Speed dating college campus
Not surprisingly, the students were pretty adept at knowing which people they would be interested in pursuing just by looking at their picture.
But when the researchers matched up the brain scans with the real-life dating decisions, they found that a certain region of the prefrontal cortex was almost always activated when participants had an immediate attraction to a person.
The speed dater progresses from table to table until each participant has had a chance to meet the other.
Depending on the company, a speed date may last from three to eight minutes, although some go as long as 10 minutes.
These ratings were public and made available to all of the participants as they were scanned.At the end of the date, each dater makes a note if he or she would like to see the other person again.After that, the speed daters move on to the next table, and a new date begins.The number of dates held in an evening can vary, but most services hold 10 or less.Speed Dating, the original company organized by Yaacov Deyo, holds seven, seven-minute dates in one event.