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True Love is a science fiction short story written by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
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Milton Davis is trying to find his ideal partner. To do this, he instructs his computer (named Joe), which has access to databases covering the entire populace of the world, to find him his ideal match, based on physical parameters supplied.
He meets the shortlisted candidates, but realises that looks alone are not enough to find an ideal match. In order to correlate personalities, he speaks at great length to Joe, gradually filling Joe's databanks with information about his personality.
In doing so, Joe develops the personality of Milton, and upon finding an ideal match, arranges to have Milton arrested, so that Joe can 'have the girl' for himself.