Are you in the throes of a new and exciting dating relationship? Have you already bored all your friends rehashing inane, and likely meaningless, minutiae of your interactions? Perhaps you have also used an astrological website to divine the compatibility of your horoscopes. If you need yet another way to act on your oxytocin-induced obsession, science has provided you with another outlet. The fine researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed this test to measure the effectiveness of communication between two people.
All you need to do is cut and paste a text conversation, series of instant messages, or some back and forth emails into the the test and it spits back a number ranging from .50 to 1.00. The closer your number is to 1.00, the more effectively you and your partner communicate, and the more compatible you're likely to be. So, even if you're a Scorpio and your partner is a Gemini, maybe you've still got a shot.