"We asked executives from a commercial speed-dating company why they always had men rotate.They told us it was because women tend to have purses and other things to carry and because 'it seems more chivalrous'," says Eastwick.Psychologists have found that although men choose, on average, half of the women present, women choose to see only a third of the men again. Among animals, females are usually the picky ones, because they make the larger reproductive investment.However, the new research, by Eli Finkel and Paul Eastwick, social psychologists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, demonstrates that tinkering with the speed-dating format alters human behaviour, dramatically changing the outcome.Two weeks ago, my friend, let’s call her Christine, and I decided to do something we had never done before: Speed dating.Since speed dating had never crossed my mind, I was shocked when I found myself keen on trying it out.She had signed up for a free trial almost three years ago and had never actually used the dating site.After a few laughs, we began talking about online dating.
If there is a match, the organizers help the people to get in touch.I, for one, don’t date much, so to be actively signing up for many quick dates in the same night was something I never imagined.Speed dating was, therefore, a huge, risky adventure! Christine sent me a screen shot of an e-mail she received from e-Harmony."Just wanted to extend a big thank you for holding the Valentines Day speed dating event at the e-bar.I met the perfect girl whos kind, smart funny and beautiful and im about to go on my third date with her.