Motivating Example

Let’s say you are one of the many people of Bachelor Nation frustrated that yet again the producers have decided to delay the Rose Ceremony by a week. You’ve seen all the drama of week five, yet still do not know who Matt James will choose to send home.

As infuriating as the situation in which you find yourself is, you have one thing in your back pocket that can help get you through this waiting period: data.

You have secret intel on how much Matt James likes (on a scale from 0 to 100) each of the remaining contestants. Matt has been rating each of the contestants along this dimension after each interaction (e.g., 1-1 date, group date, cocktail party, etc.). You just happened to have stumbled upon this log indicating his preferences (perhaps Reality Steve leaked it!), and now you’d like to use what information you know about his preferences to predict what will happen in next week’s episode.

A few pieces of key information

The Bachelor: