I’m Dr. Samantha Joel. My team and I use AI to predict the relationship satisfaction of 11,000 couples - AMA!
I'm a psychology professor at Western University. Me and 85 other scholars recently used machine learning to try to predict relationship quality across 43 datasets of more than 11, 000 couples.
We found that the most reliable predictor of a relationship’s success is your belief that your partner is committed to the relationship.
Other important factors in a successful relationship include feeling close to, appreciated by and sexually satisfied with your partner.
This is the first-ever systematic attempt at using machine-learning algorithms to predict people’s relationship satisfaction.
For more on the study, please visit https://news.westernu.ca/2020/07/machine-learning-predicts-satisfaction-in-romantic-relationships/
I will be getting started today at 10am ET.
UPDATE: Thank you for all your insightful questions, reddit! I'm stepping away briefly, but I will be back to answer more questions at 2:30pm ET.
SECOND UPDATE: I'm logging out now, but thank you all again for this stimulating discussion! In closing, I want to give a huge thanks to Paul Eastwick for his tireless dedication to this project, and to our 84 other collaborators for sharing all their incredible data that made this project a reality.
Finally, if you're looking to read the original paper, it's available here: https://osf.io/kacdx/