Berlin speed dating study
This was not an escape room, but rather with today’s top scientists.
First to arrive was Summer Ash, an astrophysicist and rocket scientist with a slew of credits and a love of black holes.
But once the sessions began, the men sought the more attractive women and the women were drawn to material wealth and security, setting their standards according to how attractive they viewed themselves.
Furthermore, while men on average wanted to see every second woman again, the women wanted to meet only a third of the men again.
While the study's results came as no surprise to Todd, the research usefulness of the speed-dating forum did.
After every date, the men and women checked a box on a card noting whether they would like to see the other person again.
Todd and his colleagues describe such speed-dating events as a "microcosm where mate choices are made sequentially in a faster and more formalized fashion than in daily life." For Todd's study, 46 adults in a speed-dating session were also asked to fill out a questionnaire beforehand assessing themselves and their ideal mate according to evolutionarily relevant traits, such as physical attractiveness, present and future financial status, health and parenting qualities.