Some got a lot of yeses but only returned the favor a couple of times.
Some people were really likable and ended up with a lot of mutual yeses.
It was a 100-point scale, and participants were asked to divide those 100 points between attractiveness, intelligence, fun, sincerity, ambition, and shares the same interest.
The chart on the right compares the medians of what women said they want and what men said they want.
Some daters swear by speed dating, so I was intrigued to hear about Speed Roommating.
The idea kicked off in London in 2004, and was launched in January here in New York on Spare
For example, women think men place attractiveness much higher in priority at the expense of intelligence and sincerity. As you might expect, the higher the ratings for all attributes, the higher the yes rate (the proportion of daters who said yes at the end of a round).
And men think women actually weigh attractiveness more highly, also at the expense of intelligence and sincerity. The trend is most clear with attractiveness and fun, which are easier to judge than the others in four minutes.A few years ago I downloaded speed dating data from experiments conducted by Raymond Fisman, et al.(2005), which represents about 8,000 dates by 551 people.Women weighted the attributes more evenly than the men did, with intelligence on top and ambition on the bottom.In contrast, men weighted attractiveness more heavily.People scored each other on a 1-to-10 scale and indicated whether or not s/he wanted to date the other.