Still, she didn’t have high expectations for this exercise–true to her “just say yes” attitude, she decided to give it a go and if she met someone she liked, then great.We paired her up with someone we thought would make a good match.How much of our feeling of closeness relies on seeing the other person’s face–their reactions, their mannerisms, their movements?And how much of our attraction to a person is reliant on looks?Please refrain from looking around at other participants to figure out who your partner is–we want to keep it anonymous until the end of the conversation period.At the end of the conversation period, you will have the option of exchanging contact information with your partner over text chat.After all, most dating services involve a period of text communication between matched partners before they meet in person.
We sent them a preliminary questionnaire asking for their name, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and profession, as well as a number of attitudinal questions like whether or not they drink or smoke, their level of spontaneity, etc.Three chances to give it a shot before she made a judgement about whether or not she liked online dating. Rather than meeting good matches, she found herself with people she would never have decided to go out with if she had met them in person first, because they had nothing in common. Something about the context of online dating platforms just didn’t click with her.What’s more, the amount of inappropriate and sometimes downright degrading messages she would get from guys was enough to turn her off dating services. The context felt too much like you were selling yourself to strangers. She decided to adopt a “just say yes” attitude–now, when opportunities for exciting and unusual experiences arose in real life, she would throw herself in head-first, just so see what happens.When the participants arrived, we pointed them to a boardroom where the Wi Fi connection information and refreshments were set up.We then instructed them to take a seat at an empty work station and refrain from talking to the other participants.