Participants went on a series of 3-minute dates and indicated whom they would like to see again.
They were followed-up by the researchers six weeks and 12 months after the speed-dating session.
In one event, there was hardly any space between the tables.
I could hear every awkward conversation, and not just my own.
Download PDF Iyengar, Sheena, Raymond Fisman, and E. "Racial Preferences in Dating: Evidence from a Speed Dating Experiment." Review of Economic Studies 75, no. Each author name for a Columbia Business School faculty member is linked to a faculty research page, which lists additional publications by that faculty member.I’m sure this was a combination of feeling embarrassed to go against the grain, and also the intimidation factor that came with four women who were clearly good friends, all scrutinizing the same guys. It’s definitely better than going with a big group of friends, but keep in mind there could be a jealousy factor.I went speed dating about four years ago and brought a good friend with me. I would never have looked twice at someone who was in the military when perusing dating sites, assuming we were too different. Bringing friends along might help you feel relaxed going into the speed dating event, but it could result in the pack mentality. But sometimes it makes us forget that meeting people with different interests and different backgrounds is fun and exciting.You meet someone, you talk for 5 minutes, and afterward you circle “yes” if you liked them or “no” if you didn’t. You get to make snap judgements on people (we’re humans, we all love to judge and you know it), and you also get to meet a ton of interesting people you never would otherwise. I’m sure that all four of those women have varying taste in men, not to mention the degree of different types of men who were in attendance.