They were followed-up by the researchers six weeks and 12 months after the speed-dating session.Consistent with parental investment theory, women, on average, tended to state an interest in long-term mating more so than men did.
I did have some nice chats, but I had to wonder: was it worth it?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.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.This finding was confirmed both after 6 weeks and 1 year after the speed-dating event. They figure that the chances of finding a sexual romantic partner will be lower than speed-dating if one visits a café for 2 hours actively in search of a partner and higher if one visits a dive bar with a certain reputation. From dating to mating and relating: Predictors of initial and long-term outcomes of speed-dating in a community sample.To further put things in perspective, the researchers converted these percentages into the time and money spent on multiple speed-dating events, assuming that all the events are independent in terms of outcome and that each event costs 30 Euros (roughly ) and lasts 3 hours. It's been in my experience that most women want a man who "is sweet and will treat them with respect and as equals" and yet they will fall head over heels for shallow men simply because they're exciting and a challenege and they believe they can save the guy from his immoral ways.