About speed dating

Follow me on Twitter @therealdrsean for relationship commentary/links as well as complaints about mass transit.Continue to follow this blog for future entries about deception, online dating, using affection to lie, workplace romance, and other issues that make obtaining and retaining a mate oh so interesting. Horan, First of all, thank you for writing such an insightful article.In other words, physical attraction along with positive communication behaviors explained variance in the belief of whether or not someone thought they would have a relationship with you.

On the damaging side, men and women cited a lack of attraction as a primary driver of negative evaluations.

Interestingly, women further explained a perception of “negative qualities” in the other person as something contributing to their negative thin slice judgments.

Whenever I talk to my students about speed dating, they appear to be judgmental and critical (as most of my students are of nontraditional dating methods, including online dating—a topic we’ll discuss in another blog).

But, the value of speed dating lies in its efficiency.

We quickly realize when our first date is headed for doom, and unfortunately, we realize this before the appetizer arrives.