If you're dating in this day and age, you know that time constraints can have a big impact on your social life.
Many television shows and cities have a solution called "speed dating." What is speed dating?
You’re obviously familiar with the concept of speed dating, even if you’ve never tried it.
As you can imagine, I did not find the love of my life.At the end of the night, participants turned in a provided list of all the people of the opposite sex, indicating who they were interested in talking to again.(We did one of these events for queer women, but most of them were for straight men and women and most of my observations come from that.) If both participants indicated interest, each received the other’s email address and they’re invited to take it from there.Although I have not been speed dating myself, organizing and witnessing speed dating led to some interesting observations and reinforced some trends about courtship.For the uninitiated, this is how our speed dating works: 35 or so women and 35 or so men sign up for the event, and we set them up based on age and literary interest.I can’t attest to the success of the process since I’ve never tried it.But I suspect that if there’s any lesson to be learned from Internet dating sites and apps such as Tinder, it’s...As a psychologist, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating.In fact, some years ago, I decided to try it myself.Fortunately, the majority of people do not seem to share my particular troubles with speed dating.Yet new research does point out a different dating problem: being confronted with a large number of choices can make it harder to make a good decision.