Who knew that the probability of the nucleus of an atom decaying had any resemblance to the probability of a couple breaking up?
Well, Richard Ecob at Oxford did and used this similarity to create a computer model of the dating world. This model included imaginary social networks populated with people who had a set of interests looking for partners.
What his team found is that even people with many preferences of traits they would like in a mate had the same likelihood of ending up in a relationship as did those singles with fewer preferences. They also found that people who formed many relationships actually were worse at finding a partner. However, these "super daters" were good for others, breaking up weak couples who were then free to find stronger relationships.
Next thing you know, people are going to be described as protons or neutrons based on how they behave in relationships.