Is Romantic Desire Predictable? Machine Learning Applied to Initial Romantic Attraction

@article{Joel2017IsRD,
  title={Is Romantic Desire Predictable? Machine Learning Applied to Initial Romantic Attraction},
  author={Samantha Joel and Paul W. Eastwick and Eli J. Finkel},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={28},
  pages={1478 - 1489}
}
Matchmaking companies and theoretical perspectives on close relationships suggest that initial attraction is, to some extent, a product of two people’s self-reported traits and preferences. We used machine learning to test how well such measures predict people’s overall tendencies to romantically desire other people (actor variance) and to be desired by other people (partner variance), as well as people’s desire for specific partners above and beyond actor and partner variance (relationship… 

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