The factors that’ll make or break your relationship, according to AI

Swipe left? Or swipe right? AI might have the answer.

The reasons that some relationships blossom while others fail could be less to do with the people involved and more about the connection they build with each other, data from more than 11,000 couples indicates.

Scientists using machine learning have found the characteristics of a relationship might be a far greater predictor of couples’ satisfaction than their – or their partner’s – personalities.

“Really, it suggests that the person we choose is not nearly as important as the relationship we build … The dynamic that you build with someone – the shared norms, the in-jokes, the shared experiences – is so much more than the separate individuals who make up that relationship,” said Samatha Joel, the study author and director of the Relationship Decisions Lab at Canada’s Western University.

The recipe for relationship success

The study looked at data from thousands of romantic relationships, grouping together characteristics of the relationship itself, and individual characteristics of…

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