Dating events across
Start-up companies now meet with investors, pregnant couples interact with doulas, and homeless dogs court potential owners, all using the speed-dating format.
Some years ago I caved to my curiosity and tried it out myself. When the little buzzer went off after three minutes, I often found myself still trying to explain to my bedazzled dating partner why my last name has four syllables (it is Dutch).
Yet if lifelong love is what you are after, a smorgasbord of singles might propel you to make stereotypical selections.
When the buzzer sounds, half of the singles move to another chair and a different partner, in a kind of round robin.
After the event is over, the daters submit to the event’s organizers the names of the individuals they would like to see again.
Yet we need not be passive victims of our circumstances.
Knowing how your environment influences your mind-set, a quality known as ecological rationality, can help you make the choices that are best for you.
In a study in 2011 in the journal , University of Edinburgh psychologist Alison P.