Want to Find Love? Here's What Netflix Says You Should Be Watching

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's how your streaming profile is also kind of your dating profile.

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We already knew Netflix is a major player in modern relationships. What we didn't know is that what you're watching could be just as influential. Complex reports that Netflix released a study showing the link between your streaming habits and your relationship status. 

To gather data, the company asked 1,008 American users between the ages of 18 and 39 if their Netflixing had improved or worsened their relationships. It turns out, comedy is the most attractive genre to a potential love interest, so if you want to heat things up this Valentine's Day, skip the depressing dramas and keep your queue lighthearted. We'd recommend The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Arrested Development.

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Here's what else they found:


25 percent find people more attractive based on shows they watch.


27 percent insist show compatibility is important.


58 percent have added shows and movies to their profile to attract a potential suitor

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51 percent believe sharing a Netflix password means the relationship is serious.


17 percent will not share their Netflix password until they get engaged.

Photography by: Netflix / Ralph​

65 percent engage in negotiations over picking shows.


35 percent trade show for show.


58 percent bond over Netflix.


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