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Tom Baker writer
Tom Baker Staff Writer Derby, UK
It's the most romantic time of the year (if you still believe in that stuff), but Valentine's Day might not be the best time to get married. When is? Well, you can now find out, with TIME magazine's patented predictor! Simply connect it to your Facebook account and it'll figure out, based on your friends' marriage dates and other life events, when the best time for you to tie the knot is. FOMO no more!
Erm, yeah.

I'm not the only one who thinks this is totally weird, right?

I'm all for the age of digital love, but throwing such a momentous decision to computer algorithms seems more than a little nutty. Besides the fact that it's all pretty silly, it has some major flaws with how it figures that out: excluding people who can't marry, not taking into account that most of your friends are a similar age (so it'll be telling you you need to be married now, soon, or already), and what if most of your friends are single, huh?
Thankfully a lot of our young and impressionable kids are off Facebook (partly cos of nonense like this), but there's probably still some people who will take this to heart. Besides the obvious ridiculousness and problems,  the site is actually... not so helpful when it comes to the holy matrimony, and above all else the Facebook marriage calculator is also dealing in old-fashioned relationships; after all, we're going to be dating things without Facebook profiles soon, right?

Is Tom the only one to think this is nuts? Tell us in the comments below. 

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