Stories

The stories and data behind the 131,890 matches we’ve made to date.

Recent Articles

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  • Eden Gibson

Third Time’s the Charm: How Matt and Alex Found Their Perfect Pairing

UVA junior Alex took the Marriage Pact three times before meeting Matt, her near-perfect 99.98 percent match (and boyfriend of more than 8 months). 

  • Joy Zheng

Love Triangles, But... The Other Kind

Nothing scratches the pre-teen rom-com itch quite like a love triangle. But what could be juicier than that? The Triangular Theory of Love, of course!

Eliza and Jules hugging and smiling.
  • Eden Gibson

Friends at First Sight: How Eliza and Jules Found Their Platonic Soulmate

True friends can be hard to come by. But for GWU sophomores Eliza and Jules, nothing could have come more naturally. 

  • Ömercan Erol

Technology Meets Relationship Science Research: Part II

We examine the role of technology in cutting-edge relationship science research — again.

Grace and Rohan posing in front of architecture, smiling
  • Eden Gibson

A Hopeless Romantic’s Dream: Grace and Rohan’s Story

Grace and Rohan set the scene for their first date, which admittedly began with a few obstacles. 

  • Ömercan Erol

Technology Meets Relationship Science Research: Part I

We examine the role of technology in cutting-edge relationship science research.

Nick kissing Zoe's cheek, Zoe smiles.
  • Eden Gibson

A Story of Fate and Justice: How Public Advocates Zoe and Nick Beat the Algorithm

UVA undergrads Zoe and Nick quite literally beat the Marriage Pact algorithm.

  • Katherine Luong

Small Words, Big Changes: How Wording Shapes Our Questions

We take a look at why words matter (they do, a lot) for our questionnaire.

Asha/Muhamadou
  • Eden Gibson

The Quest for Love and Knowledge: Asha and Mouhamadou’s Story

Since matching through the Marriage Pact last fall, Asha and Mouhamadou have never had a boring interaction.

  • Joy Zheng

Gottman's Four Horsemen

We explore what Gottman's Four Horsemen have to do with your relationship.