Good times speed dating
As if those weren’t good enough reasons, you are also out at a social event with upbeat people, listening to great music and generally having a really good time. Come down to my next speed dating event and see for yourself, you won’t regret it!
Sociosexuality and shyness did a better job predicting popularity in this speed dating context than the personality traits extraversion and neuroticism, which are correlated with sociosexuality and shyness, respectively (sociosexuality with extraversion, shyness with neuroticism).The researchers relate this finding to the bandwidth-fidelity trade-off found in personality research, in which "narrower traits that are tailored to specific situational contexts and behaviours often outperform broader traits in predictive power, whereas broader traits often outperform narrower traits if the goal is to predict many different behaviours in many different contexts." once physical attributes were already taken into account, and also provided additional prediction of popularity above and beyond physical attractiveness.Since most women expressed an interest in long-term mating, it is surprising that they would be attracted to a man who came across as preferring a short-term mating orientation.There's some new research on speed dating, coming from researchers in Germany (Asendorpf, Penke, and Back, in press).They set up a speed-dating event and invited a total of 382 people (190 men and 192 women) who were aged 18-54 to participate.In 2009, Laura was the co-host of Rogers Television show “Dating 201”.
She currently hosts the Dating and Relationship Radio Talk Show Sunday nights at 9pm on AM640.
They were followed-up by the researchers six weeks and 12 months after the speed-dating session.
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.
This suggests that a speed-dating context is one that generally attracts people pursuing long-term mating tactics (or at least report that they do! Sex differences were also evident, with men mainly basing their decisions on facial attractiveness and women using more criteria, including high levels of sociosexuality (willingness and desire to engage in short-term sexual encounters), low levels of shyness, and cues of current or future resource providing potential such as height, education, income, and openness to experience (but not indicators of steady resource striving such as conscientiousness).
My new client, I’ll call her Lisa, asked me about the free Speed Dating event that came with her matchmaking membership.