In a typical speed dating experiment, men and women rate potential partners as either a "yes" or a "no" depending on whether or not they want to see that person again.
Men almost always rate a larger percentage of women as a "yes" than women do men, and, according to this paper, this is a fairly robust finding that generalizes over many different contexts.
Given the usual state of science journalism, the fact that the article includes links that let me find a press release about the upcoming paper and a 20-page PDF file containing the paper itself was very helpful.
According to most studies and in accordance with popular stereotypes, men are normally less selective than women when it comes to evaluating potential romantic partners - in general, it appears that men are more likely to want to date any given woman than women are to want to date any given man.
When I joined Aallonhuiput board I realized that my story wasn’t really unique.
The doctoral student survey we did last year indicated that It seems that many doctoral students are struggling with the same issues as I did: lack of research networks and longing for professional comradeship. This year, we are putting a big effort to connecting Ph D students with professors, companies and – most importantly – with each other.
But at a party, there are many uncontrolled factors that weaken internal validity.
For example, not all romantically eligible people have a chance to meet one another, and some people can get cornered for half the evening stuck in a dreadful conversation.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
The UF Society for Microbiology in Medicine will be hosting a Research Speed Dating event for undergraduates looking to get involved in research!