This App Claims To Know Whether Your Crush Is Actually Into You Or Not, We Call Bullshit
The Debrief: There's no algorithm for love, people.
At some point in our lives, most of us have probably spent an unhealthy amount of time decoding our crush's text messages. Hours upon hours have been wasted analysing one-word text messages, and our gal pals have most likely leant us a helping hand in crafting the perfect response. But that's all in the past, because there's now an app that does all of the hard work for you.
The Crushh app has been created to secretly scan text messages to find out if your crush really is into you, or if they're just stringing you along. Using algorithms that interpret words and patterns in the text messages sent by your crush, it will detect any shifts in your relationships, and can supposedly even warn you about a potential break-up.
The app's website describes how the technology works: 'the algorithms basically work like a person does. It looks at factors like frequency, length, response times, and features within the texts like sentiment, words, punctuation and emoji usage. You even get a chart showing how the score has changed over the life of your relationship, along with measures of engagement and interest. It will even show the corresponding texts from any day so you can use it to pinpoint the exact messages that could have caused a change in the relationship.'
While some may think that this is pure genius, we're calling bullshit.
Let's logically think about this for a second: how can an app possible be able to tell how much someone likes you based purely on mobile interaction? While it's a given that if you often receive one-word text messages, or if your love interest regularly takes ages to reply to you, they're probably not that interested in you, this isn't always the case. Sometimes, they may be busy at work, and not have the time to craft a lengthy response. Other times, they may just be really shit texters, or they may even be playing it cool.
Aside from these things that could pose as flaws in the app, nuances like sarcasm and jokes (aka, flirty banter) could prove difficult for the app to detect. Plus, some people prefer to communicate via different social media apps like Facebook messenger, Snapchat and Whatsapp, all of which the Crushh app doesn't take into account. Alternatively, your crush may just prefer to talk to you in person, as opposed to over text. So if you're regularly going on dates, it's safe to say that your crush probably likes you. Over-thinking and over-analysing their texts is simply put, a waste of time - even when there's an app on the market that promises to do all of the hard work for you.
In fact, the whole notion that the Crushh app analyses your communciation with your love interest, and then gives you a score out of five for how much they like you, is simply ridiculous. Artificial intelligence for love shouldn't be a thing, because - sorry to burst your bubble - there really is no algorithm for interpreting love. Just go with your gut instead, it never lies.
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