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New Paper: The role of eye-contact in developing attraction: a speed-dating study
By Kate Douglas. THREE minutes should be plenty of time to sell yourself. In this attention-deficit world of sound bites and 30 second commercials, the time you get to impress a potential partner in a speed dating session is positively luxurious.
Over the course of the romantic speed-dating event, results showed that Concerning the relationship between attraction and hormonal.
The present study employed a real-life speed-dating methodology with three conditions: a face-to-face FTF condition, a video-mediated communication VMC condition without eye-contact Skype and a VMC condition with eye-contact an Eye-Catcher. The first aim of this study was to investigate the effect of eye-contact on the development of romantic attraction. Second, this study analysed the role of four interactive uncertainty reduction strategies URSs in the relationship between eye-contact and romantic attraction, namely intimacy of self-disclosure and intimacy of question asking.
The results revealed no direct effect of eye-contact on romantic attraction. Moreover, there were more intimate self-disclosures in conditions with eye-contact, but fewer intimate questions asked. These findings suggest that communication conditions with eye-contact result in less information-seeking behaviour, in terms of question asking. However, people share more personal, intimate information about themselves to their interaction partner.
Conclusively, eye-contact in initial interactions induces less uncertainty and more intimacy, compared to interactions without eye-contact. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply.
Hormones in speed-dating: The role of testosterone and cortisol in attraction
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Research Questions: What predicts attraction? Do people really know what characteristics they desire in a romantic partner? How do dating innovations like speed-dating and online dating influence the romantic initiation process? In what ways if any do similarity and familiarity breed liking versus contempt? Is there an organizing theoretical principle that explains interpersonal attraction?
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Is There A Science To Attraction? I Smelled A Stranger To Find Out
Hormones in speed-dating: The role of testosterone and cortisol in attraction. Hormones and Behavior IF 3. To investigate this, we conducted a speed-dating study among heterosexual singles. Over the course of the romantic speed-dating event, results showed that women’s but not men’s testosterone levels increased and cortisol levels decreased for both men and women. These findings indicate that men’s testosterone and cortisol levels were elevated in anticipation of the event, whereas for women, this appears to only be the case for cortisol.
Concerning the relationship between attraction and hormonal change, four important findings can be distinguished.
Investigated mindfulness as a predictor of initial romantic attraction. attraction beyond the effects of physical attractiveness in a speed-dating experiment.
So begins the research study out of UPenn that looked at 10, speed daters in cities across the U. One of the conclusions that came out of the study had to do with how long it takes you to determine whether you’re attracted to someone–and the result may surprise you. Researchers out of UPenn collaborated with HurryDate, a speed-dating company that collected data from people at speed-dating events in cities all across the country. Participants were in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, with an average age of During the speed-dating events, the single men and women each had three-minute interactions with partners, and decided whether they wanted to see that person again.
Each person saw up to 25 different people of the opposite sex. Guess how long it took people on average to determine whether they were attracted to the other person? One wonders what the participants did with the other of time allotted. Three seconds, as it turns out, is actually a lot longer than what it takes to fall in love. According to a separate meta-analysis study by Syracuse University neurologist Stephanie Ortigue, it only takes one-fifth of a second to fall in love.
You read that right–according to Ortigue and her team, falling in love truly does only take a split-second.
Evidence from the speed-dating paradigm
The social dynamics of adulthood present unique obstacles for individuals with autism spectrum disorders ASD. The processes of romantic attraction and relationship initiation for adults with ASD are currently unknown. To understand the processes associated with initial romantic attraction in adults with ASD, a speed-dating study was conducted with adults with ASD.
Three speed-dating events were held, incorporating a total of 24 participants 18 male, 6 female , ranging from years old. Female participants were repeated across events.
In this video, researchers discuss how speed-dating events helped them to collect research data on romantic attraction and how they hope to improve the quality.
The modern world provides two new ways to find love — online matchmaking and speed dating. In the last few years, these methods have moved from a last resort for the loveless to a more accepted way for millions to try to meet their mates. While this has led to dates, relationships and marriages around the globe, it has also been a boon for enterprising researchers — providing huge datasets chronicling real world behavior. For millions of years, humans have been selecting mates using the wealth of information gleaned in face-to-face interactions — not just appearance, but characteristics such as tone of voice, body language, and scent, as well as immediate feedback to their own communications.
Does mate selection differ when those looking are presented with an almost overwhelming number of potential partners, but limited to a few photos, statistics, and an introductory paragraph about each one? What information do online daters focus on? Is it all about the photo?
“Date me for Science” speed-dating study
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Investigated mindfulness as a predictor of initial romantic attraction. •. Conducted a speed-dating experiment. •. High male mindfulness predicted high female.
Siena Elizabeth Whitham. The social dynamics of adulthood present unique obstacles for individuals with autism spectrum disorders ASD. The processes of romantic attraction and relationship initiation for adults with ASD are currently unknown. To understand the processes associated with initial romantic attraction in adults with ASD, a speed-dating study was conducted with adults with ASD. Three speed-dating events were held, incorporating a total of 24 participants 18 male, 6 female , ranging from years old.
Female participants were repeated across events. After each date, participants rated their initial romantic attraction towards each partner. Follow-up data was collected 1-month after each event. Results from Social Relations Model SRM analyses suggest that initial attraction was a function of the actor, partner, and the unique relationship between the couple, with greatest factor, for men, being the actor and the greatest factor, for women, being the unique relationship between the couple.
Findings suggest that initial romantic attraction for adults with ASD was positively associated with perceived similarity, ideal partner preferences, and dyadic reciprocity, negatively associated with generalized reciprocity, and not associated with actual similarity. Further, similar to speed-dating studies with typical adults, participants matched from speed-dating events led to electronic communication between couples, and dates for approximately one third of matches.
Hormones in speed-dating: the role of testosterone and cortisol in attraction
There are many companies that offer speed-dating services and just about as many different techniques. But while some details may change from service to service, the general rules concerning speed dating remain the same. Speed-dating events are most often held in restaurants and bars, although events are cropping up in other places, like student unions on college campuses.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Tidwell , Paul W Eastwick Published However, some research contends that perceived but not actual similarity influences attraction. The current study is the first to examine the effects of actual and perceived similarity simultaneously during a face-to-face initial romantic encounter.
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