Speed dating study
Specifically, we hypothesized that females’ selectivity would be more malleable, or context-dependent, than males’ mate selectivity (cf. In a series of 22 speed-dating events in which 546 adults aged 22–42 years participated, we investigated whether the proportion of available potential mates (i.e., male–female ratio), which sex rotated during the speed-date event (i.e., approached the other sex), and mate qualities of same-sex competitors affected individuals’ selectivity, as indexed by the proportion of given during the speed-dating events.
Results from multilevel analyses demonstrated that, as hypothesized, event characteristics explained mate selectivity only for females.
However, less is known about the influence of individual difference characteristics on initial romantic attraction.
Here we examined whether dispositional mindfulness predicted initial romantic attraction beyond the effects of physical attractiveness in a speed-dating experiment.
Much research demonstrates that physical attractiveness predicts initial romantic attraction.
Participants will have the option to ‘match’ with other participants.
This study examined to what extent individual mate selectivity could be explained by characteristics of the mating market.
These brain scans demonstrated that a certain area of the prefrontal cortex almost always activates when an individual perceives someone they find immediately attractive.