Stanford researchers analyze the encounters of men and women during four-minute speed dates to find out what makes couples feel connected. Stanford researchers studying how meaningful bonds are formed analyzed the conversations of heterosexual couples during speed dating encounters. Successful dates, the paper notes, were associated with women being the focal point and engaged in the conversation, and men demonstrating alignment with and understanding of the women. That's the question at the heart of new research by Stanford scholars Dan McFarland and Dan Jurafsky that looks at how meaningful bonds are formed.
New Stanford research on speed dating examines what makes couples 'click' in four minutes
How to Succeed at Speed Dating | The Modern Man
I hate going on dates. None of my three serious relationships — including my marriage — started with dating: we happened to know each other, we got to know each other better, we became a couple. In contrast, dating feels like a contrived hassle, a social annoyance. My friend Annalisa and I went out to dinner recently. We were talking about men, relationships… you know the drill. We were chatting about being in a rut and needing to get out there again.
There are, of course, risks to thrusting your dating life into the Internet's great unknown — besides the obvious, like going home with a convict , you'll more than likely spend a lot of time being bored. Which is at least one reason to check out former Rescue Chef Danny Boome 's "Speed Plating," which launched in New York last August, his first foray into the dating world personal life excluded. Speed dating might not be everyone's thing, but great food is as good an addition as any if you want to do it well. We sat down with Boome to ask him how effective it really is. I like to go on dates, but if it doesn't work out you always feel guilty.