Speed dating 'may create too many options'
March 5, 2011
A new study has found that people who go speed dating are unlikely to meet the right person for them, as there are too many options to choose from. Researchers from the University of Essex and the University of Edinburgh found that most people can only handle a certain amount of information before their decision-making skills start to break down. Because of this, speed dating could provide some people with an overwhelming number of options, which leaves them without a date. "In contexts in which time is a limited resource, choice variety ... is confusing and potentially detrimental to choice quality," stated the report, which was published in the journal Biology Letters. Singles who try out a dating agency to find love could find that picking someone who is equally as attractive as they are will make a successful relationship more likely, according to a study from Liverpool, Chester and Stirling universities.
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