This program facilitates these kinds of interactions in a thought-provoking and exciting forum.Have questions about nanoscale science and engineering immediately answered by scientists and engineers actively working in the field; as well as consider questions about the societal and ethical implications with social scientists.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.Some of the results are a no-brainer (women like men who are interested in them), while others are less intuitive (who knew asking too many questions was a faux pas? Researchers recruited graduate students from an “elite private American university” to take part in a series of speed dating sessions in 2005.
"However, very little has been known about how this might work in real social interactions with real consequences—such as when making decisions about whether to date someone or not.
When the little buzzer went off after three minutes, I was (typically) still in the process of trying to explain to my bedazzled dating partner why my last name has three syllables (it’s Dutch).
As you can imagine, I did not find the love of my life.
Unsurprisingly, the first factor in determining whether someone gets a lot of date requests is physical attractiveness.
The second factor, which may be less obvious, involves people's own individual preferences—how compatible a potential partner may be, for instance.