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Cornell Perfect Match is ready to help students find love again during the coronavirus.

February 23, 2021

Another Year, Another Perfect Match

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Cornell Perfect Match is preparing for another successful round of finding potential soulmates for Cornell students.

Founded by Jamal Hashim ’22 in February 2019, Cornell Perfect Match coupled more than  5,600 participants last year. The program was created to lift spirits and make students feel less isolated while coping with the stress of college life — amplified this year. 

Based on last year’s feedback, this year’s match-making algorithm is new and improved, based on a series of questions about personalities and habits. 

“The questions range from typical Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Questionnaire types to more Cornell specific hobbies and activities that can bring people together,” Cornell Perfect Match wrote in an email to The Sun.

The system is divided into two parts: scoring and matching. Compatibility is first calculated by an algorithm that pairs up individuals based on their personalities and survey results. The best matches are created based on these scores.

“In short, your matches are based on your answers and ‘dealbreakers’ that you submit in your quiz,” Cornell Perfect Match said.

Through survey results, the Perfect Match team has brought together dozens of happy couples and strong platonic friendships. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Perfect Match hosted events and provided restaurant discounts for couples that have been matched to support the happy meet up. 

This year, meeting a match won’t look the same — Perfect Match is compiling a list of advice for potential partners to try out after they receive their matches. Match participants will receive message templates, a list of dos and don’ts and virtual activity ideas such as Netflix Party and Zoom chat.

To find their perfect match and a potential new love interest, Cornell students can fill out the survey by Feb. 24. Results will be posted Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. EST.