Language matching predicts success of relationships

Synchronising the style of speech, specifically in the use of "function words" that provide context for nouns and verbs, seems to predict how successful and enduring a relationship is likely to be.   Unfortunately there are too few words in the news release for much more to be gleaned.  But the essence seems to be that people who are concerned about one another tend to match their language style, and subconciously.   Whether it is possible to do this, for example, in public involvement exercises is an interesting question, along with the potential to do damage to such an exercise by using an unsyncrhonised writing and speaking style.

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/the-language-of-young-love-the-ways-couples-talk-can-predict-relationship-success.html

But there is an online test where you can paste text created by two different individuals to obtain a "Language Style Matching" score.

http://www.utpsyc.org/synch/