Match Point

In which I pit my non-algorithm-based marriage against the hard science of eHarmony

Illustration by Tomasz Walenta for TIME; Cupid: Corbis

During the lowest point of our relationship, my lovely wife Cassandra and I saw a couples therapist. At the end of our first session, I asked him to rate our marriage on a scale of 1 to 10. He gave us a 7. I think we would have gotten an 8 if Cassandra hadn't married the kind of guy who can understand emotions only through numbers.

Now, however, there's a scientific method to determine how our marriage ranks. The dating site eHarmony designed an algorithm to identify people who would make the happiest 25% of couples based on its research of...

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