See, I'm not full of it! Actual research has shown that while it is easy to determine who you are attracted to online (who you think is hot or not), it is nearly impossible to predict if that attraction is real until you've actually met that person. According to Samantha Joel, a University of Utah psychology professor and lead author of the study, “A relationship is more than the sum of its parts. There is a shared experience that happens when you meet someone that can’t be predicted beforehand.”
This study is like music to my ears. I've thought for so long (and through so many failed online dates) that chemistry between two people cannot be found through an algorithm. And this study proves it. It's a chemical reaction, really. When you meet someone in person, you can sense things about them straight off the bat. Call it intuition. Call it science. Whatever you call it, it's not easily explained. But we know it when we see it, right?
Read the full article here: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/releases/romantic-matches-are-hard-to-predict.html