Speed dating indiana
Later, the participants note down whom they would like to meet again.
If there is a match, the organizers help the people to get in touch.
Todd and his colleagues describe such speed-dating events as a "microcosm where mate choices are made sequentially in a faster and more formalized fashion than in daily life." For Todd's study, 46 adults in a speed-dating session were also asked to fill out a questionnaire beforehand assessing themselves and their ideal mate according to evolutionarily relevant traits, such as physical attractiveness, present and future financial status, health and parenting qualities.
Not surprisingly, Todd said, participants stated they wanted to find someone who was like themselves -- a socially acceptable answer.
However, he is quick to add that he does not think this finding is going to counter the large body of literature showing that females, of many species, are the more selective gender.However, when women rotated, the trend for higher female selectivity vanished, with men saying yes 43% of the time while women said yes 45% of the time."It was astonishing that simply reversing which sex rotated demolished such a well-established sex difference, one that has frequently has been attributed to deep-rooted psychological adaptations," says Finkel.So the researchers decided to explore whether having males literally walking up to seated females was having a psychological effect.The researchers established 15 speed-dating events for 350 young adults.