Afterwards, the participants rated their interactions, indicating level of interest in and sexual attraction to each person they met.Dr Joel and her colleagues used a machine learning algorithm to test whether it was possible to predict unique romantic desire based on participants' questionnaire responses and before the individuals met. They found it was possible to predict the overall tendency for someone to like and to be liked by others — but not which two particular people were a match.'Attraction for a particular person may be difficult or impossible to predict before two people have actually met,' said Samantha Joel, a University of Utah psychology professor and lead author.'A relationship is more than the sum of its parts.
The findings suggest we still can't circumvent the hassle and heartache of the dating process.
The researchers used data from two samples of speed daters, who filled out questionnaires about more than 100 traits and preferences and then met in a series of four-minute dates.
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