So a couple economists and psychologists did a two-year experiment where they observed the results of “speed-dating”. It’s essentially where a bunch of people have a few minute “dates” with many people in one night, and decide if they’d be interested in continuing seeing each other. The results that stuck in my craw:
1. Beauty was a much more significant factor for men’s decisions.
2. Men don’t care so much for women more intelligent or successful than they are.
3. Women have a strong preference for their own race; men don’t care so much.
The article in question: An Economist Goes to a Bar