When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees by R. Meyer
“During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple.”
Facebook might understand your romantic prospects better than you do.
In a blog post published yesterday, the company’s team of data scientists announced that statistical evidence hints at budding relationships before the relationships start.
As couples become couples, Facebook data scientist Carlos Diuk writes, the two people enter a period of courtship, during which timeline posts increase. After the couple makes it official, their posts on each others’ walls decrease—presumably because the happy two are spending more time together.
…The Facebook Data Science team has been releasing information all week about what the company’s massive trove of data reveals about relationships, from (Link): how long they last to how love correlates to religion and (Link): age. This is my favorite post of theirs, though—it shows something you grasp, I think, if you’ve ever seen a Facebook couple come into being.
Diuk also writes that, even though the number of wall posts goes down once the relationship starts, the wall posts becomes happier.
“We observe a general increase [in sentiment] after the relationship’s ‘day 0,’ with a dramatic increase in days 0 and 1!” he says. …