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Mathematical model predicts divorce to 94% accuracy

ysc

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I seem to remember this being in the scientific press months ago, and it's not that surprising.

Sad as it is to say the strongest factors deciding the success of a relationship are propinquity and socio-economic background.
If you look at enough people at once they are just statistics, and predictable as such.
 

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They were 100% accurate in that every couple they predicted would get divorced actually did. The inaccuracies in their model only came about because some of the couples they predicted would stay together...didn't.
 

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This was in one of Gladwell's books wasn't it? Blink or Tipping Point I think. Pretty interesting IMO.
 

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What would be interesting is whether people would still get married if they were made aware of the results of their interviews.
 

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awesome.
 

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So would this work prior to getting married or only after a couple has been married for a certain period of time like say two years?
 

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