Is falling in love really a science? In January, the New York Times posted a Modern Love column, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” that turned out to be quite the Internet phenomenon. The topic? How to fall in love.
In the piece, the writer tried out an old study that promised to determine whether you and your mate were truly compatible. Developed over 20 years ago by psychologist Arthur Aron, he apparently “succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory.”
How? Aron had developed a list of 36 questions, posed to mine the inner depths of your soul, that together you and your partner must answer honestly. The writer and a date tried it out, and guess what? It worked.
Now, this love game is easier than ever to play because it’s an app. So instead of the same-old, same-old this weekend, why not whip out the Love Actualized app and fire it up with a crush. According to its maker, Anthony David Adams, it was downloaded more than 200,000 times upon its launch — even liked by Mark Zuckerberg — and featured on Product Hunt.
And, for those who still prefer beta versions, there is an Indiegogo campaign to develop it into a card game. They’ve already reached nearly half of their $5,000 goal with 21 days to go.
Watch how it works: