In case you’re unfamiliar with the speed dating process, here’s how it works. The assumption is that you can learn a lot about a person in a short period of time.
In these speed dating sessions, the women stayed seated, and the men shifted each round.
So, what do men and women really look for in a date? And his ideas aren't based on his own experience, though he is happily involved in a long-term relationship. 10, for a rapt crowd at MIT, Fisman described the results of his "speed dating" experiments, which seem to confirm many of the stereotypes about what men and women want in their partners. Fisman said his findings would not surprise the grandmother of his partner, Ellie.
For instance, Fisman's study, which involved about 400 Columbia University students, found that men are less likely to date women they believe are smarter or more ambitious than they are. Grandma Burnstein once told her granddaughter, "Never let a man think you're smarter than him.
The pairs chatted for four minutes and then the men shifted again.
People scored each other on a 1-to-10 scale and indicated whether or not s/he wanted to date the other.
They also rated their own attractiveness before the event and after getting their match results.
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Some people said yes to almost everyone, casting a wide net, whereas others were more stingy with their yeses.
We study dating behavior using data from a Speed Dating experiment where we generate random matching of subjects and create random variation in the number of potential partners.
Fisman, who is a professor of economics at Columbia, spoke at an Independent Activities Period event sponsored by MIT's Department of Economics.
In a typical speed dating session, each woman meets with a certain number of men for "dates" that last a few minutes each.