It’s a myth that’s been around for nearly a century: Most of us are destined to meet our spouses during those magical/fraught years that make up college. But is there any truth to it? Facebook’s crack team of data scientists have mined our collective Facebook data to find out—and some of their results are pretty surprising.
In a post entitled From Classmates to Soulmates today, Facebook’s Data Science Team explains their methodology: They looked at schools that had at least 1,000 married alumni, and couples who attended the same school within four years of each other. Obviously, they only looked at subjects who reported marital status and graduation school—and their age limit was 25.