In one event, there was hardly any space between the tables.
I could hear every awkward conversation, and not just my own.
The researchers also found rather weak effects of similarity, a finding probably due to the brief interactions these individuals engaged in.
Another reason may be that those with a short-term mating orientation may have been more extraverted, and their extraverted behaviors were noticed and remembered more.
Other research has shown that Extraverts do better than introverts in a rapid mating context such as speed dating (Luo & Zhang, 2009; also see : the more shy the man appeared, the less popular the man.
Personally, I'm going to stick to jazz clubs.© 2010 by Scott Barry Kaufman References Asendorpf, J. Often the quiet or shy ones are overlooked but they are usually the ones who are best suited for long-term relationships and most ready to commit.
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.
Since most women expressed an interest in long-term mating, it is surprising that they would be attracted to a man who came across as preferring a short-term mating orientation.
The researchers raise the possibility that a male's sociosexuality may indicate his history of successful mating experiences or mating skills (i.e., high mating intelligence), and that this is attractive to women.
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.
The arguments for this seem either forced or just speculation because it seems that men who prefer casual encounters or are willing to engage in such, are less likely to want a long-term commitment.
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).
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?