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Round robin speed dating

These rules of thumb are evolutionarily adaptive, however, and not necessarily a bad thing.

Start-up companies now meet with investors, pregnant couples interact with doulas, and homeless dogs court potential owners, all using the speed-dating format.

Some years ago I caved to my curiosity and tried it out myself. When the little buzzer went off after three minutes, I often found myself still trying to explain to my bedazzled dating partner why my last name has four syllables (it is Dutch).

When the buzzer sounds, half of the singles move to another chair and a different partner, in a kind of round robin.

Lenton and University of Essex economist Marco Francesconi analyzed more than 3,700 dating decisions across 84 speed-dating events.

As you might imagine, I did not find the love of my life.

I made some beginner’s mistakes; however, I am not alone in having struggled with speed dating.

They make split-second decisions on matters of the heart, creating a pool of information on one of the more ineffable yet vital questions of our time—how we select our mates.