None of my three serious relationships — including my marriage — started with dating: In contrast, dating feels like a contrived hassle, a social annoyance. So of course, I decided to speed date. 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.
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Share via Print A study in the journal Psychological Science reveals that in speed-dating situations, those in stationary positions tend to be more picky than those assigned to move around the room. Karen Hopkin reports Full Transcript [The following is an exact transcript of this podcast. The couples chat for a few minutes, and when the timer goes off the men stand up and move to the next table. At the end of the evening, participants fill out a score card indicating which partners they might like to see again.
Share via Print A study analyzed nearly 1, speed dates and their aftermaths to find out what conversational cues work best for people to click. Amy Kraft reports Full Transcript Speed dating is a popular way to find love. But how can you make a good impression in just a few minutes?
Locations vary week to week, sometimes held at darkly lit Belltown lounges like Amber or the Connect Lounge, sometimes in the Twin Peaksy Dunbar Room at the Hotel Sorrento, sometimes at local breweries or even board-game cafes. The crowd at Amber was nervous, with men on one side and women on the other, some fidgeting, some downing liquid courage-and-sodas. Attractiveness levels were all over the spectrum, but most had put on a clean shirt to go with that fleece jacket and backpack, and some looked downright snazzy in ironed pants, tight sweater dresses and even the occasional sport coat. I myself was not in the market for love, so, having been graciously allowed to lurk for journalistic purposes, I sipped my beverage in the corner to watch the mating dance.