003

I always suspected they sort of dug eachother...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:05 AM on April 13, 2003

Websites can also be profitably put to the test, btw.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:11 AM on April 13, 2003

Whether or not God and America have a chance together - and, no, it doesn't look too good right now - it's time I stopped cheerleading and went to bed, right? :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:19 AM on April 13, 2003

Dammit! I even read the preview once! *(sobs)*
posted by cohappy at 3:13 AM on April 13, 2003

a relationship between cohappy and preview has a very good chance of being successful, but this doesn't mean that you don't have to work on the relationship
posted by eddydamascene at 3:36 AM on April 13, 2003

Coincidence? I've found the anti-lovers!
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 3:58 AM on April 13, 2003

As we suspected, all along.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 4:00 AM on April 13, 2003

apparently, love and marriage no longer go together like a horse and carriage.
posted by eddydamascene at 5:03 AM on April 13, 2003

Interesting. Has anybody figured out how this is calculated?

It appears that the relationship between Narcissus and himself has only a 06% chance of working out. Poetic.
posted by taz at 5:40 AM on April 13, 2003

Hmph. I should get out more. :-)
posted by Vidiot at 7:53 AM on April 13, 2003

Getting warmer
True love
posted by y2karl at 8:42 AM on April 13, 2003

Wow this thing has been up for a pretty long time. Played with it back in '97.

Does it have anything to do with the number of letters? If you keep one name constant and shorten the other letter by letter, the scores seem to get lower.
posted by murmur at 8:51 AM on April 13, 2003

My C++ is a bit shaky, but I've been able to reverse-engineer some but not all of it by looking at the UNIX source code (available on the downloads page.) Those of you who don't want the romance taken out of this should avert your eyes from the next paragraph:

Scan the two names for the letters L, O, V, E, and S. Assign 10 points for each L, 31 points for each O, 33 for each V, 13 for each E, and 1 for each S. Add 'em up. I haven't been able to figure out what happens when the sum is greater than 100, though, which is the cruicial part for most pairs...
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:04 AM on April 13, 2003

See, if this wasn't such a boyzone, you'd know that it's based on a game that little girls play to see if their imaginary relationships with boys will work out. And yeah, it's based on the letters in the word "LOVES" and how many letters the two names have in common. Jeez you guys. Do I have to teach you how to play "Truth or Dare" next?
posted by hilatron at 9:44 AM on April 13, 2003

I have some rather disappointing news for you and things look even worse for me.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:25 AM on April 13, 2003

Hee hee, juju! Never mind!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:49 AM on April 13, 2003


Not really.

Thought so.
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:10 PM on April 13, 2003

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