He and his University of Essex colleague Netta Weinstein designed two simple experiments in which two strangers were told to talk for 10 minutes.
In the first scenario, 74 undergraduates were paired up and asked to talk about an interesting event in the last month.
Daniel Howard was on his break at Lens Crafters two months ago when an attractive woman caught his eye. Mobile dating is the next big leap in online socializing, and it's allowing people like Howard to look for love in literally all the right and wrong places. A host of companies are betting that just as online dating and matchmaking have gained favor with Internet-savvy singles, so too will mobile dating catch on with a generation increasingly dependent on its cell phones and handheld devices. The story sounds pretty mundane until you realize Howard was browsing online dating profiles on his cell phone when he came across his future girlfriend, a supermarket courtesy clerk.With advances in cell phone technology and wireless networks, users can browse truncated profiles, view photos of possible dates and exchange cheesy lines via text messaging.Let's look at some online dating security and safety tips: The online dating site you use will likely have some built-in security features that you can choose to take advantage of.Besides the ability to block someone from contacting you, many dating sites also feature the ability to turn off instant messages, location tracking, etc.[The 10 Most Disruptive Technologies] Tech distraction?