Social media may be about sharing opinions, keeping up with the news, feeding your interests and pet hates, but it’s also a goldmine when it comes to dating.
The daters wore audio recorders during their four-minute interviews (so no lewd comments, please! In the end, researchers ended up accumulating transcripts of 1,100 dates.
But, for two researchers at Stanford university in the US, speed dating also provides rich material for analysing the science behind romance and attraction.
According to their findings, there are a few key elements of the standard four-minute speed date that consistently predict whether two people will hit it off or head for the hills — even outside of the speed-dating arena. Researchers recruited graduate students from an “elite private American university” to take part in a series of speed dating sessions.
The teens’ app of choice is perfect for anyone scared of commitment, and this is your chance to truly shine in the content creation stakes.
Film yourself doing adorable, yet totally stupid; snap your lunch with a witty slogan; send LOL-some stickers and build up a rapport – so long as they’re actually interested and don’t block you.