Monday, March 29, 2010

Personality and speed daters

"Personality correlates of different romantic intentions in speed daters"

"Research on Sociosexuality has identified patterns of mating that reflect a range of mating preferences and strategies (Gangestad & Simpson, 2000). Previous research suggests that short-term mating behavior is associated with high extraversion, low agreeableness, and low conscientiousness for both men and women (Shackleford & Schmitt, 2008). Given the increasing prevalence of practices such as speed-dating and online dating, we searched for correlates of romantic intentions in the context of speed-dating. Prior to an experimental speed-dating session, 112 participants (55 male, 57 female; mean age= 21.97 years SD= 3.16) seeking a range of romantic interactions indicated the primary type of romantic interaction they were seeking (casual sex, dating, a relationship, or marriage) and completed self-ratings on the Big Five and other personality traits (e.g., athleticism, wealth and intelligence). Persons seeking casual sex showed high self-reported levels of wealth, narcissism and self esteem, while those seeking dating showed lower levels of intelligence and higher levels of religiosity. Additionally, persons seeking long-term relationships or marriage showed relatively high levels of intelligence and honesty. Future attention should focus on how these self views relate to impressions formed by others as well as actual behavior of the daters."

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