Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Speed dating - is mimicry the key to a successful evening?

Mimicry could be the key to success for women when they go on speed-dating nights. Nicolas Gueguen from the Universite de Bretagne-Sud studied three women who were taking part in speed-dating sessions and coached them in how to mimic their partners. The women had 66 male dates altogether and were told to mimic some - repeating phrases and mimicking body language - and not others. The men who had been mimicked by the women were more likely to give them their contact information, to say that the speed date had gone well and to rate them as sexually attractive.

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