Mind you, we're not going to get your adrenaline running 24/7 like those other guys but then again we won't treat you like second class citizens more often than not.
I've already witnesses women saying one thing and chasing after the complete opposite and it simply goes back to the age old question: "What the hell do women want?
I did have some nice chats, but I had to wonder: was it worth it?
There's some new research on speed dating, coming from researchers in Germany (Asendorpf, Penke, and Back, in press).
ending up in a long-term relationship) with a speed-dating partner was 4%.
These numbers were influenced by the mating orientation of the other sex, however.
" I think the study itself is confounded as it shows quantitave evidence that the majority of women go speed-dating to seek a long-term partner, but then rate the more sociosexual males higher.
Seeing as I have very little understanding of women (as do the rest of us males), perhaps I'm missing something but it sounds quite counter-intuitive.This suggests that a speed-dating context is one that generally attracts people pursuing long-term mating tactics (or at least report that they do! Sex differences were also evident, with men mainly basing their decisions on facial attractiveness and women using more criteria, including high levels of sociosexuality (willingness and desire to engage in short-term sexual encounters), low levels of shyness, and cues of current or future resource providing potential such as height, education, income, and openness to experience (but not indicators of steady resource striving such as conscientiousness).These popularity effects were not significantly influenced by age.The popularity of the speed-dater was also positively related to the choosiness of that speed-dater, although the correlation was only significant among men (perhaps due to the fact that women on average were choosier than men).As the researchers note, this finding is consistent with the idea that highly popular people are thought to be more careful in their choices while unpopular people are thought to be more indiscriminative (see Penke et al., 2007).Consistent with parental investment theory, women, on average, tended to state an interest in long-term mating more so than men did.