In one event, there was hardly any space between the tables.
I could hear every awkward conversation, and not just my own.
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.
This finding was confirmed both after 6 weeks and 1 year after the speed-dating event. They figure that the chances of finding a sexual romantic partner will be lower than speed-dating if one visits a café for 2 hours actively in search of a partner and higher if one visits a dive bar with a certain reputation.
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.
To further put things in perspective, the researchers converted these percentages into the time and money spent on multiple speed-dating events, assuming that all the events are independent in terms of outcome and that each event costs 30 Euros (roughly ) and lasts 3 hours. From dating to mating and relating: Predictors of initial and long-term outcomes of speed-dating in a community sample.
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'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?
" I think the study itself is confounded as it shows quantitave evidence that the majority of women go speed-dating to seek a long-term partner, but then rate the more sociosexual males higher.
Participants went on a series of 3-minute dates and indicated whom they would like to see again.
They were followed-up by the researchers six weeks and 12 months after the speed-dating session.Personally, I'm going to stick to jazz clubs.© 2010 by Scott Barry Kaufman References Asendorpf, J. Often the quiet or shy ones are overlooked but they are usually the ones who are best suited for long-term relationships and most ready to commit.