Compatibility test says love is, in fact, a game

Jacqueline Geller

Love is in the air here — or at least on paper.

The junior class brought back their annual Compatibility Game to spread some cheer before Valentine’s Day.

Junior adviser and fitness teacher Ginny Clevenger has run the event with her classes since 2005, since the idea of hosting a school-wide game was hers.

Junior Class Council Member KathrynWillis of Tinton Falls said she is a fan of the game.

“It’s always been a nice, fun thing to get people in the mood for Valentine’s Day,” Willis said.

Students were given a questionnaire with inquiries ranging from their hobbies to their opinions on love at first sight, and then they later had the option to buy their result sheets for $2. Willis said the profits from the fundraiser will go toward major events for the juniors next year, such as prom, the class trip and the senior dinner.

“All that we really have to worry about is getting the word out and getting people to participate, which hasn’t been a huge challenge,” Willis said. “Mrs. Clevenger is a great help with organizing the results and physically sending them out.”

The answers were sent to a company that looks at each person’s answers and calculates their dream match and worst nightmare, along with the school’s most compatible girl and guy.

This year, the most compatible girls were EE, GC, JF, KE and ND, while the five most compatible guys were AC, AW, JW, LM and TR, Clevenger said.

Sophomore Christina Flynn of Middletown said she thought the junior’s fundraiser was successful this year.

“I know, for me at least, it’s very funny to see who you are ‘compatible with.’ I will definitely participate in the compatibility test next year,” Flynn said.

Junior Matt Miller of Wall said he thinks the test is an opportunity to meet new friends.

“I think the compatibility test is a fun and cute little way to meet somebody you haven’t necessarily talked to at CHS before,” Miller said.