Social media username predicts real-life match

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Pictured are Dr. Sarah Rowe and Dr. Guy Duke, both assistant professors of anthropology at UTRGV. (Source: UTRGV, Photo by Paul Chouy)

February 07 2021 06:00 pm

Two assistant professors at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are sharing the story of how they met and how they came to find their Twitter usernames predicted what one day would be.

According to a release from the university, Dr. Sarah Rowe, an assistant professor of anthropology at UTRGV, and Dr. Guy Duke, also an assistant professor of anthropology at UTRGV, met at a conference Rowe organized.

The release states both communicated online, but they never used Twitter.

After they started dating, they found that their usernames were @Archaeo_Guy and @Archaeo_Girl.

Without realizing it, both predicted had a connection without having yet met.

According to the release, @Archaeo_Guy and @Archaeo_Girl married a year after they met and started their jobs at UTRGV in 2015.


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