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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Could the Kingslayer and the Maid of Tarth be on the road to romantic bliss? Those who have read every published word of A Song of Ice and Fire may know the answer — but regardless of whether these two characters will hook up at some point, the Game of Thrones fans at OK Cupid certainly seem to think they should.

Just for fun, the site’s dating gurus calculated the compatibility of three couples who are currently betrothed on the show, as well as Jaime and Brienne (whose relationship is purely platonic…for now). After filling out OK Cupid surveys for each character, the engineers compared questionnaires to figure out which pairs made the most romantic sense. They then shared those results exclusively with EW. The resounding winner: Jaime/Brienne, who are 84 percent compatible, according to OKC’s algorithm.

Though the one-handed bear and the armored maiden fair are better suited for one another than any other couple in this survey, Jaime’s brother Tyrion and his unwilling future bride, Sansa Stark, also scored well. OKC says the tween and the Imp are 80.15 percent compatible. Not bad, especially compared to Sansa’s compatibility with Loras Tyrell, the man she once hoped to marry. Those two scored only 39 percent compatibility, most likely because Sansa’s not a dude.

Loras and his intended, Cersei Lannister, are only 54.18 compatible…probably because Cersei, also, is not a dude. The queen did, however, score better with Loras than she did with her own brother — Cersei and Jaime’s incestuous love wasn’t enough to raise their compatibility above 31.

Finally, OK Cupid crunched the numbers for Cersei’s (and Jaime’s) son Joffrey and his betrothed, Margaery Tyrell. It seems that psychopathy and shrewd manipulation don’t mix; the pair got a measly 38 percent compatibility rating. Worth noting: That’s eight points lower than Joffrey’s rating with Sansa, to whom he was once engaged.

Obviously, these numbers should be taken with several shakers of salt; they were calculated based on surveys filled out by nerds who work for a dating website rather than the nerds who write for Game of Thrones (or George R.R. Martin, the King of the Nerds). But even if the survey-takers skewed things in favor of Jaime and Brienne, I can’t complain; those two deserve a fun hot tub scene to balance out their super-serious confessional hot tub scene in episode 5.

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