Speed dating psychology study

The popularity of the speed-dater was also positively related to the choosiness of that speed-dater, although the correlation was only significant among men (perhaps due to the fact that women on average were choosier than men).As the researchers note, this finding is consistent with the idea that highly popular people are thought to be more careful in their choices while unpopular people are thought to be more indiscriminative (see Penke et al., 2007).The chances of a women mating increased if their partner had a short-term mating orientation, and the chances of a man mating increased if their partner had a long-term mating orientation.

The researchers also found rather weak effects of similarity, a finding probably due to the brief interactions these individuals engaged in.

Most certainly, it takes more time than 3-minutes to form a deep connection. They found that the chances of mating (i.e., having sex) with a speed-dating partner was 6%, whereas the chances of relating (i.e.

In one event, there was hardly any space between the tables.

I could hear every awkward conversation, and not just my own.

Another reason may be that those with a short-term mating orientation may have been more extraverted, and their extraverted behaviors were noticed and remembered more.

Other research has shown that Extraverts do better than introverts in a rapid mating context such as speed dating (Luo & Zhang, 2009; also see : the more shy the man appeared, the less popular the man.

I did have some nice chats, but I had to wonder: was it worth it?

There's some new research on speed dating, coming from researchers in Germany (Asendorpf, Penke, and Back, in press).

Consistent with parental investment theory, women, on average, tended to state an interest in long-term mating more so than men did.

This was only relative though: both men and women reported a desire for long-term mating, and most men in this dating context did choose a long-term mating orientation. Popularity was heavily influenced by easily perceivable physical attributes such as facial and vocal attractiveness, height, and weight.

I've already witnesses women saying one thing and chasing after the complete opposite and it simply goes back to the age old question: "What the hell do women want?

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