Can Facebook predict your breakup?
(CNN) — You’re about to get dumped, and you have no idea — but Facebook does!
A new study by Cornell University and Facebook suggests the social network can predict how healthy your relationship is.
Researchers got insight from more than a million Facebook users.
The yardstick used to measure a relationship was something the researchers called dispersion — or how well a couple’s mutual friends are connected.
Researchers found that a couple with a “low dispersion” — or when the couple’s friends are well-connected on the site, are 50% more likely to end the relationship over the next two months than a couple who has a “high dispersion” — or connections to different groups of people.
In simple terms, the study suggests people in the healthiest relationships have their own lives and friends.
The findings will be presented at a conference on social computing in February.