Social Psychology

Episode 58: Speed Dating – You Don’t Know What You Want

Do you really know what you want in a romantic partner? The answer is….no. How often have you heard that men want women with great bodies and women want a good provider? Do you agree with it? It may not be true at all. Surprised? Learn more about what women (and men) really want in this fascinating study conducted in of all places a speed dating event. Psychology studies finally get interesting for subjects!

Resources on Romance

  • Eastwick, P. W., & Finkel, E. J. (2008). Sex differences in mate preferences revisited: Do people know what they initially desire in a romantic partner? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 245-264.
  • Paul W. Eastwick’s website
  • Eli J. Finkel’ website
  • Nisbett, R. E., & Bellows, N. (1977). Verbal reports about causal influences on social judgments: Private access vs. public theories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 35, 613 624.



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