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TikTok-ers Are Using a Dating Preferences "Hack" to Nail Down Their Perfect Type

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Nov. 3 2020, Updated 5:30 p.m. ET

When it comes to matters of the heart, it's easy to get desperate folks looking for answers to pretty much listen to anything and everything that you have to say that may get them closer to finding true romance and/or the potential love of their lives. It's why dating apps like Tinder are making a killing selling their premium services: everyone wants a better shot at love.

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People are also obsessed with the idea of "nailing down" exactly what kind of person they are; remember when the Myers-Briggs personality type assessment was all the rage? Well, it's no surprise that people are using personal assessments to easily suss out whether or not they're compatible with somebody or help narrow down their search of how/where they're looking for love.

Now we all have our types that get us going: for me it's someone who's kind of trashy and has a heart of gold, or so I thought. Because my wife, although she possesses a golden heart, is appalled by the thought of eating gas station pizzas or driving a non-luxury car. So was I "correct" about my type?

Well, maybe if I used this scientifically-sound TikTok relationship-personality type method, I'd be in a better spot.

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A clip posted by TikTok-er @saggawagga shows a neat little trick about the type of people you're attracted to and vice versa. The process behind doing it is pretty straightforward.

Here are all the steps you'll have to follow:

  • Open up a text editing document (notes app is fine)
  • Write down the names of all the people you've had a crush on or slept with
  • Underneath each of their names, write down their characteristics
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  • This could include interests, body type, hair color, or any other notable traits
  • Make sure to close the gaps between the spaces of their names
  • Delete all of their names and any other spaces in the document

So the final product should look like a long-running list, like the one @saggawagga has in her video

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Basically it should look something like this:

six-feet
blondehair
gummybearthrowing
bathsalts
gymnastics
hatingfootball

And so on and so forth.

Then what you're going to want to do for the final step is to take that list to writewords.org.uk, copy all of the text in that list and hit "enter." Then you'll be presented with a clear visualization of the traits that you've been romantically linked to in the past.

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Now, whether or not those are your actual preferences or just who you happen to end up with because you're settling for whoever hits on you is something for you to work out for yourself.

Some people weren't super impressed by the method and even offered up some other suggestions, like a word cloud, which is something she did in a separate video.

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Others thought that it was a lot of effort just to state what she, and probably all of us, already know about ourselves.

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Of course, others had jokes for days about the whole process, some nerdier than others.

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And then there were a bunch of people who couldn't even believe that there are individuals out there who remember how many people they've slept with, let alone all of their characteristics and traits.

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tiktok dating personality preference
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Do you want to try this technique out? Or do you think it's a lot of work just to tell you something that you already know?

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