As you might imagine, I did not find the love of my life.
I made some beginner’s mistakes; however, I am not alone in having struggled with speed dating.
Fortunately, the majority of people do not seem to share my particular troubles with speed dating.
Yet new research does point out a different dating problem: being confronted with a large number of choices can make it harder to make a good decision.
AS A PSYCHOLOGIST, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating.
During a series of mini dates, each spanning no more than a couple of minutes, participants in a speed-dating event evaluate a succession of eligible singles.
Everyone participated just once, and all students were promised the contact information of anyone they matched with.
Essentially, a session of heterosexual speed dating involves a group of women sitting around in a circle and a group of men who rotate around them.
Everyone gets a chance to meet (and flirt); and successful pairings are given contact info to try their luck in the "real world."Speed dating is useful for obvious reasons, like sharing horror stories about inappropriate participants.
But, for two Stanford researchers, speed dating also provides rich material for analyzing the science behind romance and attraction.
On a match card that we will give you at the beginning of our event, you will write down the names of the singles that you liked; and if one of them pick you too, then there's a "match" and we will forward you each other's contact information the very next day!
There's no doubt about it: speed dating is here to stay.
Preparing Arriving Dating Community Q&A Speed dating is a process that allows single people the opportunity to meet many prospective romantic matches in one place at scheduled speed dating events.